18 8 / 2014

pop-culture-mulcher:

A deep and profound truth.

pop-culture-mulcher:

A deep and profound truth.

18 8 / 2014

"Some time in the 1480s (experts tend to agree with 1483/84, at which point he was approximately 32-years-old) Leonardo da Vinci applied for a job at the court of Ludovico Sforza, the then de facto ruler of Milan. He did so by way of the following application letter — essentially a fascinating CV which, in an effort to appeal to Sforza’s needs at the time, is dominated by his undeniably impressive military engineering skills and doesn’t even hint at his artistic genius until the end."

Letters of Note: The Skills of Leonardo da Vinci
“Also I can execute sculpture in marble, bronze and clay. Likewise in painting, I can do everything possible as well as any other.”
Leo da Vinci: “Pretty much as good at painting as anyone else.”

18 8 / 2014

"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art."

Junot Díaz (via kamara)

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17 8 / 2014

16 8 / 2014

(via The End of Willets Point - NYTimes.com)
I had sort of a crazy adventure in Willets Point when I was in NYC last, so my friends have been telling me about its redevelopment. Unfortunately, looks pretty ill-conceived.

(via The End of Willets Point - NYTimes.com)
I had sort of a crazy adventure in Willets Point when I was in NYC last, so my friends have been telling me about its redevelopment. Unfortunately, looks pretty ill-conceived.

16 8 / 2014

Nina Simone performing “Mississippi Goddam” in Holland 1965.
“Lord have mercy on this land of mine. We all gonna get it in due time.”

(Source: youtube.com)

16 8 / 2014

"[Lorraine Hansberry and I] never talked about men or clothes,” Simone wrote in her memoir, decades later. “It was always Marx, Lenin and revolution—real girls’ talk."

14 8 / 2014

whileyouweresleeping:

I’ve been intrigued by pregnancy since adolescence. There were recurrent dreams of being pregnant and giving birth (once in the middle of a huge football stadium filled with spectators). In class, I doodled pregnant bodies, nude or clad in flowing dresses, the better to emphasise the breasts, hips…

I know you are already writing a thousand other important things but, man, would it be great to read a mommy blog by you. Thanks for sharing!

13 8 / 2014

aperplexingpuzzle:

merisea:

How Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s-40s [x]

um nEVER MIND I’LL JUST BE UGLY THANKS

(via trudymade)

12 8 / 2014

theimportanceofbeingrachel:

weeeee

Hi Lily. This is just for you.

theimportanceofbeingrachel:

weeeee

Hi Lily. This is just for you.

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