The Obama Team, as Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair Magazine


For Vanity Magazine’s March 2009 issue, renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz captured our “kaleidoscopic army of policy aces, whiz kids, and veteran advisers, all focused on the long-haul, no-drama work to which Barack has called them.”Of the 14 photos of our country’s executives, these two are my favorites:
THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAMFrom left: ELLEN MORAN, communications director; DAN PFEIFFER, deputy communications director; JON FAVREAU, director of speechwriting; ROBERT GIBBS, White House press secretary.Enjoy Obama’s speeches much? You can thank the kid genious Jon Favreau. By the way, he will be turning 28 this June.
THE BRAIN TRUSTFrom left: DAVID AXELROD, senior adviser; PETE ROUSE, senior adviser; RAHM EMANUEL, chief of staff; VALERIE JARRETT, senior adviser.One interesting side note about Rahm Emanuel is that his younger brother Ari, a successful Hollywood agent, inspired the type-A power agent portrayed by Jeremy Piven on the hit HBO series “Entourage.” I wonder if he’s got a Lloyd.More photos from the spread.Click here to read the interview, written by Maureen Orth, longtime Vanity Fair contributor and the wife of Tim Russert.More Annie Leibovitz loveliness:Please Welcome Liz Lemon!!!!!Barack and Michelle Obama in Vogue
Romeo and Juliet by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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