Skin is a multilayered, multipurpose organ that shifts from thick to thin, tight to loose, lubricated to dry, across the landscape of the body. Skin, a knowledge-gathering device, responds to heat and cold, pleasure and pain. It lacks definitive boundaries, flowing continuously from the exposed surfaces of the body to its internal cavities. It is both living and dead, a self-repairing, self-replacing material whose exterior is senseless and inert while its inner layers are flush with nerves, glands, and capillaries.
written by Ellen Lupton, Skin: Surface Substance and Design  (via 1109-83)

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viperslang:

 The art of living has no history: it does not evolve: the pleasure which vanishes vanishes for good, there is no substitute for it. Other pleasures come, which replace nothing. No progress in pleasures, nothing but mutations. 
Roland Barthes

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Existence is worthless, […] and nihilism is … the unavoidable corollary of the realist conviction that there is a mind-independent reality, which, despite the presumptions of human narcissism, is indifferent to our existence and oblivious to the ‘values’ and ‘meanings’ which we drape over it in order to make it more hospitable.

The disenchantment of the world deserves to be celebrated as an achievement of intellectual maturity, not bewailed as a debilitating impoverishment.
written by

Ray Brassier, Nihil Unbound  

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Politics and the economy are not things that exist, or illusions, or ideologies. They are things that do not exist and yet which are inscribed in reality and fall under a regime of truth dividing the true and the false.
written by Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics  (via 1109-83)

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aphexual:

Kuivo by Ø

Sähkö Recordings

2005

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aqqindex:

Dieter Rams, House

aqqindex:

Dieter Rams, House

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raveneuse:

Shinoda Toko
Relativity, 2005

raveneuse:

Shinoda Toko

Relativity, 2005

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