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20 Apr 02:14

"I wasn’t lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to...

Daria Nifontova

#zaplakala



"I wasn’t lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to do. Don’t get me wrong— I did nicely. But I never found my passion."

19 Apr 19:02

blackberryvision: Brilliant. Skittles, 2014 by Josh Kline....







blackberryvision:

Brilliant. Skittles, 2014 by Josh Kline. Highline, MePa.

20 Apr 23:01

horreure: Sam Rollinson by Damon Baker for Centrefold, #10



horreure:

Sam Rollinson by Damon Baker for Centrefold, #10

15 Apr 11:48

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15 Apr 09:00

Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art

by Maria Popova
Daria Nifontova

офигенно

From Alice in Wonderland to Times Square, a delicate dance of the imagination.

When Zelda Sayre married legendary Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to become Zelda Fitzgerald, she was anointed “the first American flapper” and embarked on one of the most turbulent relationships in literary history. Though best-remembered as a writer and dancer, Zelda, unbeknownst to many, not only considered herself an artist but was also an exceptionally gifted one. Her paintings place her among history’s famous writers with little-known talents in the visual arts, including Tolkien’s drawings, Sylvia Plath’s sketches, William Faulkner’s Jazz Age illustrations, and Flannery O’Connor’s cartoons.

Zelda: An Illustrated Life: The Private World of Zelda Fitzgerald (public library) collects 140 illustrations and 80 of her paintings from the late 1930s and 1940s, lovingly compiled by her granddaughter, the Vermont-based writer, filmmaker and artist Eleanor Anne Lanahan. From her cityscapes of New York City and Paris to her psychedelic Biblical allegories to her delicate paper dolls she made for her daughter Scottie, the art paints an intricate picture of her psychoemotional world and reflects her passion for fairy tales, her irreverent dance with the absurd, and her enormous sensitivity to beauty — a visual reflection of the blend of intense intelligence and unapologetic mischievousness that made Zelda so alluring.

Puppeufee (The Circus)

Brooklyn Bridge

Times Square

Central Park

Washington Square

Marriage at Cana

Hansel and Gretel

Great Smokey Mountains

The Pantheon and Luxemburg gardens

Star of Bethlehem

A lady and a costume from The Louis XIV set (paper doll)

Ladies' costume from The Louis XIV set (paper doll)

A lady and a costume from The Louis XIV set (paper doll)

But as a lover of Alice in Wonderland art, I was especially thrilled to see Zelda’s paintings for the Carroll classic:

Lobster Quadrille

The Queen’s Croquet-Ground

Advice from a Caterpillar

Who Stole the Tarts

A Mad Tea Party

Zelda: An Illustrated Life is an absolute delight from cover to cover. Complement it with the art of Norah Borges.

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12 Apr 00:26

gillyskerbz: There is a light and it never goes out



gillyskerbz:

There is a light and it never goes out

11 Apr 12:31

venusaurphobia: "I saw weed for the first time today. And I saw a bowl! Apparently they’re not...

venusaurphobia:

"I saw weed for the first time today. And I saw a bowl! Apparently they’re not regularly sized bowls. They’re pretty small." - my coworker

09 Apr 00:28

suicideblonde: THIS IS WHY SHE IS OUR QUEEN

Daria Nifontova

принцесса













suicideblonde:

THIS IS WHY SHE IS OUR QUEEN

08 Apr 00:26

slimiest: a CEO walks into his office “any messages?” he asks his assistant “two anons want to know...

Daria Nifontova

Я КОГДА ВЫРАСТУ

slimiest:

a CEO walks into his office “any messages?” he asks his assistant
“two anons want to know who tom petty is and one just says ‘post your ballsack’”
“got it. check my dashboard”
“that skeleton gif you like is back again”
he rubs his chin pensively “mm. reblog that”

08 Apr 07:00

On the Street…..Fashion in Detail, Milan

by The Sartorialist

22314hug1779web

04 Apr 18:45

"It’s not unapproachability. It’s focus."



"It’s not unapproachability. It’s focus."

03 Apr 12:07

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02 Apr 20:37

arpeggia: Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010

Daria Nifontova

четвертый раз пересматриваю и будто на морько съездила, так хорошо


1:40 pm


3:42 pm


2:06 pm


8:28 am


9:24 am


10:01 am

arpeggia:

Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010

01 Apr 13:44

feedmyaddictionnow: kingofwesteros: Publicity done right in an...



feedmyaddictionnow:

kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

31 Mar 21:53

Photo

Daria Nifontova

это я иду забирать еду у курьера



30 Mar 12:28

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26 Mar 23:40

fuckingrapeculture: [Image description: Gold stars with the...





















fuckingrapeculture:

[Image description: Gold stars with the following supportive messages on them:
u took a shower today u r gr8

u put on pants yay u

u got outside today that’s so awesome

look at u eatin’ food

u took your meds u r a champ

u did housework u go glen coco u go

u r alive today. fuck yeah.

look at u and your healthy sleeping habits

u only cried like once today. that’s fab.

u asked for help that’s cool. u r cool.]

feigenbaumsworld
:

holyhotpantsbatman:

My therapist asked me to create something “motivating” so I made these.

lol.

These are awesome! Really. You hit everything on the “list” and in a humorous way which makes it more awesome. Everything from taking a shower to remembering your meds when your depressed is a major challenge. All these things are things I struggle with when I hit a depressive episode. I’m sure they seem silly and small to those without a mood disorder, but they’re huge accomplishments to those of us who are sufferers and we should acknowledge that.  tl;dr You rock, holyhotpantsbatman!

26 Mar 13:37

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25 Mar 18:14

meritones: Don’t let the media warp your perception of beauty....

Daria Nifontova

шок видео











meritones:

Don’t let the media warp your perception of beauty. Beauty is pizza. 

11 Mar 02:42

agentlewoman: First Kiss (creator asked 20 strangers to kiss...



agentlewoman:

First Kiss (creator asked 20 strangers to kiss for the first time)

24 Mar 13:48

spookyfiretruckingcupcake: George R.R. Martin on sex versus...









spookyfiretruckingcupcake:

George R.R. Martin on sex versus violence

 #this man is my hero #i love evil santa so much

i’m sorry but evil santa

20 Mar 19:33

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19 Mar 17:50

"What do you want to be when you grow up?""Something...

Daria Nifontova

это я((((((



"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"Something that’s sort of interesting, not too hard, and pays pretty well."

18 Mar 21:51

hybridthry: wearing all black today to mourn the death of my motivation

hybridthry:

wearing all black today to mourn the death of my motivation

18 Mar 09:00

Meanwhile: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Living Fabric of a City and Our Shared Human Longing to Be Understood

by Maria Popova

A tender reminder that however vast our differences, we are bonded by the yearning to feel seen for who we are.

I’ve written before that every city needs a love letter. Though Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in Its Own Words (public library) by illustrator extraordinaire and frequent Brain Pickings contributor Wendy MacNaughton — who gave us the wonderful Lost Cat, one of the best books of 2013 — may be “about” a city, in the sense that the raw inspiration was drawn from the streets of San Francisco, it is really about the city, any city — about community, about subcultures and belonging, about the complexities of gentrification, about what it means to have individual dignity and shared identity.

Like a modern-day Margaret Mead armed with ink and watercolor, not a critic or commentator but an observer and amplifier of voice, MacNaughton plunges into the living fabric of the city with equal parts curiosity and compassion, gentleness and generosity, wit and wisdom, and emerges with a dimensional portrait painted with honesty, humor, and humility.

Beneath the individual stories — of the bus driver, of the hipsters, of the old men in Chinatown, of the librarian, of the street preacher — lies a glimpse of our shared humanity, those most vulnerable and earnest parts of the human soul that we often overlook and dismiss as we reduce people to their demographic and psychographic variables, be those race or gender or socioeconomic status or subcultural identification. Embedded in these simple, moving stories is MacNaughton’s tender reminder that there is no greater gift we can give each other than the gift of understanding, of looking and really seeing, of peering beyond the persona and into the person with an awareness that however different our struggles and circumstances may be, we are inextricably bonded by the great human longing to be truly seen for who we are.

We meet the Mission Hipsters, who might as well be the Williamsburg Hipsters*, or the Insert-Any-City’s-Neighborhood-That-Has-Become-Synonymous-With-Hipsters Hipsters, an affectionate portrait of the cultural trope, down to “hand-knit dog sweater #62″:

And speaking of dogs, any dog-lover would relate to MacNaughton when she writes, “I don’t know any of the dog owners’ names, but I know all their dogs.’”

Many of the stories, which were originally created for MacNaughton’s column Meanwhile in The Rumpus, are also a meditation on the realities, often tragicomic realities, of modern life:

Others offer a lens on the invisible and often misunderstood threads that hold a community together, like the board games people play on the sidewalks of Chinatown, any Chinatown.

We’re reminded, too, of the heartening resurgence of maker culture in the digital age.

One of the most poignant stories is that of two intersections “a block away [yet] a universe away”: 5th and Mission streets on the one hand, a mecca for rapid gentrification and $6 soy lattes, and 6th and Mission on the other, a land of homelessness and produce scarcity. There are, MacNaughton writes, four types of people on 6th and Mission: residents of single-room occupancies, folks who sleep in a shelter and hang out on 6th street during the day, those who work on 6th street, and passers-by. On 5th and Mission, the four archetypes come from a different world: programmers, tourists, business people, and … Australians. (Among the book’s many gifts is MacNaughton’s penchant for infusing even the most uncomfortable of subjects with warm and amicable wit.)

Then there are the old-school Dolphin Club Swimmers, who plunge into the freezing waters of the Bay to swim alongside the dolphins as an eccentric yet immensely life-affirming antidote to the bystander quality of modern life.

But as a lover of libraries, I found the most heartwarming section to be the one about the San Francisco Public Library, where we meet Leah, “the first and only full-time social worker dedicated to a library, anywhere,” Charles, a formerly homeless man now employed at the library’s health and safety division, and the library’s colorful patrons, a microcosm of the city itself.

Mostly, however, Meanwhile is a gentle invitation to do as the title implies — pause and spend some time with those invisible, in-between moments that often slip unnoticed as we float in the trance of our big-plan-making lives. Because, after all, John Lennon was right when he sang that “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” in Double Fantasy. It is in those meanwhile-moments, captured in MacNaughton’s beautiful ink-and-watercolor illustrations, that the fantasy collapses and the dizzying vibrancy of reality springs to life.

Bonus joy: A number of the spreads from the book are available as prints.

Images courtesy of Wendy MacNaughton / Chronicle Books

* This illustration is the only one from the book not from the Rumpus series — it was originally created for a Bold Italic piece by Stuart Schuffman.

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Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right. Holstee

16 Mar 01:42

thebmancollective: Agent Cooper glicee prints are now available...



thebmancollective:

Agent Cooper glicee prints are now available on my shop. Order here.

Illustration by: Barry Lee

Acrylic on wood and digital collage

10X17

2013

16 Mar 09:56

jesuisperdu: josef hoflehner

11 Mar 14:42

fearofshadows: If anyone is bored on Youtube please search this...

Daria Nifontova

самые милые пупуси













fearofshadows:

If anyone is bored on Youtube please search this up. It’s 20 strangers sharing a kiss with someone and it is so awkward and adorable.

11 Mar 19:25

Kobe Wong Photo by Stefano Carloni

Daria Nifontova

it's givenchy!



Kobe Wong

Photo by Stefano Carloni

10 Mar 12:52

ryanvallejo: you gotta be jay z about life









ryanvallejo:

you gotta be jay z about life