red-lipstick:

Émile Bayard (1837-1891) - From Autour De La Lune (All Around The Moon), by Jules Verne, Paris (Hetzel), c. 1870

red-lipstick:

Émile Bayard (1837-1891) - From Autour De La Lune (All Around The Moon), by Jules Verne, Paris (Hetzel), c. 1870

After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family…of mannequins.

Over the course of 14 years and 10,000 miles of travel, she took her fake family everywhere and took all kinds of “family” pictures….

I loved the comment of Laura:

 She’s underlining the fact that for many people, a family seems to be little better than a trophy or badge to prove that someone has succeeded at fulfilling society’s expectations of them. How many families look great in photographs but are actually empty inside? The point is not to condemn family life, but to refuse to accept that a good life is simply one that looks good to other people.

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."

Nido Qubein (via observando)

jedavu:

STREET ART AGAINST CONSUMERISM

by  Los Angeles-based artist Plastic Jesus

fcuk-sex:

Lions pretend to be hurt by the bites of their young to encourage them.

fcuk-sex:

Lions pretend to be hurt by the bites of their young to encourage them.

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In this age of the quantified self, we measure how many hours we slept, steps we took, calories we burned. Yet we know nothing about ourselves. We spend more time checking-in to our stats than our souls. Our experience is mined for data but not depth. We have all these numbers to improve now, but no idea how to dial back the numbness.
Life doesn’t have to be a spreadsheet, yet our useless fascination goes on. We spend more time shopping, in considering the thread-count of our sheets before purchase, than we do soul-searching, that beautiful art of thinking about the quality and purpose of our lives.

We are addicted to the constant digital stream, often peering gape-mouthed into the sordid details of other people’s lives; in the process we have checked-out of reality, neglecting our own life so pregnant with potential and meaning.

If we are to measure and monitor and improve anything, let it be our presence and character, a mindfulness for who we are and how we are experiencing and relating with the world. Have I been true to myself? Have I lived vibrantly today? Have I loved openly today? Have I made a difference today? Let us check in to ourselves in these ways; for, in the end, these are the only measures that matter.

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Brendon Burchard (via wallflower-musings)
thuggnificense:

lil—puta:

actuallygrimes:

this is genius

and beautiful

thuggnificense:

lil—puta:

actuallygrimes:

this is genius

and beautiful