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19 Sep 14 at 1 pm

oupacademic:

Oxford Essential Quotations is a freely accessible and easily searchable online collection of quotations based on the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and Oxford Quotations by Subject.

oupacademic:

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19 Sep 14 at 12 pm

humansofnewyork:

Had a 24 hour stopover in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I visited the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. The temple is popular with tourists, and the resident priests have become experts at ‘casually’ positioning themselves in oh-so-photographical arrangements. They then collect donations in exchange for ‘authentic’ photographs. Motives aside, they do a beautiful job, and the scenes they create seem worthy of a Hollywood art director. 

(Kathmandu, Nepal)

humansofnewyork:

Had a 24 hour stopover in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I visited the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. The temple is popular with tourists, and the resident priests have become experts at ‘casually’ positioning themselves in oh-so-photographical arrangements. They then collect donations in exchange for ‘authentic’ photographs. Motives aside, they do a beautiful job, and the scenes they create seem worthy of a Hollywood art director. 
(Kathmandu, Nepal)
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19 Sep 14 at 12 pm

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Kathmandu, Nepal.

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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18 Sep 14 at 9 pm

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

(via elysiuumm)

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18 Sep 14 at 8 pm

Félix González-Torres, “Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)”, 1991

The artist created a series of conceptual portraits of his lover, Ross Laycock.  Ross contracted AIDS in the 1980’s and died years later from AIDS-related illness.  This is my favorite; a reflection on both the wonderful personality and slow death of his partner.  

In practice, this takes the form of a 175-pound pile of individually wrapped pieces of candy.  When Ross was diagnosed with HIV, his doctor placed his ideal weight at 175 pounds, so this pile of candy is meant to symbolize his sweet personality and his weight.  Visitors to the gallery/museum are invited to each take and eat a piece of candy from the pile, taking a piece of Ross with them.  The candy pile therefore slowly dwindles, reflecting Ross’ weight loss and eventual death.  

However, González-Torres has also said that each pile should ideally be continually replenished, creating symbolic immortality for his beloved partner.  

(Source: andrewfishman, via durianseeds)


Félix González-Torres, “Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)”, 1991
The artist created a series of conceptual portraits of his lover, Ross Laycock.  Ross contracted AIDS in the 1980’s and died years later from AIDS-related illness.  This is my favorite; a reflection on both the wonderful personality and slow death of his partner.  
In practice, this takes the form of a 175-pound pile of individually wrapped pieces of candy.  When Ross was diagnosed with HIV, his doctor placed his ideal weight at 175 pounds, so this pile of candy is meant to symbolize his sweet personality and his weight.  Visitors to the gallery/museum are invited to each take and eat a piece of candy from the pile, taking a piece of Ross with them.  The candy pile therefore slowly dwindles, reflecting Ross’ weight loss and eventual death.  
However, González-Torres has also said that each pile should ideally be continually replenished, creating symbolic immortality for his beloved partner.  
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18 Sep 14 at 1 pm

oupacademic:

From our colleagues at OUP Southern Africa (via Oxford SA Blog | Commonly Confused Words)

oupacademic:

From our colleagues at OUP Southern Africa (via Oxford SA Blog | Commonly Confused Words)
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18 Sep 14 at 1 am

Alice in Wonderland climbing wall - At the Illoiha fitness club the architecture studio Nendo designed this unusual two-story climbing wall to unify the space. Instead of usual rough climbing wall, they decided to use interior design elements like picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages and flower vases to create a challenging wall with hard-to-find holds and exceptional finger grips. 

(Source: vvolare, via l-live)

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18 Sep 14 at 12 am

blackboybe:

(video)

Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” 

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