"How beautiful is it that someone could make your heart beat so fast when you don’t want it to beat at all."
» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts
"so… are you REALLY a lesbian?" no. i am actually 16 praying mantises disguised in a human suit. i am sorry for deceiving you
you must be really small then…only 16?!
please do not belittle our efforts. we are trying our best
A History of the World in 100 Objects: Victorian Tea Set | The National
And this simple object, originally moderately priced, carries with it several elements of European history: in Britain between 1840 and 1900, the consumption of tea and sugar quadrupled and huge tea plantations were developed by the British in India and Sri Lanka. By this time, many people were living in cities and for them to enjoy tea the English way, with a dash of milk, dairy farms moved closer to urban areas – something that would not have been possible before the invention of the railway.
Lost & Found
The word loss brings different things to mind for different people. Obviously losing one’s keys is very different than losing a loved one, but a single idea encompasses these very different occurrences. I am attempting to give others an opportunity to think about a loss they’ve experienced, and creating models of these objects, people, or ideas. While born from my own musings about loss, Lost and Found has become a vehicle for exploring ideas of value and preciousness. After all, the value of an object or memory is perceived as much greater once it is lost, and through loss one discovers what it is they value.
I’ve written about this project in its earliest form before. Essentially, I am looking for stories of loss to build upon the archive that I have already collected. Originally I wanted to have some kind of personal interaction with everyone involved, but I am hoping that this way I can reach more people and give the project a wider scope.
If you’d like to contribute to this project, please send an email to to email@example.com with the subject “Lost and Found” the following information:
1) Your name or pseudonym
2) A story of something you’ve lost. This can be a single word or several sentences, whatever your inclination is. It doesn’t need to require a great deal of thought (unless you want it to!) and can be the first thing that comes to mind.
3) A mailing address. I will keep all the addresses I receive private. Should you wish to withhold that information for the time being that’s absolutely fine, but upon the project’s completion I am planning to send all of the participants a piece of the project, so please consider it.
4) Whether or not you would like to receive updates on the project. (This blog is where I have been posting my academic writing on my progress, if anyone is interested. I also plan to post on this blog).
Any contributions are sincerely appreciated! And by all means, tell anyone you think would be interested in participating.
Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen
"So what do they do, they turn around in their chair and show their coworker. And their coworker says, Oh, hey that’s great.’ Send that to Bill down the way. And the Bill sends it to George, George sends it to Tom. Sooner or later this person’s whole life has been seen by all of these other people. It’s never reported, nobody ever knows about it because the auditing of these systems is very weak. The fact that your private images, records of your private lives, records of your intimate moments have been taken from your private communications stream, from the intended recipient, and given to the government without any specific authorization, without any specific need, is it itself a violation of your rights? Why is that in a government database?"
#I hate this country sometimes
Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.
From About Face: Supermodels then and now
The faces of Bayon.
Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple, located at Angkor, Cambodia. "The serenity of the stone faces" (Glaize, 1993) strikes one while walking through Bayon.
Photos courtesy of & taken by yeowatzup.