Can Robert Downey Jr. follow in screen legend Steve McQueen's footsteps? It looks like he'll get the chance for a new project, a film called Yucatan, which Downey Jr. is attached to star in and produce. Yucatan has a bit of Hollywood history behind it — acting great McQueen conceived the story about a deep-sea salvage expert on the hunt for underwater treasure in the Mayan ruins of Yucatan. Supposedly, McQueen had wished to star in the film, but now, 50 years later, Downey Jr. is getting the chance to take his place.
The rhythms of the world exist whether or not modernity has seen fit to erase our awareness of the physical world. Observing the celestial sphere has been a prime human task since the world was light only by fire. Traditions of The Sun helps us recapture this lineage. As we browsed the observatories we were reminded of the pyramid trends so prevalent now in jewelry. Lena Wald's Spike Ring in Silver evokes for us the striving Yucatan observatories with their cool gray stone layered to help us reach for the sky. And like the moon that reflects the sun's light in silver, these inspirations reflect back our natural world.