"Does she scare you a little? Good. She should make you fear her love, so that when she lets you be apart of it, you won’t take it lightly. She should remind you of the power that beauty brings, that storms reside in her veins, and that she still wants you in the middle of it all. Do not take this soul for granted, for she is fierce, and she can take you places that you never thought you could go; but she is still loving in the midst of it all, like the calm rain after a storm, she can bring life. Learn her, and cherish her, respect her, and love her; for she is so much more than a pretty face, she is a soul on fire."
T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning At 25 (via kvtes)
Leviathan, 2006 - 2013
by Damien Hirst
Hirst acquired this 6.8 metre-long basking shark with the assistance of London’s Natural History Museum, after it was found washed up on a Cornish beach. Stating the shark looked like a ‘monster from the deep’, Hirst titled the work after the mythical sea creature depicted in the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament. Leviathan is also a reference to the 17th century British theoretician Thomas Hobbes’ work of social contract theory. As much as a physical monster, Hirst’s ‘Levitathan’ can be interpreted as a reference to the darkness inside the mind of man.
DIAMOND SCHOOL ~ The Pear Cut
The Pear Cut (aka the Teardrop) was created in 1458 during the Renaissance by Lodewyk (Louis) van Berquem of Brugge of Belgium.
It was the first faceted stone shape embracing symmetry. A Pear cut diamond is a half Oval and half Marquise, since the stone is pointed at one end and round on the other. An ideal Pear cut has 58 facets offering a display of brilliance and fire.
To see our take on the Pear Cut on a “Raw” Diamond, click here.
Parking lot in front of an empty Sushi place.