Friday, June 18, 2010

Ocean ties.

The horror of the recent oil spill in the gulf has both stunned and saddened me, and although I'm not alone in this worrying, I'm left feeling utterly helpless and ashamed.  It is a large misconception that isolated incidents such as oil spills will not harm the rest of the world due to the enormous magnitude of our mysterious waters; absolutely everything on this planet is intricately connected in the delicate earth system.

We depend greatly on our oceans from our nutrition, to our climate, to the very air we breathe, and as powerful as our seas are, they've been revealing their fragility now more than ever. My desperate hope is that we are able to come together with determination like never before to save this perfect ecosystem from devastation before it is far too late.

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea -- whether it is to sail or to watch it -- we are going back from whence we came.” 

The beauty of our oceans is undeniable, and the colors existing within them blend harmoniously, creating a soothing and ethereal oasis to the soul. It's been said that going to the sea enforces mental and physical inertia which in turn, brings us back to our true selves, reminding us what's most important in our lives.

 In a way when we go to the ocean we are going home, and this is why so many of us are  drawn to sea inspired design.  From aqua to seafoam, to navy, seaweed green, sandy taupe, and seashell white, the colors of the ocean swirl together gorgeously whether they are echoing the brights of the Caribbean or stormy moods of the Antarctic.

Ocean inspired design.

Photo source: here, here & here

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