Archive for February, 2011

Perfect Messy Blowout Tutorial

Great tutorial.

Loving the second part.

Via Luli

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February 28, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

French Words With No English Translation

Dépaysement: The sensation of being in another country.

La douleur exquise: The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have. Even a Sex in the City episode was named after it!

Chômer: To be unemployed, but because it’s a verb, it makes the state active.

Profiter: To make the most of or take advantage of.

Flâneur: As defined in the book Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals, it’s “the deliberately aimless pedestrian, unencumbered by any obligation or sense of urgency, who, being French and therefore frugal, wastes nothing, including his time which he spends with the leisurely discrimination of a gourmet, savoring the multiple flavors of his city.”

Esprit d’escalier: The literal translation is staircase wit, but it means to think of a comeback when it’s too late.

Retrouvailles: The happiness of meeting again after a long time.

Sortable: An adjective for someone you can take anywhere without being embarrassed.

Voila/voici: It’s so necessary that we use it all the time. “Voila” literally means “there it is” and “voici means “here it is.”

Empêchement: An unexpected last-minute change of plans. A great excuse without having to be specific.

 

Had these on my tumblr, but still wanted to share.

February 27, 2011 at 10:00 am 3 comments

Food for thought

“ What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, ‘This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!’ Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, ‘Never have I heard anything more divine’? ”

Nietzsche

February 26, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Wikileaks: An Infographic

 

via the smoking jacket

February 25, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

My daughter

I’m pretty sure this is a time-machine delivered picture of my future daughter.

February 24, 2011 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Bookshelf Love

If you’ve browsed my tumblr, you know i LOVE bookshelves. ( As you can see here, here , here, here and here)

Check out Karl Lagerfeld’s library as shot by the Selby

 

Found it here.

February 23, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

The State of Unemployment

An Infographic by UNIXL

February 21, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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