Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has had great success with their latest exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  Due to the popularity of the whole thing (I’ve read that it has drawn over 550,000 people and created 2 hour long line-ups), the dates have been extended until Sunday, August 7th at midnight (appropriately dramatic).  The show began in May.  If you are in the vicinity you should probably go, if you haven’t already.  I would.  Even if I already had seen it, I would go again. But since I haven’t and can’t, and won’t be able to see any of his pieces taken from all phases of his design career with my very own eyes, I have decided to make my own miniature exhibition here with pictures of my favourites of his collections.  For your enjoyment.

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Blue Valentine

I’m a sucker for a love story and this movie, Blue Valentine, fully sucked me in and broke my heart.  In the best way possible.  It was painful, beautiful and real.  It flips back and forth in time in the life of a working-class married couple, between falling in love and being so far from it.

Ryan Gosling (swoon-worthy) and Michelle Williams made it so believable.

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I’m not a bird, but I would love to live in a tree

I have always wanted a tree house.  I still do.  And why not?  They aren’t just child-sized, backyard tokens anymore folks (although I wouldn’t mind one of those either).  There are communities and tree-homes/getaways popping up all over the world.  And there are companies that specialize in building them.  One such company in Seattle, the Treehouse Workshop, specializes in building treehouses (for kids and adults) complete with electricity, and running water, which is pretty ideal if you are really going to be spending a lot of time up there.

a Treehouse Workshop tree-home

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