The Fishy Print of Gyotaku

The Fishy Print of Gyotaku

I had always admired the work by Naoki Hayashi who creates beautiful life-size stamps of dead fish using the Gyotaku method. His waste-not values,“ catch it, print it, and eat it.” His work that resonated with the overfishing crisis in his hometown of Hawaii got me looking deeper into the world of G…
Ponytail CULTURE CLUB: CHRIS ENSS IN HER CLOSET

Ponytail CULTURE CLUB: CHRIS ENSS IN HER CLOSET

For this installment of Ponytail Culture Club, I’d like to point your attention to the best quarantine monologue on the internet, 'The Madness' by Chris Enss. She poured her heart out about life in lockdown, from the dark depths of her closet. It's honesty at its comedic best, and the video brou..…
The Art of Intention

The Art of Intention

Back in the 90s, Dr. Masaru Emoto conducted experiments by exposing water samples to different spoken words. He recorded his result by taking photos of the frozen water through a microscope. Little did he anticipate that the series of photographic data would be a work of art that continues to mesmer…

PONYTAIL CULTURE CLUB: THE SILENT WORLD

Whether you are a diver or non-diver alike, it’s hard not to be spellbound by Jacques Cousteau’s film - The Silent World (1956). This YouTube video brings you straight there, to the first underwater documentary that brings us to the mysterious depths of the ocean in rich colors. Over the period o..…
Soup Of Goodness

Soup Of Goodness

As we basked in the January sun, its light touches our skin, warming us inside out, nurturing and energizing our souls with positive spirits. To start the year fresh, we decided to go on a detoxification trip to one of Italy well kept secret, Cascate del Mulino, a magical natural hot spring located.…
Ponytail Culture Club: Holiday Movies Binge List

Ponytail Culture Club: Holiday Movies Binge List

Fresh on the Ponytail Culture Club, I like to share a guilty pleasure of mine that very few people I know had watched or enjoyed it, National Lampoon's Vacation. A comedy film sequel about the Griswold family going on vacation/holiday while continuously running into disaster and embarrassing moments…
Bound for the French Countryside, a leather workshop.

Bound for the French Countryside, a leather workshop.

Meet Jonatan Staniec, a Polish artisan leathersmith who has decended from a family line of leathercraft. Jonatan brought his work to London, where he developed a new market for his family business, and now he is running leather workshops in the Southwestern French countryside. We have asked him to…

CULTURE CLUB: THE JOY OF PAINTING WITH BOB ROSS

This week on Ponytail Culture Club, I’d like to introduce you to someone who has the power to persuade the most unlikely folk to pick up a paintbrush and give landscape painting a try. Bob Ross, who was born in Florida in 1942, spent his early days helping his father who was a carpenter by trade, a…
THE MOST BADASS WOMAN IN SPACE

THE MOST BADASS WOMAN IN SPACE

The story of our world history as we know it has always hinged itself on political bias. It has seen men and women pitched against each other, in competition to be the first-to, like during the Cold War where America and Russia were in an arms race to be the world's superpower. This has meant that…
What Peggy Oki Can Teach Us About Goodness

What Peggy Oki Can Teach Us About Goodness

In our search for goodness on the journal today our mind wanders to the jagged shores of California, sun-kissed and bathed in warmth like the spine of a great lizard, where artist, former professional athlete, and activist Peggy Oki lives. Oki was born in California after her parents fled Hiroshi..…
The Good Living Support Group

The Good Living Support Group

One crucial element of good living that we have mostly cast aside is the idea of getting to know ourselves. For me, the concept of getting to know the 'how, what and why' of our motivation in life, is the foundation of our human experience. The quality of our personal and public life, as well as o…