Egyptian Turquoise Glass Inlay of Akhenaten, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty XVIII, c. 1353-1336 BC
The Amarna Period was an era of Egyptian history during the latter half of the Eighteenth Dynasty when the royal residence of the pharaoh and his queen was shifted to Akhetaten (‘Horizon of the Aten’) in what is now Amarna. It was marked by the reign of Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten (1353–1336 BC) in order to reflect the dramatic change of Egypt’s polytheistic religion into one where a sun-god Aten was worshiped over all other gods. Aten was not solely worshipped (the religion was not monotheistic), however, it was close as the rest of the gods were worshipped to a significantly lesser degree. The Egyptian pantheon of the equality of all gods and goddesses was restored under Akhenaten’s successor. Other rulers of this period include Amenhotep III, Smenkhkare, Neferneferuaten, Tutankhamun, Ay, and Horemheb.
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Egyptian Turquoise Glass Inlay of Akhenaten, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty XVIII, c. 1353-1336 BC

The Amarna Period was an era of Egyptian history during the latter half of the Eighteenth Dynasty when the royal residence of the pharaoh and his queen was shifted to Akhetaten (‘Horizon of the Aten’) in what is now Amarna. It was marked by the reign of Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten (1353–1336 BC) in order to reflect the dramatic change of Egypt’s polytheistic religion into one where a sun-god Aten was worshiped over all other gods. Aten was not solely worshipped (the religion was not monotheistic), however, it was close as the rest of the gods were worshipped to a significantly lesser degree. The Egyptian pantheon of the equality of all gods and goddesses was restored under Akhenaten’s successor. Other rulers of this period include Amenhotep III, Smenkhkare, Neferneferuaten, Tutankhamun, Ay, and Horemheb.

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in vitro coagulation (by farah willem)

I am not a traveler or a dweller

in your lilac night, I am he who was one day

me. Whenever night grew in you I guessed

the heart’s rank between two grades: neither

the self accepts, nor the soul accepts. But in our bodies

a heaven and an earth embrace.
— Mahmoud Darwish, from “Your Night is of Lilac” in The Butterfly’s Burden (translated by  Fady Joudah). Copper Canyon Press, 2006

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Paul Klee, Dream City, 1921

Paul Klee, Dream City, 1921

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Kona Triangle - Mango Rubicon

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The Minted Marrakesh 
what you’ll need: 
1 oz. orange liqueur 1 oz. gin1 oz. pineapple juiceOrange sliceMint sprigSoda water
How to make it:
Combine the orange liqueur, gin and pineapple juice in a glass with ice. Add the mint and orange slice (after giving it a good squeeze). Stir until chilled and fragrant, then top off with soda water.

The Minted Marrakesh 

what you’ll need: 

1 oz. orange liqueur 
1 oz. gin
1 oz. pineapple juice
Orange slice
Mint sprig
Soda water

How to make it:

Combine the orange liqueur, gin and pineapple juice in a glass with ice. Add the mint and orange slice (after giving it a good squeeze). Stir until chilled and fragrant, then top off with soda water.

Out of jasmine the night’s blood streams white. Your perfume, 

my weakness and your secret, follows me like a snakebite.

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “Sonnet V” in The Butterfly’s Burden. Copper Canyon Press, 2006

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frOm tHe loSt diAry oF kiD sYnthEtiK (by paolobarzman)

"No matter what is happening now, events will ultimately bend toward love the way a flower bends toward sunlight."

Marianne Williamson

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Manufacturer of Leaves by Sonia Marialuce Possentini

Marlene Dietrich - Bitte geh nicht fort

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"L’air est plein du frisson des choses qui s’enfuient"
- Baudelaire
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"L’air est plein du frisson des choses qui s’enfuient"

- Baudelaire

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Our friend Sheila Cliffe’s kimono video series has finally gone live! Be sure to subscribe to Kimono World and keep up with the latest episode (episode #2 is already out!). http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCXtUpZcCBulG_ylbcxJNg?feature=watch

This is exciting! From her Facebook page, she’s always struck me as very knowledgable and friendly. The second episode features a craftsman who specializes in painting on silk and is definitely worth a watch for both his art and his single-mindedness about improving his skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8zu3kx0k9U 

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Toumani Diabate - Ismael Drame

Album: The Mande Variations

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