Sun, 20th of April
2 hours ago


Double Happiness (2014) by Geoffrey H. Short

#art  #Q    +366
Sun, 20th of April
6 hours ago


Textured Cities: A New Photo Series

Textured Cities is an extensive, ongoing photo documentary chronicling the unique people, places, and things that populate cities across the globe. I’m looking forward to building this series and excited about the new book.

I’m definitely a city person and as much as I like to travel, it’s great to connect with so many great people and places here in NYC. If you’re in the city you might see me biking around taking pics this spring. Be sure to say hey if you do.


See the entire spread HERE

Get the book HERE

#cities  #photography  #Q    +1242
Sat, 19th of April
15 hours ago


Erykah Badu wearing Givenchy, photographed by Karim Sadli for Purple Fashion Spring/Summer 2014

#fashion  #Q    +126
Sat, 19th of April
19 hours ago


by Renee Nault on Tumblr

Sat, 19th of April
23 hours ago


Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria

#prose  #Q    +1583
Sat, 19th of April
1 day ago



The Pleasure of Something Sweet and a Cup of Coffee

All of this looks amazing. 

#food  #asdjfnkjasndf  #Q    +24487
Sat, 19th of April
1 day ago


Next Couture: Babes in Toyland’

#fashion  #Q    +109
Sat, 19th of April
1 day ago
❝ You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East. ❞

Medhi Hasan

Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!' 

In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.

9/11 was not only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.

(via insideonemind)

#politics    +4590
Fri, 18th of April
1 day ago


Duane Michals - The Old Man Kills the Minotaur (1976)

#narratives  #nsfw  #Q    +386
Fri, 18th of April
1 day ago


A Magazine #13, Curated by Iris van Herpen


#fashion  #Q    +1106
Fri, 18th of April
1 day ago


1980’s New York | Frank Horvat | Via

#cities  #nyc  #Q    +537
Fri, 18th of April
1 day ago

sorry for not replying to messages - life’s been a bit of a clusterfuck + my final exam ever is tomorrow so im going to be on tumblr v infrequently. my queue will be running and i’ll respond to messages after!

#personal    +2
Fri, 18th of April
1 day ago


what to wear when…trapped in a fairy tale tower.

examples: the maiden trapped in the tower by the enchantress to punish her mother’s theft from rapunzel, the sisters trapped in the tower by their father to preserve their virginity from les aventures de la princesse finette discret (the adventures of the discreet princess finette), the princess trapped in the tower with three magical horses by the old magician out of jealousy from juan at clotilde (juan and clotilde),

the maiden in the tower is a popular and enduring fairy tale motif. best known are the examples of rapunzel, petrosinella, and persinette…witches, fairies, and ogres commonly inflict this fate upon innocent and naïve maidens. imprisonment is almost always against the tower’s inhabitant’s will. this reflects the context in which these tales are told. the bevy of societal restrictions that are placed upon women is a figurative form of entrapment in a tower..reasons for imprisonment by others vary: in many fairy tales, maidens are imprisoned in towers in an attempt to stifle their developing sexuality and maintain their chastity; sometimes, it is a punishment inflicted for their own offenses or for the offenses of their father or mother [e.g. sugar cane]; pregnant women are frequently locked in towers and tortured by evil fairies [e.g. la grenouille bienfaisante (the beneficent frog)]; those who lock maidens in towers are not always antagonists but are in fact protecting them from the outside world [e.g. ঘুমের কুমারী (the petrified maiden, a sleeping beauty variant)]…the tower is a phallic symbol, representing the trapped maiden’s ripening sexuality, as well as the romantic interactions that occur when the hero enters said tower…maidens in towers are frequently guarded by ferocious dragonshair is a significant presence in many fairy tales of tower-bound maidens [e.g. όμορφη ανθούσα με τα χρυσά μαλλιά (anthousa the fair with golden hair)]…a motif that is found frequently in the fairy tales of southeastern africa is that of the tower built to allow contact with heaven, resembling the story of the tower of babelbluebeard’s heroine watches from the tower for her brothers…a rare example of a tower-bound male character is in the english fairy tale of the little lame prince and his traveling cloak.

post 813 of an infinity-part series

#narratives  #Q    +119
Fri, 18th of April
2 days ago

Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble of the old to raise up new ones. Some memories are bright glass, blindingly beautiful when they catch the sun, but then there are the darker days, when they reflect only the crumbling walls of their derelict neighbours. Some memories are buried under years of patient construction; their echoing halls may never again be seen or walked down, but still they are the foundations for everything that stands above them.

"Glas told me once that that’s what people are, mostly: memories, the memories in their own heads, and the memories of them in other people’s. And if memories are like a city, and we are our memories, then we are like cities too. I’ve always taken comfort in that.

#cities  #prose  #Q    +2043
Fri, 18th of April
2 days ago
#esoterica  #Q    +1775