adrift-on-a-sailboat:

Cities & Typography, Gokhun Guneyhan

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  • Me: But I have about fifty books at home I haven't read, there's no reason for me to buy these.
  • My brain: Okay, but consider this: more books.

posted 2 weeks ago

It’s hard not to like a man who not only notices the colors, but speaks them
The Book Thief (via justsmilesalena)

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posted 1 month ago

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots (via thegirlandherbooks)

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posted 1 month ago

literaryjukebox:

MYSTERIES, YES


Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous

to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the

mouths of the lambs.

How rivers and stones are forever

in allegiance with gravity

while we ourselves dream of rising.

How two hands touch and the bonds

will never be broken.

How people come, from delight or the

scars of damage,

to the comfort of a poem.


Let me keep my distance, always, from those

who think they have the answers.


Let me keep company always with those who say

"Look!" and laugh in astonishment,


and bow their heads.

Mary Oliver in Evidence

Song: “Mysteries” by Beth Orton

posted 1 month ago

womaninterrupted:

policymic:

Stunning photos of tears under a microscope vary by emotion

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"The project, called "The Topography of Tears," captures unique moments in human experience, but there’s also a scientific reason why every tear looks so different. There are three different types of tears: basal (lubricating), reflex (responding to stimuli) and psychic (triggered by emotion). Each type of tear contains different organic substances, and the molecular makeup depends on the causative agent. For instance, emotional tears contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, a natural painkiller that the body releases to mitigate stress."

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posted 1 month ago

archiemcphee:

A couple months have passed since we last paid a visit to Department of Awesome Book Art. These beautiful book sculptures were created by UK-based mixed media and collage artist Kerry Miller. Using old, discarded books as her subjects, Miller gives new life to each abandoned volume by painstakingly carving out and arranging the illustrations found within them. Sometimes she also uses inks or watercolors to enhance those illustrations.

“My work is a means of distilling the essence of a book, whilst releasing the images and allowing them to reach a new audience. I view it as a collaboration, a partnership with the past, giving new purpose to old volumes that may otherwise never see the light of day or simply end up in recycling. As technology threatens to replace the printed word, there has never been a better time to reimagine the book.”

Visit Kerry Miller’s website to check out more of her bibliotastic artwork.

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posted 2 months ago

nineteenoone:

Closeup/Detail shots of my Lord of the Rings + Hobbit box set books.

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posted 2 months ago