Bring the Moon Down to Earth
  • September 28, 2015
  • Leticia Maciel Co-founder, The Inside Edit


    Last night we saw the transformative power of a super full moon, total lunar eclipse, Blood moon and full harvest moon. As humans we are truly fascinated by the moon, it brings a sense of calmness and just awe that you never thought existed. The blood moon is like no other, and possibly won’t happen again for another 18 years!

    “Fire is the ultra-living element. It is intimate and it is universal. It lives in our heart. It lives in the sky. It rises in the depth of the substance and offers itself with the warmth of love.”
    – Gaston Bachelard

    On the subject of moon, we thought it would be interesting to share this amazing creation by Taiwanese design firm Acorn Studio. Recently announced, this new lamp called ‘Luna’ mimics the color and shape of the moon. The serene piece illuminates every room with various light intensities and each lantern is handcrafted from glass fiber and latex. It’s even water resistant, heat resistant and crashworthy!




    Currently available via an Indiegogo fundraiser campaign, a great way to allow your children to explore the wonder and magic of the moon, we love it!

    OKAY I'M ANGRY! If this is not a platform to share your opinions then where else right?! So here it goes, you may have seen Mattel are doing a Barbie version of FRIDA KAHLO, the profoundly inspirational Mexican Artist. Well on the surface it sounds positive – celebrating female cultural icons etc, but it’s in fact not at all what it seems. . . Zac and I adore this woman and are huge fans. Frida Kahlo represented not just a fearless and boundless expression of individuality, but she stood firmly on the side of those in society that were forgotten about. In her art she explored questions of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. She was simply brilliant, and an inspiration to all us mothers raising daughters. . . Salma Hayek portrayed her brilliantly in the 2002 Bipoic (please watch it if you haven’t already!) and said Frida was “one of the forces that gave me the determination to pursue my career”. . . On to what Mattel are doing. Firstly – despite what some bloggers like to shill on social media, the Barbie doll is not something positive for any child in my view. It does not represent uniqueness, and when Frida becomes SLIM and more LIGHT SKINNED with LIGHT EYES, that’s when lines are being crossed. This is not just cultural appropriation for commercial gain, but the very colonial re-shaping of identity she stood against. . . LEAVE FRIDA ALONE. Rant over. . #fridakahlo #mattel #leaveheralone #views #latin #mexicanculture #salmahayeck #womensday #strongwomen #womenofculture #mummyviews #londonblogger #unique #art #ethnic #celebratinguniqueness #inspirationalwomen #thisisbullshit #barbieisnotunique #notobarbie #femalerolemodels #ithastobesaid
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