Musings
designmeetstyle:

Nautical nod. This living room infuses nautical style without committing to an overdone theme. Blue and white stripes, tiny anchors and seaside accents all contribute to a refreshing space.

designmeetstyle:

Nautical nod. This living room infuses nautical style without committing to an overdone theme. Blue and white stripes, tiny anchors and seaside accents all contribute to a refreshing space.

wmagazine:

Saturated Interiors
Photograph by Neil Gavin; W magazine August 2014. 

wmagazine:

Saturated Interiors

Photograph by Neil Gavin; W magazine August 2014. 

streeter:

I am a historian and this is how it happened.

streeter:

I am a historian and this is how it happened.

Any honest discussion between teachers must begin with the understanding that each of us mingles the good with the bad. One student may experience the epiphany of a lifetime, while her neighbor drifts quietly off to sleep. In the classroom, it’s never pure gold or pure tin; we’re all muddled alloys.
What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
Anonymous

girlwithalessonplan:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

This is a very tactful, succinct summary of the problems with 50 Shades.  

kniterly:

sugarplumbfaerie:

someone take my computer away from me

This might be one of the best things I’ve ever seen

teallikethecolor:

I found this free pattern on the Joann’s website earlier. This might be the first sweater I attempt.

teallikethecolor:

I found this free pattern on the Joann’s website earlier. This might be the first sweater I attempt.