I've wasted way too much time on The Selby this afternoon. Todd Selby takes amazing pictures of artistic / stylish people at home and showcases them on his website. Above: some images from film director Georgie Greville's shoot in New York City. And I SERIOUSLY want that LOVE t-shirt!
Just came across this amazing article by Joel McConvey at ARTINFO on the haenyeo ("sea women") of Jeju, South Korea. This group of women dive without tanks to harvest conch, octopus, urchin, and abalone and can hold their breath for up to two minutes underwater. However, changes in the Jeju economy have severely threatened the culture of the haenyeo, whose group no longer includes anyone under the age of 45.
Coupled with the article are the beautiful photographs of Ian Baguskas, some of which I've posted here. Many more are posted on his website.
Object of lust: The Root from Grain Surfboards.
Earlier this summer I had my first surfing experience in Maine, and was immediately hooked. Now I want this 9' longboard from Grain, made from local and sustainable wood - also available in kit form so you can build your own. You know - if you're handy like that.
The first fish
I ever caught
would not lie down
quiet in the pail
but flailed and sucked
at the burning
amazement of the air
in the slow pouring off
of rainbows. Later
I opened his body and separated
the flesh from the bones
and ate him. Now the sea
is in me: I am the fish, the fish
glitters in me; we are
risen, tangled together, certain to fall
back to the sea. Out of pain,
and pain, and more pain
we feed this feverish plot, we are nourished
by the mystery.