By the time four years have passed, I forget how unifying the Olympics feel. But watching the Olympic opening ceremonies definitely brings that feeling right back. To me, it is not so much whether it was a bigger or smaller show than last time or the time before. It’s just the symbolic spectacle, the thought that our world is still ok enough that every four years we want to host these games together.
Ok but it must be said– those mascots are horrific.
Top five favorite fancy’d items of the week: Danxia landform in China (had to google this to make sure it really looks like this… Incredible) :: geometric sculpture by Mark of Paper and Correct (I want to make one!) :: banksy’s latest work in London :: Swiss alps starry night :: polar bear and brown bear snow globe salt and pepper shakers available at neatoshop (so cute…)