Setting up at the #GLAADAwards. Excited to be volunteering on the red carpet tonight with @ryfabian! (Fun fact: This is the same room as the Golden Globes & where I worked TCA while at Fox.) (at The Beverly Hilton)

Setting up at the #GLAADAwards. Excited to be volunteering on the red carpet tonight with @ryfabian! (Fun fact: This is the same room as the Golden Globes & where I worked TCA while at Fox.) (at The Beverly Hilton)

Had a blast at @iambettywho’s show tonight! If I miss a concert of hers in LA, I don’t know what I’ll do. Can’t wait for that new EP!  (at The Troubadour)

Had a blast at @iambettywho’s show tonight! If I miss a concert of hers in LA, I don’t know what I’ll do. Can’t wait for that new EP! (at The Troubadour)

buffalo-divine-eden-no7:

Justin Gaffrey

toonskribblez:

eridick-amporna:

IS THAT A FUCKING PAPER TOWEL

Every time I see this post, it saddens me how many people can’t tell the difference between stretched canvas and a paper towel. At least Shafina Ali’s gorgeous shamsa is getting seen, even if someone did remove the original poster’s credit to her.

I saw a free, intimate, secret show from #Colplay tonight. We were the first audience in the world to hear songs from their upcoming album, sandwiched between their greatest hits. It was incredible. I stood directly behind Gwyneth Paltrow and her kids. (Apple and her friend threw star confetti over me.) Chris Martin even gave me a wave, a smile & some heavy eye contact at one point. We weren’t allowed to bring any recording devices, so it was probably the most present I’ve seen an audience at a concert in a long time. We even got thank you cards with #GhostStories buttons on the way out. What an experience to remember. L.A., I love you. (at Sony Pictures Studios)

I saw a free, intimate, secret show from #Colplay tonight. We were the first audience in the world to hear songs from their upcoming album, sandwiched between their greatest hits. It was incredible. I stood directly behind Gwyneth Paltrow and her kids. (Apple and her friend threw star confetti over me.) Chris Martin even gave me a wave, a smile & some heavy eye contact at one point. We weren’t allowed to bring any recording devices, so it was probably the most present I’ve seen an audience at a concert in a long time. We even got thank you cards with #GhostStories buttons on the way out. What an experience to remember. L.A., I love you. (at Sony Pictures Studios)

Good morning, Los Angeles. (at Griffith Park Trail)

Good morning, Los Angeles. (at Griffith Park Trail)

West coast, best coast. (at Santa Monica Pier)

West coast, best coast. (at Santa Monica Pier)

Did the Hollywood hike with @mariestelleb & @lndtrnmode! Great views, great people. (Also, #WhoCrew!) (at Hollywood Sign)

Did the Hollywood hike with @mariestelleb & @lndtrnmode! Great views, great people. (Also, #WhoCrew!) (at Hollywood Sign)

The graffiti smells fresh.  (at The Old Zoo)

The graffiti smells fresh. (at The Old Zoo)

kgoldschmitt:

From The Little Girl from the 1981 Lego Ad Is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something To Say.
“Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”

kgoldschmitt:

From The Little Girl from the 1981 Lego Ad Is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something To Say.

“Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”

fotojournalismus:

Striking black and white photos of India’s Taj Mahal by Josef Hoflehner

(via mymodernmet)

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

Yeah, my inner life today is no richer than it was when I worked at Steak ‘n Shake.

I don’t think we should measure the value of a person’s professional life by whether they have esteemed or lucrative work. The best formulation of professional value I’ve come across is from Tim O’Reilly: “Do things that need doing.” 

Stocking shelves? Needs doing. Serving food? Needs doing. Collecting garbage? Needs doing. Editing wikipedia pages? Needs doing. Figuring out how to maximize fees on checking accounts? Doesn’t need doing. Engaging trolls on the Internet? Doesn’t need doing. Volunteering at animal shelters? Needs doing.

Ultimately, for me at least, the measure of work’s value is not expressed best by money or love. The question is whether someone that needs to be done is getting done.

(via fishingboatproceeds)

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terra-mater:

15 amazing things in nature you won’t believe actually exist

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