These little captures are so lovely, aren't they? Shini of Park & Cube has such a delightful eye for detail. See for yaself!
So, it is not fall here in Los Angeles. But that little fact can't keep me from dreaming of fall dressing. Hey, there's always Thanksgiving in New Jersey! So I revisited the Scotch & Soda collection I spied on Miss Moss a few months back to let my mind wander to what I might like to be wearing... sigh... (just kidding, mostly - I mean I can't complain - But there is something so wonderful about sweaters and cozy layers brrr.)
In the Indian state of Meghalaya, there exist stunningly intricate bridge systems made from the ancient vines and roots of the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree). Using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems, the roots and vines of the rubber tree are stretched across fast-flowing rivers and streams to form sturdy bridge systems. A mature bridge can hold the weight of more than 50 people at a time! Can't you just imagine how this bridge might feel underneath you? Sort of springy and sinewy? Or how it might smell? Traditional wooden bridges could not survive in Meghalaya due to the significant rainfall that is characteristic to the region. These bridges, still alive, still growing, gain strength over time. Truly awe-inspiring! This is nature and humankind interacting in a most wondrous way.