Suno Spring 2015 NYFW

the courage it took to get out of bed each
to face the same things
over and over
— Charles Bukowski 
jolie-laide [jol-ee-led]
(idiom) Only the French would have such a way to describe beauty. A wonderful slang expression, it literally means “pretty and ugly” but describes the type of feminine beauty that is human, and not manufactured by plastic surgeons. It’s a kind of fascinating quirkiness implying charisma, a face you want to keep looking at, even if  you can’t decide whether it is beautiful or not. 


Site Situations Systems  |  Lauren Bordes

- The mixed-use highrise as a contemporary building solution must reconcile diversity and discontinuity within an enclosed, dense spatial environment. It requires a sensitive consideration of potential usage, in particular, a negotiation between public and private activities. This 300,000 square foot proposal features multiple lobbies, a primary performance space, a blackbox theatre, galleries, retail, office & administrative units, dormitories, many of which intersect one another; the dormitory commons open to a small theatre. The extensive gallery space surrounds the primary auditorium on all sides. A restaurant overlooks an informal student performance space. 


Kate Bogucharskaia for Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014 Advertising Campaign, ph. by Domenico Dolce

After all that we had we act like we had never met
— The XX (via bled)
Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.

T The New York Times Magazine


that emma watson speech is going to convert people

It’s strange. I felt less lonely when I didn’t know you.
— The Flies (Jean Paul Sartre)