instagram:

#DeadToysSociety with @alef79: a Memorial to Childhood Days Past

For more photos and videos from Athens’s streets, browse the #deadtoyssociety hashtag on Instagram and follow @alef79.

Look closely along the streets of Athens, Greece, and you might find a forgotten world of past childhoods. For Alexis Efstathopoulos (@alef79), teddy bears, cars, bicycles, dolls and miniature soldiers—weather-worn by vigorous playtime and then left to brace the elements—have all become the subjects of a forlorn but playful series of abandoned toys on Instagram.

"I accidentally came across a small plastic horse toy, which I captured with my phone," Alexis explains. "What I mostly liked in the photo was the forms in it; the horse, the pavement lines, a fence. The following days I randomly encountered other toys on the street and this became more and more intense as the days went by. Obviously the toys have always been there, on the streets of Athens, I just never had the eyes to see them."

Alexis started using the hashtag #deadtoyssociety to document and capture the abandoned toys and soon fellow Instagrammers began to contribute from across the world.

"To me this entire process acts as a memorial service in honor of the discarded toys," muses Alexis. "This project has to do not only with toys, but also with childhood, nostalgia, past, memories and reuse."

instagram:

#DeadToysSociety with @alef79: a Memorial to Childhood Days Past

For more photos and videos from Athens’s streets, browse the #deadtoyssociety hashtag on Instagram and follow @alef79.

Look closely along the streets of Athens, Greece, and you might find a forgotten world of past childhoods. For Alexis Efstathopoulos (@alef79), teddy bears, cars, bicycles, dolls and miniature soldiers—weather-worn by vigorous playtime and then left to brace the elements—have all become the subjects of a forlorn but playful series of abandoned toys on Instagram.

"I accidentally came across a small plastic horse toy, which I captured with my phone," Alexis explains. "What I mostly liked in the photo was the forms in it; the horse, the pavement lines, a fence. The following days I randomly encountered other toys on the street and this became more and more intense as the days went by. Obviously the toys have always been there, on the streets of Athens, I just never had the eyes to see them."

Alexis started using the hashtag #deadtoyssociety to document and capture the abandoned toys and soon fellow Instagrammers began to contribute from across the world.

"To me this entire process acts as a memorial service in honor of the discarded toys," muses Alexis. "This project has to do not only with toys, but also with childhood, nostalgia, past, memories and reuse."

today:

Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year.

Be kind to yourself while blooming. I know sometimes it feels like your soul doesn’t always fit. It’s all a part of the process.

Emery Allen (via floranymph)

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Work until your idols become your rivals.

timemagazine:

Marilyn Monroe: Rare Photos of an Up-and-Coming Star, 1952

It’s a scene straight out of a movie — but in this case, it’s nothing less than a pivotal moment in a real-life Hollywood legend’s life. Clad in a show-stopping velvet dress and fur stole, a young Marilyn Monroe glides across the floor of the Club Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., in January 1952. The starlet is there to pick up an award, the “Henrietta” for Best Young Box Office Personality from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization that bestows the Golden Globes).

See more photos here.

(Photos by Loomis Dean — TIME & Life / Getty Images)

(via life)

timemagazine:

Marilyn Monroe: Rare Photos of an Up-and-Coming Star, 1952

It’s a scene straight out of a movie — but in this case, it’s nothing less than a pivotal moment in a real-life Hollywood legend’s life. Clad in a show-stopping velvet dress and fur stole, a young Marilyn Monroe glides across the floor of the Club Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., in January 1952. The starlet is there to pick up an award, the “Henrietta” for Best Young Box Office Personality from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization that bestows the Golden Globes).

See more photos here.

(Photos by Loomis Dean — TIME & Life / Getty Images)

(via life)

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My baby love! :* :)

My baby love! :* :)

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The shoes, I so love. -.-

The shoes, I so love. -.-

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newyorker:

A Halloween-inspired daily cartoon by Paul Noth: http://nyr.kr/17Y2RLf

newyorker:

A Halloween-inspired daily cartoon by Paul Noth: http://nyr.kr/17Y2RLf

(Source: newyorker.com, via newsweek)

And yes, I am definitely dosed. :) #love

And yes, I am definitely dosed. :) #love

Smiling like that kasi kausap si Lolo. Haha

Smiling like that kasi kausap si Lolo. Haha

Kyotie patotie socks from Tita Nadz :D

Kyotie patotie socks from Tita Nadz :D