4.3.11

you can ring my bell.

LOOK AT THESE. . .  seriously. This artist (her name is Irina Werning and she is a photographer currently working in Buenos Aires, Argentina) has recently made it to my list of incredible geniuses that I would love to meet one day. I found her while sniffing around the internet this week (thank you Jackie!) Irina says that she has always been interested in vintage photographs and always tried to imagine how the people in them would feel and look if they tried to reenact them today. She started this project in 2010 and I believe it is ongoing. For more please check out her site.

A few other delicious tidbits to share:


  1. Anyone interested (even the slightest bit) in SEX ought to read "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" by Mary Roach. I take my sexual health just as seriously as my overall physical health (so that means A LOT, in case you don't know me well) and this book was not only interesting and enlightening, its also incredibly funny and has some great visual aids. Example: chapter 9 is titled The lady's Boner and there is a picture of someone gently pressing a desk bell. (dude, seriously, scroll through them. Tell me those images don't give you a little smile.) THEN, If you have a morbid curiosity about dead bodies (as I do) Mary Roach also wrote a great one called "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers." Great Great book. 
  2. Deanna! I finally have a concise answer for you. You asked: For me personally Helath= . . . ?  I dilly dallied and thought about it for a long time and had an elaborate checklist at first (my eyes are clear and moisturized as well as my brain. . .  bla bla bla) but the simple answer and the one I feel very certain of is this Health = Balance. Balance in every way you can imagine. 
  3. Alexander commented on my last post regarding Significant Occurrences in life, and lead me on a wild, all night searching and reading till my contacts dried onto my eyeballs, past midnight and my head exploded and I got all jabberwalkied, by simply introducing me to the term Synchronicity. "Google it." Thats what he said. "It will open a whole new world." Yep. Thanks. New world in the house.
  4. Lets see, what else . . . that might be it for now.  Enjoy your weekend!! 
  5. EDIT: I knew there was something else! BEAR GRYLLS. The man of Man vs. Wild. He has a blog. Have you ever watched this man start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?  My husband just got me the first like 5 seasons or so on DVD, so, I have watched him do it several times now, and it just keeps getting better. Bear has now replaced Paul Newman as "The other man" in my life. Well not replaced, Paul will always have a special place in my heart, but Bear is a little closer to my age, and well, alive.  Totally private and probably none of anyone's business but all of the things on this list have been my obsessions this week. "Now hold it gently, like you would hold a butterfly. You don't want to crush it but you don't want to let it go. . . and blow." -Bear Grylls, getting a fire started. 

24 comments:

Seego said...

Thanks for blogging about those pictures! I think her idea of doing these photos are amazing. My old high school actually used to do the same thing in their yearbooks but they stopped after awhile.

Tayler said...

saw these about a week ago and i was stunned. He is so talented and they are just the coolest photos ever!
I want one done of me! :)

--Style Interplay

amanda said...

AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! i love this, mostly because i love you and i can totally HEAR you saying these things. oh, i miss tahoe :)
ps, totally gonna check out that mary roach book :)

Martina Lynne :: The Life Academic said...

I absolutely adore Bonk. It's my favorite of Mary Roach's books, which is saying a lot, because they are each and every one fabulous. If you're interested in sexual health and history and stuff, I also totally recommend the book Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, which is about the evolutionary psychology of sex. It's not a laugh out loud funny, but it is brilliantly written and totally fascinating.

Terri said...

these photographs are truly compelling.

Life before the letter said...

Bear Grylls!!! In school last year, when we were studying the role religion plays in foreign countries, we had to make up our own religion. So naturally, my friends and I created Bear Grylls-ism. :)

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

wow those photos are amazing! i want to see what im going to look like in 30 yrs :)

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

archives said...

i am so glad i am not alone in my SERIOUS crush on Bear Grylls! (le sigh....)

Zepequeña said...

Great!!!!

Zepequeña.

Alexander said...

I'm part of your delicious tidbits ???!!! How great is that ???? I always enjoy taking a glimpse into your life by checking out all your recommandations (this is how I found out that I'm a Renaissance Soul trapped in a too rational body - does something like this exists ??)
so the fact that you took me ''seriously''meant a lot to me.
And I really don,t know how the name ''Alexander'' appeared related to my post but it might (again) be that synchronicity since it's my son's name and he's almost your son,s age.
All the best from Montreal,
Simina

P.S- I just know that we'll meet one day.
Believe me : we'll do (oh, and don't frick out - I'm just a girl in search of herself :)

sugarhoneybaby said...

Great pictures! Amazing <3

jessica january said...

this is freaking me out!!!!!! in the best way ever possible!!!!!!!!!!


january, x
www.jessicajanuary.com

eyeliah said...

when I first saw these I poured over them for atleast an hour, so so cool. The perfectionist of the photographer was put to very good use.

JennaStevie said...

These are ammmmazing!! I love this, what a great idea! The last one is my favorite :)
xJennaD

ooh-lalà said...

She is a genius! I love this photography project. Thanks for blogging about it.

RETRO REVA said...

These are so inspired and terrific!
thanks for the post!
xXx
Reva

miem88 said...

I had a crazy Synchronicity or Fate moment on my drive into work one morning. I was about half way on my 45 minute drive and all of a sudden got a bad stomach ache. I pulled off the freeway at the closest exit and headed to a Target so I could use their bathroom. I parked and was ready to get out of my car, then I decided to park closer to their entrance since the parking lot was pretty empty. I ended up parking in front of another vehicle and there was a young woman standing near the front of it holding a baby. She was on her cell phone and she was crying. At first I was just going to head into the store thinking that maybe she was just having an argument with someone on the phone, but I felt compelled to ask her if she was ok. It turns out she had been changing her baby's diaper on the back gate of her SUV and he had rolled off and fell to the pavement! She was on the phone with her boyfriend and was obviously in shock and didn't know what to do. The baby looked a bit lethargic and had me a little worried about head trauma. I told her to stay on the phone with her boyfriend and I would call 911 for her. Long story short is the paramedics came, checked out the baby and he was remarkably ok, they just suggested she take him to his usual Dr. for a thorough check-up. I told her I'd stay with her until her boyfriend could pick them up, she was really not in a condition where she should drive herself. So once he arrived I carried on my way to the office -I never did use that Target bathroom, my stomach ache had just disappeared. So strange that it all fell into place like that.

miem88 said...

I have always been fascinated by Synchronicity or Fate moments, I had one of my own on my drive into work one morning. I was about half way on my 45 minute drive and all of a sudden got a bad stomach ache. I NEVER stop anywhere on my way to work because I am always in such a rush to get there on time, but I didn’t feel like I could make it the rest of the way so pulled off the freeway at the closest exit, and headed to a Target so I could use their bathroom. I parked and was ready to get out of my car, then I decided to park closer to their entrance since the parking lot was pretty empty. I ended up parking in front of another vehicle and there was a young woman standing by it holding a baby. She was on her cell phone and she was crying. At first I was just going to head into the store thinking that maybe she was having an argument with someone on the phone, but I felt compelled to ask her if she was ok. It turns out she had been changing her baby's diaper on the back gate of her SUV and he had rolled off and fell to the pavement! She was on the phone with her boyfriend and was obviously in shock and didn't know what to do. The baby looked a bit lethargic and had me a little worried about possible head trauma. I comforted her and said she could stay on the phone with her boyfriend and I would call 911 for her. Long story (somewhat) shorter is the paramedics came, checked out the baby and he was remarkably ok, they just suggested she take him to his usual Dr. for a thorough check-up. I told her I'd stay with her until her boyfriend could pick them up, she was really not in a condition where she should drive herself. So once he arrived I carried on my way to the office - I never did use that Target bathroom, my stomach ache had just disappeared.
So cool how it all fell into place like that. I’m a mother of 3 and grandmother of soon to be 5 (one daughter is currently pregnant with triplets!). Children have always had a very special place in my heart. I was so glad that I ‘happened by’ and could help another woman/mother in need. Have a beautiful day everyone, and remember to pay kindness forward.

corksandcaftans said...

I KNOW, right?! These photos knocked my socks off yesterday. WHAT! What the--- brilliant.

and, if I could write this in the tiniest font possible, so I'll ask you to whisper it as you read it... I'm getting that book. I've been... hitting my head against the wall wondering what is wrong with me lately. It's like you came out of nowhere and knew I was struggling with it and posted this and... sigh of relief. Search, click, purchased.

so thx. (from both of us, even though he doesn't know it. man, being married is actually... hard.)

xo as always
Carey

corksandcaftans said...

I KNOW, right?! These photos knocked my socks off yesterday. WHAT! What the--- brilliant.

and, if I could write this in the tiniest font possible, so I'll ask you to whisper it as you read it... I'm getting that book. I've been... hitting my head against the wall wondering what is wrong with me lately. It's like you came out of nowhere and knew I was struggling with it and posted this and... sigh of relief. Search, click, purchased.

so thx. (from both of us, even though he doesn't know it. man, being married is actually... hard.)

xo as always
Carey

wardrobeexperience said...

this photo-project is so amazing. thanks for sharing!

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Mariel Torres said...

this post is so amazing! all the pictures blew me away and for some it took me a while to even realize they were completely different shots... wow!

Headless in the Desert said...

I'm so glad you brought attention to these photos, they are just wonderful.

http://headlessinthedesert.blogspot.com/

Nikki said...

wow, amazing! x

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