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Albert Einstein

tmagazine:

Illustration by Konstantin Kakanias
For many years, it felt like there was a choice before us: look grown-up and sexy or clomp around like a hearty German tourist. We all knew that flats were practical. But like pencil skirts and straightened hair, high heels denoted polish.
Looking over the fall fashion spreads of designer orthopedic sandals and neon-hued sneakers, I suspect that girls today probably don’t feel the need to wear heels to transform themselves into grown-up women the way I did. Whereas heels were once integral to power dressing, flats now connote a liberation from that stereotype. As clothes have become more gender-neutral, the need to announce our femininity with a percussive soundtrack has vanished.
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tmagazine:

Illustration by Konstantin Kakanias

For many years, it felt like there was a choice before us: look grown-up and sexy or clomp around like a hearty German tourist. We all knew that flats were practical. But like pencil skirts and straightened hair, high heels denoted polish.

Looking over the fall fashion spreads of designer orthopedic sandals and neon-hued sneakers, I suspect that girls today probably don’t feel the need to wear heels to transform themselves into grown-up women the way I did. Whereas heels were once integral to power dressing, flats now connote a liberation from that stereotype. As clothes have become more gender-neutral, the need to announce our femininity with a percussive soundtrack has vanished.

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— 4 days ago with 448 notes
newmuseum:

Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old. Next time, try Somebody! This new messaging service by Miranda July launches today, and we’re a hot spot.

newmuseum:

Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old. Next time, try Somebody! This new messaging service by Miranda July launches today, and we’re a hot spot.

— 4 days ago with 171 notes
Sun setting on an amazing 2 days of #MAD4!  (at MAD4)

Sun setting on an amazing 2 days of #MAD4! (at MAD4)

— 1 week ago
#mad4 
Epic lunch today, and check out this studly bearded man who served us ants. (at noma)

Epic lunch today, and check out this studly bearded man who served us ants. (at noma)

— 2 weeks ago
Happy National Relaxation Day, everyone! #realholiday #nofilter #traveldeeper  (at Pirate Beach Perast)

Happy National Relaxation Day, everyone! #realholiday #nofilter #traveldeeper (at Pirate Beach Perast)

— 2 weeks ago
#traveldeeper  #nofilter  #realholiday 
Sunday in Copenhagen. 🏊 (at Christianshavn)

Sunday in Copenhagen. 🏊 (at Christianshavn)

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note

literaryjukebox:

THE SUMMER DAY

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean—

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver in New and Selected Poems

Song: “The Origin of Love” by Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Broadway Cast Recording)

— 1 month ago with 106 notes
Urban explorers  (at Brooklyn Grange Farm)

Urban explorers (at Brooklyn Grange Farm)

— 1 month ago
Feliz Cumpleaños, Frida! #soulsister (at La Casa Azul)

Feliz Cumpleaños, Frida! #soulsister (at La Casa Azul)

— 1 month ago
#soulsister 
James Franco and Patti Smith reading Walt Whitman. Rowdy crowd for a poetry reading. #rockaway! (at Fort Tilden Beach)

James Franco and Patti Smith reading Walt Whitman. Rowdy crowd for a poetry reading. #rockaway! (at Fort Tilden Beach)

— 2 months ago
#rockaway 
creativemornings:

creativemornings:

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." —Maya Angelou
Read more on Maya Angelou over on The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova. The Reconstructionists is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women—beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes—who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.
Find out more about the project here. →

RIP Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928—May 28, 2014

creativemornings:

creativemornings:

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
—Maya Angelou

Read more on Maya Angelou over on The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova. The Reconstructionists is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women—beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes—who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.

Find out more about the project here.

RIP Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928—May 28, 2014

— 2 months ago with 604 notes
Karoshi vs. Arbejdsglæde →

I am fascinated by languages, and particularly words that cannot be easily or directly translated from their native tongue.  (Is there a word to describe these words?! Some language should look into that.)

Like, sobremesa, in Spanish, which is the act of sitting around and talking once one as finished a meal.  Or hygge, in Danish, which essentially means to be cozy when its cold outside.

In an effort to learn a few other Danish words, I came across arbejdsglæde, which more or less means gladness at work.  Shocking that English hasn’t come up with a word like this. 

Japanese, however, has karoshi which basically means death by overwork.

This happiness at work blog, not suprisingly written by a Dane, talks a little bit more about arbejdsglæde.

Say that three times fast.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
explore-blog:

Picasso on Matisse and how creativity works:

Matisse does a drawing, then he recopies it. He recopies it five times, ten times, each time with cleaner lines. He is persuaded that the last one, the most spare, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and yet, usually it’s the first. When it comes to drawing, nothing is better than the first sketch.

Above, MoMA curators used X-ray technology to reveal the many iterations behind Henri Matisse’s painting ‘Bathers by a River,’ on which the painter worked for eight years between 1909 and 1917.
More here.

explore-blog:

Picasso on Matisse and how creativity works:

Matisse does a drawing, then he recopies it. He recopies it five times, ten times, each time with cleaner lines. He is persuaded that the last one, the most spare, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and yet, usually it’s the first. When it comes to drawing, nothing is better than the first sketch.

Above, MoMA curators used X-ray technology to reveal the many iterations behind Henri Matisse’s painting ‘Bathers by a River,’ on which the painter worked for eight years between 1909 and 1917.

More here.

(Source: explore-blog)

— 2 months ago with 882 notes

luckypeach:

A NEW LINE OF HURTFUL DIET BOOKS, INSPIRED BY OUR ALL YOU CAN EAT ISSUE. I had posted about one before, but figured it was time to share the rest.

#cookingforone

— 2 months ago with 242 notes
"“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’” Jack Keroac, On The Road."
— 2 months ago