Vancouver neon, 1957
Vancouver neon signs sequence from the original footage shot by CBUT (CBC Vancouver) cameraman Kelly Duncan. He shot ‘several hundred feet’ of silent B&W film typical of life in Vancouver to be used in the BBC-TV series, “Living in the British Commonwealth”. This silent footage is enhanced with a Miles Davis “Florence sur les Champs-Elysees” soundtrack.
Source: Vanalogue on youtube
homelustdesign: Girls riding on Sheep by John Drysdale
I had a dream last night where we accidentally kidnapped a little lost lamb.
55 million photos are uploaded to Instagram on average every single day.
This stop motion video awesomely takes us around the world via 852 of those images from 852 different international photographers.
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
Also: Instagram. Steal ideas from Instagram, because apparently we’re all taking the same photos anyway.
Beautiful but weirdly unsettling?!
We live in a really weird era of feminism in which we’re not allowed to criticise any oppressive constructs/industries (marriage, beauty/make up, porn, etc) just because some women enjoy them.
I’m really sick of of opinions and discussions being shut down with “it’s not…
I think our generation of feminists have lost the idea of there being an oppressive structure (patriarchy) which moulds and controls the actions of individual women. So when we say “High heels are oppressive, they are a way of controlling women’s bodies, preventing us from being able to run and deforming our feet” a lot of women hear this as “Women who wear high heels are all stupid and not proper feminists. They are gullible stooges of patriarchy!” This is because Western women have been brought up in a culture that emphasizes individualism and personal choices and ignores the coercive social and cultural structures and hierarchies within which those choices are made.
The criticism is not of individual women and the question is not whether individual women do or don’t choose to wear high heels. The criticism is of the patriarchal system that coerces women into wearing high heels and that denies women a genuinely free choice as to whether or not to wear high heels.
Just because you call yourself feminist doesn’t mean everything you like is automatically feminist.
Martin Scorsese with Cybill Shepherd on the set of Taxi Driver