truth in art
creativemornings:

hazel:

An ode to the wonderful Debbie Millman and this quote from her recent interview with The Great Discontent. If you’re not tuned into her podcast, you’re missing out.

On a side note, I don’t make enough gifs! Will rectify this ASAP.



Debbie Millman. Watch her CreativeMornings talk on ten things she wish she knew when she graduated college here. →

creativemornings:

hazel:

An ode to the wonderful Debbie Millman and this quote from her recent interview with The Great Discontent. If you’re not tuned into her podcast, you’re missing out.

On a side note, I don’t make enough gifs! Will rectify this ASAP.

Debbie Millman. Watch her CreativeMornings talk on ten things she wish she knew when she graduated college here. →

The Borowitz Report: President’s Announcement of Health-Care Numbers Angers Opponents of Math

newyorker:

“Representative Michele Bachmann, a leading member of the anti-math caucus, told reporters, ‘Throughout the debate on Obamacare, there has been a tacit agreement to leave math out of it. Today, President Obama broke that agreement.’”

Read more: http://nyr.kr/1fsTpqC

Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

shortformblog:

Dogs occupy that in-between place where opposites no longer hold, what Serpell calls “the no-man’s land between the human and non-human worlds.” They straddle the contradictions—body and spirit, persons and property, domestic and feral—so dear to us in our grid of value and insignificance. They threaten the categories and hierarchies that uphold our civilization and justify its worst excesses. Humans cannot stand much ambiguity. Perhaps that is why dogs are loved and loathed, coddled and killed.

Interesting insight on the recent and ongoing discussions on what dogs are and how they mean to us as humans. I’m also sending a shoutout to the Boston Review. Just got their subscription and am loving it. 

npr:

Photos courtesy of Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent

"The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats"

Architects Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja.They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material. 

npr:

Photos courtesy of Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent

"The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats"

Architects Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja.They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material. 

creativemornings:

Hold up your head! A great reminder via this lettered print by Lisa Congdon, past CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco speaker.

creativemornings:

Hold up your head! A great reminder via this lettered print by Lisa Congdon, past CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco speaker.

Transgressive comedy, especially when it’s coming out of the mouth of a character espousing what the writers and the performer despise, is so dependent not just on context but on delivery—which are two things that Twitter strips from it.
Comedian Harry Shearer • Discussing comedy’s poor translation from screen to tweet, in the context of the whole Colbert thing. Another relevant point Shearer told The Daily Beast: “[Satire] is a very blunt weapon. You don’t use it against normal people. You aim it at the people with the guns.” (via shortformblog)
explore-blog:

A hand-lettered list of advice on breaking through your creative block from artist and writer Debbie Millman.

explore-blog:

A hand-lettered list of advice on breaking through your creative block from artist and writer Debbie Millman.

thefathersjoie:

essentiallyenglish:

tempeh-princess:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles. 

You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website

don’t read the youtube comments on this.

Okay this seriously needs to get promoted because it came on the radio this morning and my mum went on a huge rant about how ridiculous it was and that nobody ever worries about being ‘bossy’.  I countered this with “What sounds more negative, bossy or a good leader” and she froze.  She still refuses to admit there’s a difference in language used to describe girls and boys.

#my youth