"In an age of westernized (more specifically Americanized) globalization, the word ‘new’ is valued more positively than ‘old’. (This is no coincidence: in a world where capitalism exploits, if it does not entirely require, rampant consumerism, the incentive
to buy will always be stimulated with the word ‘new’ than with the word ‘old’; and ‘save’ in capitalistic cultures means not to keep one’s money, but to spend it – on supposed bargains.) Modernization’ embodies an unmitigated emphasis on the ‘new’. ‘Tradition’, as a word and as a concept, persists more in Asia than in the modernized West, where, again more often than not, it is something to be overthrown: ‘traditional thinking’ is hardly a compliment in English."

Teaching English as Culture: Paradigm Shifts in Postcolonial Discourse, 2003 (via lhaasiri)

(Source: lhaasiri)

humansofnewyork:

"It’s for my Queer and Feminist Comparative Literature Theory class." “Let me write that down…” “I took it more for the teacher than the class. My school was all-male until the sixties, and she was one of the first teachers at the women’s college. She’s really respected.” “So what’s one important thing she’s taught you?” “… about how it’s important for feminists to evaluate everyday occurrences. How even routine personal interactions are political. Everything is significant, and even little things have meaning.” “Is it possible to see too much meaning in little things?”  “Well, there does seem to be some people who go around looking for things to be angry about. But if the alternative is to be desensitized to how small things affect us, I think it’s better to be overly sensitive.”

humansofnewyork:

"It’s for my Queer and Feminist Comparative Literature Theory class."
“Let me write that down…”
“I took it more for the teacher than the class. My school was all-male until the sixties, and she was one of the first teachers at the women’s college. She’s really respected.”
“So what’s one important thing she’s taught you?”
“… about how it’s important for feminists to evaluate everyday occurrences. How even routine personal interactions are political. Everything is significant, and even little things have meaning.”
“Is it possible to see too much meaning in little things?”
“Well, there does seem to be some people who go around looking for things to be angry about. But if the alternative is to be desensitized to how small things affect us, I think it’s better to be overly sensitive.”

(Source: anzeosterman, via mattnazario)

I AM GOING TO THROW UP MY STOMACH. AND BRAIN.

oliverwhiting:

Part hand poked and part electric.

oliverwhiting:

Part hand poked and part electric.

(via lipstainedgarterbelts)

why why why why finals?
I just want to make a pillow fort and have a Hayao Miyazaki marathon. With a warm little cat on my lap and Oreos. Or And ramen. 

why why why why finals?

I just want to make a pillow fort and have a Hayao Miyazaki marathon. With a warm little cat on my lap and Oreos. Or And ramen. 

texturas:

4N - Ninkipen! Architects 

Four bedroom family house located in Ikoma, Japan.

(Source: chztn, via lsdrms)

texturas:

Brittany Nickerson
Untitled, 2013

(Source: liferuin, via lsdrms)

dezeen:

Moving school by Amadeo Bennetta and Dan LaRossa for Building Trust

(Source: thewhitepepper, via lsdrms)