Living. Longing.

Something new. Something old. A little shabby. A little bold.

Don’t one-up someone else’s story.

08. September 2014

adulting:

If your buddy has just told you about something really embarrassing that he did, or complained about her stupid boss, or told you about how his last apartment was a nightmare, do not say any of the following:

"I’ve got an even better one."

"Something even worse happened to me!"

"That’s nothing."

Story-sharing is not a competition. Let your friends tell their stories, and then you can tell yours. But do not try to tell anyone that your experiences are more hilarious or awkward or painful. If they are, people will figure it out on their own. And if they’re not, who cares? Just tell your stories and have a good time.

littlealienproducts:

mass migration of sting rays

littlealienproducts:

mass migration of sting rays

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Monday, 8 - 09 - 2014

thekingmia:

Dascha Polanco attends the Rolando Santana Fashion Show at NYFW

Yas ma’m

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Monday, 8 - 09 - 2014
"That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable."
 Deb Caletti (via psych-facts)
Sunday, 7 - 09 - 2014

sixpenceee:

FAMINE MEMORIAL IN IRELAND

This sculpture is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. The bronze sculptures were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie and are located on Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands. (Source) 

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Thursday, 4 - 09 - 2014

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

(via nygaardening)

ep0nine:

if you’re ever feeling sad, just remember that according to the infinite multiverse theory, there is a universe out there in which you are a member of starfleet and have probably saved the world at least once

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Wednesday, 3 - 09 - 2014

cjwho:

The Illusion of Light, Palazzo Grassi, Venice by Doug Wheeler | via

Doug Wheeler’s lighting installation, titled D-N SF 12 PG VI, is installed for The Illusion of Light exhibition at Palazzo Grassi – an 18th century residence situated on Venice’s Grand Canal that now hosts contemporary art shows.

Visible on entering the gallery, the re-appropriated atrium space is flanked on two sides by the building’s original stone columns.

The other two edges, floor and roof are replaced with what appears to be just brilliant white light.

When viewed from the entrance hall, it is unclear how far the illuminated area extends up or back and visitors inside the space seem to be suspended in and surrounded by the light.

This disorientation and spatial uncertainty continue when entering the area as white lighting removes the sense of depth and perspective.

"Light becomes matter and redefines space and time by eliminating the perceptual markers of the visitor, who is left between a mirage and reality, nature and artifice, fullness and emptiness, moment and duration," said a statement from the gallery.

Venturing far enough into the space, it is possible to get into a position facing away from the columns so the light completely fills the field of view.

The effect is created inside a reinforced fibreglass shell, which is coated in titanium dioxide paint and illuminated with LEDs.

The shell curves up gently from the floor to create two walls and a ceiling. Lighting is used to remove the shadows that would usually give away where the surfaces change direction.

The Illusion of Light exhibition was curated by Caroline Bourgeois and continues until 31 December.

Photography: Fulvio Orsenigo

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Tuesday, 2 - 09 - 2014

ted:

"And sometimes in class I might pause the intellectual-sounding flow to ask, ‘Yo! Why dese books neva be about my peoples?’ Yes, I have decided to treat all three of my languages as equals because I’m ‘articulate.’"

Jamila Lyiscott responds to the pseudo-compliment that she is “articulate” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English” from a recent TEDSalon in New York City.

(via smartgirlsattheparty)