Author: Gary Smolker

Exceptional People Two to Four Thousand Years Ago Today, cranes can lift up to 20 tons. In Roman times, Jews lifted stones in Jerusalem that weighed 600 tons, Romans lifted stones that weighed 800 tons. Before Roman times, Egyptians lifted stones that weighed 1,000 tons. Those people were marvelous engineers and builders. We don’t know more »

Shoegasms Women love shoes. But, shoes aren’t the entire or only thing women think about. Women think about “composition”, how one thing will go with another (i.e. how a pair of shoes will go with the dress they will be wearing to make her a beautiful piece/part a completely beautiful composition). In order for a more »

Creative Jam Above is a photograph I took of Sequoia Emmanuel last night (May 9, 2017) at a “Creative Jam” put on by Adobe last night at UCLA. Living A Life of Excellence Sequoia knows how to live a life of excellence. Smart Phone Case The object that looks like a camera at Sequoia’s waist more »

Looks Look at those OVER THE KNEE RED SUEDE BOOTS. The woman wearing those red suede over the knee boots is Sequoia Emmanuelle. Art Sequoia is an artist, an art director and a work of art. Sequoia’s body is a canvas on which she wears her art, on which Sequoia places signs which send messages more »

Overview “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachael Zoe, Stylist & Designer “The way that you dress, and the way that you present yourself to the world communicates something about you before you even open your mouth.” – Hillary Kerr,  Founder “What You Wear” “Fashion is instant language.” more »

“Through music the gods exist, through music they are worshiped; in fact the entire world process of continuous creation and dissolution subsists by means of sound … this concept of sound is quintessentially of human nature.  It is vocal music which is the primary model for all other musical sound.” MUSIC AND MUSICAL THOUGHT IN more »

This is my story of what happened yesterday when Jen saw a Chanel Cigar Purse on a Mannequin in the  display window of the Chanel store in the Nordstrom store in the Topanga Plaza Mall in Canoga Park, California. Jen is the woman wearing the 10 year old suede Franco Sarto Boots which I’ve posted more »