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misspelledlife:

SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS

I’m starting to think Canadians are the best people ever

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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

OOOOMG my coworker and I were just talking about this wrt mexican food specifically

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This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because  hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.”

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reflected and refracted in #melbourne  (at Royal Exhibition Building)

reflected and refracted in #melbourne (at Royal Exhibition Building)

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'till next time, Hong Kong (at Peel Street)

'till next time, Hong Kong (at Peel Street)

Greetings from #HongKong!  (at Victoria Peak)

Greetings from #HongKong! (at Victoria Peak)

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Oh hey Singapore. It’s good to back. Oh, and did I mention it’s a balmy 32 degrees? (at Boat Quay, Singapore)

Oh hey Singapore. It’s good to back. Oh, and did I mention it’s a balmy 32 degrees? (at Boat Quay, Singapore)

Maaaaate! It’s roast night at Osborne Street. (at Osborne Street)

Maaaaate! It’s roast night at Osborne Street. (at Osborne Street)

officefordesignoperations:

A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want.  

SAMUEL MEDINA

Every summer the small Swiss town of Vercorin offers up its public spaces and buildings to artists to do with them what they will. R&Art, the association behind the initiative, commissions contemporary works that seek to engage the village as a whole in an effort to reconcile Vercorin’s history and traditions with contemporary culture. Lang/Baumann‘s “Street Painting #5″ is a stunning testament to the strength of the villagers’ goal to create “spaces for dialogues in synch with our times.”

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'Columbusing': when white people think they discovered something they didn't

Want more examples of ‘Columbusing?’ watch the full video here.

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pricklylegs:fuks:

A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame.

Come to Canada, we won`t shove spikes into you.  Might get you a cuppa Timmies too.

abandonedography:

There’s something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers into its doors, now so completely devoid of any human life, dilapidated and darkened with time. It’s basically the very definition of post-apocalyptic. But in the case of the (now ironically named) New World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, abandonment by humans doesn’t equate with lifelessness. The mall, which reportedly caught fire in 1999 (rumored to be arson by a competitor), has since flooded with several feet of water and become a paradise for koi and catfish.

As seen in these photos from chef / travel writer Jesse Rockwell, the resulting “urban aquarium” is at once delightful and surreal. Rockwell writes on his travel, photography, and food blog A Taste of The Road that someone deliberately introduced the fish (to probably reduce mosquitoes) into the vacant mall, but that locals in Bangkok’s old town “discourage people from visiting it.” He says he had to wait for a policeman to leave before entering, which makes his resulting images all the more breathtaking. (via The Verge)

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Spent this afternoon blowing my horn… literally :) #trumpet #sufjanstevens #jameshorner #sorelips #bandmemories

Spent this afternoon blowing my horn… literally :) #trumpet #sufjanstevens #jameshorner #sorelips #bandmemories