Rad Art: Cj Hendry

At first glance the works of Australian artist Cj Hendry look like thick blobs of oil paint photographed on a blank canvas. Get ready to have your mind blown – this entire series of hyperrealism drawings, titled Complimentary Colors, was actually created with nothing more than colored pencils. I can’t even. The highlights and shadowing… read more

Awesome Artist: Natsumi Hayashi

If you need a little pep in your step this Monday morning, Natsumi Hayashi’s photos are sure to help you feel lifted. With a camera, tripod, and the 10 second timer she captures herself in incredible positions. It’s hard to believe she almost never has any help, and doesn’t use Photoshop or rigging systems of… read more

Awesome Art: Ann Carrington

In the absence of spring flowers (we are presently buried under a foot of snow in the Northeast) these beautiful floral pieces by the artist Ann Carrington are a nice alternative. I’d love to see one of them nestled on a  book shelf in my library or even on a coffee table in our family… read more

Must See: Captain Fantastic

To me, watching a movie is such a luxury. It’s a pause in the busy commotion of my days and nights as a parent of three plus pup. I love to see films in the theater, but watching at home with a glass of wine in hand snuggled up on the sofa is a second… read more

Art: Floral Crowns

I was completely smitten when I came across these traditional Ukrainian floral crowns. Originally warn as a sign of purity and marital eligibility – a group of Slavic artists and photographers (called Treti Pivni) decided to bring back this ancient custom to bring more beauty and tenderness to the world around them. This is a DIY… read more

Cool Art: Dr. Gary Greenburg

How many times have you sat in the sand, letting it sift through your hands, feeling a sense of calm as you watch the waves come and go? Who knew that within each handful there was such a story to be told, and such beauty in each and every speck. Dr. Gary Greenberg, a photographer… read more

Great Movie: Trolls

GAGH!!!!!! The trolls are back. I was WAY into them in the 80s. And now Dreamworks has nailed it once again and made an outrageously adorable film about them. Trolls, in theaters now, is truly magical. I took my 6 year old on Saturday and my 8 year old also saw it with a friend… read more

Amazing Art: Dr. Propolus

I was a serious “doodler” as a child. Even now if I am on a long call, or stuck in a meeting, I find myself scribbling away on a scrap of paper or my notes. I had to chuckle when I caught my 8 year old practicing her initials in cursive all over her homework… read more

Watch: The Night Of

After binge-watching 5 seasons of Homeland last winter, and then breezing through season 1 of Millions this fall, I was eager to find our next “fix”. Dear friends had recently become obsessed with the new HBO series The Night Of so we decided to give it a try. Can you say hooked? I must warn you, it’s… read more

Amazing Art: Alberto Seveso

One look and I was hooked. The liquid photography created by Italian-born Alberto Seveso is absolutely gorgeous. He achieves this visual phenomenon with a technique of mixing ink with metallic powders and suspending them in liquid. I’ll take one in every color.