nichi90:

Yayoi Kusama

White infinity nets

-Victoria Miro

David Bowie in Kyoto, Japan, 1980
(photos by Masayoshi Sukita)

I think there’s going to be a bittersweet ending. I’ve always taken my influence from J.R.R. Tolkien and if you’ve read Lord of the Rings, Sauron is defeated and the ring is destroyed in the end but it’s not a happy, happy ending. There’s a real sense of things lost too, and I found that very powerful, and very moving. So I think my ending will also have a bittersweet tone, I hope, if I can bring that off the way I want.
Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.
Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via mustangblood)
weirdvintage:

Dog with pipe, 1940s (via)

weirdvintage:

Dog with pipe, 1940s (via)

Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987.

blueberrymodern:

Toshiko Takaezu studio art pottery rattle vase

blueberrymodern:

Toshiko Takaezu studio art pottery rattle vase

philipchircop:

ENGOLDENED

I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken.  Not a very common idea in western culture!

Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container  a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!

Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.  

And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

An interesting essay on the art of kintsukuroi can be found in Flickwerk, The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics.

Photos source | Kintsugi Japan

Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.
 Sylvia Plath (via ablogwithaview)
ppmj:

Oliver Ranch Foundation by Jim Jennings Architect in Geyserville

ppmj:

Oliver Ranch Foundation by Jim Jennings Architect in Geyserville

The Power of Pastels: A London House Reimagined by Christine Chang Hanway
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