sirui said: put in alcohol? lolol

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t immediately google it. Erowid is full of surprises.

Received a ton of dried ginseng root as a gift so someone tell me what I should do with them.

pradaphne:

Malgosia Bela in “Sanitorium”, photographed by Alex Cayley for Dutch Magazine #38 March 2002.

pradaphne:

Malgosia Bela in “Sanitorium”, photographed by Alex Cayley for Dutch Magazine #38 March 2002.

Silence is so accurate.

cotonblanc:

Showroom, Trucker, Rick Owens Fall 2003

It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world
Homes for the Disembodied by Mary Tuma
2000, remade 2003. 50 meters of continuous fabric, fallen trees, thread, stones, wire. approximately 10’ x 25’ x 7’ 

Homes for the Disembodied by Mary Tuma

2000, remade 2003. 50 meters of continuous fabric, fallen trees, thread, stones, wire. approximately 10’ x 25’ x 7’ 

Top: Permanent Vacation (1980) by Jim Jarmusch. clip

BottomDazed summer 2014. Photography Gregory Harris, Styling Tony Irvine. clip

couchdad:

corian nouvel lumières in milan by jean nouvel

couchdad:

corian nouvel lumières in milan by jean nouvel

The man who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner; he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong; but he is perfect to whom the entire world is as a foreign land.

titanium44:

Dressing down: Can this actually boost your social status?

From wearing a suit to a wedding to donning a tie for a job interview, American society has established unspoken rules for dress codes and proper etiquette. But there’s always that one guy who wears the bright socks or the obnoxious bow tie. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, this type of behavior has the potential to increase a person’s perceived success.

"We proposed that, under certain conditions, nonconforming behaviors can be more beneficial to someone than simply trying to fit in. In other words, when it looks deliberate, a person can appear to have a higher status and sense of competency," write authors Silvia Bellezza, Francesca Gino, and Anat Keinan (all Harvard University).

Across five laboratory and field studies, the authors looked at the role of nonconformity in different populations. The collective results suggest that people attribute higher status and competence to individuals who are nonconforming (rather than conforming) in prestigious contexts with expected norms of formal conduct.

In one study, students were asked to rank the perceived professional status of a professor who was employed at either a local college or a top-tier university and who was either clean-shaven and in a business suit or who had a beard and was wearing a t-shirt. As the researchers predicted, the students attributed significantly more status and competence to the unshaven professor at the top-tier university.

Both niche and mainstream brands interested in the role of nonconformity in advertising can capitalize on the growing demand for clothes and accessories that signal intentional nonconformity. Further, nonconforming brands that are associated with premium prices may signal that the nonconforming individual can afford conventional  symbols.

"A key question for companies is to understand how consumers can demonstrate that they are intentionally not conforming through brands and products. In other words, ‘what makes nonconformity seem more intentional?’" the authors conclude.

More information: Silvia Bellezza, Francesca Gino, and Anat Keinan. “The Red Sneakers Effect: Inferring Status and Competence from Signals of Nonconformity.” Journal of Consumer Research: June 2014.


vikispleen:

Dover Street Market Tachiagari in London

(Source: averagenuna)

Vex
Vex is a curved, fluted concrete house in Stoke Newington. It’s also an unusual collaboration between the architects and musician/composer Scanner. Music and architecture both take as their starting point Eric Satie’s ‘Vexations’ – a looping, repetitive piano work which lasts around 28 hours in continuous performance.

The building will be a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion.

The music/sound will be fullyintegrated within and around thebuilding’s spaces. ‘Vex’ will be an unusual addition to the Northwold Cazenove conservation area. It has planning permission and starts on site in the summer.

Vex

Vex is a curved, fluted concrete house in Stoke Newington. It’s also an unusual collaboration between the architects and musician/composer Scanner. Music and architecture both take as their starting point Eric Satie’s ‘Vexations’ – a looping, repetitive piano work which lasts around 28 hours in continuous performance.

The building will be a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion.

The music/sound will be fullyintegrated within and around thebuilding’s spaces. ‘Vex’ will be an unusual addition to the Northwold Cazenove conservation area. It has planning permission and starts on site in the summer.

papermagazine:

Barbara Kruger’s Questions.

papermagazine:

Barbara Kruger’s Questions.