May 6, 2014


We went to this burger place for lunch and the walls were papered with rolling stones covers and it just really becomes obvious when you see lots of magazine covers next to each other that men are treated as people and women are treated as objects.

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Dec 5, 2012
It is the artist’s task, through offering his best and most carefully prepared achievements, to educate the public, to ennoble it.
German opera superstar Lilli Lehmann, 1902. (via explore-blog)

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Sep 13, 2011
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
Audre Lorde (via lazyhawk)

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Jul 30, 2011
It comes down to this: only people can have ethics. Ethics, as in, doing the right thing for the community even though it might not benefit you or your company financially. Pointing to the numbers (or to the boss) is an easy refuge for someone who would like to duck the issue, but the fork in the road is really clear. You either do work you are proud of, or you work to make the maximum amount of money. (It would be nice if those overlapped every time, but they rarely do).

— Seth Godin

Also, is this too long for a tattoo? Because it comes as close to a personal credo as I’ve found so far.

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Apr 3, 2011
Snow (Taken with instagram)

Snow (Taken with instagram)

Jan 28, 2011

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Jan 26, 2011

Another classic line from Fight Club!


Another classic line from Fight Club!

Jan 25, 2011

How artists must dress


Roger White celebrates a third printing of an etiquette book with some key pointers:

The relationship between an artist’s work and attire should not take the form of a direct visual analogy. A stripe painter may not wear stripes. …. The artist’s sartorial choices are subject to the same hermeneutic operations as are his work. When dressing, an artist should imagine a five-paragraph review of his clothes—the attitudes and intentions they reveal, their topicality, their relationship to history, the extent to which they challenge or endorse, subvert or affirm dominant forms of fashion—written by a critic he detests.


Communicating an attitude of complete indifference to one’s personal appearance is only achievable through a process of self-reflexive critique bordering on the obsessive. Artists who are in reality oblivious to how they dress never achieve this effect.

Once that is under control, the artist can move on to proper introductions and “netiquette.”


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