Seriously, who goes to a wedding in shorts? Totally disrespectful. via /r/funny https://ift.tt/2ylYB1P
lovliest pair of sunnies in the world. rip.
Late night walk around Avondale + Logan Square near Belmont, Chicago. 06-AUG-2018.
Stay safe ~
From Ivan the Terrible (1944), directed by Sergei Eisenstein
SEX, WEED, MAGIC with Sophie Saint Thomas.
The workshops at BUST Craftacular at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn (hosted by the magazine of same name) feature topics ranging from the occult to coding, but all in an effort to show people how to grow through creating. At one workshop, art director and tarot reader, Sarah Potter, teaches Color Magick for creatives. For example, orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, creativity, intuition and sexuality, and in order to manifest color magick in their own practice, an artist could eat an orange or light an orange candle before picking up a paintbrush in the studio. Casting a spell, she explains is to set intention with magick. In another workshop, we register, flood and print our own designs for holiday cards (“Enjoy the Holiday Spirits” featuring a graphic of bottles and cocktail glasses) ; throughout the week-end work-shoppers learnt how to use essential oils to manage mood, understand their moon sign, use herbs to boost immune system during winter months, enhance their sex life using cannabis and set intentions through ritual for the Full Moon in Gemini among other topics.
In between classes, visitors had the chance to peruse and start conversations with the vendors at tables on the old, factory floor. Brooklyn is aglow with loads of indie makers putting out healthy, sustainable products, including SpiceGrove’s Roselle + Ginger drink, Bushwick Sauce Company with Ghost Pepper Tequila Lavender Hot Sauce and Strawberry Jam that truly has only three ingredients (strawberry, lemon oil and pure cane sugar !). Other highlights included Cooper’s Daughter Black Walnut Bourbon (suh good), Mater Soap’s Mugwort Bar, and Trade Street Jam Co. with their all-vegan, smoky-flavored jams.
The following Tuesday, on a rainy evening in the Miss Grass Shop on the Bowery, Sophie Saint Thomas celebrates the release of her new self-care book Finding Your Higher Self : Your Guide to Cannabis for Self Care (Simon + Schuster). On my walk from a café in the East Village, I walk past a wheat-pasted flyer of Edie Sedgwick with bright pink hair and take it as a good sign. Once in the room, first thing I notice is a three-tier wedding cake decorated with little, blue marijuana leaves (as sad as it was to cut the sculptural thing up, it was delicious !). The panel of four speakers, including Sophie, talked about using marijuana to relax and treat PTSD, and that consuming a little cannabis before sex can make a person more receptive to pleasure during sex. They also went through a round of MARRY-FUCK-KILL with three different methods of consumption, “flower,” “edible,” and “concentrated.” As someone who’s only casually used marijuana, I found myself enthusiastic about the possibility that weed doesn’t (one) always make you stoned and sedated – difference between indica and sativa strains – and (two) cannabis can be consumed in ways other than smoking, including in cake or in tea. Topical CBD, without any THC (which causes sensation of being “high”) can relieve cramps and pain.
Of course, any conversation about marijuana carries with it political implications, particular concerning using while being black vs. white. Talking to a panel member afterwards while people mingled, I asked about the differences between the West Coast, which has largely legalized the plant and New York, where use is still illegal in public. He suggested that the best approach is to decriminalize plant but not legalize, so people can cultivate and share without fear of being arrested and becoming another casualty of the nefarious War on Drugs, but also, without introducing capitalism and start-up culture into marijuana use.
In a technological world, filled with start-ups and competitive workplaces, sex, weed and magick help us to reconnect with our bodies and the planet. The right kind of weed (different for everybody), as well as other herbs, can help open senses, relax the body and bring us in-tune with our pleasures and desires, which historically have been denied to the people not in power. Magick (tarot, astrology, color) brings emotions, thought patterns and assumptions into light, so we can make intentional decisions about how to spend our days and (re)claim our power in order to become independent thinkers, less influenced by dominant culture, secure in ourselves and open to new and diverse lived experiences.
PHOTO : Edie Sedgwick street art in LES. © 2019.
I took some photos a while ago and I’ve wanted to post them, but I feel like I’d receive a lot of hate. They are cute tho and idk if I can pot them yet.
Will it really matter a week from now?
Anti-electricity cartoon from 1889
Liu Yifei x Harper’s Bazaar China
刘亦菲 x 时尚芭莎