Fashion icon Donna Karan introduces the artwork of her husband, Stephan Weiss, who passed away in 2001 from lung cancer. When Weiss fell ill with lung cancer, he relied heavily upon the calming effects of a holistic regime, integrating yoga, spiritual guidance and breathing techniques to ease his discomfort in addition to his Western medical treatments. During the course of his illness, Donna Karan realized that these complementary techniques were extremely helpful, yet sorely missing in traditional healthcare, and came up with the idea for the Urban Zen Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to reforming healthcare in partnerships with hospitals like Beth Israel. 


Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art ida.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you didid today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.


I never had painter’s block in my whole life.

CHUCK CLOSE (via ninachanelabney)


This new Looper Animation is very, very special.

Zach Johnson (who did these painted posters) has made a gorgeous animation, by hand painting over 700 frames.  The gif above is pulled from it, but you need to see the whole thing.  I want every single one of them on my wall.  Check it out over at Apple Trailers.