"I had a chance to read a copy of The Well of Loneliness that had been translated into Polish before I was taken into the camps. I was a young girl at the time, around twelve or thirteen, and one of the ways I survived in the camp was by remembering that book. I wanted to live long enough to kiss a woman."
WAÏF: Where architecture ïs extreme
Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Most densely populated city on earth.
"Magic in Motion". Lakshmi Menon by Prabuddha Dasgupta for Elle India, October 2008
Liya Kebede in A New World for Pop Fall 2011, photographed by Sean & Seng
A vintage NASA-commissioned Rick Guidice painting gives a cutaway view of the inside of a space colony design known as the Stanford torus, a proposed habitat that would house 10,000 to 140,000 permanent residents. The rotating, doughnut-shaped ring could have a diameter of around 2 kilometers, revolving once per minute to give about 1.0g of artificial gravity on the inside of the ring through centripetal force. A massive system of mirrors would provide the sunlight needed for daily activity, agriculture, and so forth. (NASA Ames Research Center)
"It is important to refuse to be intimidated. That refusal must not be based simply on a calculation of the odds of succeeding. The refusal to be intimidated must come, in the end, not from a sureness of succeeding but from a knowledge of the cost of scurrying for shelter through fake retractions and disowned truths. It is a question, in the end of self-respect."
anna c salter