20th October, 2014

I asked my ex, now good friend, if she would ever have an open relationship and she said, “No, I don’t think I could do that” then after a pause and a smile, “but what about love affair friendships?” She went on to describe an impenetrable fortress of female friendship, her own group of best mates who’d known each other since school and had supported and loved each other through almost all of their lifetimes. They sounded far more bonded to, and in love with one another, than their respective husbands. It struck me that we don’t have the language to reflect the diversity and breadth of connections we experience. Why is sex the thing we tend to define a relationship by, when in fact it can be simple casual fun without a deep emotional transaction? Why do we say “just friends” when, for some of us, a friendship goes deeper? Can we define a new currency of commitment that celebrates and values this? Instead of having multiple confusing interpretations of the same word, could we have different words? What if we viewed our relationships as a pyramid structure with our primary partner at the top and a host of lovers, friends, spiritual soul mates, colleagues, and acquaintances beneath that?

18th October, 2014

bootedcupid:

asylum-art:

Leandro Erlich - Swimming Pool

Leandro Erlich, Argentina b.1973

Swimming pool 2010 Timber, swimming pool ladder, plexiglass an water

“An extraordinary and visually confounding installation…Erlich constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder.

When approached from the first floor, visitors were confronted with a surreal scene: people, fully clothed, can be seen standing, walking, and breathing beneath the surface of the water.

It was only when visitors entered the Duplex gallery from the basement that they recognized that the pool is empty, its construction a visual trick fashioned by the artist.

A large, continuous piece of acrylic spanned the pool and suspended water above it, creating the illusion of a standard swimming pool that was both disorienting and humorous.”

what the hELL

(via claraofsherwood)

17th October, 2014

Sunshine all the time makes a desert
-

Arab proverb

These simple words are so profound & thought provoking.

(via thaihaha)

(Source: dounia-algeria, via sunshinebemymother)

fairy-wren:

(via Plum Head Parakeet by Sandeep Dutta / 500px)

Benedict Cumberbatch on Time Out London Magazine (x).

Benedict Cumberbatch on Time Out London Magazine (x).

(Source: thepengwing, via steven-moffat)


6th October, 2014

3rd October, 2014

jaybowls:

I hear ya, gurl…

jaybowls:

Google Street View Hyperlapse - by Teehan+Lax Labs

1st October, 2014

mashable:

Photographer Reveals the Lonely Side of Superheroes

Photographer Benoit Lapray’s photo series, “The Quest for Absolute" focuses on the loneliness of famous superheroes, set in the beautiful, yet desolate landscape of the French Alps.

(via cyanideandme)

27th September, 2014

potterbird:

Daniel Radcliffe for Essential Homme Magazine by Kevin Sinclair.

(via pondamypond)

 

Copyright © 2009 Colleen All rights reserved.
TumbleDesk Theme by Dave & Laptop Geek.