18 9 / 2014

untappedcities:

Introducing Cards Against Urbanity: The Card Game for Horrible Places http://ift.tt/1sulC2I

Sign me up.

untappedcities:

Introducing Cards Against Urbanity: The Card Game for Horrible Places http://ift.tt/1sulC2I

Sign me up.

(via fuckyeahurbandesign)

18 9 / 2014

A distant Facebook friend had a birthday earlier this week. She wrote a long, beautiful status about how she was too filled with grief because a dear friend who was usually the one she celebrated birthdays with had died unexpectedly a few weeks ago.

Dozens and dozens of her Facebook friends wrote on her wall—some commenting directly on her grieving status—jubilant wishes for a happy birthday, lots of exclamation marks, no comment on what happened.

And it just feels like the perfect metaphor to me of how we go to social media looking for something. And how the something we actually get usually feels close enough to me but, wow, it really isn’t, is it?

17 9 / 2014

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

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07 9 / 2014

"For the longest time I thought that avoiding being vulnerable to people was strength. It’s not. It takes a lot more strength to make yourself vulnerable than it does to keep the walls up and stay protected."

04 9 / 2014

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

(via hellakaty)

04 9 / 2014

04 9 / 2014

03 9 / 2014

whippit-princess:

lasso:



Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994



was this when he was mayor

WHAT STOP.

whippit-princess:

lasso:

Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994

was this when he was mayor

WHAT STOP.

(via hellakaty)

03 9 / 2014

"These cities aren’t telling contractors what they want to buy. They’re laying out problems they want to fix."

02 9 / 2014

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

(via hellakaty)