klaproos

Dutch for "poppy," or, literally, "clapping rose."

Aug 20

More Portland(/Mount Hood National Forest/Cannon Beach).

Despite the pervasive gentrification, part of me wants to move to Portland just for the amazing plant life. The gardens and old-growth forests might have been enough on their own, but there were also bushes full of ripe blackberries all over the place, like along the sidewalks.


Aug 15

Aug 14
“If all the white people who claim they don’t hate us would ever get together and do something to the whites who claim they hate us, we’d see some action. Talk is cheap, if white people didn’t want to have a South African situation … there’d be none. If white people in America didn’t want segregation, there’d be none … it is the man who allows him to lynch who is never seen.”

Malcolm X

Taken from Hakim Jamal’s book “From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me” (page 180)

Yo, “allies”, this for you. Your silence is not neutral. Speak up or stop pretending to give a fuck.

(via thisiseverydayracism)

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Aug 13

graceebooks:

wesley lowery of the washington post in ferguson tonight

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Aug 11

We used to go to Portland every couple of years to visit my grandparents, but I haven’t been here since my grandma died when I was ten. This trip was originally planned as a visit to my grandpa. It was paid for before he died, so we came anyway.

My aunt, who still lives here, says the city has changed substantially for the worse since she and my mother were kids. I like it so far, but I don’t have to live here.


Aug 9

Aug 8
cavetocanvas:

Frantisek Kupka, Planes by Color, 1910-11

cavetocanvas:

Frantisek Kupka, Planes by Color, 1910-11

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derebuttforfortune:

Found in the DePaul basement: Gillian Anderson in 1987, as a freshman

derebuttforfortune:

Found in the DePaul basement: Gillian Anderson in 1987, as a freshman

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lauratringaliholmes:

Two small collages. “She Looked Away,” and “She’s Tired of Flying.” Using tape transfers from a bolt of Ikea fabric and other mixed-media techniques. Laura Tringali Holmes.

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saatchiart:

Each week at Saatchi Art, we visit the studio of one of our artists. We check out their studio, take a peek inside their sketchbooks and, best of all, learn more about what inspires them. Go inside the studio of Rosaria Onotri.


Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.

Proponents of gentrification will vouch for its benevolence by noting it “cleaned up the neighbourhood”. This is often code for a literal white-washing. The problems that existed in the neighbourhood - poverty, lack of opportunity, struggling populations denied city services - did not go away. They were simply priced out to a new location.

That new location is often an impoverished suburb, which lacks the glamour to make it the object of future renewal efforts. There is no history to attract preservationists because there is nothing in poor suburbs viewed as worth preserving, including the futures of the people forced to live in them. This is blight without beauty, ruin without romance: payday loan stores, dollar stores, unassuming homes and unpaid bills. In the suburbs, poverty looks banal and is overlooked.

In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is “cleaned up” through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.

Sarah Kendzior - The peril of hipster economics (x)

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sheishine:

#TBT (遡りの木曜日?) 3年半前に作った「解剖乙女A」。この頃まだインスタグラムやってなかったんだな〜。 Throwback-Thursday. Here is my Anatomical Female A, which I made 3 years ago. I didn’t use Instagram yet that time! #throwbacktursday #tbt #feltsculpture #doll #art #craft

sheishine:

#TBT (遡りの木曜日?) 3年半前に作った「解剖乙女A」。この頃まだインスタグラムやってなかったんだな〜。 Throwback-Thursday. Here is my Anatomical Female A, which I made 3 years ago. I didn’t use Instagram yet that time! #throwbacktursday #tbt #feltsculpture #doll #art #craft


yagazieemezi:

New Wave of Dominican Fresh Faces

Photographed by Alejandro Brito

Styled by Joselo Franjul 


catmota:

White Roses 
Igor Shipilin

catmota:

White Roses 

Igor Shipilin


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