Wish You Were Here
A blog about travel and other inspirations
Monthly Archives for February 2012
I saw the below painting at a friend’s house. It is called Anatomy of an Expulsion and it left an impression on me for being both incredibly personal but still somehow universal. Ever since I have kept an eye out for Philipino artist, Kawayan de Guia’s work. I would love to have one.
I have always been a fan of the aesthetics of the 50s, probably because of my love of Grease, the movie. How beautiful is the below editorial!??(via FGR and HonestlyWTF)
|When one thinks of Uruguay one does not immediately think of jewellery or accessories. Punta del Este and cattle are probably what springs to mind first. Where there is cattle though ,there is leather and Uruguay has beautiful leather. A new wave of designers are trying to come up with new and creative ways to work leather and Callixto found some amazing earrings and necklaces made of the softest leather. |
Uruguay also has mines, and the mines are full of Amethysts. We found amazing bracelets, all one of a kind made with raw amethysts and pyrite. And of course… Raw Amethyst Pendants. Please have a look at our new collection called Uruguay Treasures to see all our latest finds!
Due to popular demand I am introducing a new section to the blog entitled Callixto Style in which I will feature some of the Callixto jewellery. Today I was in a dark sort of mood so I opted for black. I have never been a goth sort of girl though so colourful jewellery was the obvious solution to brighten up the outfit a bit.
Reiss stripped top, H&M pleather leggings, Sandro cardigan, Callixto Red Anya Necklace, Callixto Crouching Tiger ring, assortment of bracelets including Cartier Love bracelet, Callixto Devi and Kala bracelets, Callixto Hammered Ring, Dior Oui Ring, Miu Miu trainers.
I have never really been interested in scuba diving. I think this is partially because many years ago on a family holiday my father woke us all up at 6 o’clock in the morning, forced us to kayak for one hour into open sea, all so that we could snorkel and see these turtles. I do not remember what the turtles looked like or even what was so special about these godforsaken turtles but needless to say I was underwhelmed. What I do remember clearly on the other hand is the THIRST. My father, in his haste had forgotten to pack even the most basic provisions such as fresh water. We kayaked out for one hour, snorkelled for about 45 minutes and kayaked back for what seemed an eternity. All I can remember from that experience is me thinking.. “I am going to die of thirst, out here in the middle of the ocean, because of a freaking turtle.”
I have recently come across this amazing photographer called Mark Laita who takes these beautiful pictures of underwater wildlife. The colours are absolutely amazing! Maybe its time I rethink my aversion to all things underwater. There are clearly amazing things to see down there!