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from picasso’s blue period

I’m as far as it gets from being a fan of Picasso, but I do like some of his Blue Period paintings.

(Source: thedarlingchild, via jeffmangos)

rudcef:

As I getting older, I could deceive more easily on expression.
I wonder how people remember my face like.

mikellis:

Here’s a funky illustration of my friend Nolan's apartment. 

I dig it!

dtnart:

Camouflage, 2014.

thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.

(via spookyhouse)

88floors:

Joseph Begley lights up rooms in a cheeky way with ‘Slap It’

A quick pinch or squeeze of the ‘slap it’ lamp by London-based designer Joseph Begley brightens up rooms with its warm glow. made from realistic feeling silicone, the cheeky light responds to pressure sensors when it is touched, directly turning it on or off.

Can I just have ten of these, for each room in my house?

mfjr:

Taki Bluesinger, Raw Egg Costume (feat. Carole Itter), 1974

(via jeffmangos)

teerwayde:

Dress by Heart of Haute

Photography - Katherine Davis 

Model - Myself, Teer Wayde 

(via curveappeal)

From Bilder vom Menschen, 1931, Das Geruchs-Organ von Mensch und Hund

"Morella" by Harry Clarke (1919-1923), for a collected edition of Poe’s work, entitled Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1923)

Claire Pettibone Still Life Collection - Raven Gown

(Source: katiemarieweddings, via upbythebootstraps)

Chris Ware's Mural for 826 Valencia, on Google Streetview.

harveyjames:

Chris Ware designed this striking mural for 826 Valencia, the writing centre Dave Eggers founded in San Francisco. Like a lot of Ware’s work, it seems off-puttingly complex at first but more than meets you halfway once you put the work in to reading it. As Daniel Raeburn wrote, “the mural is a diagram of the ways in which our need for food, sex and shelter drives civilisation and the development of thought, speech and writing.” 

Everything in the diagram happens under the glare of the sun, top center. The rays of the sun in the diagram are drawn around the open pediment in the top of the building- a hole in the building’s facade that the real sun might shine through.

Anyway, I’m writing to point out that when the Google Streetview Car drove past 826 Valencia, the sun was in almost the exact right position for this diagram to be complete. Take a look for yourself! Whether this is by accident or design I don’t know, but it’s a fitting tribute to the building nonetheless. 

That looks like a really intense mural and I had no idea it even existed! I’ll have to check it out sometime. Also thanks to harveyjames' post, I got to find out about 826 Valencia:

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen With Their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire students to write Their. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen With One-on-One with attention and That strong writing skills are essential to future success.

Our main goals are to close the academic achievement gap for under-served youth in the Bay Area, Provide the Necessary tools and resources for success in school and beyond, caring adults to connect young people in need of individualized support, and make the path to college career and less of a leap. With this in mind, we offer a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area. Our project-based approach Allows students ownership over the writing process and Strengthens Their Ability to Express Themselves in Their Own Clearly and voice.

By making writing fun, by demystifying the process, and by creating gorgeous books, magazines, newspapers and Their Work That honor, we can inspire young people to gain critical skills and write with confidence”

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This comes at a pretty good time. I’ve been toying with the idea of volunteering somewhere since work has been at a lull and I find myself with way too much time during the days. I just applied to be a volunteer and am waiting eagerly to hear back.

To my Bay Area friends, join up! :)