Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Patience gemstone: Howlite

18k gold with pearls and howlites necklace
Design: Christine v.Schönburg

Howlite can be found in green, white and blue. It is a super-calming stone and many people use it to releive stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind.

Howlite teaches patience
Place a howlite stone in your pocket to absorb your own anger - or another's anger that is directed toward you. It helps to overcome critical or selfish behaviour.

Healing properties of howlite

Relieves insomnia
Balances calcium levels
Strengthens teeth and bones

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The UnMuseum

“We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have, our doubt is our passion, and passion is our task — the rest is the madness of art.” (Henry James)

EVEN if it were just another glimmering new Lower East Side tower full of multimillion-dollar condos, the sleek, eight-story glass tower at 257 Bowery would qualify as a statement building, with its room-size red elevator visible through the building’s corrugated-glass facade and its sensuously undulating balustrade, perched high above the 29-foot-tall ground-floor exhibition space.It's the new,Norman Foster-designed home of The Sperone Westwater gallery on the Bowery.

Read more about it here