Standing around in Marfa, TX

thexx-blog:

Thank you so much for last night Marfa, TX! It was such a pleasure to play for you and it felt so special to be playing at The Chinati Foundation, what an incredible place! xx The xx

This experience was fantastic. The xx removed us all from our daily grind, brought us out into west Texas, and put on a show.

thexx-blog:

Thank you so much for last night Marfa, TX! It was such a pleasure to play for you and it felt so special to be playing at The Chinati Foundation, what an incredible place! xx The xx

This experience was fantastic. The xx removed us all from our daily grind, brought us out into west Texas, and put on a show.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

typeworship:

Here Be Monsters

I noticed this wonderful Icelandic project of illustrated type inspired by medieval maps featuring fantastical sea creatures. 

Design by Reykjavík based Stella Björg, these decorated capitals remind me of the Victorian illustrations I’ve written about recently. I love that several of the creatures appear to be based on specific Icelandic mythical beasts, as named at the bottom of the print. I also really like the print colours and flecked paper that gives the final work its antique look.

My “Here Be Monsters” illustrated letters started from the simple idea of writing “MONSTER” but having finished it just didn’t seem like there was much left to complete the alphabet. I was in no hurry to complete it, so very slowly monstrous letters got added and finally there appeared a complete alphabet. - Stella Björg

Monday, March 31, 2014
March: SXSW, sunshine, combover.

March: SXSW, sunshine, combover.

Monday, March 17, 2014
"i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that"

vibranium:

helloimashoutyman:

If you lose one sense, your other senses are enhanced.

That’s why people with no sense of humour have an increased sense of self-importance.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

nuditea:

i carry your phone number with me(i carry it in
my phone)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

18 Words We Really Need To Use

nevver:

  1. Zapoi – Russian
    We’ve all done it, gone out on a bend for 48hrs of non-stop partying and drinking, only to wake up somewhere utterly random having done something totally unexpected the night before. The Russian’s call this “Zapoi”
  2. Ayurnamat – Inuit
    Simply and to the point, it’s a philosophy that you shouldn’t fret about that which you cannot change.
  3. Culaccino – Italian
    Trust the biggest coffee drinkers in the world to come up with this one. ‘Culaccino’ is the term used to describe the ring a glass or cup leaves on a table.
  4. Tartle - Scottish
    That fleeting moment of hesitation when you’re introducing someone, only to totally forgot their name before composing yourself and remembering.
  5. Goya – Urdu
    The suspension of disbelief that can occur through good fiction or storytelling It takes a talented storyteller, to create a sense of ‘Goya’ or as we would called it “disbelief and wonder”
  6. Prozvonit – Czech
    If you’re too cheap to pay for a phonecall, you’ll have done this before. It’s a term used to describe the act of calling someone, letting the phone ring out a few times and then hanging up. Thus forcing the other person to call you back on their own dime.
  7. Dépaysement – French
    The longing feeling of being homesick.
  8. Sobremesa – Spanish
    Those clichéd conversations You’ve just had a delicious dinner with your friends and now you’re all talking about food related subjects and discussing the meal.
  9. Ya’aburnee – Arabic
    This might seem like a morbid one, it means “You bury me”, but it’s actually quite romantic. By using the term, you’re inferring that you hope you die first because living without your partner would be too unbearable.
  10. Jayus – Indonesian
    A joke or pun that is so bad that you can’t help laughing at how stupid it is.
  11. Kyoikumama - Japanese
    The ‘Tiger Mum’ who aggressively pushes her kids to reach ever rising levels of academic achievement.
  12. Torschlusspanik – German
    It’s direct translation is “gate-closing panic” but its often used as a metaphor to describe that narrowing of options as you grow older.
  13. Tingo – Pascuense (Easter Island)
    Taking objects you want from a person’s house by gradually borrowing all of them.” If you had a friend who had all the cool toys you wish you had, then you might have partaken in a bit of “Tingo” - taking treasured items from someone’s home by “borrowing” them gradually over time…
  14. Spaegie – Shetland Dialect
    The soreness you feel in your muscles a day or so after you’ve had a hard workout. Even if you warm down after an intense workout, the chances are you’re going to feel a little sore or “spaegie” the next day.
  15. Aşermek – Turkish
    Used to summarise a pregnant woman’s unusual cravings for peculiar food combinations.
  16. Nekama – Japanese
    Easy and useful, it describes a deceptive man pretending to be a female on the internet.
  17. L’appel du vide – French
    Used to describe a bizarre and yet sudden urge to leap from exceptionally high places something we recommend you avoid, unless you have a parachute.
  18. Mamihlapinatapei – Yagan (Indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego)
    Ever made eye contact with a stranger across the room? Or experienced that unspoken magnetic sexual chemistry with someone you know? Whilst not only being a mouthful “Mamihlapinatapei” describes that silent glance between two people who lust after each other but are reluctant to make the first move.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

sarajam:

Make your passion your paycheck.

 
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