Layla, 17, Junior.

10.20.12

“I’ve been accused of being aloof. I’m not. I’m just wary.”
Paul Newman (via everlarkandstarks)
April 24th

What I would do to go back to freshman year. So many people I knew then, talked to, had some good relationships with. Now, although older, when we’re all closer to college and finding—in little ways—the “purpose” of what we want to do with our lives; everything just feels more empty. 

Day at Princeton! (again 😄)

archiemcphee:

When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks up at the patches of blue sky between city buildings, he imagines fanciful characters existing in the geometric gaps formed by the neighboring buildings. Lamadieu shoots photos of those patches of sky and illustrates them for an ongoing series entitled Sky Art. Thus far he has drawn pictures on the skies over streets and enclosed courtyards in France, Germany, Belgium and Canada.

Head over to Thomas Lamadieu’s website to view more images from his whimsical Sky Art series.

[via Colossal]

patrickschierer:

Cave House by Alexandre de Betak. Majorca. 

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

valorful:

Something that stuck out at my Tufts information session is how the speaker thought of the college process. She said most of you raised your hands for being juniors. You’re all stressing out trying to find what colleges you want to go to and doing everything you can to be accepted. It feels like…