February 11th, 2014
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Marrakesh’s women bikers in Hassan Hajjaj’s Kesh Angels

Taymour Grahne Gallery is proud to present Kesh Angels, a solo exhibition of work by the Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj.

Hajjaj’s work plays with and upends stereotypes, the power of branding, and the familiarity of everyday objects, applying a ‘street-wise’ approach to his layering of influences, items, and cultural signifiers to imbue the work with an electrifying tension. His confident, upbeat portraits of young women wearing  veils and djellabah while posing on motorcycles subvert preconceived notions of Arab women; his subjects are traditionally clad but defiantly modern, bearing bright smiles and the markers of youth, independence, celebration, and fun.

Read more here (via kateoplis)

More works by Hajjaj: LACMA: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, 2012

Reblogged from kateoplis
November 7th, 2013
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Having experienced the body image criticism in Hollywood, what is your advice to young girls dealing with the same treatment from their peers, and a response to those who judge others based on appearances.

"You have to just look past it. You look how you look. Be comfortable. What are you gonna do, be hungry every day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.

And y’know, shows like the Fashion Police and things like that are showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things, y’know, they put values in all the things that are wrong and that it’s okay to just point at people and call them ugly and call them fat.

They call it “fun” and “welcome to the real world” and it’s, like, that shouldn’t be the real world. But it’s gonna keep being the real world if we keep it that way. It’s not until we stop treating each other like that and just stop calling each other fat and stop with these unrealistic expectations for women.”

*emphatic fist pumps

(Source: jenniferlawrencedaily)

October 2nd, 2013
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A Rant on Hate (x)

Yes. Love this.

"You’re allowed to have opinions about stuff. But, if you actively use your opinion to make someone else’s day, month, year, life WORSE then your opinion cars is hereby revoked, and you will get it back whenever you have a better attitude about things."

(Source: anklbitrs)

Reblogged from slam dunk central
May 22nd, 2013
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4D Type, 2011 by Lo Siento from Spain

“4D Typography is the result of intersectioning, in an orthogonal way in space, two extrusions of the same character, which allows the spectator to read it from, minimum, two different positions in space.

An observer searching to enjoy a particular architecture, is forced to move around and through it. The change in perspective generates new spaces in which light acts in different ways. In this case, it is the typography who makes the effort of abandoning its two dimensions to approach the architectural sense. It does not resign with a third dimension; a fourth one is necessary to complete the reading possibilities. By hanging the typography, the reader is allowed to surround the characters in order to understand all their shapes.”

via maybeitsgreat

Reblogged from The Inimitable Tiff
November 28th, 2012
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Which wolf do you feed?

lazyyogi:

Beautiful native american wisdom. I first heard this tale in a native american course at uni

(Source: zenpencils.com)

Reblogged from
November 21st, 2012
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Gratitude, the simple and profound feeling of being thankful, is the foundation of all generosity. I am generous when I believe that right now, right here, in this form and this place, I am myself being given what I need. Generosity requires that we relinquish something, and this is impossible if we are not glad for what we have.

Sallie Jiko Tisdale, “As If There is Nothing to Lose” 

(via tricycle-tumbles)

I am so very thankful for my simple life, my family, our love for each other and our health. Thanksgiving is (hands-down) my favorite holiday of the year and I’m blessed to be spending it with the many of the people I love, joining together my past and my present - to make our future together. My heart is glad.

Reblogged from Chemin faisant
November 15th, 2012
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"Sesame Street" Shatters Little Girls’ Princess Dreams, Replaces Them With Better Ones

Thanks to Sesame Street and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for reminding young girls (well, all kids — let’s not get too gender-specific) to dream bigger than “princess.”:

A career is "a job you train for, or prepare for and plan on doing for a long time," according to Sotomayor, who tells Abby that "pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career."

HIGH FIVE, HIGH FIVE, HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND. And amen, too. 

(Source: ryeisenberg)

Reblogged from UPWORTHY
October 20th, 2012
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"Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
I just love this. This is like all of my book-filled childhood imaginings wrapped into a little quote. I strongly suspect that compassion - for one’s self and for others - is more powerful than we allow ourselves to realize.
via jayremenshnieder:

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
— Frida Kahlo de Rivera

"Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

I just love this. This is like all of my book-filled childhood imaginings wrapped into a little quote. I strongly suspect that compassion - for one’s self and for others - is more powerful than we allow ourselves to realize.

via jayremenshnieder:

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

— Frida Kahlo de Rivera

Reblogged from DIS N DAT.
October 9th, 2012
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"There are no foreign lands, it is the traveler only who is foreign."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Foreign lands by m1chela 
via nevver

"There are no foreign lands, it is the traveler only who is foreign."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Foreign lands by m1chela 

via nevver

Reblogged from this isn't happiness.
August 17th, 2012
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To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

Voltaire

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich have been sentenced to two years in prison each on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.

Read more: The Moscow Times

Hmm. A few thinks (yes, thinks) for us to ponder.

Tolerance, intolerance. Respect, disrespect. Where is the line drawn and who draws the line?

July 13th, 2012
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Rainbow Eucalyptus trees on Maui, Hawaii

These haven’t been painted. The phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times and the colors are indicators of age. A newly shed outer bark reveals bright greens which darken over time into blues and purples and then orange and red tones. (via alecshao)

Reblogged from not shaking the grass
June 15th, 2012
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“I didn’t want to become a writer—it just happened. It’s a kind of gift, you know, from the heavens.”

Haruki Murakami, The Art of Fiction No. 182

Painting by Bradley Wind.

Reblogged from The Paris Review
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