“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all"
things i told the internet, but didn’t tell my mom 35mm film scans some pictures about my backwards concept of privacy.
i. it’s getting bad again ii. this week i am struggling with self doubt and the transition from iced coffee to hot coffee iii. i want to puke and sleep for six days iv. i still can’t sit on your couch without shaking v. i need other people to validate that i am important because i can’t do it for myself vi. no one else has ever told me that i am desirable with the lights on
Ariana Page Russell is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Russell has dermatographia, a condition in which her skin is hypersensitive, causing painless, temporary welts that emerge when lightly stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. Russell exploits her condition in her artwork by creating patterns on different parts of her body and photographing them as the skin becomes irritated and swells.
One Direction has splashed out $27,000 for seven nights stay. The palatial LA pad is going to be home to the boys for the last week of their North America tour, according to reports. The enormous mansion is shaped like the front half of a ship and boasts breathtaking views across the city and a huge 46ft swimming pool at the front. The home has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and an office. It sits on six levels and 11,000 square feet including the pool, two spas, a fire pit, a theater, a gym, a nightclub, a wine cellar, two kitchens, and parking for eight.
"Hardly anything is open 24h in Rome: a few bars, a few stores, self service gas stations and flower kiosks, a lot of flower kiosks. You can find them everywhere in the city and they never close. They never close. Their presence has always fascinated me, they seem like sentinels in the quiet roman night, small lighthouses populated by half-asleep immigrant workers. The photos were taken while wondering through the city in search of these islands of light and flowers."
Happy 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act! (sort of). Here are some sobering visuals: For every dollar earned by a white man in America, a white woman earns, on average, 77 cents, a black woman earns 69 cents, and a Latina woman earns 57 cents (by the lovely Emily Nemens)
The idea came from the fact that US markets toss out 15 billion dollars worth of fruits and vegetables each year just because they are bruised or discolored. But they are still fresh and edible. I felt there was an opportunity to stop the waste, so Ugly Fruit was born. Ugly Fruit is a stand that makes juice, jams, and dried fruits out of unattractive produce donated from our neighborhood grocery stores. Ugly fruit, pretty yummy!
the architectural league of new york has partnered with pen world voices festival to bring the little free library to downtown. stereotank,founded by venezuelan architects marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente, designed the installation at st. patrick’s old cathedral school in nolita. the concept creates an ‘inhabitable’ environment, where users can immerse themselves into the space, taking the time to browse through books and borrow or exchange them. the structure is built out of an inversed plastic tank and a wooden frame. perforations around the volume allows visitors to peek inside and preview the interior configuration, which can be accessed by ducking under the yellow structure.