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If you want to understand how Europe really works just remember that when it was first encountered here, syphilis was known as ‘the French disease’ in Italy, Poland and Germany, ‘the Italian disease’ in France, ‘the Spanish disease’ in Poland, ‘the Polish disease’ in Russia and ‘the Christian’ or ‘the Western disease’ in Turkey.

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George R.R. Martin, the genius behind Game of Thrones, goes deep on the future of the series in our new interview.

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thelifestyleeditor:

Leading British stylist Hilary Robertson has taken her creative skills stateside, set up home in Brooklyn, New York, and launched her beautiful new book, The Stuff of Life. Revealing inspirational and creative ways to style and display ‘the stuff’ we all have in our lives, from the multitude of possessions, ornaments and pictures, through to life’s necessities such as hats and bicycles, which we all gradually accumulate over the years. Hilary will take you on a journey to show you that the simplest of collectibles can look artfully arranged, with minimum effort. Whether you are a serious collector with a passion, or a minimalist lover wishing to tame and curate your clutter, The Stuff of Life will make you look at your possessions with a whole new creative vision! The Stuff of Life by Hilary Robertson, photography by Anna Williams, published by Ryland Peters & Small and available online here. To win a copy of The Stuff of Life simply visit Facebook and leave a comment why you need to sort your ‘stuff’! A winner will be picked on Friday 25th April at 6pm. Good luck!

I HEART WORK

Who are you: Hilary Robertson

What is your work: Interiors stylist/art director/antique buyer/visual merchandiser/writer - many roles but all connected!

Where can we find you: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Tumblr

Describe your work in 5 words. Finding beauty everywhere.

Describe your book. It’s a book about collections and display. As a stylist and a merchandiser, this is what I do; I find things and move them around - arranging and re-arranging until I like what I’ve done. Although I don’t usually analyse this process, I can see that there are organizing principles that people like me, stylists and visual merchandisers take for granted, and which could be illustrated and explained in a book. I have a lot of beautiful (to me) things. I don’t have ‘clutter’. But what is the difference? I think it’s about how it’s organized.

In NYC you can hire someone to style your bookshelves, and you can order books by the yard from Strand. Many of the houses that interior designers show me, with a view to being featured in magazines, look more like hotels than homes. And that’s because there is often nothing personal about them: a designer created them, and the owners haven’t managed to add those personal layers that real homes need: decorative things, vases, sculptures, children’s drawings, hats, bicycles…’the stuff of life’, as I like to call it.

In every home there are essential functional pieces of furniture; chairs to sit on, dining tables, desks, beds to sleep in, coffee tables to set a glass or cup on, cupboards and sideboards to store stuff in and, while we could put much of our stuff away (and if you are John Pawson, your home is all about clever storage to hide that ‘stuff’), there are things which are just meant to be displayed. That’s why we acquire or keep them. There are the things that make up  a sort of ‘museum of me’ -  things that we want to display because they tell a story; where we’ve travelled, what we like to read, decorative stuff, ephemeral stuff. Who doesn’t like to examine people’s bookshelves and see what they are reading?
Describe a typical day at work. My days are either ‘prep’ or ‘shoot’…so quite different. I’m a working mother so it goes like this:

a) Walk 20 minutes to school with son while he scoots. Borrow scooter and scoot back to house in 8 minutes. Sit at desk and write loads of emails while listening to the BBC news on NPR. Surf internet. Write. Surf internet. Scoot back to school and retrieve the son. Discuss snack options. Argue about practicing instrument. Make dinner. Collapse. Or…

b) Take the Subway to the city to find props in Chelsea and Flat Iron. Write emails and texts on iPhone as I walk around the city. Come home laden with bags of props. Or…

c) If I’m on a shoot my assistant might come to the house at 6.30am to help me gather up all the props clogging up my hall. We often have to be on set at 8am. I sometimes go to the flower market at 28th St before the shoot, and Rachel, my assistant, arrives on set first.

What is the first thing you do when you get to work? It depends if I’m on a shoot, prepping a shoot or writing. If it’s writing I play Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, some Rufus Wainwright, or recently the soundtrack from The Great Beauty, to get me in the zone. If I’m prepping a shoot I might peruse Pinterest for ideas and put a mood board together.If I’m on a shoot we have to unpack and lay all the props out on tables.

Where is your office/studio and what is the view out of your window? I work at a dining table in the middle room of the ‘parlour floor’ of the Brownstone we live in. Brownstones are narrow houses but long, so there is usually a space in the middle of the floor plan which gets no light. Ours, however, is open to windows at two ends (I leave the sliding doors to my bedroom open) so I look at trees in the garden and on the street side, which is calming in a city as noise-polluted as NYC.

What are the tools of your trade? I have a lot of different packing tape, masking tape, duct tape, string, scissors, pruning shears, and I stockpile recycled bubble wrap and tissue paper. Not very thrilling, but necessary for all the packing and unpacking.I do have an extensive prop department which is very useful: ceramics, organic things like pebbles and birds nests, shells, sculptural things, vessels, candlesticks, vintage cutlery, lab ware, paint palettes, driftwood, stone slabs, bits of patinated metal. Stuff!

What can’t you work without? Organic things such as flowers and branches.

Why do you love what you do? It’s like playing. It’s different everyday. You get the result, as in the photographs, instantly. I’m always learning. I also really appreciate the beauty of light. Light is everything in a photograph. I can change things very quickly so it’s always unfolding, which I find exciting.

Who or what inspires you? Painters, sculptors, and nature.

What is the best advice you have received? I’m too pig-headed to seek or listen to advice!…probably a big mistake!

One moment in your career you will always remember? Can I have two? A shoot at Stourhead which was very hard work and a logistical nightmare - but it was enormous fun to make pictures in such a sublime historic setting.And I really enjoyed writing for the Telegraph Magazine when I lived in England.

What is the best part of your job? Serendipity. The moment when all the elements I have brought together fuse…the props, the location, the photographer, the day light. Or, when you see some unexpected but beautiful thing happen on set and you just go with that.

And the worst? Two things: 1. I’m not very keen on bossy, controlling art directors. I need some freedom to do my best work. In Europe, stylists often art direct themselves, so I am more accustomed to that way of working…sorry art directors! I prefer to produce most aspects of a shoot myself.

2.The schlepping!

What’s your proudest career achievement? I’m always moving forward. Never satisfied.

What are you working on at the moment? A book for Rizzoli on Brooklyn Interiors, another book for RPS for 2015 about monochrome interiors, and putting together my own online store of vintage objects (www.mrsrobertsonstore.com).

What single thing would improve the quality of your life? It’s boring but true: more money.

What have you learnt the hard way? Everything.

If you could do another job what would you like to do and why? I’d like to have been a musician. I love the way music transports me when I sing or play music with other people.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to do what you are doing? Get a proper job. I don’t think I would advise anyone to be a stylist. It’s better to be a photographer or a graphic designer.

If you could be someone for a day who would it be? Maira Kalman - I’d like to live in her head for a day. She’s brilliant.

What is your personal motto? “It is better to travel hopefully than arrive.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)

What would you like to be doing in five years time? I’d like to be a creative director. It would be interesting to be able to focus on one brand. There is a ceramics company I have my eye on. Since I discovered it in the USA, I have collected Bennington pottery (from Bennington, Vermont) and I’m amazed that it isn’t known in Europe. The designs from the 60s have enduring appeal but the contemporary stuff is disappointing. That’s my fantasy job…just putting it out there! I do still harbour a hankering to make a magazine. I’d also like to introduce more British design to America. I’m imagining a studio location furnished with furniture, accessories, paint, lighting, wallpaper etc by British makers.

If you had an extra hour each day what would you do with it? Learn to play the cello. I got one for my birthday and have just started to play it.

How would you like to be remembered? That’s tough…I’d just like to be remembered.

Thank you Hilary for talking to The Lifestyle Editor.

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NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

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AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.


Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.Harry fiercely defending werewolves.And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.





And that sound is my heart shattering into a million pieces. 

Harry would have grown up being a lot more like James.
Oh my god I just broke my own heart.

oh gods he wouldand then one day Sirius would slip up and call him James…..

beccarez:

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ramdomfandom:

stagdogwolfandrat:

AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.

Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.
Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.
Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.
Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.
Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.
Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.
Harry fiercely defending werewolves.
And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.

And that sound is my heart shattering into a million pieces. 

Harry would have grown up being a lot more like James.


Oh my god I just broke my own heart.

oh gods he would

and then one day Sirius would slip up and call him James…..

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angryblackman:

"How are your grades?"

"What are you majoring in?"

"Have you got a girlfriend?"

"What do you want to do when you graduate?"

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The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.

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notforbreakfast:

The Font Conference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3k5oY9AHHM

i need to know what comic sans would look like

Watch the video.

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I like to think that Hedwig didn’t die. She only got injured,and is currently looking for Harry.

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I’m coming Harry..!!

HEADCANNON ACCEPTED SIMPLY TO AVOID THE PAIN OF NO HEDWIG

is this our agent coulson?

the owl who lived

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bigdaddyg-wil:

this guy pulled out his dick in front of like 5 billion feminist protestors holy shit

Some context for the idiots claiming the women are overreacting:
This occurred at a Slut Walk. For those not familiar with it, the Slut Walk is basically a peaceful protest seeking to eliminate the rape apologism so prevalent in society. The basis is that no woman is “asking for it,” with “it” being rape. It’s not a feminist protest; it’s a human rights protest.
Many of the protesters, as you can probably imagine, have dealt with sexual harassment or rape in their own lives. Many of them have structured their daily activities to avoid being raped. The gathering is supposed to be a place for them to feel empowered and able to recover in the company of those who understand what they’ve been through or who will not blame them.
Nobody at a Slut Walk will tell a survivor that it’s her fault. They will not ask what she was wearing to provoke her attacker. Nobody will say she had too much to drink. Nobody will tell the men in the group that they are inherently rapists themselves, and nobody will tell a male survivor that his experience “wasn’t really rape.”
Then, this fellow comes along. He sees this gathering of survivors and their supporters, and to him, it’s a joke. He sees feminazis. He sees girls who are taking “a bit of fun” too seriously. And what does he do? He exposes himself to this group of survivors and supporters - some of whom are, in fact, underage.
He sexually harasses literally hundreds of women in one act. Aside from public indecency, there was cruel intent in his actions. He wanted to make them uncomfortable. He wanted to “put them in their place.” Other photos from this event show him flipping the protesters off and laughing at their anger.
And there are still people defending his actions. There are those who still feel like these women were asking for itand that they deserved to be harassed for trying to claim they weren’t. There are those who feel that women should be taught a lesson this way, and they applaud this man’s actions.
So no, he didn’t pull out his dick in front of feminist protesters. He harassed dozens - if not hundreds - of rape survivors. The reaction to his actions alone outline the purpose of the Slut Walk.
For those of you still doubting whether what he did was wrong (and I do wonder if there’s something wrong with you, if you have doubts), let me give you an analogous situation. Imagine a gathering of black civil rights activists. Imagine Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and all their colleagues gathered together to demonstrate that being black did not make them lesser people. That being black and living in the South did not mean they were “asking” to be the target of hate crimes.
And at this gathering, a white man decides he should teach them a lesson by pointedly hanging a noose from the nearest tree and laughing at their anger. And other white men, laughing along with him, commend him for taking these activists down a peg.
That’s what happened here. It’s not an “OMG, I can’t believe he did that!” moment. It’s an “OMG, there are people who think this is okay” moment. And the fact is, it’s not. It never will be. And that’s the take home message of this ridiculous rant I’ve written up.

And this is why we still need feminism.

this made me cry holy shit

That was hands down one of the most well-written and beautiful responses I have had the pleasure to read. Thank you

artbymoga:

onefitmodel:

rootandrock:

timeofthedecade:

bigdaddyg-wil:

this guy pulled out his dick in front of like 5 billion feminist protestors holy shit

Some context for the idiots claiming the women are overreacting:

This occurred at a Slut Walk. For those not familiar with it, the Slut Walk is basically a peaceful protest seeking to eliminate the rape apologism so prevalent in society. The basis is that no woman is “asking for it,” with “it” being rape. It’s not a feminist protest; it’s a human rights protest.

Many of the protesters, as you can probably imagine, have dealt with sexual harassment or rape in their own lives. Many of them have structured their daily activities to avoid being raped. The gathering is supposed to be a place for them to feel empowered and able to recover in the company of those who understand what they’ve been through or who will not blame them.

Nobody at a Slut Walk will tell a survivor that it’s her fault. They will not ask what she was wearing to provoke her attacker. Nobody will say she had too much to drink. Nobody will tell the men in the group that they are inherently rapists themselves, and nobody will tell a male survivor that his experience “wasn’t really rape.”

Then, this fellow comes along. He sees this gathering of survivors and their supporters, and to him, it’s a joke. He sees feminazis. He sees girls who are taking “a bit of fun” too seriously. And what does he do? He exposes himself to this group of survivors and supporters - some of whom are, in fact, underage.

He sexually harasses literally hundreds of women in one act. Aside from public indecency, there was cruel intent in his actions. He wanted to make them uncomfortable. He wanted to “put them in their place.” Other photos from this event show him flipping the protesters off and laughing at their anger.

And there are still people defending his actions. There are those who still feel like these women were asking for itand that they deserved to be harassed for trying to claim they weren’t. There are those who feel that women should be taught a lesson this way, and they applaud this man’s actions.

So no, he didn’t pull out his dick in front of feminist protesters. He harassed dozens - if not hundreds - of rape survivors. The reaction to his actions alone outline the purpose of the Slut Walk.

For those of you still doubting whether what he did was wrong (and I do wonder if there’s something wrong with you, if you have doubts), let me give you an analogous situation. Imagine a gathering of black civil rights activists. Imagine Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and all their colleagues gathered together to demonstrate that being black did not make them lesser people. That being black and living in the South did not mean they were “asking” to be the target of hate crimes.

And at this gathering, a white man decides he should teach them a lesson by pointedly hanging a noose from the nearest tree and laughing at their anger. And other white men, laughing along with him, commend him for taking these activists down a peg.

That’s what happened here. It’s not an “OMG, I can’t believe he did that!” moment. It’s an “OMG, there are people who think this is okay” moment. And the fact is, it’s not. It never will be. And that’s the take home message of this ridiculous rant I’ve written up.

And this is why we still need feminism.

this made me cry holy shit

That was hands down one of the most well-written and beautiful responses I have had the pleasure to read. Thank you

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I wanna be that one girl who looks really cute but also gives off the vibe that she could snap your neck if you disrespect her like is that possible for me

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