Candid Cris

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
Mon Apr 21
13 things my uncle told me before he died:
not everyone has the blessing to understand sadness
when waiting at the bus stop, it’s okay to smoke cigarettes
never touch anyone else’s clothes at the laundromat
it’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you
when your grandmother asks you how you are, be honest
never be afraid to say “no” even after you’ve said “yes”
if someone tells you graffiti isn’t art, prove them wrong
remember people by their eye color not their clothes
you’re allowed to like dark chocolate with tangerines
don’t lie that you don’t have a lighter when you really do
turn your phone off every once in a while and find the moon
if you want a tattoo, don’t let anyone tell you not to get it
if you ever find yourself at the graveyard, read the names
poems from my uncles grave (via stayholden-phonyboy)

(Source: irynka, via caragh)

Fri Apr 18

thisbigcity:

soundbitecity:

No Surface Without a Seat

Berlin isn’t the warmest of places, so I was continually surprised by the amount of outdoor seating around the city.  In some neighborhoods, sidewalk cafes, public benches, beer gardens, or terraces seemed to be at every turn.  But what surprised me even more than the sheer amount of seating, was the seemingly ad-hoc, improvised, or innovative nature of many of the options.  Anywhere there was a surface or some extra space, you were bound to find a cushion, a folding chair, a crate, or some recycled materials inviting you to sit down and take a break.  It wasn’t limited to restaurants and bars either - cushions and chairs could be found on the steps, ledges, sidewalks, and street corners outside of clothing stores, gift shops, and all sorts of other random places.

My visit was in April, presumably the time of year when these chairs and cushions first emerge from winter storage.  I’d be curious to take walk through the city in summertime to see them in greater use, and to see if even more sprout up.  It must create an impressively vibrant street life.

Photos taken April, 2014

Take a seat!

(via npr)

Tue Apr 15
youdlikethis:

a sewing machine

youdlikethis:

a sewing machine

(via 99percentinvisible)

Mon Apr 14
mydrunkkitchen:

iamretrokid:

lmafo did he just enchant him?


is it weird that this is giving me an interest in sports?

mydrunkkitchen:

iamretrokid:

lmafo did he just enchant him?

is it weird that this is giving me an interest in sports?

(Source: bballgifs)

mydrunkkitchen:

you brought this on yourself?

(Source: floresenelatico)

Sun Apr 13

enochliew:

Mona Pavilions by Fender Katsalidis Architects

Bold, diamond shaped steel frames anchored to the ground by large, off form concrete blades. Weathered timber clad boxes to the rear slip between these steel structures.

(Source: fkaustralia.com, via npr)

Sat Apr 12
fullcredit:

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, mother of Prince George, human embodiment of the shrugging emoticon guy. 

fullcredit:

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, mother of Prince George, human embodiment of the shrugging emoticon guy. 

Tue Apr 8

mxmjewelry:

Hypnotic Patterns Drawn on Spinning Potter’s Wheel by an Russian ceramics artist Mikhail Sadovnikov

(via thisisgretchenjones)

Tue Apr 1
Sun Mar 30

99percentinvisible:

Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa installs large zippers in public spaces.  Between the giant zipper’s teeth you can see what’s below, like wooden beams or most of the time, a dark void. Many times the artist fills it with nothing at all.  (Via Colossal)

Wed Mar 26

spearmintx:

why is it that were always told not to get tattoos at a young age because we “will regret it later on” when we are basically told to choose a career path by age 18? i’d rather be 40 years old with a tattoo that meant something to me when i was young than be 40 years old not wanting to get out of bed to go to a job that i hate because i was forced to decide on a career in my teens

(Source: bakedasever, via mydrunkkitchen)

Thu Mar 20
planetmoney:

Clever graphic from the Billfold.  From what little I know about sports, this is probably the only time American University will end up on top of this bracket. But it really does a good job of succinctly showing the range of college costs. For my money, I would post this in every high school hallway; I definitely see a universe where this helps a kid decide which school to go to.

planetmoney:

Clever graphic from the Billfold From what little I know about sports, this is probably the only time American University will end up on top of this bracket. But it really does a good job of succinctly showing the range of college costs. For my money, I would post this in every high school hallway; I definitely see a universe where this helps a kid decide which school to go to.

(via npr)

architectureofdoom:

Owyhee Reservoir in Eastern Oregon

architectureofdoom:

Owyhee Reservoir in Eastern Oregon

(Source: 103312, via npr)