Slide to Unlock is a tumblr documenting the sex life of a thirty-something married with children couple living in London.
They’ve earned attention due to their submissions to NN and (more recently) their intense sex tape.
Typically, I’m not super fond of the couples’ sex blog thing. The whole She/He thing rarely strives for anything beyond the knee-jerk archetypal. But I’ve found myself warm to the way this couple presents the sex they have as a multifaceted part of a highly connected, communicative relationship. When I view their images, I can’t shake the feeling that if I could zoom in to the sub atomic level, that I’d see the red thread tying him to her.
This picture is a visual representation of the period we’re going through: difficult times when the need for care and support screams urgency and all else becomes secondary. We hope to come out stronger on the other side.
As much as I enjoy receiving submissions that are sexy and enticing ones such as this where the image is heartfelt, intimate and real are the kind that really resonate with me. The vulnerability she’s showing curled up in his lap and the strength and care he’s showing reads from his brow to his fingertips. The love you two have for one another is so evident and seeing this submission made me feel a lot and reminded me of times where I’ve needed to be held in this exact way. Wishing you both the healing and strength you need to get through this. Take care of each other. -Trouble
How badly I even read. And with what malice and weakness I observe myself. Apparently I cannot force my way into the world, but lie quietly, receive, spread out within me what I have received, and then step calmly forth.
Joris Hoefnagel (1542 – 1600) was a pivotal figure in the history of Dutch art, playing an important role both in the latter stages of the Flemish illumination tradition and the birth of the new genre of still life. In the last decade of his life Hoefnagel was appointed court artist to Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, and it was in this time that he appended Georg Bocskay’s Model Book of Calligraphy, of thirty years previous, with his own beautifully exquisite Guide to the Construction of Letters, examples from which are shown below. In each he surrounds the typographic diagram with a colourful array of symbolically charged motifs and, for some, an excerpt from the Bible which begins with the letter of focus. See the Getty site, by clicking on each image, for further commentary.
A sensation must have fallen very low to deign to turn into an idea.