Sigrid Agren by Aitken Jolly for Dansk #26 F/W 2011

Just went through my archive and found this… a reminder that it’s totally fine to be unhappy

“I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.”

Hugh Mackay 

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1959 Brooklyn gang series, by Bruce Davidson

Jean-Luc Godard - Band of Outsiders (1964) Trailer

1953 Buick Wildcat Motorama Dream Car
The 1953 Buick Wildcat I concept was designed under Harley Earl’s leadership. The car was built for the 1953 GM Motorama and is one of Buick’s first fiberglass cars reportedly built primarily to test the use of fiberglass for possible future production bodies.
The car had a 188-horsepower version of the new V8 engine, the new Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission, and Roto-Static front wheel discs with built-in air scoops. The discs remained stationary while the wheels revolved around them.
The 1953 Wildcat was the first of three concept cars introduced in consecutive years to wear the Wildcat badge. - Via: 1 | 2

“People like H&M and Zara are pushing us very hard. People start to think those prices are normal, that you should be able to buy a man’s shirt for £20. But you can’t even buy the fabric for one of our shirts for £20, let alone make the shirt or live off the profits.”

— Dries Van Noten

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Christian Coigny

French Architect & Designer Jean Prouvé at Home | City of Nancy - Via cotonblanc:

Phoebe Philo by Stella McCartney, April 23, 2014
Céline’s fashion powerhouse Phoebe and I met in 1994 at Central Saint Martins in London. From then on, we were inseparable. She and I worked side by side in Paris, the naughty kids from London coming to the house of Chloé. Phoebe stayed when I decided to start my own label and touched the house with her magic spell, a British talent taking over the world of French fashion. One of the few female designers, she celebrates the simple and champions the quality and reality of a woman’s wardrobe. When people invest in her work, they have it for life. One of the things we share is the reality that the clothes we design are actually worn. She is a mother too, and holds her family close; she has a protective shield that the women who wear her clothes feel. Phoebe has so much more to offer, and I think everyone is just waiting for her next move. She has been my friend for 20 years and knew my mum, which means a lot to me. She makes me proud, and I know she will always deliver on the expectations because she has it and ain’t gonna lose it.

Phoebe Philo: TIME 100