The Violet Hour

Jul 28

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.” —

Jeanette Winterson

Jul 17

“Oh, what an ordinary day
Take out the garbage, masturbate
I’m still holding for the laugh” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5BhXdVBqw

Feb 02

creativemornings:

"The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself as a person, is by creative work on her own."
—Betty Friedan

Read more about Betty Friedan over on The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova. The Reconstructionists is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women—beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes—who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.

Find out more about the project here. →

creativemornings:

"The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself as a person, is by creative work on her own."
—Betty Friedan

Read more about Betty Friedan over on The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova. The Reconstructionists is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women—beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes—who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.

Find out more about the project here.

Jan 28

“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.” — Beyonce Knowles dropping truth bombs in GQ Magazine | February 2013 (via cunicular)

(Source: grasstomyknees, via likesbears)

almost-never:

Ladies and gentlemen, the perfect swim trunks. I also got them in red.

im on the hunt for them as well! and those are cute. 3 pairs should be enough right? ;)

almost-never:

Ladies and gentlemen, the perfect swim trunks. I also got them in red.

im on the hunt for them as well! and those are cute. 3 pairs should be enough right? ;)

Jan 20

alittlespace:

god I love awards season.

alittlespace:

god I love awards season.

(Source: azure-iris)

Nov 27

laughingsquid:

A Map Featuring Over 100 Specialty Coffee Shops in New York City

laughingsquid:

A Map Featuring Over 100 Specialty Coffee Shops in New York City

zodiacchic:

Aries woman gift guide /// 01 Minkpink Sunglasses $34 // 02 Kate Spade New York Idiom Necklace $58 // 03 Michael Kors Golden Blake Glitz Watch $225 // 04 Philosophy Mini Homemade Honey Buns $7 // 05 Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera $59 // 06 Yankee Candle Large Jar Candles $27 each // 07 CLYDE Home Aries Brass Figurine $28 // 08 Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquers $17 each

zodiacchic:

Aries woman gift guide /// 01 Minkpink Sunglasses $34 // 02 Kate Spade New York Idiom Necklace $58 // 03 Michael Kors Golden Blake Glitz Watch $225 // 04 Philosophy Mini Homemade Honey Buns $7 // 05 Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera $59 // 06 Yankee Candle Large Jar Candles $27 each // 07 CLYDE Home Aries Brass Figurine $28 // 08 Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquers $17 each

Nov 12

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