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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Toothbrushes

Pink Toothbrushes with Display
Photo By Gail

These Pink Toothbrushes with Pink Bristles are sold in the MoMA Design Store (at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC) for $5.00. The toothbrush was designed by award-winning Danish designer, Andreas Engesvik, who is probably best-known for his furniture designs. You can find them in the point-of-purchase area by the registers, displayed alongside colorful earplugs, capsule-shaped pill cases and snow globe key fobs! Art!

Pink Toothbrushes Alone

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David Bowie and Prince Wooden Dolls

Bowie and Price Wooden Dolls
Photos By Gail

Here’s another awesome Holiday Gift Idea for the art lover on your list who also happens to be a fan of David Bowie or Prince. Pay homage to Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie’s iconic persona from the early 1970s, or the late great Prince, with this modern take on Japanese Kokeshi dolls, which are customarily given as symbols of friendship. Each doll measures, 5.7 inches tall, is hand painted in vibrant colors, and is made of schima superba wood. Imagine the adventure these two could have together.

These cool little Dolls, which sell for $42 each, are available directly from the MoMA Design Store at the Museum of Modern Art, or online at This link!

Bowie and Price Wooden Dolls

Eye On Design: Louis Vuitton Bags from The Darjeeling Limited

LV Bags Installation View
All Photos By Gail

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To travel in classical style across India requires an elegant vehicle and suitable luggage. That thought was clear to the celebrated film director Wes Anderson, when planning the props for his new film The Darjeeling Limited.

President Suitcase
President Suitcase

Together with Marc Jacobs, the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Anderson studied firm archives and historical luggage to come up with the design for an authentic calf-leather suitcases which play a role in the action.

Small Suitcase 2

Nil Bag
Nil Bag

The Darjeeling Limited tells the story of three brothers who have drifted apart since the death of their father. They set out on a train journey, on the Darjeeling Limited, to tour the Indian sub-continent. They take with them the suitcases which belonged to their father. Decorated with his initials, J.L.W., and a series of tropical motifs – giraffe, rhinoceros, antelope and palm tree – and constructed from Nomade natural leather, the luggage is perhaps a metaphor for the brothers’ emotional baggage.

2 LV Suitcases

The individual items of luggage became uniquely valuable collectibles after the conclusion of the film, and were indeed auctioned – with the proceeds going to the Rawal Mallinathji Foundation (RMF). As well as the luggage set, Marc Jacobs of Louis Vuitton was also responsible for the suits of the three brothers and the memorable blue leather shoes.

Nil Bag

Photographed as part of the Exhibit Louis Vuitton: Volez, Voguez, Voyagez, in NYC, Which Runs Through January 7th, 2018. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibition retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. A story told through the portraits of its founders, as well as those who today are inventing the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.

2 LV Suitcases

Avocado Heart T Shirt

Avocado Heart T Shirt Design
Images Courtesy of The Neatoshop

Do you love Avocados? I sure do. From Avocado Toast to Guacamole, I am all about the green, pear-shaped, buttery fruit. Yummy. If you feel similarly, why not show your love by wearing this Avocado Heart T Shirt, featuring an awesome design by Adrian Serghie, which is on sale for just $24.95, at This Link.

Avocado Heart T Shirt

Modern Art Monday Presents: Painterly Architectonic By Lyubov Popova

Painterly Architectonic
Photo By Gail

In 1919, Lyubov Popova (1889- 1924) described painting as “Construction,”  the building blocks of which were color and line. In this work, Painterly Architectonic (1917), brightly colored, irregularly shaped planes are layered are layered against a neutral background. The curved bottom edge of a grey shape emerging from beneath a red triangle and a white trapezoid suggests three-dimensionality, while the vibrant colors and jutting edges  that seem to extend beyond the frame evoke energetic movement. Painterly Architectonic is one of a series of works that Popova created between 1915 and 1919 is response to Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist paintings.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Training to Be a Counselor? Check Out Four Areas of Specialism That Might Interest You!

Counselor with Patients
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If you are in the process of qualifying to be a counselor or therapist, it could be that you have had a specialism in mind since you started, and have always wanted to help people with a specific problem you can relate to for personal reasons, or to help a certain group such as children. However, for some people approaching their masters in counseling programs, all they know is that they feel that counseling is the right role for them, and they are not yet sure where they want to apply their skills specifically.

While you are studying, for instance if you are doing one of the excellent online masters programs in counseling available from Bradley University, the field of counseling you ultimately want to work in will influence which modules you study towards your degree It is therefore useful to think through some of the professional options you could choose while you are still a student.

Here are just four of the specialisms counselors can choose to give you an idea:

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

This is one of the best known fields in counseling, and one that is sought out by couples from all walks of life at all different stages in their relationships. What couples who go for relationship counseling tend to have in common is that they do want to work to save their troubled partnerships, however their issues can be very different.

Some may be trying to cope with major changes in their lives, such as having children. Others may be trying to get over something, such as one partner’s infidelity. Others still may not have a very specific problem but feel they are not as close as they used to be and want you to help them reconnect and communicate better.

Youth Counseling For LGBT Teens

Another area where counseling can be in high demand is for teens who are struggling with issues related to sexuality and gender identity. In these cases, the teens you speak to may be confused about their own preferences or gender identity, or may be sure of these things but facing issues with family and friends because of them.

Stress Counseling For Professionals

Another field of counseling that can be important to people is stress counseling. Many people in stressful jobs can suffer in terms of their mental health as a result of pressure and exhaustion, and seek out help for this. Some companies even employ counselors to help their executives and other stressed out workers.

Addiction Rehabilitation Counseling

Counselors who work with people who are trying to overcome addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling and sex, can work either privately or in rehab facilities, and are often a very important part of the recovery process for these people. In a rehab setting, counselors tend to both see patients one on one and also lead group therapy sessions.

These are by no means the only specialisms you can consider, but will hopefully give you some ideas for fields that might interest you as you go on to become a professional therapist.

Pink Thing of The Day: Soap & Glory Big Pink Gift Set!

Soap and Glory Big Pink
Photo By Gail

Hey, are you looking for the perfect Holiday gift for a female friend, relative, or co-worker for whom you are the office party “Secret Santa,” but maybe you have no idea of her tastes? If she likes to pamper herself (and if she also likes the color Pink, that is a bonus) she might want to receive a box of skincare / beauty items from Soap & Glory, which they call the Big Pink gift set. Here is what comes in the box:

Clean On Me Shower Gel, Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, Righteous Butter, Hand Food Hand Cream, Heel Genius Foot Cream, a super-sudsy Shower Puff and a Headband. That is a lot of nice stuff!

The Soap & Glory Big Pink Gift Set sells for the bargain price of $40.00 is exclusive to Walgreens Drug Stores and Duane Reade here in NYC, and you can also buy it online at This Link!