How did it become Friday already? This week flew by!
When experiencing a whirlwind week, find a moment to pause, reflect and make a conscious effort of becoming more mindful going forward. It can be challenging to not succumb into a mindless daily routine -- we’re guilty of this too!
Take time to reflect and relax this weekend; find your happy place.
In the bright, hopeful spirit of having a fantastic weekend, here are some of our favorite links that we enjoyed this week at the J’Amy Tarr design studio.
- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei created an eye-catching yet slightly gut-wrenching art installation attached to the famous Konzerthaus building in Berlin. A total of 14,000 bright orange discarded lifejackets were mounted on the six columns of the building to bring awareness to the plight of the refugees stuck at sea. Each jacket represents a person who landed in the Greek island of Lesbos after spending days – if not weeks – on a boat from Turkey.
- Bryan Derballa, a Brooklyn photographer, uses his keen eye to document precious summer night moments before they pass. In his Huck Magazine article, Bryan states that he still craves “feeling of naive hope” and “raw energy” so he photographs “places where the anxieties of the city and responsibility wash away and we’re free to be who we’re meant to be.” These photos are breathtaking.
- A quick pick-me-up comes in many shapes and sizes. The calligraphy skills by Tolga Girgin, an electrical engineer and graphic designer based in Turkey, makes these beautiful works of art out of pen and paper. Better yet, they appear to leap off the page. Mind blown.
- New York Fashion Week came and passed. Fashion is beginning to experience major changes. Major fashion houses, like Tom Ford and Proenza Schouler, are going against the traditional fashion calendar. Instead, “See Now, Buy Now” is emerging; garments will be available right after their runway debuts. Karl Lagerfeld, one of fashion’s legendary figures, isn’t pleased. He commented on this topic to Business of Fashion calling the current industry "a mess."