My first own home was on East 99th Street in NYC. Everything was mine and only mine. I shared it only from time to time with Genghis Khan (aka Mr Pug). All the photos (except for cherry shoes and) are by Pawel Ulatowski.
On a Saturday morning I went in my pyjamas to the garden to pick a grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi). When first found in Barbados, it was named the "forbidden fruit." One ancestor of the grapefruit was the Jamaican sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), itself an ancient hybrid of Asian origin; the other was the Indonesian pomelo (Citrus maxima).
Needless to say I could not eat that particular grapefruit.
When I was 6 years old I had a crush on Rudolph Valentino.
And 37 years later I have an actor crush again! I find it so cool! Jamie Dornan surprised me with his unbelivable acting talent in The Fall series on Netflix.
A water nymph in Slavic mythology.
Bembo is a 1929 serif typeface created by the British branch of the Monotype Corporation and most commonly used for body text. It is a member of the "old-style" of serif fonts, with a regular or roman style based on a design cut around 1495 by Francesco Griffo for Venetian printer Aldus Manutius, sometimes generically called the "Aldine roman". Bembo is named for Manutius's first publication with it, a small 1496 book by the poet and cleric Pietro Bembo. The italic is based on work by Giovanni Antonio Tagliente, a calligrapher who worked as a printer the 1520s, after the time of Manutius and Griffo.
"In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn’t leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. These powerful photographs, among the last taken before Kahlo’s death, bear poignant witness to Frida’s beauty and talent."