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Josh Rachford



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forehsts: -breathe- By mrdanielhan

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:04:51 -0700

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forehsts:

-breathe-

By mrdanielhan




stupid trump

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:10:48 -0700

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stupid trump




"The purpose of being a serious writer is not to express oneself, and it is not to make something..."

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 16:01:44 -0700

“The purpose of being a serious writer is not to express oneself, and it is not to make something beautiful, though one might do those things anyway. Those things are beside the point. The purpose of being a serious writer is to keep people from despair. If you keep that in mind always, the wish to make something beautiful or smart looks slight and vain in comparison. If people read your work and, as a result, choose life, then you are doing your job.”

- Sarah Manguso (via austinkleon)



signalrun: midnightruin: diananock: thebeautyofperception: A...

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:22:43 -0700

signalrun: midnightruin: diananock: thebeautyofperception: Aw, yeah, that’s the good shit. I love abandoned ruins so much the world taken back by nature is my aesthetic [...]



femmequeens: Gucci Fall/Winter 2017 “Gucci and Beyond” by...

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:00:19 -0700

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femmequeens:

Gucci Fall/Winter 2017

“Gucci and Beyond” by Alessandro Michele film and photos by Glen Luchford



Saalbach, Austria. I don’t know how to ski.

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:30:25 -0700

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Saalbach, Austria. I don’t know how to ski.




austinkleon: “Study art” signs by John Waters, 2017 Venice...

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:35:43 -0700

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austinkleon:

“Study art” signs by John Waters, 2017 Venice Biennale

The signs are parodies of a real sign Waters saw in Baltimore:

“Many years ago, there was a real sign for a real art school in Baltimore on St. Paul Street below 25th Street. It said, ‘Study Art for profit or hobby,’ which is about the most politically incorrect thing you can say if you’re an artist. I loved the sign and was astounded by it. It was completely unironic, and I decided to parody it.”

Here’s the original: 

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Filed under: John Waters, signs




A Porta-potty in an Amsterdam canal. Life is beautiful. 

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:28:33 -0700

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A Porta-potty in an Amsterdam canal. Life is beautiful. 




Vondelpark.

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:27:55 -0700

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Vondelpark.




nobrashfestivity: Georgia O’Keeffe in Santa fe, by Tony Voccaro...

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:40:13 -0700

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nobrashfestivity:

Georgia O’Keeffe in Santa fe, by Tony Voccaro and Pelvis Series, Red with Yellow, 1945




Get this sweatshirt and 100% of the proceeds will go to Women in...

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:25:27 -0700

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Get this sweatshirt and 100% of the proceeds will go to Women in Comedy, a non-profit providing resources to women seeking careers in comedy.




"I will end… with a little scene that took place in the last months of peace. They were the most..."

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0700

“I will end… with a little scene that took place in the last months of peace. They were the most terrible months of my life, for, helplessly and hopelessly, one watched the inevitable approach of war. One of the most horrible things at that time was to listen on the wireless to the speeches of Hitler—the savage and insane ravings of a vindictive underdog who suddenly saw himself to be all-powerful. We were in Rodmell during the late summer of 1939, and I used to listen to those ranting, raving speeches. One afternoon I was planting in the orchard under an apple-tree iris reticulata, those lovely violet flowers… Suddenly I heard Virginia’s voice calling to me from the sitting room window: “Hitler is making a speech.” I shouted back, “I shan’t come. I’m planting iris and they will be flowering long after he is dead.” Last March, twenty-one years after Hitler committed suicide in the bunker, a few of those violet flowers still flowered under the apple-tree in the orchard.”

- Leonard Woolf, Downhill All The Way: An Autobiography of the Years 1919-1939 (via austinkleon)






A “Jan Steen” House

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:06:37 -0800

I’ve been living in the Netherlands now for about six months, and one of my favorite things I recently learned is about the Dutch Golden Age painter Jan Steen. Here is an example of one of his works. His works largely portray rowdy-yet-cozy home life scenes and a “Jan Steen household” is a home which exemplifies both vibrance and mess, comfort and energy. I even have the privilege of knowing a Dutch family or two who I’d say have a Jan Steen household: children and pets running around, neighbors popping in to say hi, and hosts who are quick to offer a coffee, beer, wine, or tea.

To me, it’s also a reminder that the most modest, yet warm, loving home is preferable to the finest lifeless house.




kellybergin:Unstuck. #ninelivesbitches (at Allenhurst Beach...

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:00:32 -0800

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kellybergin:

Unstuck. #ninelivesbitches (at Allenhurst Beach Club)




The Happy Fiddler

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 21:27:20 -0700

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The Happy Fiddler




kateheffernan: A made up place #copenhagen (at Botanisk Have,...

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:23:54 -0700

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kateheffernan:

A made up place #copenhagen (at Botanisk Have, SNM)




archatlas: The Dismal Fortunes of Old Bank Buildings “The...

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:56:51 -0700

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archatlas:

The Dismal Fortunes of Old Bank Buildings

“The People’s Trust” is a series of photographs that document financial institutions across America, from the remains of grand, re-purposed 20th and 19th century structures to modernist glass structures to the financial institutions of today.

In the words of the artist Michael Vahrenwald:

I am drawn to former bank buildings because of what they tell about our culture, past and of the present— a lot of it is simply being struck by a time when money was more local, banks spread out & anchoring individual communities, thousands of solid stone structures in the place of a handful of glass skyscrapers downtowns across the globe. As I began photographing I couldn’t help but register the headstrong optimism in these buildings, the grandiose way in which they were fortresses built to last— all that in contradistinction to what they’re used for now. It fascinates me, that in their current state, these structures still project so much of their former authority. The project’s not about what I like or don’t like, but about the how odd these building are today in a world where the aesthetics (as well as the simple facts) of power, wealth, & class have all fundamentally changed.

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This gardening center is legit (at Merrifield Garden Center)

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:17:46 -0700

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This gardening center is legit (at Merrifield Garden Center)




I heard it takes 6 months to paint it and I’m not gonna...

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 17:15:40 -0700

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I heard it takes 6 months to paint it and I’m not gonna fact check that.
#nofilter (at Golden Gate Bridge)