Zavrazhye, Russia

On this day in 1932, the world was given one of its most gifted visionaries, the filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky whose recurring themes of dream, memory, childhood, running water accompanied by fire, indoors rain and hazy reflections help us see the world from an indelible new strange and soft angle. His films give breath to dreams of unmistakable beauty. 

Tarkovsky loved the Polaroid camera and always carried one with him. These are a selection of his photos.


The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. 
Happy birthday Joseph Campbell. 

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. 

Happy birthday Joseph Campbell. 


Running through The Louvre, from Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. 
Today the filmmaker turns 74. And to this day The Louvre forbids running.

Running through The Louvre, from Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. 

Today the filmmaker turns 74. And to this day The Louvre forbids running.


Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

American lyrical poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on this day, 1807.


Downtown Los Angeles, February 5th, 1927
95 years ago Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith founded United Artists. They took their destinies into their own hands and began something the world would never forget.

Downtown Los Angeles, February 5th, 1927

95 years ago Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith founded United Artists. They took their destinies into their own hands and began something the world would never forget.


"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
Happy birthday Henry Miller.

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."

Happy birthday Henry Miller.


Grace Jones gets painted by Keith Haring — both are May babies, and creatures from a better planet who’ve blessed us with a spell here on Earth. Happy birthday.

Grace Jones gets painted by Keith Haring — both are May babies, and creatures from a better planet who’ve blessed us with a spell here on Earth. Happy birthday.


Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino, Jr. was delivered this day 85 years prior in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward by his grandmother, a practicing midwife. He’s since survived decades in the music industry, Hurricane Katrina and even a few cameos on Treme. Fats is a living legend and we feel lucky to breathe the same oxygen. Hats off, Fats.

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino, Jr. was delivered this day 85 years prior in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward by his grandmother, a practicing midwife. He’s since survived decades in the music industry, Hurricane Katrina and even a few cameos on Treme. Fats is a living legend and we feel lucky to breathe the same oxygen. Hats off, Fats.








In honor of Ace Hotel Portland’s 6th birthday, which also happens to be the State of Oregon’s 154th birthday, we gathered up a few of our favorite old Portland buildings — some of which are now extinct. Last but not least, one building we were able to hang on to: the Clyde Hotel, now your friendly local Ace Hotel Portland, and Gloria’s too.

All photos via Dead Memories Portland except for the Clyde Hotel which is by Chris Clay

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In honor of Ace Hotel Portland’s 6th birthday, which also happens to be the State of Oregon’s 154th birthday, we gathered up a few of our favorite old Portland buildings — some of which are now extinct. Last but not least, one building we were able to hang on to: the Clyde Hotel, now your friendly local Ace Hotel Portland, and Gloria’s too.


All photos via Dead Memories Portland except for the Clyde Hotel which is by Chris Clay









William S. Burroughs with people. Happy birthday, Mr. Burroughs.

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William S. Burroughs with people. Happy birthday, Mr. Burroughs.


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