Stopped by the San Diego Museum of Art the other day to check out the ‘Sorolla and America’ exhibit. A collection of paintings by Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Included were some of his huge pieces and a group of his oil sketches. I snapped a couple of shots before realizing photographs were prohibited. Did some ballpoint sketches of his figures on the beach. About the only time you’ll find drawings of wet naked boys in my sketchbook.
This guy has an absolute incredible style and obvious talent. Glad to see him repp’n san diego. Check his profile out.
This awesome arboreal dwelling is the Living the High Life Tree House created by Blue Forest, a British tree house design and construction firm. It’s a luxury family-sized complex featuring two separate tree houses, one for kids and one for their parents. The elevated dwellings are connected by a network of rope bridges which also lead to an adventure play area and an assault course, the latter of which is also accessible via an 80-yard zip line.
It may look rustic, but this is a top-of-the-line tree house. The kids’ house features three medieval towers, and inside one of them a concealed hatch in the upper floor leads to a secret game room containing a plasma TV and video game console. Meanwhile the grown-ups’ treehouse features a conical thatched roof and interior walls made of hand-split oak shingles and cedar tongue-and-groove boards. Inside there’s a kitchen (complete with plenty of wine storage), bathroom, and a large open living area for treetop entertaining. The complex also features accommodations for guests of the family.
Head over to the Blue Forest website to check out more of their amazing custom-built tree houses.
Kneeling Female in Orange-Red Dress
by Egon Schiele, mixed media drawing, 1910.
I’m in love with this gif. Everything about it. The rain drizzling. The candle flickering. The colors. I love it.
It hasn’t actually rained here in what seems like a year and a half. We’ve got 2 min drizzles, but nothing actual. God I miss the rain.