“A mixtape isn’t a toaster or a tennis racquet or any other inanimate gift you might receive. It’s weighted by a unique and vast world of emotions, thoughts and feelings, memories or shared memories, hopes and dreams. There are (very often) romantic intentions or a sea of otherwise hidden messages you hope to convey. Even if you manage to strip out all the weighty stuff and make a tape with ‘just some songs’ on it, it’s still a living, breathing thing with some kind of narrative behind it. And, because of that, the people who give and receive mixtapes possess and inherit more responsibilities than those who get a salad shooter or appliance as a gift. All of which is to say if someone makes you one, you owe them one back. If you give a mixtape to someone and get nothing in return, the unique exchange of our mysterious human experience dies. Basic Mixtape Etiquette 101.”
NPR’s Robin Hilton responds to last week’s advice about how people to respond to mixtapes 

thuyanbui:

sawatakai:

still shots from FW14 video /May 2014

Always so good.

“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions”
 Susan CainQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 
strangeforeignbeauty:

Abel van Oeveren and Janis Ancens | Backstage at Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear | Photographed by Sonny Vandevelde

strangeforeignbeauty:

Abel van Oeveren and Janis Ancens | Backstage at Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear | Photographed by Sonny Vandevelde

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Teddy Roosevelt,  Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” 
thetalltwig:


Hiroshima Mon Amour, 1959

This picture is so beautiful.

thetalltwig:

Hiroshima Mon Amour, 1959

This picture is so beautiful.