Remembering Hollywood legend, Lauren Bacall, with the ten things she taught us. See more HERE.
did anyone else nerd it out a bit when the dalek was saying “resistance is futile??” because I squealed a lil bit personally
Also I really need to have a very heartfelt conversation soon with someone about my love for Clara Oswald like help me lord
Yumi Lambert by Kenneth Willardt for Vogue China June 2014
Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.
Proponents of gentrification will vouch for its benevolence by noting it “cleaned up the neighbourhood”. This is often code for a literal white-washing. The problems that existed in the neighbourhood - poverty, lack of opportunity, struggling populations denied city services - did not go away. They were simply priced out to a new location.
That new location is often an impoverished suburb, which lacks the glamour to make it the object of future renewal efforts. There is no history to attract preservationists because there is nothing in poor suburbs viewed as worth preserving, including the futures of the people forced to live in them. This is blight without beauty, ruin without romance: payday loan stores, dollar stores, unassuming homes and unpaid bills. In the suburbs, poverty looks banal and is overlooked.
In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is “cleaned up” through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.
Sarah Kendzior - The peril of hipster economics (x)
Towards A Theory Of Impressionist And Expressionist Spectatorship (2002)
two-channel video installation
Carlo Dolci, Salome and the Head of St John the Baptist (detail)
Today was lovely
I really want to go shopping but instead I paid some of next months rent early because I am a mature responsible adult which would be great except I actually need to buy stuff
"For Your Pleasure" photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for The Face 1994
Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.