(enjoy items of interest, pictures, and blog-type content below)

elisemerand:

MUCH LOVED Photographer Marc Nixon made ​​a series of portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals along with their age, size and history. Imprint : Abrams Image l Via

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 52,928 notes
markcoatney:

I gotta tell ya, I love the way the Times redesign handles comments.

markcoatney:

I gotta tell ya, I love the way the Times redesign handles comments.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 14 notes

risingtensions:

Never Illegally Download 

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 — 37 notes

In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

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Friday, December 20, 2013 — 75,683 notes

"Listen, I have been educated.
I have learned about Western
Civilization. Do you know
what the message of Western
Civilization is? I am alone.
"

Eileen Myles, from An American Poem

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 — 34 notes
For the Emoji Art Show opening night, I designed some fun novelty t-shirts for the opening night pop up shop. You can now buy them through to.be’s online storefront. There’s about 30 variations on the theme you can choose from.
Additionally, I have a bunch of shirts left over from the store in the ‘screaming face emoji’ version (crew neck), the ‘nails getting painted emoji’ version (v-neck), and the ‘cat with heart eyes emoji’ version (crew neck). I can sell these and mail them out to you wherever you are at a discounted rate since I printed in bulk, so get in touch if you’re interested and we can work something out.
If you’re in NYC, the Emoji Art show is up until the 21st of December at Eyebeam. Go see it.

For the Emoji Art Show opening night, I designed some fun novelty t-shirts for the opening night pop up shop. You can now buy them through to.be’s online storefront. There’s about 30 variations on the theme you can choose from.

Additionally, I have a bunch of shirts left over from the store in the ‘screaming face emoji’ version (crew neck), the ‘nails getting painted emoji’ version (v-neck), and the ‘cat with heart eyes emoji’ version (crew neck). I can sell these and mail them out to you wherever you are at a discounted rate since I printed in bulk, so get in touch if you’re interested and we can work something out.

If you’re in NYC, the Emoji Art show is up until the 21st of December at Eyebeam. Go see it.

Monday, December 16, 2013 — 10 notes

"In 2007, Ketchum successfully lobbied Time magazine to name Putin its “Person of the Year,” according to U.S. Justice Department lobbying disclosure filings that show repeated meetings between Ketchum representatives and Time staffers."

U.S. public-relations firm helps Putin make his case to America | Reuters

This is why I don’t give any credence to Time's declaration of “Person of the Year,” regardless of who is or is not named.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — 3 notes

art21:

"A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make."
—Kara Walker

Happy birthday today (November 26) to artist Kara Walker. Seen here is the artist at work in her New York studio in 2002, as featured in the Season 2 Stories episode from Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series.

WATCH: Kara Walker in Stories [available in the U.S only] | Additional videos

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Stories, 2003. © Art21, Inc. 2003.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 — 1,876 notes
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 — 154 notes