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“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.”

- Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

This seems like a good quote to keep in mind when one part of a population is (still, and has been for hundreds of years) waging war against another. Just how sane is racism, do we think?

credits: Judith Slaying Holofernes, by Artemisia Gentileschi; illustration from Discordia, by Molly Crabapple (book by Laurie Penny as well); AP Photo - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen.

— 4 days ago with 4 notes
#artemisia gentileschi  #molly crabapple  #laurie penny  #ferguson  #michael brown  #robert cohen  #photography  #art  #painting  #politics  #Kurt Vonnegut  #breakfast of champions 
Net Neutrality is an endangered concept - and today’s is the day to get angry and do something.
If you don’t know what Net Neutrality is or why it’s your problem, watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver take it apart. Hilarious, on-point, very informative.
This is everybody’s problem - not just because America is still so central to so many parts of the internet, but because if they succeed in destroying Net Neutrality for the sake of higher corporate profits…well. Just think about what your country is going to do
Do you trust your government not to jump right on the band-waggon?
I sure as hell don’t.

So here’s what you can do. If you’re an American, show your disdain by writing to the FCC.
If you’re not, you still have plenty of time to participate in the Internet Slowdown.
It will take you 5 minutes and, hopefully, it will keep our internet the relatively-even playing-field and haven of innovation, activism and art that we all live in and wonder at, at least for a little while longer - which makes the effort totally worth your time.

Net Neutrality is an endangered concept - and today’s is the day to get angry and do something.

If you don’t know what Net Neutrality is or why it’s your problem, watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver take it apart. Hilarious, on-point, very informative.

This is everybody’s problem - not just because America is still so central to so many parts of the internet, but because if they succeed in destroying Net Neutrality for the sake of higher corporate profits…well. Just think about what your country is going to do

Do you trust your government not to jump right on the band-waggon?

I sure as hell don’t.

So here’s what you can do. If you’re an American, show your disdain by writing to the FCC.

If you’re not, you still have plenty of time to participate in the Internet Slowdown.

It will take you 5 minutes and, hopefully, it will keep our internet the relatively-even playing-field and haven of innovation, activism and art that we all live in and wonder at, at least for a little while longer - which makes the effort totally worth your time.

— 1 week ago
#net neutrality  #fuck heroes fight now  #a break from your regularly scheduled programming 

credits: chloe sivigny by tim barber; head in the clouds; all i have for that last one is ‘put on your boots, let’s go,’ but i suspect that’s wishful thinking (on my part) rather than an actual title.

— 1 week ago
#travel  #chloe sivigny  #photography  #'real' lives  #imaginary things  #woods  #hillsides  #records 

red (obviously).

i love red - have i mentioned that recently? surprise! still true.

credits: Armani Privé fall - winter 2014-15 backstage; carousel of unknown provenance; Fantastic Fungi, The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms, photographed by Steve Axford.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#fungi  #armani privé  #fashion  #photography  #circus  #art 

i think that in the houses around this lake, in the winter, in the woods that run right up the feet of the mountains, when there’s nothing to do but play dress-ups or write or read great Russians, this is what it looks like.

clear, white light; heavy, dark wood; quilts like your littlest grandmother keeps in her linen closet, and the kind of clothes her grandmother kept in the attic.

i want space, and cold, and greenery. i want forests, and rain, and vast, still stretches of water.

credits: Darya Kurovska in Chanel by Paolo Roversi; Denise Grünstein; lake and mountain.

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
#chanel  #fashion  #photography  #paolo roversi  #denise grunstein  #darya kurovska  #landscape  #wide world  #beautiful clothes 

when i’ve time again, i shall visit the gallery. i may wear a collar shirt and tails. seems like the thing to do.

credits: a detail from Il Consiglio alla Vendetta by Francesco Paolo Hayez, 1851; collars under glass; robert klippel sketch.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#francesco paolo hayez  #robert klippel  #sartorial components  #work sketch  #art  #painting  #photography 

patterns, soft colours, old things faded at the edges. yellowed paper, moth-holed silk, white attic-dust, pressed wallpaper.

etc., etc.

credits: unknown; unknown; mise-en-carte (or draft), by Jean Revel, france, 1733, gouache on paper (Musée des Tissus, Lyon).

— 1 month ago
#photography  #fashion  #tattoos  #jean revel  #musee des tissus  #art  #wallpaper 

strange things and unlikely hybrids; we are all mad, here, etc., etc.

credits: Chloe Sivigny; Elisabeth Lecourt; Françoise Laskar.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#chloe sivigny  #elisabeth lecourt  #françoise laskar  #photography  #art  #digital manipulation  #sculpture 

what i like about all these photographs (or, rather, their subjects) are the awkward angles and complex greys. they all have pointy bits in unexpected places, and though the colour palette seems cohesive, accents like the warm browns and just the slightest touch of pink in the paint on the houses, or that purple flower in the girl’s headdress - and even the inky black feet of Giacometti’s marquettes - add subtle richness and depth.

credits: Hallstatt, Austria; Adrien & Valeriia Nicolas Guerin, in FIASCO Magazine annual issue 2011; city square, by Alberto Giacometti .

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#hallstatt  #FIASCO magazine  #alberto giacometti  #sculpture  #art  #fashion  #photography 

i just like the colours, really. not terribly mysterious.

credits: all unknown, though apparently the mountain is called Baula Mountain.

— 2 months ago
#colour  #photography