August222014

There is a Women’s Leadership Conference near you.

(Cool!)

The closing keynote is Barbara Walters!

(COOL!)

The second keynote speaker is Lara Setrakian, a Harvard educated foreign corespondent. She’s one of the best in her field..

(Wow, this sounds really good!)

The third keynote speaker is a white guy!

(What?)

His most recent book is called, The Secret To Happy Families but he mostly writes about Biblical subjects.

(…I thought this conference was about leadership, and business, and…women?)

Haha come on, you didn’t think you could *actually* have an entirely female, secular space that was just about professional empowerment did you? WOMEN, amiright?

August202014

Let’s Make Fun Of: Anthropologie Furniture

lizgalvao:

I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).

They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.

If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:

1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening

2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring

3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)


Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?

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August162014
11PM
flavorcountry:

There’s a house in San Francisco I’ve driven by more times than I can reasonably count or even begin to estimate. “Robin Williams lives there,” I was told once. Sharon Stone supposedly also had a house nearby according to the same local background-radiation gossip, which didn’t rate much with me.
But I always wondered about the supposed Robin Williams one, because of the unfinished topiary: the long neck of a skeletal steel brachiosaur poked out above the wall, its botanical covering stubbornly refusing to grow any further for years and years. It got taken down some time ago, but I always thought it lent credence to the rumor; it just seemed like a Robin Williamsy thing to have, a topiary shaped like a dinosaur.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought this. If that really was your house, Robin Williams, I’m sorry for a lot of things, but among them is the fact that your dinosaur topiary never worked out. It would’ve been great.

flavorcountry:

There’s a house in San Francisco I’ve driven by more times than I can reasonably count or even begin to estimate. “Robin Williams lives there,” I was told once. Sharon Stone supposedly also had a house nearby according to the same local background-radiation gossip, which didn’t rate much with me.

But I always wondered about the supposed Robin Williams one, because of the unfinished topiary: the long neck of a skeletal steel brachiosaur poked out above the wall, its botanical covering stubbornly refusing to grow any further for years and years. It got taken down some time ago, but I always thought it lent credence to the rumor; it just seemed like a Robin Williamsy thing to have, a topiary shaped like a dinosaur.

Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought this. If that really was your house, Robin Williams, I’m sorry for a lot of things, but among them is the fact that your dinosaur topiary never worked out. It would’ve been great.

August142014
“Parents often talk about how each of their kids has different needs. What you don’t hear as much is that each kid often gets different parents. People change through experience and happenstance and just general erosion.” Carolyn Hax (via hello-the-future)
August132014

hollyblack:

Here’s me reading a little bit from Darkest Part of the Forest back in November of last year, when my hair was still long.

I AM SO EXCITED TO READ THIS FRIGGIN BOOK

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