The first days of the protests, I couldn’t join in because I had to work, but hearing the stories of the people down there being tear-gassed, rubber bullets being thrown at them, pretty much the police treating the people, my people, like they were less than human was just so appalling. When I finally got out to the protests it was during the time where they were throwing out tear gas the most. The media was only just now rolling in. It had been Twitter that had helped bring attention to what was happening. If it weren’t for Twitter, millions of people wouldn’t have seen Michael Brown’s lifeless body left lying on the ground by police for 4 hours, uncovered. If it wasn’t for Twitter, the people outside of Ferguson and even in Ferguson wouldn’t have known what was developing. The people wouldn’t have seen the looting, the rallies, the heavy military action, any of it if it weren’t for the people on the ground that were on Twitter. I live in Ferguson and if it weren’t for people taking to Twitter I wouldn’t have seen half the things I saw.

Now there’s a whole social media activism movement. Hashtags like #HandsUpDontShoot, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, and #Ferguson, show support of Ferguson and Michael Brown coming in from around the world. Seeing people from all walks of life, including black, white, Asian, Native American, Latino, show their support in just simple gestures like their hands up in the air, or chanting or marching in solidarity, was very emotional and such powerful moments to see. We even got people from Palestine giving us tips on how to properly use gas masks and little mixes with milk to help people who are tear gassed. So, while people may think social activism is wack and not helpful, it is to Ferguson.

Ferguson will never be the same and in a way maybe it’s a good thing. We, as the Ferguson community, can change the way the laws are made and can change the way the law treats us. Now we have a voice. Not only a voice that we use each day when we’re protesting but a voice on social media, a voice that people from all around the world want to hear. And it will be heard loud and clear because when all of the media is gone and everybody goes back to the places they’ve come from and back to their ‘normal lives’ we, the people of Ferguson, will still be here because this is now our ‘normal’ life. We have to live here so we have to do all we can to change things, make it all better, and not let everything that we’ve done thus far waste away. We can’t do that to ourselves, we can’t do that to Michael Brown. He could have been one of our kids, our nephews, our cousins, and our grandchildren. He was someone’s kid, someone’s nephew, cousin, grandchild. Black life matters. Black life is beautiful. Things may get harder these next few months as we all fight for justice for Michael Brown and his family but we can’t give up. We’re fed up and tired and have been for a very long time. Now is the time to change things. Now is the time to start a revolution.
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montmartre has great street art


montmartre has great street art

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holy fucking shit. i am IN LOVE. CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING THIS IS. by far favorite post ever.


holy fucking shit. i am IN LOVE. CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING THIS IS. by far favorite post ever.

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Danny van Ryswyk

The World Within

Return of the Venusian

The Vague Forms of a Dream

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Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein  by Burt Glinn.
NYC, 1965.

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This has always been one of my favorite things on tumblr.
I also really like the shade of pink…

This is the post that validated my rape for me to whomever wrote this… thank you <3



This has always been one of my favorite things on tumblr.

I also really like the shade of pink…

This is the post that validated my rape for me to whomever wrote this… thank you <3

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The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

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Évolution inversée

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
― Pablo Picasso

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Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves

I think I’ve found my new ideal pet.

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Lucile Chombart de Lauwe

Foyers (urbans) Mongols

Pays en transition, la Mongolie se (re)construit autour de villes et de noeuds urbains, bien loin de l’image d’épinal des grandes steppes. Ce monde en mouvement, guidé par le développement d’une économie de marché et par la multiplication de catastrophes climatiques, marque des ruptures.

Sans opposer nomadisme et sédentarité, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe nous fait partager les transformations, les transpositions et les ajustements des manières d’habiter d’une population s’installant ou déjà installée en ville, au sein de la capitale mongole Oulan-Bator, ou ailleurs. Le passage des grands espaces à la ville surpeuplée, de la tente circulaire et mobile à un habitat angulaire et fixe entraîne des changements de modes de vie qui posent question. Des questions quant aux possibilités d’adaptation des familles à cette nouvelle situation d’habitat et aux notions d’espace collectif et d’espace privé. Des questions également quant à l’entassement des populations dans les « quartiers de yourtes » où les nouveaux arrivants se sentent pourtant isolés. Des questions surtout sur les raisons et les conséquences de l’application d’un modèle urbain occidental et d’une norme qui uniformise les paysages et les cultures.

La ville d’Oulan-Bator (UB) rassemble à elle seule la moitié de la population du pays, plus d’un million d’habitants. Elle se compose de bâtiments modernes accolés à des immeubles à l’architecture héritée de l’urbanisation soviétique et de faubourgs enfumés par l’activité des yourtes. Les trois-quarts de la population de la capitale vivent dans ces quartiers de yourtes où le quotidien s’organise autour d’allers et venues aux kiosques à eau et de l’achat du charbon qui alimente le poêle. D’autres mongols résident dans les logements bâtis en dur au confort inspiré par une certaine conception du “bien-être” à l’occidental. Ici, les conditions d’habitat différentes se mêlent aux cultures locales : des générations peuvent vivre dans le même appartement, des parents dormir avec leurs enfants dans le même lit ou continuer à déplier leur matelas au sol dans un logement qui n’est pourtant plus traditionnel.

C’est en s’attachant au rapport des familles à leur habitat, son utilisation et son environnement que la photographe met en lumière les transformations de la société mongole. À la complexité urbaine de la ville d’Oulan-Bator s’ajoute une mixité économique, sociale et culturelle que reflètent les modes de vie divergents.

Justine Pribetich, sociologue









Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*




This might be the coolest thing I’ve seen all day. 

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