"I think every woman at one point or another in their life has been called a bitch. For a long time I had a real problem with that word, I didn’t like it and I thought it was derogatory. But I’ve gotten to a place now where I’ve made a lot of peace with it. It’s been so overused and made to seem so derogatory towards woman that I’ve adapted it into an empowering feeling for myself. If I’m a bitch then I’m a bitch, if that’s what an assertive woman is to you. So I’ve sort of adapted it as a badge of honor."
I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken. Not a very common idea in western culture!
Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!
Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.
And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.”Ernest Hemingway
I’m pretty sure that I’ve reblogged this before, but its actually one of my favorite posts on tumblr. The idea that something can be more beautiful after being broken is so moving to me. I kind of want one of these someday, or to make my own. It’s an amazing concept, and I love the fact that it’s an artform.
M.O.D. Recommends: ELUDE Elude is not a game that you use to cheer yourself up, by any means. This game is not like the others that I will recommend. Instead, it is a useful teaching tool. It’s short, sweet, and beautiful. Elude uses mechanics and gameplay in order to express what depression is like without words. It has stark and gripping contrasts between “moods” of happiness, stability, and depression. The music drives the point home, and every move and mechanic serves a purpose in the metaphor that the game paints. For example, when you are happy, you head upwards and upwards until, eventually, your footholds disappear and you fall back down into the dark forest below. You are able to “resonate” with birds in order to help yourself reach the top again, but eventually, it won’t work anymore. Elude is a wonderful teaching tool, for yourself, or even for others that do not understand depression at all. The ending is not happy, it’s anything but. It perfectly encompasses the hopelessness and emptiness that depression can feel like. Play Elude here
Macabre in style and sharp in design, these fetish fashion designs by Nika Danielska feature skeletal cages that constrict and contort the body for the sake of fashion. Face masks, neck braces and shoulder spikes make up this daring collection, blurring the lines between pain and couture with their frightening demeanor. The spindly creations can be worn peeking out from underneath a jacket, or on top of a gorgeous gown, making eye-popping fashion. These intricately wrought pieces are lavish enough to be worn instead of other accessories and jewels, A look glamorously Gothic when paired with some sparkly baubles.
The Nika Danielska designs bring fetish fashion concepts to the forefront of dramatic style.