We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

Kavita Ramdas (via thatkindofwoman)

via Mount Holyoke commencement

(Source: redheadnonsense, via thatkindofwoman)


Nadja Auerman by Helmut Newton, Berlin 1994.

Nadja Auermann photographed by Helmut Newton, Berlin 1994

Nasreen Mohamedi

Fred Holland Day, “Saint Sebastian with Wounded Chest”, photography (platinum print), 1906

Wes Anderson on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel

he dresses like his characters

n389_w1150 (by BioDivLibrary)
Trichocentrum splendidum, formerly Oncidium splendidum.

Mies van der Rohe, Tugendhat House, 1930

”Daiitoku Myoo, the Wisdom King of Great Awe-inspiring Power”

Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu). Neo-Assyrian, ca. 883–859 B.C. Nimrud (ancient Kalhu).

The so-called Standard Inscription that ran across the surface of most of the reliefs described Ashurnasirpal’s palace:
"I built thereon [a palace with] halls of cedar, cypress, juniper, boxwood, teak, terebinth, and tamarisk [?] as my royal dwelling and for the enduring leisure life of my lordship." 
The inscription continues: “Beasts of the mountains and the seas, which I had fashioned out of white limestone and alabaster, I had set up in its gates. I made it [the palace] fittingly imposing.” 
Such limestone beasts are the human-headed, winged bull and lion pictured here. The horned cap attests to their divinity, and the belt signifies their power. The sculptor gave these guardian figures five legs so that they appear to be standing firmly when viewed from the front but striding forward when seen from the side. These lamassu protected and supported important doorways in Assyrian palaces. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections. Accession Number: 32.143.1–.2