“"The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day" - David Foster Wallace”
— (via stunningpicture)
10:02 pm • 3 June 2014 • 38 notes
Today, artist JR unveiled more than 4,000 black-and-white portraits pasted onto the walls and floor of the Panthéon, a historic building in Paris.
This massive installation highlights the Panthéon’s restoration work, currently one of largest restoration projects in Europe. (It’s expected to take up to ten years to complete!)
JR has a bunch of projects like this one — he pastes portraits of local people in public spaces all over the world. To learn more, check out the Inside Out Project and watch his TED Talk here »
10:00 pm • 3 June 2014 • 369 notes
It seems like the title of an onion article, but it’s actually very serious. A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that hurricanes with feminine names killed significantly more people than hurricanes with masculine names. The authors looked at several decades of hurricane deaths (excluding extreme outliers like Katrina and Audrey) and posed a question:
Do people judge hurricane risks in the context of gender-based expectations?
According to their study, the answer is a big yes.
Laboratory experiments indicate that this is because hurricane names lead to gender-based expectations about severity and this, in turn, guides respondents’ preparedness to take protective action.
In other words, because of some deep-seated perceptions of gender, people are less afraid of hurricanes with feminine names. And that means they are less likely to evacuate.
11:54 am • 3 June 2014 • 46,882 notes
Girl In A Pink Cardigan (1977), Marjaana Kella
From the series ‘Reversed’
11:53 am • 3 June 2014 • 4,648 notes
The Decade of Shake Shack Celebration is Going to be Huge and Delicious
Danny Meyer and company are celebrating the anniversary from June 9 to 13, with a series of one-time-only burger collaborations from a showstopping array of guest chefs, including David Chang and April Bloomfield.
Shake Shack every day next week. Every day.
11:51 am • 3 June 2014
His hand in my armpit. Which is why I’m cheesing so hard. Took a solid nap in the already bloomed cherry blossom field at BBG.
11:39 pm • 2 June 2014 • 3 notes
Anonymous said: what it take to see that thong thong thong thong?
I’ll kill you.
1:23 am • 31 May 2014 • 1 note