I'm just a mom skipping along the edge of the world...
newyorker:

Nick Paumgarten on Konstantin Petrov’s 2001 photographs, taken while working at the World Trade Center’s sky-top restaurant:

“Here is the hideous décor of Windows on the World, in itself a kind of aesthetic innocence; it didn’t know any better. You half expect to see Burt Reynolds. But fate imbues the restaurant with a retroactive dignity. These aren’t the bygone glories of, say, the old Penn Station, but all of lost New York has a corner in the kingdom of Heaven.”

Photograph by Konstantin Petrov

newyorker:

Nick Paumgarten on Konstantin Petrov’s 2001 photographs, taken while working at the World Trade Center’s sky-top restaurant:

“Here is the hideous décor of Windows on the World, in itself a kind of aesthetic innocence; it didn’t know any better. You half expect to see Burt Reynolds. But fate imbues the restaurant with a retroactive dignity. These aren’t the bygone glories of, say, the old Penn Station, but all of lost New York has a corner in the kingdom of Heaven.”

Photograph by Konstantin Petrov

(Source: newyorker.com)

exhibition-ism:

Maude White's incredibly detailed and fragile paper cut works 

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madeinafreeworld:

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The women are an ethnic minority known as Yazidi, and were forced to convert to Islam. Forced marriage is a form of modern slavery.

SHARE this story to raise awareness about how modern slavery is at the heart of a conflict that has gripped the world’s attention.

#ThisIsHappeningNow: 300 girls and women have been sold to ISIS fighters in Syria for $1,000 each.

pbstv:

In the new documentary film, Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, the artists takes us on a journey where couture and classical art meet streets of New York City. 

Premieres on PBS, Friday September 5th at 9/8c.

Learn more.

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.

Pema Chödrön

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madeinafreeworld:

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Thousands of Indian children mine the mica that ends up in makeup around the world. THIS WEEK, each Sevenly purchase gives $7 to get these kids out of dangerous mines and into schools.

This EXCLUSIVE shirt won’t be around much longer, so buy one NOW!

LAST CHANCE! Wouldn’t it Be(YOU)tiful if there wasn’t child labor in our makeup?
therandomactorg:

This month we’re asking our friends to #getkind by doing something to help Mother Earth. Whether you pick up litter, plant a tree, or commit to a community clean-up project, every little bit helps.
As Gandhi said “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.”  So get out there and do some good, and have a great week!

therandomactorg:

This month we’re asking our friends to #getkind by doing something to help Mother Earth. Whether you pick up litter, plant a tree, or commit to a community clean-up project, every little bit helps.

As Gandhi said “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.”  So get out there and do some good, and have a great week!

madeinafreeworld:

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Global shortages of wild animals mean that more labor is required to hunt and fish. Increasingly, this means more child exploitation.

READ and SHARE this compelling BBC article.

 

Less wildlife = more child slaves
thingssheloves:

[love signs] by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Beautiful, serene and magical to see