there’s something morally wrong with having a swimsuit or a dress that costs the same as a cappuccino. —
suzy menkes makes a good argument for splurgehounds. (via sarazucker)
This is interesting & I agree. We expect things to be cheap because there have been so many cheap garments available. That cheapness comes with a price on the other end and usually it’s a morally dangerous price (see the repercussions in Bangladesh). I don’t make much money but I think I’d rather have fewer things in order to have things that I can feel better about.
Of course, it takes more research, more buying used, more going without. It makes life more difficult. But the easy choice for me probably makes someone else’s life more difficult, and they don’t have the choice.
So basically, think before you shop.
(Source: fashionista.com, via sarazucker)
Excellent cabinetry by RichardWoodsStudio (via stylesight).
apartment inspiration: want.
I think this will make good writin’ music…
If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other. — ladyatheist (via ellesugars)
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Good cover songs are about necessity — something about the source material that needed to be revisited, revised, redone or otherwise rescued from the original production. You don’t have to improve on it, exactly, but if the original is perfect the way it is, then there’s not a whole lot of sense in either reinventing it or re-creating it note for note. —
NPR’s Stephen Thompson on how to build the perfect cover song and why he desperately wants The New Pornographers to cover Enrique Iglesias’ “Escape” (via nprmusic)
Expanding to theatre, it’s a “why this play, why now, why here” for revivals. If you just go through the motions of mounting the play, it’ll be a boring production. “Three dimensional literary criticism” as Simon Russell Beale has been quoted as saying.
Most important questions: Why this? Why now? Why here?
Dali would not be a Vampire Weekend fan. I can tell you that.
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It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs. — ~Vaclav Havel (via voguepoet)
apartment inspiration: pretty pottery & pillows. Also, cake, my apartment will have cake.
Sammy Davis Jr eats spaghetti in the dressing room for Golden Boy.
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
― Anaïs Nin —
(Source: quietobservation, via coquette-journal)
Isabelle Delle (via nevver)
my heart needs your breath.
Attention is what creates value. Artworks are made as well by how people interact with them — and therefore by what quality of interaction they can inspire. So how do we assess an artist who we suspect is dreadful but who manages to inspire the right storm of attention, and whose audience seems to swoon in the appropriate way? We say, ‘Well done.’
The question is: ‘Is the act of getting attention a sufficient act for an artist? Or is that in fact the job description?’
Perhaps the art of the future will be indistinguishable. —
Music legend Brian Eno, born on May 15, 1948, considers the essence and currencies of art. (via explore-blog)
Agreed, art isn’t just about the quality of the work but about the interaction of the work with the audience. This is why I do the job I do working with audiences and deepening their experiences with the art.
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