The Advancement of Women In Commercial Real Estate

The recent announcement of the merger of The Association of Real Estate Women (AREW) and the New York Commercial Real Estate Women group (NYCREW) is a sign of a consolidation of power in a notoriously male-dominated industry. And, while there’s still a long uphill battle to fight towards equality, maintaining this type of unity in terms of both philosophy and purpose is of the utmost importance in the attempt to make a lasting impact.

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"We can now see how Dignitatis Humanae does not change doctrine after all. Religious coercion by the state is now morally wrong, and a violation of people’s rights, not because religious coercion by any authority is wrong, but because the Church no longer authorizes it. The Church is now refusing to license the state to act as her coercive agent, and it is from that policy change, and not from any change in underlying doctrine, that the wrongfulness of religious coercion by the state follows."

Dr. Thomas Pink, professor of Philosophy at King’s College, London.


Philosophie + Pornographie: Kant

Immanuel Kant was one of the foremost philosophers to reflect on aesthetics; he was particularly interested in beauty and its ultimate meaning.

By: The School of Life.

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thebrowngirlguide asked:

Love this blog! Random question but who r ur top 5 fav Pakistani designers???

Hey! Thank you so much. I think I answered this question a long time back saying that I don’t have favorite-favorite designers because every designer has a different design philosophy and I end up loving different aesthetics so it’s really hard for me to commit to certain few. 

I love Fahad Hussayn and HSY for their couture. Sania Maskatiya, Feeha Jamshed, Khaadi are so innovative yet the wearability factor is there which is very hard for a lot of designers to balance. I love Zara Shahjahan, Nida Azwer, Elan, Sana Safinaz and Misha Lakhani for their feminine and easygoing bridals. I love Muse for using western aesthetics to cater to eastern sensibilities and making them look sophisticated, glamorous yet.. simple. And they also do embellishments like no other in Pakistan. 

Oh, these days I’m also LOVING Mohsin Ali and Inaaya. I can go on and on with more designers/brands and tell you why I love them but I think we’ll just stick to these for now. lol BTW, love your blog name, will follow! :)

If I could have somebody here to snuggle with while playing video games and stay up late with me going on rants of random philosophy, Maybe I’d be less angry of a person.


One Garment . One hour . 20 silhouettes.

Anuj Sharma is an anomaly of the Fashion world. There is a simplicity in his garments which belie their ingenuity. He is not overtly concerned with trends. What he is concerned with is approachable design. Anuj doesn’t wax poetic about it either, shooting his arsenal of design jargon at you. He simply hands you a piece of cloth and some buttons and lets you play with this , to create a garment so interactive and so special , yet so simple. He epitomises his design philosophy perfectly.

Anuj is currenty based in Sweden , pursuing a grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. He has a post graduate degree in Apparel Design from Indian’s renowned National Institute of Design. He also studied High Performance Sportswear design from University of Derby , UK.

His design explores interactivity and Mutablity. He works out of his studio in Ahmedabad with a single tailor. His garment collection is essentially  pieces of cloth with buttons sewn into them, that he loops into another piece of cloth with button holes, creating an endless array of silhouettes.

I have always been fascinated by his work and his thought process. Here is a brief Interview :

What appeals to you about ‘buttons’ , why do u use them to frame your garments ?

I saw a man once, who had buttoned his shirt wrong. it made a loop in his shirt pocket because of that. the idea of Button Masala started from there and have evolved to many levels.buttons are round and does not hurt the fabric when inserted. but i use almost every object now that can replace buttons. It can be any object that will hold the garment and structure the fabric to shape into garment.

What is your design philosophy?

Design is everywhere now. Every one is suddenly in love with the idea of it ,but every design around us today screams complexity. As a common person, when I look at a product it almost makes me nervous. I don’t want to touch it. Don’t want to ruin it. My ability to play and believe in my own creativity dies when I see something so perfect. 

Everybody is an expert now. We can do only one thing and for the rest we have to rely on others. Our faith in our own ability, to be more than what we are, is slowly taking a back seat. And, I guess, the loss of creativity is the biggest loss to society.  Therefore my design should be interactive. Must allow the viewer to play and improve on it. design must be everyone’s forte. It is an achievement when my work excites others to be just like me or even beyond, because they can do it too.

Who would be your ideal muse?

My ideal muse is some one who can carry my clothes with confidence. Someone who can  feel happy to change it every time according to the day and mood. Some one who is just not rich to buy it , but rich enough to destroy it to make way for new.I  don’t think there is any age and class to my ideal wearer. I will be happy to break the barrier of class and money through my work.

Double Standards

The hypocrisy of society is reflected in its inclination to chastise individuals for being individuals while declaring that we should all be respected for our right to be so. The individuals among us are often belittled and ridiculed when we seek to encourage change because of a notion that if we try to achieve more, we’re automatically assuming a level of aloofness that undermines the validity…

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Felix Riedel, Ethnologe und Autor des Blogs „Nichtidentisches“ wird die Tiefenpsychologie des IS skizzieren. Im Zentrum steht dabei deren dialektischer Widerpart, die Agonie und Äquidistanz aktueller bürgerlicher Ideologie im Westen, die den IS erst möglich machte. Wo kein Gegenprojekt der Moderne sich auch als konsequentes etabliert, wo Philosophie den Augenblick ihrer Verwirklichung immer noch gründlicher versäumt, gedeihen historisch faschistische Rituale und Regressionen nicht in historische Stadien, sondern hinter individualpsychologische Reifungsschritte.

Leipziger Freundeskreis der Dialektik.

Ideologie als Widerpart von Tiefenpsychologie? Ideologie die Qualen erleidet? Oder meint ihr Agonie im Sinne von Todeskampf? Und wenn sich diese Ideologie in Äquidistanz befindet, müsste man nicht dazu sagen, zu welchen Bezugspunkten? Hatte die Philosophie ihre Verwirklichung nicht schon vor einer ganzen Weile versäumt? Wenn man einen Termin  einmal verpasst hat, versäumt man ihn dann tatsächlich immer noch? Oder soll immer noch das gründlich verstärken? Was unterscheidet überhaupt gründliches Versäumen von normalem Versäumen? Ganz zu schweigen von gründlicherem Versäumen?

Aber kann ja eh nicht klappen mit der dem dialektischen Stil in Leipzig:

„Die vielfach wiederholte, ursprünglich von Horkheimer stammende Bemerkung, nur der verstehe Hegel richtig, der Schwäbisch könne, ist kein bloßes Aperçu über linguistische Eigenheiten.” - Adorno