Cornucopia

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A symbol of abundance, the sight of cornucopia brings about a wonderful feeling.

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Sakura Sakura

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I have been thinking a lot about cherry blossoms lately, I don’t know why. I just think it’s magical to see them on the branches and on the ground.

 

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Wonderful White

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White is a very basic choice of color (or absence thereof). However, it is most wonderful during weddings.

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Watch the video of Comme des Garcons Spring 2012 here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq6XtjM0ou0

Zantedeschia aethiopica

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Calla lily or Lily of the Nile

A flower that, with its elegant curves and divine allure, has inspired me many times. It represents (to me) simplicity, purity, joy and subtle majesty.

Firetree

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This tree is very inspiring to me because it reminds me that there are two dimensions of beauty. When you look up at its flowers among its branches and leaves, your imagination takes you to a dreamy place that is aspirational. When you look down at the flowers that fell from the tree, they remind you that beauty is real and tangible, and that it is here on earth, right below your feet.

 

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The tree also tells a story. Beauty renews itself. It changes, from something that is aspirational to something that is real and tangible.  The flowers fall. It falls to the ground because it becomes part of the soil where the tree gets its nutrients. Eventually the fallen flowers will again be part of the leaves, branches and flowers of the firetree.

Philippe Jaroussky

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Philippe Jaroussky

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Philippe Jaroussky

Philippe Jaroussky, 2011 Misteria Paschalia Festival, Kraków Philharmonic
Born Philippe Jaroussky
February 13, 1978 (age 33)
Maisons-LaffitteFrance
Occupation opera singer
Years active 1999–present
Website
www.philippejaroussky.fr

Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France)[1] is a French sopranistcountertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versaillesconservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosiccoloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas.

Jaroussky was inspired to sing by the Martinique-born countertenor Fabrice di Falco.[2] He received his diploma from the Early Music Faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris. Since 1996, he has studied singing with Nicole Fallien.[3] He has formed his own ensemble called Artaserse, and also often performs with the Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi and withL’Arpeggiata under Christina Pluhar.

This guys is really good! He has the voice of the wind carrying with it the hymn of the cherry blossoms, the whisper of the Niagara falls, a thousand words of the Sahara, and the stories of the waves of the Pacific. 

Start your journey with his voice by watching this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXeCG-_zE7w&feature=relmfu

Kamote (sweet potato) pastry

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Kamote is a fabulous food.  It is also very healthy.  This pastry (typical in Japan) must be delicious.  It looks very inspiring too!

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