07 5 / 2013
So many people seem enchanted enough by the decadence described in [The Great Gatsby] to ignore its fairly obvious message of condemnation. Gatsby parties can be found all over town. They are staples of spring on many Ivy League campuses and a frequent theme of galas in Manhattan. Just the other day, vacation rental startup Airbnb sent out invitations to a “Gatsby-inspired soiree” at a multi-million-dollar home on Long Island, seemingly oblivious to the novel’s undertones.
It’s like throwing a Lolita-themed children’s birthday party."
12 4 / 2013
James Blake hired Nabil Elderkin, known for his work for Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Bon Iver and others, to direct the video for the title track and album opener of his new record Overgrown. It features the singer gazing into the camera whilst sitting on a bad in a log cab, before he roams through the woods followed by some kind of dancing ninjas up until he reaches the shore.
10 4 / 2013
"I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few."
07 4 / 2013
"You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go."
14 3 / 2013