Entries in Because I Love It (5)


Sea World

Where do I begin? Jason deCaires Taylor's breathtaking underwater sculptures are nothing short of pure genius. I am obsessed.

Over 400 life-sized sculptures have been permanently anchored on the seabed of the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc. These sculptures are the first installations in Cancún's new underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte.

Each sculpture was cast from a real person to represent a cross-section of Mexican society. They are formed with a special pH-neutral cement, designed specifically to support and encourage aquatic life while acting as an artificial barrier to protect nearby reefs. Some of the earlier installments are already flourishing with new coral growth, which completes the sculptures and brings them to life. In Taylor's words, "It is a symbiosis of humans and nature living in this cycle in harmony with each other."

A little eerie and spooky? Yes. Completely and utterly fascinating? You bet! Can you imagine going for a dip and coming upon these statues? I would probably freak my freak, but these living sculptures are undenyably gorgeous and spellbinding.



Have you guys heard of Pinterest? I stumbled upon this site while it was still in private beta mode and joined the wait list out of curiosity.

Pinterest launched several months back, and at first, I didn't understand the point of the site. Since we blog to share the things we love, re-posting them on a separate site seemed a bit redundant. But when I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about, I discovered an entirely new thrill of sharing ideas and being continuously inspired by others. I've been hooked ever since!

Pinterest is a social catalog. It's a place where people can share ideas, tips, photos, and links. Any time you find a "pin" that makes your heart sing, you can "re-pin" it and categorize it to your own board of choice.

While you have the option to edit the description field, each "pin" will also link to its original source. Brilliant! I've always kept folders on my desktop for cataloging ideas and inspiration, each file meticulously labled with original sources. I've taken those folders and created counterpart boards on my Pinterest, and it has totally simplified my collecting experience.

Here's a link to my board. I know it all sounds complicated and confusing, but the best way to understand Pinterest is to just try it. I promise you won't regret it. Let me know if you'd like an invite!

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