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Got a Girl Crush On: Retts Wood’s London Houseboat

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Step 1 to My Daughter's Epic Halloween Costume. And my paw paw tapes up the eyes. Step 3 Painting is done! And the crown And the Princess is Crowned!


Got A Girl Crush On: Princess Darth Vader

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My Daughter insisted on being “Princess Darth Vader” this year. 

Oh man. I just. Can’t. Too much.

Got A Girl Crush On: These Photos of the Athletic Babes of Pre-War Russia

I don’t really know what organization/games these women are involved with, but these images have inspired some heavyweight girl crushes too big not to share. Do you have any idea?

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Got a Girl Crush On: Excerpts from Teen Angels mag 1977-1980

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Got a Girl Crush On: ”The Puerto Rican Pepper Pot” Olga San Juan posing for publicity still with nautical theme bearing message: HAPPY NEW YEAR (1944)

Got a Girl Crush On: ”The Puerto Rican Pepper Pot” Olga San Juan posing for publicity still with nautical theme bearing message: HAPPY NEW YEAR (1944)

Got a Girl Crush On: Robyn Twomey's portraits of former Playboy Bunnies

Got a Girl Crush On: Laurie Anderson’s “Fully Automated Nikon (Object/Objection/Objectivity)”

Anderson photographed men who called to her or whistled her on the street.  In her artist statement she writes about one experience,

“As I walked along Houston Street with my fully automated Nikon.  I felt armed, ready. I passed a man who muttered ‘Wanna fuck?’  This was standard technique: the female passes and the male strikes at the last possible moment forcing the woman to backtrack if she should dare to object.  I wheeled around, furious. ‘Did you say that?’ He looked around surprised, then defiant ‘Yeah, so what the fuck if I did?’ I raised my Nikon, took aim began to focus.  His eyes darted back and forth, an undercover cop? CLICK.”

Anderson takes the power from her male pursuers, allowing them nothing more than the momentary fear that their depravity has just been captured in a picture.  

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Got a Girl Crush On: Nina Katchadourian - Mended Spiderwebs (1998)

We’ve already expressed our love for Nina before, so let us reiterate our admiration shall we? 

Artist’s statement:

“In the forest and around the house where I was living, I searched for broken spiderwebs which I repaired using red sewing thread. All of the patches were made by inserting segments one at a time directly into the web. I fixed the holes in the web until it was fully repaired, or until it could no longer bear the weight of the thread.

In the process, I often caused further damage when the tweezers got tangled in the web or when my hands brushed up against it by accident.

The morning after the first patch job, I discovered a pile of red threads lying on the ground below the web. At first I assumed the wind had blown them out; on closer inspection it became clear that the spider had repaired the web to perfect condition using its own methods, throwing the threads out in the process.

My repairs were always rejected by the spider and discarded, usually during the course of the night, even in webs which looked abandoned.”

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Got a Girl Crush On: Skateboarding in Kabul

A skateboarding park in Afghanistan might seem a little out of place, but in a country where nearly 70 percent of the population is under the age of 25, Oliver Percovich — the founder of the NGO Skateistan — decided there was an unique opportunity to work for peace. In Skateistan: The Story of Skateboarding in Afghanistan, Oliver explains, “The whole idea was that we’re building something for the kids, in Afghanistan, and it doesn’t matter if they’re poor, or rich, or coming from different ethnicities.” As soon as he loaned out a few boards, he says, “I saw the gleam in their eyes and knew they were hooked.” Since 2007, Skateistan has grown into an organization that employs youth from the street, teaches kids a new sport, and provides a please for boys and girls to play together.


Got a Girl Crush On: always and forever Debbie Harry
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Got a Girl Crush On: always and forever Debbie Harry

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