mitchromney:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Andy Freeberg

Guardians

In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

LOVE. 

"Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."
Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)

captainbutttouch:

Eat your fucking heart out 

I’m the cutest thing alive 

lovely-jenamalone:

"jenamalone: I’m home #laketahoe #imokay"

lovely-jenamalone:

"jenamalone: I’m home #laketahoe #imokay"

"Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero."
the only thing in Michael Cera’s fucking BandCamp bio (via officialplxar)
laughhard:

See this hat? Tis’ my cat.

laughhard:

See this hat? Tis’ my cat.

siighed:

some kid in my english class goes by the name squash and my teacher done fucked up and called him zucchini


Caspar Claasen is a photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He takes candid, unposed photographs of interactions between strangers and their everyday surroundings. With a very subtle eye he is capaturing situations with a nice sence of humour that just make us smile.

Caspar Claasen is a photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He takes candid, unposed photographs of interactions between strangers and their everyday surroundings. With a very subtle eye he is capaturing situations with a nice sence of humour that just make us smile.

Mi Negrita
Devendra Banhart

Paradise Lost, Ed Freeman

chapmen:

literally wtf the fuck