Hanging with Robert Geller: The Home Bar
"I think it is a really beautiful thing to have in your home, visually, I mean" says New York based designer Robert Geller about his sophisticated home bar. He adds, "there is something about variations of bottles that always looks really pretty". We couldn’t agree more.
Of course the main function is to bring people together. ”I love being able to serve a drink when we have friends over” points out Robert about the best part.
Feeling a little inspired after leaving his home, The Inside Source suggests these midcentury home bar tables to create the social glue for yourself.
(Photo: Aaron Stern for TIS. Text by Jauretsi)
My weekend in photos//
There’s nothing I love more than ending the weekend with a relaxing bath. I used up every last bit of my favorite Lush bath bombs and bubble bars. Looking forward to replenishing my stock soon, especially with the new lush store that just opened near me 😛
Twiggy at Disneyland, California, 1967
Photo by Ralph Crane
Candice Bergen for Revlon, 1964
Aki Inomata - Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs? (2010)
"In this piece I gave hermit crabs shelters that I had made for them, and if they liked my shelters, I got them to use them as their shell. I overheard that the land of the former French Embassy in Japan had been French until October 2009; that it was to become Japanese for the following fifty years, and then be returned to France. This concept made me think of hermit crabs, which change their shells.
The same piece of land is peacefully transferred from one country to the other. These kinds of things take place without our being aware of it. On the other hand, similar events are not unrelated to us as individuals. For example acquiring nationality, moving, and migration. The hermit crabs wearing the shelters I built for them, which imitate the architecture of various countries, appeared to be crossing various national borders. Though the body of the hermit crab is the same, according to the shell it is wearing, its appearance changes completely. It’s as if they were asking, ‘Who are you?’”
The human scalp sheds ~50–100 hairs each day. So what keeps you from balding? Stem cells, of course. At the base of a hair follicle, a population of stem cells wraps around the follicle, creating a compartment, called the “bulge.” Like intestinal stem cells, these bulge stem cells have high proliferative capacity and are multipotent. In transplants, these cells can regenerate not only lost hair but also sebaceous glands and epidermis, too.
Image: Here, individual murine tail hair follicles are imaged. Stem cells are labeled green, and all cells are stained red with membrane dye.
Mystery solved. I swear enough hair collects in my drain to make a full wig =\