humansofnewyork:

"I don’t have any dreams. What’s the point? I’m poor. I don’t have any skills. I wash the utensils in the kitchen— that’s what I do. But I like the girls I work with. We make fun together. I tell jokes. They tell jokes. I’m happy— it’s in my nature."

(New Delhi, India)

How can she not have dreams.

Why have all the collective actions and thoughts of the world, past and present evolved and come together in a way that it is so, that some people are in a postion where they feel they do not have the opportunity to do something that makes them feel like they’re flying.

Money wont do shit, infrastructure will change things. A lot of people on the same metaphorical train will. Everyone on the same team. An understanding that Enough, is enough; anything more is excess.

We will not understand that because we all want more than what is already in front of us to fill us up. We are lazy. We cannot be bothered to spend the time with ourselves to fulfill the holes and the little gaps, we want to buy into something that seems bigger than us to provide us with filler, a filler we can touch and show to our friends and wear as a badge to rest of the world. What the fck Young World? What are you going to.do about this huh? Nisha.

Gris.

Lately ive been on a utilitarian vibe. Very practical, very dark, almost unnaproachable.

My style does not sum up my being, but it is my weapon of choice.

I’m an Architect. I’m the most interesting man in the room.

I’m wearing all black. I’m near sighted, but have compensated with extremely attractive and/or expensive eyewear. I have radical mood swings. But, only on the inside. You’d probably never know what I’m thinking. And, I’m sure I wouldn’t tell you.

I have excellent taste in …. almost everything. Just ask me. I am brooding right now. Over in the corner, sipping my cosmo (because I can pull that off). I’m not approachable, I’ve worked on that for years. I seem like I know things. Dark things. Perfectly aligned symmetrical things. But nothing about things that you want to talk about. I would rather talk about Richard Serra or Edward Hopper, or we could discuss Diebenkorn if you’d like. No, I am not going to talk about architecture. I never talk about architecture. We can talk about television. Mad Men? yes… Inside the Actors Studio? of course, but ideally Inspector Morse ca. 1988. Or we could just discuss cars.

More after the break.

Could you get me another Cosmo?

I have a beautiful wife, but I have no family, no children, no history, no connection to anything domestic. I don’t play golf. I have clubs, just in case. In the trunk of my Alfa Romeo

I work hard. No really, I work very hard. You think you work hard? You’re wrong. In fact, I’m working right now. I haven’t slept since 1984. I’m on my second decade of an all nighter. You have no idea. Your job is easy compared to mine. You don’t create, you produce. That’s easy. Right?

I spent a year in Europe studying under someone you’ve never heard of, who won a very prestigous award which you’ve also never heard of. This was my foundation for my “practice” I run today. I worked on a famous building you have also never heard of. I won an award for that too. I have a plaque with my name in fancy lettering in my office. I have a turtle neck. Not a “mock-turtle-neck” those are for writers or journalists.

Your tie is crooked. I noticed that when you first came over. I could fix that, but what’s the point really. Also, there were 17 canapes on that tray and only 16 had tooth picks in them. The mirror on that wall is slightly tilted. And, this part of the flooring is not orginal to the building. And, that sprinkler head is slightly off center.

And, seriously, go get me another cosmo…

I’m an Architect, I’m the most interesting man in the room.

Stay thirsty my friends { Coffee with an Architect }.

Jody Brown - Coffee With An Architect (via g0ldenlights)

The next 7 years of my life

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LOVE THIS.

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Word to your perfectly aligned Mother.

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Wiwt. Finally got boat shoes! Wahoo!
Shirt: GAP | Trousers: H&M | Jumper: Uniqlo(I think im not sure I swapped it out for a cable knit v-neck I got from Tommy Hilfiger) | Shoes: Timberland. | Watch: DKNY | Lipstick: Tom Ford

Wiwt.
Sneaks: Vans | Trousers: H&M | Jacket: New Look | Tee: H&M | Nail polish: MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection.

Who wants stuff?!!

Im selling some stuff…watch this space.

All Saints dress.

I love All Saints, but it’s quite expensive!! By chance however I got this dress in the sale and I love it!! B

Perfect Shoes

Remember a while ago I was talking about trying to find a good pair of shoes that would be comfortable, support my feet and go with my style? 

Well, I didn’t have to go to Italy to have them hand made my fairies!! 

I did however, go to Russell and Bromley, which was my Mother’s go to place when I was growing up, and found them.

They were on sale (so good for my wallet!) and even though they’re a loafer and not a laced shoe, they do have a decent amount of support, and they go with (nearly) all of my clothes!

Woohoo!

N

x

omnistyle:

Another snap of Adam Titchener during London Collections: Mens.

Perfect?

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LWD

Ohhkkayy first ootd in a while! Apologies for the bad lighting -the weather is pretty on and off here and it wasn’t a very bright day! This is what I wore to the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan concert last night ^.^  

Dress- I got from Zara, I can’t remember if I got it online or in store but I was so happy when I saw it, because I LOVE the look of this material. It is slightly big but I don’t have the time to learn how to take it in at the moment! It will happen though!!!

Jeans- ok, I really don’t like the process of buying jeans, they’re always slightly too small or big. Ugh. I’ve seen the jeans that Kristen Stewart wears and I love the fit, so I did some searching and found they’re the 7 For All Mankind second skin skinny jeans. I’ve been wanting them for over a year now but can’t justify spending £198 on one pair of jeans!! From the minute I knew we were going to Florida this year, I found an outlet and pretty much hoped I’d find my size! When we went to the store not only did I find the jeans in my size, but every pair of jeans were $99, yay ^.^ !! Now $99 is still a lot of money, but to be honest I thought they’d be priced at $160-ish so I was pleasantly surprised. I saw this pair in the photo and fell in LOVE! So I treated myself to both pairs because I hadn’t actually bought too much at that point. And I mean, look at them they’re just so beautiful and detailed and ugh! I just love them!

Shoes- New Look

Necklace- Zara (but I bought from Ebay)

Nails- Barry M

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The Portuguese Gentleman

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Catch Up

Hey guys hope you’re all well :). Ok so Ive been neglecting the blog a lot past couple(?) months- I am aware, but its because ive been travelling here and there over June up until now.

So for the most part of June I was in Africa. You saw a couple of the photos I posted earlier..if you follow me on instagram (@blncnoir) you’d have seen more frequent updates. I feel like it would be easier to vlog this but I’ll carry on like this for now. I went there to work for a small construction company because it was so hard to find jobs here. Lo and behold i got offered a job the friday before I flewout to Zambia! I took it and thats why I only spent a month out there- the plan was to spend 6months at least in order to get some work experience. And then a week ago i came out to Florida (where I am atm) for my cousins wedding. I return to the UK end of next week so will be posting outfits again once Im back into a routine. Btw the shopping here is awesome the sales assistants are lovely and really helpful. I went to the outlets as well as the mall and found some great bargains.

The weather had been good in London before I left so I got to wear my skirts and dresses that I’d bought. Which is a rarity because I usually only wear trousers! I’m venturing out!! I didnt however, take any photos lol so I’ll probably do a recap post or something.

If theres anything you guys would like me to cover get in touch but otherwise keep safe and I will post on my return!

Love,
N
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huffingtonpost:

15 PHOTOS OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY BEING THE ULTIMATE ALPHA MALE

Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 — if he were alive, it’d be his 115th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve wrangled up 15 photos that best illustrate his adventuresome spirit.

(Art from: Aleksandr Petrov)

I love this dude

Yo the Zara sale is pretty legit dawg.

My nephew and I