Category Archives: Lifestyle

This is one of those gestures that a person remembers for the rest of their life

hair dresser thank you letter uplifting This is one of those gestures that a person remembers for the rest of their life

 

This is one of those gestures that a person remembers for the rest of their life. In this case, it’s Sara, a hairstylist who probably had no idea the impact she made until she received this letter half a year later. I’ve transcribed it below:

 

Dear Sara,
 
This is a little bit awkward. But I’ve waited a really long time to pass this on to you.
 
My wife and I came in for haircuts shortly before Christmas of last year.
 
My wife was suffering from dementia, and you treated her as if you’d been working with dementia patients all your life. You let us sit next to each other, and when it came time for her cut you turned her chair towards me so I could watch her expression as you cut her hair.
 
It turned out even better than I thought it would.
 
Sadly, she died in March. And that haircut was one of the last, best moments of her life. She felt so pretty. She visited the mirror in her bathroom several times during the day and would come out beaming.
 
To see her so happy was priceless.
 
Looking back, it was likely one of dozens of haircuts you gave that day. But one which revitalized a woman’s sense of self and her singular beauty. I hope you always realize the power of your profession.
 
It’s so easy to take things like that for granted.
 
Sincerely,
 
A grateful customer

 

via reddit

 

picture of the day button This is one of those gestures that a person remembers for the rest of their life

twistedsifter on facebook This is one of those gestures that a person remembers for the rest of their life

 

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1583941906523-0’); });

Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00001 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

 

Check out this incredible 20 ft long tapestry by Textile artist Vanessa Barragão. Handmade with ancestral techniques such as latch hook, crochet and felt; the 20 x 6.5 ft (600 x 200 cm) tapestry used 8 kg (18 lbs) of jute and cotton and 42 kg (93 lbs) of recycled wool. The piece took Barragão and her team more than 520 hours to weave.

 

Vanessa Barragão
Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

 

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00008 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00007 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

 

The tapestry can be found hanging inside London’s Heathrow Airport and was completed last July. The project was a partnership between Heathrow and Kew Gardens and Barragão was commissioned to create the large-scale artwork.

 

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00005 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00006 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

 

In continuation of her previous works, the artist highlights present environmental concerns as the piece is punctuated with such threatened species as the coral reefs and protected plants around the world — these include cypripedium calceolus and pulsatilla vulgaris in Europe, ginkgo biloba in China, and the orchid bulbophyllum ankylochele in Indonesia. [source]

 

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00009 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00010 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00003 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00011 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

knit yarn wool tapestry of the world map by vanessa barragao 00004 Handmade from Recycled Wool, this 20 ft Long Tapestry of the World is Incredible

 

Vanessa Barragão
Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1583941906523-0’); });

Kanye West & FKA twigs Are Cartoons in Ty Dolla $ign’s “Ego Death” Video

Kanye West "Ego Death" video

After teasing the release over the weekend, Ty Dolla $ign has shared an official music video for his new track, “Ego Death,” with Kanye West, FKA twigs, and Skrillex. The psychedelic aesthetic — which you can watch below — features each participating artist in cartoon form, animated by Emonee LaRussa.

Ty released “Ego Death” at the beginning of the month. In speaking on the collaborative tune, he admitted, “‘Ego Death’ is a very special record. It’s always an honor working with my brother ‘Ye. He’s a genius and we make incredible records every single time we link up. Skrillex and Twigs came in and blessed us with the magic that only they can put on the record.”

The track will seemingly appear on Dolla $ign’s forthcoming third studio album, which is due out in the near future. “My new album is done and it’s coming very soon,” Ty shared. “Shout to my fans for being patient while I made sure it was perfect, it’s worth the wait…it’s my best work yet. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it!”

Be sure to stay tuned for more surrounding the new Ty Dolla $ign album.

SAULT: Wildfires

From the mysterious funk/soul collective SAULT, the hypnotic “Wildfires” tells a tale of courage and perseverance in the face of police brutality. The song appears on Untitled (Black Is), a glorious and timely record that traces Blackness from rebellion to resilience, radical joy and beyond. The trio—which internet sleuths believe could be Dean “Inflo” Wynton Josiah, Cleo Sol and Melisa Young (aka Kid Sister)—released this statement with …

Lil Baby Discusses Being a Victim of Police Brutality: “I’m So Accustomed to It”

Lil Baby performing

Lil Baby recently opened up about being a victim of police brutality in a newly-published interview with Rolling Stone. The 25-year-old rapper — who released a protest song in June, titled “The Bigger Picture,” touching on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks — also discussed racism and inequality in his hometown of Atlanta.

“I’ve been a victim of police brutality,” he began. I’ve been in prison where white officers control you. I’ve been in a court system where white judges give you a different time than they would give someone white. There have been times I had a physical altercation with an officer, and he then grabbed me and took me to a room where there’s no camera. We have a physical altercation and left me in a room for about an hour. I’m in there yelling and screaming. I’m so accustomed to it, we don’t even make it no big deal.”

“Where we come from, we’ve got so accustomed to something going wrong. Right? Ain’t nothing we gon’ be able to do about it. I’m from Atlanta, where they had a unit of police that got dismantled for police brutality. The Red Dogs got dismantled for using way too much force. . . . That shit an everyday thing where I’m from,” Lil Baby added.

From there, the hip-hop superstar transitioned to racism in America, insisting Black people can be racist, too.

“Just ’cause you work in a racist system doesn’t mean you racist,” he explained. “Damn near every system that got a job is a racist system. You know what I mean? CEOs be like old white people. You never know, they got to be some kind of racist ’cause at some certain age, your parent, that was the way of life almost. So I almost feel like all these corporations or whatnot may be racist. And black people are racist too.”

“To me, a racist is someone who treats a different race than theirs a different way than they would treat theirs,” Baby continued. “I feel like if you’re a black person and you treat all black people one way and all white people one way, you’re racist. I’m not a racist, so I give a white person a chance to talk and actually we get into it before I can say I don’t like you or not. And I feel the same way about a black person. You ain’t gon’ be my buddy just ’cause you’re black. Just straight up.”

You can read more about Lil Baby’s experiences with law enforcement, and get his thoughts on protesting and racism, by following on over to Rolling Stone.

Someone who talks like @lilbaby4PF, drawl and all, isn’t the type of hero that tends to be critically revered or obsessively analyzed, even if they are usually the ones most suited to discussing the ground level effects of systematic racism and brutality. pic.twitter.com/Cip22Mvpvt

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 20, 2020

Here Are the Nominees for the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kerby Jean-Raymond

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the nominees for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards. The winners from each of the six categories will be announced on CFDA.com and CFDA’s social channels on Monday, September 14, in conjunction with New York Fashion Week.

The 2020 nominees were originally scheduled to be announced during an in-person event on June 8, but the gathering was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“In lieu of the in-person event, we will be prioritizing new and existing programming to support our designer community during the global pandemic – by redirecting efforts towards next generation scholarships and making important changes to bring racial equity to the fashion industry,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “The annual gala serves as our largest fundraiser, and our hope is to continue raising money to support this work through industry contributions.”

Two new categories are being introduced with this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards: Global Women’s Designer of the Year and Global Men’s Designer of the Year. Nominations for each of the six categories in total were submitted by March 13 by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, which consists of members of the CFDA, in addition to top fashion retailers, journalists, and stylists. Voting is open from today, July 20, until July 27 at midnight EST.

You can see the nominees for each category below.

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Brandon Maxwell
Gabriela Hearst
Marc Jacobs
Tom Ford

Emily Adams Bode for Bode
Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
Thom Browne
Todd Snyder
Tom Ford

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Gabriela Hearst
Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Stuart Vevers for Coach
Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Christopher John Rogers
Kenneth Nicholson
Peter Do
Reese Cooper
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Dries Van Noten
Miuccia Prada for Prada
Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Rick Owens

Craig Green
Dries Van Noten
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior
Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Get to Know BREDA’s Diverse Range of Watches

BREDA is a Dallas-based watchmaker that’s shaking up the world of watches with its refreshingly all-encompassing approach. While the design of the burgeoning brand’s watches is anchored in the idea of self-expression, the specific styles make reference to the length and breadth of watch design. From classic styles like Virgil or Visser that boast stainless steel bracelets and square faces to the colorful new arrival Play which makes use of a recycled thermoplastic polyurethane band, BREDA covers all angles of modern watch culture.

While many modern-day watchmakers specialize in classic or modern design, BREDA does both. This does, however, add to the difficulty of choosing your next timepiece. Do you honor the classics with a gold, silver, or leather watch, or do you opt for something that breaks new ground? To make things easier, we’ve put together a style guide to ensure your new BREDA wristwatch matches your style.



As the name suggests, this retro-style timepiece is inspired by the work of artist Carel Nicolaas Visser whose work explored the relationship of bold shapes in space. Visser’s gold-plated stainless steel five-link bracelet goes beyond trend and occasion, fitting as comfortably with streetwear as tailoring. A 35mm square face boasts a striking brushed gold dial to complete the classic style.



Jane is one of the more elegant watches we’ve seen in years. Its slender 23mm oval case is characterized by a natural mother of pearl dial which compliments the stainless steel bracelet fastening with a jewelry clasp. Completely unimposing, Jane is full of quiet confidence.



A vintage favorite, Virgil features a slim 26mm gold-plated rectangular case which frames a brushed gold dial punctuated by black increments. While it’s rare to find rectangular watches nowadays, Virgil shows that this timeless style still deserves a spot in your accessory rotation as a refined and out-of-the-ordinary highlight piece.



A 26mm square case acts as the centerpiece for Esther. The vintage design catches eyes with its sun-ray ivory brushed dial that contrasts smoothly with a gold-plated stainless steel bracelet. Timeless design combined with a Japanese-made Miyota Quartz movement means that you’re bang on time and perfectly in style every time.



The newest member of the BREDA family, Play acts as a depiction of motion, imagination, and pleasure. This multi-faceted timepiece calls for summer days spent in the sun with its recycled plastic construction that’s built to withstand high heat and adventure. As well as being built to last, Play comes in a selection of bold colors to brighten up your everyday style.

Our designated Selects section features products that we love and want to share with you. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.