How do you envision urban living in the future? →
Being so closely connected to this city and an observer of it for so many years I began to wonder how this place will look in a year, in five years or in twenty. To me my city seems to be an ever changing organism. Nothing stays the same for
In the final entry of his journal, the very last words he ever penned, Burroughs bequeaths: “Thinking is not enough. Nothing is. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience — any fucking thing. Only thing can resolve conflict is love, like I felt for Fletch and Ruski, Spooner, and Calico. Pure love. Love? What is It? Most natural painkiller what there is. LOVE.”
If the word you are about to say is not more beautiful than silence, then don’t...– Sufi teachings (via tapemancy)
recently i am thinking about: Jack Nicholson - birthday 22nd April Johnny Thunders - died 23rd April (1991) John Waters - birthday 22nd April Iggy Pop - birthday 21st April Ramones - released first album 23rd April (1976) Anton Newcombe - not on twitter or deadtv since this morning… = all my favourite people, sending them each happy thoughts and love xx
off to berlin next month - was meant to be watching Brian Jonestown Massacre but the gig was cancelled. and now Anton has had some kind of breakdown :-( been listening to him ranting and raving on DeadTV for the last 3 days… someone do something!!
14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge
Practice Ask Desire Get it from yourself Walk around it Experiment Teach Read Write Listen Observe Put in order Define Reason Via Brain Pickings
tomorrow i am having my eyes lasered so i can see without specs. realised that NO glasses suit me and am sick of wearing contacts. going to have to spend the next week wearing shades indoors like some kind of diva. bring it on!
today i got given a book of poetry by a guy i had a crush on a while back. they are his poems, all about insects! can’t wait to read them and give feedback!
finally booked flights to NYC, for my birthday no less. been talking about it for yonks so just did it today. aces!! http://allthebuildingsinnewyork.com/new/
A Design History of Childhood →
started a counselling course this week, just the introductory part which goes over the basics. missed the first two modules but apparently i won’t need them to do the accreditation in september. at the end of the module you get a certificate of attendance which is cute, if a little pointless. this time it’s all about mindfulness and covers buddhism and meditation. i already do a bit of...
i love the response of the people at work when i tell them my age: ‘i thought you were 26, max’, ‘you don’t act like you’re 32’, ‘are you not a student then?’…! thinking back, i was exactly the same when i was working my first library role - evenings and weekends at leeds met - doing what i thought was a crappy job for very little money. why...
“What of Art? -It is a malady. —Love? -An Illusion. —Religion? -The fashionable substitute for Belief. —You are a sceptic. -Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. —What are you? -To define is to limit.” The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde. what do you believe in? i’ve been trying to pin this one down in relation to finding a job which i might actually enjoy and...
Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol...– Russell Brand in the Guardian - article here.
gave up the detox for a retox this evening. one cup of coffee after a week off the caffeine and my heart went crazy. so this is what normal people feel like? wow. had to have half a pint of lager and two rums to calm my nerves… it was a wild night. tomorrow TJ turns 5 - can’t believe we’ve both made it this far - here is to the next 5 years xx
five years ago tonight i went into labour… i seem to recall trying desperately to finish off the sopranos series ___ [not sure] before i went into hospital. then recently i rewatch dvds 5 &6 and i have no memory of having seen them! anyway, here is a timely freeze frame:
Surely it’s no coincidence that the normal distribution curve resembles a bell...– H.Tingle. (via tingleinthenetherlands)
John Lennon Rolling Stone Interview 1970 →
wow, this looks hilarious! listened to the clips already, can’t wait to read the text when i get chance. Pt 2 is here.
THE MAN WHO SHOT THE SIXTIES Off to the Glam exhibition at Liverpool Tate at Easter, followed by the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A in June. Get it on, bang a gong!!
The thought once occurred to me that if one wanted to crush and destroy a man...– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
a year in pins →
been sorting through my pics to mark 52 weeks on pinterest. i think i need more hobbies!
Where the Magic Happened →
All the background images that have been haunting our site this month.