"Too many things are true; they make my head spin, all those truths fighting each other."
Simone de Beauvoir, from The Mandarins
Put pears on the stove with a little coconut oil and cinnamon. They will melt in your mouth.
Eleonora Baumann by Billy Nava for Madame Figaro, 29th August 2014
"The only order in the universe is just a cycle of calm and chaos."
Master of Stupidity, Toba Beta
Yes. Yes, it does.
"Yes. In the world, in life, 90 per cent of people are spending a so-called ordinary life. Have a family, have a child, and get educated: ordinary. Grow up: ordinary, and getting sick: ordinary, and going to the grave: ordinary. More than 90 per cent. This is not my customer.
The people who choose freedom, these are special people, or these are the sad people, you can say. Freedom carries a strong responsibility. If you deny the way of ordinary families, you have to find how you make people sad, how you are hurting people. What you are creating or what you are saying is not understood, so you will always feel isolation. It’s always walking on the edge of life, every day. I call this ‘outsider of life’. So let’s say my men’s line is ‘outsider’ look, ‘outsider’ fashion. Then it became a trend for some seasons, so, it’s not a new idea anymore.
Very often I feel I’ve done almost everything. Then, the next question to myself is: ‘Why are you continuing the same thing?’ A very childish answer comes back: ‘Because I love clothing.’ And each time I’m working for the next collection, next season, during fitting, during cutting, each time I find some invention. That is the moment when I feel happy, this is the only moment I feel happy. So I notice, oh there are many more things I don’t know or I didn’t notice. It’s like finding a lost wedding ring in a bush.”"
Yohji Yamamoto (via thousand)