1. allthingseurope:

    Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague (by Alex Cican)

     
  2. whenyouwereapostcard:

    John Rogers Cox
    Gray and Gold
    1942

    (via androphilia)

     
  3. New York

     
  4. Financial District. A shameless latergram.

     
  5. Flatiron Building, NYC (at Flatiron District)

     
  6. Mom in Central Park!

     

  7. "Why is it people always get so upset about Affirmative Action but not about legacies? For some reason we’re ok with the historically advantaged having a leg-up over the rest of us, but not the historically disenfranchised."
    — One of the best comment about Affirmative Action I’ve seen (found in response to this article)

    (Source: bohemianarthouse, via cognitivedissonance)

     

  8. "

    I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

    One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.

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  10. artunion:

    Olympic Games Oslo 2022

    The world’s largest event for winter sports meets Nordic Simplicity. In 2014, Snøhetta was commissioned to design the visual identity and feasibility study for Oslo 2022’s Applicant City bid. The identity of Oslo 2022’s visual language honors the inherent simplicity and openness in Nordic culture. By balancing playful graphics and strict geometry, the identity represents both the celebration of the Games and the solid planning of the Norwegian bid. The ambition for Oslo’s 2022 Winter Olympics bid is to share the genuine passion for winter sports, and invite the world to an open, friendly and sustainable celebration of sports.

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  13. "Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

    Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

    It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"
    — 

    bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

    this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

    A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

    A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

    A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

    A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

    A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

    That’s some bullshit right there.

    Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

    Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

    (via quentintortellini)

    THE LAST LINE

    (via covenesque)

    This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

    and now, imagine the number for a Black Latina. i struggle w/even attempting to make that math work out b/c i think i’m trying to protect myself from what kind of harm that may bring to me at this moment, as an unemployed LatiNegra in the US.

    (via latinosexuality)

    (Source: fliponymous, via newwavefeminism)

     
  14. lafilleblanc:

    Simona Pries

    1.  paradiesfragment nr.1, 20
      Glas, teilweise bemalt, gesandstrahlt, Betonplatte gebrochen
    2. paradiesfragment nr.2, 2006
      Glas, teilweise bemalt, gesandstrahlt, Betonplatte gebrochen
    3. schichtengeteiltes licht nr.1, 2006
      Glas, teilweise bemalt, Betonplatte gebrochen

     

    (via androphilia)

     
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