“Now, to some extent, to say “you need a sea otter” is simply to state a fact about the human condition. We all need a sea otter, because sea otters are terrific. I mean, come on: they hold hands at night to stop themselves drifting away from one another. That is my second favourite fact about sea otters. My favourite fact about sea otters, thanks for asking, is not that they use rocks as tools to break open shellfish on their chests, but that they then put this tool back in their pocket. Sea otters have loose pouches of skin in their armpits, and they store food and tools in them. How can you fail to admire an animal that not only uses tools, but has evolved itself a tool belt?”
A Very special Art Nouveau tiara, circa 1900, with textured gold branches, carved horn leaves and apple blossoms, collet-set diamond pistils, baroque pearl buds, and suspending two detachable clusters of flowers and leaves.
Piece by Paul Liénard, Paris | Vogue | Christie’s
“I mean they don’t seem able to love us just the way we are. They don’t seem able to love us unless they can keep changing us a little bit. They love their reasons for loving us almost as much as they love us, and most of the time more.”