"Before maps the world was limitless. It was maps that gave it shape and made it seem like territory, like something that could be possessed, not just laid waste and plundered. Maps made places on the edges of the imagination seem graspable and placable. And later when it became necessary, geography became biology in order to construct a hierarchy in which to place the people who lived in their inaccessibility and primitiveness in other places on the map."

— Abdulrazak Gurnah, By the Sea (2001)

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‎”The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elizabeth Kubler Ros. (via greyakbar)

‎”The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elizabeth Kubler Ros. (via greyakbar)

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Fernando MartiFrontera
$100

Where the border wall between the USA and the rest of the Americas falls into the Pacific, resourceful people have always found ways to make it across. Here a “yampu,” totora reed boat, piloted by a father and two children, has found its way from Lake Titicaca over the border wall…

etching, aquatint
15”x20” (9”x12” image)
Rives BFK acid-free paper
signed, numbered edition of 35

Fernando Marti
Frontera
$100

Where the border wall between the USA and the rest of the Americas falls into the Pacific, resourceful people have always found ways to make it across. Here a “yampu,” totora reed boat, piloted by a father and two children, has found its way from Lake Titicaca over the border wall…

etching, aquatint
15”x20” (9”x12” image)
Rives BFK acid-free paper
signed, numbered edition of 35

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Fishnet&henna.

© Fathima Cader, ltwdesigns.

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© Fathima Cader, ltwdesigns.

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"Borrowing the effectiveness of billboards to redirect attention away from the landscape… this permanently open aperture between nations works to frame nothing more than a clear view of the changing atmospheric conditions beyond."
— Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio
(via Co.Design, which also has more pictures. There’s also a video on YouTube of the installation going up.)

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© Fathima Cader, ltwdesigns.

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© Fathima Cader, ltwdesigns.

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manintokyo:

Matt Stevens provides your next wallpaper.

manintokyo:

Matt Stevens provides your next wallpaper.

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I remember this.

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything here, let alone an original anything. Life got the better of me, what with exams and the general December blues. But January is just around the corner, which means February is on its way too, and March and April etc, so it’s practically spring already. I could do with some heat.

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fishnet & henna. mehndi two days before the wedding.

© Fathima Cader, ltwdesigns.

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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Ignore the boring title and click this link. It is easily one of the most beautiful and most endearing sites I’ve encountered in a while. It’s just what a book would look like, if it the internet were all books.

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2010 MEMORY FESTIVAL: CREATING AND RECORDING COLLECTIVE MEMORY

"The 2010 Memory Festival is a collaboration between the Roundhouse Community Centre, the Simon Fraser University Writing and Publishing Program and Geist magazine.
The Vancouver Memory Festival was founded by the Vancouver Memory Collective in 2006 as a free-floating series of public events that focus on public and private memory. At the heart of this endeavour lie questions of remembering, forgetting and the nature of memory itself.
Past participants and past co-sponsors include the Listel Hotel, Rumble Productions, Theatre Replacements, Vancouver Quilters’ Guild, TheTyee.ca, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and others.”

I just found out about this. It ended yesterday.

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