Green Man by Brian Froud
Installation art by SOFTlab
“We were excited to combine our exploration of technology and craft with the delicate nature of the We Are Flowers collection by Melissa. Nature often provides inspiration for our work and it has been a great opportunity to use one of nature’s most beautiful elements as a building material. We used over 20,000 translucent flowers to create a large immersive hanging surface in the New York flagship. It is both precisely engineered and yet has the enchantment of a vibrant hanging garden. The surface was designed specifically for the Melissa Gallery in New York. We engineered a Mylar net that is made of over 4,000 unique pieces.”
I’m just gonna go ahead and start responding to any and all pleas for advice with that line. I’m gonna make that a thing.
— James Baldwin (via cecileemeke)
Senator, Bernie Sanders. (via nzingasconquests)
CAN WE ADD INSTITUTIONALIZED AND BROADDAYLIGHT RACISM
— Quoted in the Guardian article "Why is it easier to invent anti-rape nail polish than to find a way to stop rapists?" (via knitmeapony)
White people don’t care.
I was listening to NPR this morning, and the reporter said “There was a community meeting last night in Ferguson, and there was a big turnout, and the white people wanted to talk as much as the black people,” or something to that effect. And I thought, goddammit white people, we CANNOT be this stupid. It’s not possible. Shut up and listen already.
"Today I’m sharing with you something I wrote myself," I began, as the class only semi-settled down after our rather rowdy bell-ringer discussion. "I wrote it when I was a grad school. My professor asked us to share a memory from our own high school experience and discuss how that experience plays…
Awesome Digital Paintings by Artem Rhad Cheboha
Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and…
Oh my god, if I hear another news story about a kid (or anyone, really) who is a ‘criminal type’ because they were rebellious, or smoked pot, or whatever, I’m gonna lose it. IT. DOESN’T. MATTER. The story IS and SHOULD ONLY BE about the total breakdown of legal procedure because of racist, violent, too stupid to live cops. Can these reporters really not tell the difference between a young adult and a criminal? Did these reporters never go through a pot phase or a rebellious phase or a lost phase? What if the kid has Adderall or antidepressants in their system? Does it make it a righteous kill then? What about an underage kid who’s been drinking? What if they’re flunking their classes? Is if off with their heads, too?
When someone is on death row, the legal process is endless….wft is that gravity and legal procedure being suspended on the streets, especially with black men and especially when there is NO cause? If a guy is in prison we (maybe) give him a valid legal process but if he’s on the street, literally committing no crime, his life is forfeit????
It’s absolutely true that black kids are demonized and white kids (who are or murder schools or theaters full of people) get analyzed with patient deconstruction. The talking heads assume that criminal behavior is natural for black kids and an aberration for white ones. Mike Brown didn’t kill anyone. Darren Wilson did. If you have to play “spot the criminal”….there’s your big clue.