A woman crosses in front of one of the famous pub ruins of Budapest.
Halkan Élünk translates We Live in Silence.
9:26 pm • 10 December 2013 • 3 notes
The plumage of the New Zealand Kea.
While it’s definitely a good looking bird, the Kea is also very mischievous and is known to steal loose objects - your keys, wallet, kids toys - while you’re not looking.
10:32 pm • 9 December 2013 • 148 notes
“Sometimes we give an image of life that will never exist.”
— Isabel Marant
2:19 pm • 8 December 2013 • 1 note
Hiroshi Hamaya: South of Wilmington. North Carolina, 1967
8:15 am • 5 December 2013 • 79 notes
Dionne Warwick and her husband photographed by Charles Bonnay
8:13 am • 5 December 2013 • 541 notes
A page from the Arabic version of Kalila wa dimna, dated 1210 CE, illustrating the King of the Crows conferring with his political advisors.
1:03 am • 25 November 2013 • 744 notes
“The only thing that does not age in a face is the eyes. They are no less bright the day we die as the day we are born.”
— Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle
9:39 pm • 18 November 2013
Luxolo Mkwelo, a Xhosa man who has just undergone the traditional manhood ceremony, waiting to entering the homecoming ceremony in his honour, photographed by Per-Anders Petterson
“There are 100 family members waiting for him to appear. They have slaughtered animals and prepared a big feast to celebrate him becoming a man. They’re singing and dancing, making a lot of noise. Luxolo has been away a long time, so for him there is excitement but also nerves about stepping out into this big gathering. He is expected to be a man now, to get a girlfriend and marry. It’s a huge deal.”
10:00 pm • 9 November 2013
“Meeting in childhood can seem like it’s the best thing - everyone’s equal, and you form bonds based only on how much you like each other. But later on, having met in childhood can turn out to have been the worst thing, because you and your friends might have nothing to say to each other anymore, except, “Wasn’t it funny that time in tenth grade when your parents came home and we were so wasted.”
— Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
8:57 pm • 5 November 2013 • 2 notes
“We don’t cheat spontaneously when we’re sleepy or drained; it’s that, when the opportunity to cheat presents itself, we become increasingly more likely to take advantage of it, as our self-control is depleted. One possible reason for cheating on standardized tests? Most of them are held early in the morning on Saturdays, when students are at their sleep-deprived worst.”
Maria Konnikova, Inside the Cheater’s Mind
1:16 am • 3 November 2013 • 1 note
'I told him that I wanted to feature the details of his hands and face. So he did this.' - Brandon Stanton
Humans of New York
1:05 am • 3 November 2013