1. Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    — C.S. Lewis

  2. It’s always happy hour at the Ngaoho Inn. And @philipjameslee still dressed up for date night even though we stayed in. #wetmartini #threeolives 🍸 (at Parnell Terraces)


  3. at Ostro



  5. hoodoothatvoodoo:

    Vald ‘Es




  6. vintagegal:

    "Moonlight Eclipse" by Alberto Vargas 1932


  7. There are moments in our lives which, threaded, give us heaven—
    — Jorie Graham, from “Over and Over Stitch

  8. velveteenrabbit:


    Jenny Holzer - SURVIVAL, 1983-1985 (exhibited as part of Creative Time’s 42nd Street Project 1993)

    "Like the Jenny Holzer pieces, you’ve got a lot of people saying, ‘What the fuck is that? What the fuck is that supposed to mean?’ And it’s like, well, why are you angry about that and you’re not angry about anything else you see here? About drug dealing, about people with drugs, about homelessness, but you’re getting mad about this sign because people feel it doesn’t belong here. And they feel all the other stuff does." (Theatre Electrician) (x)




  11. lauriejproud:

    Laurie J Proud. Summer Blonde. oil on board 2014


  12. humansofnewyork:

    "I’ve always been terrified of running into you and having absolutely nothing to say."


  13. You had drifted off momentarily. We were drinking our new favourite wine, the Te Whare Ra Toru blend of pinot gris, gewurtztraminer and riesling. We had just had some kind of fight, I forget what it was about, but I know you had to leave me angry with you because you had to go back to work. I wasn’t really that angry. It was more a kind of absent-minded irritability unique to those who are deeply familiar with one another. When this picture was taken we could not have imagined that we would both be working at Ostro in just a couple of months. It was our first time there, we thought we’d check it out. Now that place comprises the majority of our days - we are thrown about by change and insecurity. On this day, though, it was a venue for our middle-of-the-day drinks, a tipsy stopover in a long day of managing the onslaught of high expectations from the oblivious masses.

    This picture is proof that you can’t anticipate what may linger around the corner.

    This picture is proof that we were here. Your arms and hands have a certain painterly delicacy - not feminine, but gentle. And your gentleness makes me love you. I can’t imagine how it appears to anyone that doesn’t love you the way I do - but still, I look at this photo and sense the value it will hold when we are old and have weathered wilder storms together.


  14. Goatfur shoes for my hooves #chaosandharmony (at Ostro)


  15. Never in my life have I had a high heel hangover like this one