(Source: shihlun)

wmud:

vincenzo, fausto and lucio passarelli - store, office and apartment building, rome, 1962

wmud:

vincenzo, fausto and lucio passarelli - store, office and apartment building, rome, 1962

For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.

Viktor E. Frankl, 1984, Man’s Search for Meaning (3rd ed), p. 12 (via panatmansam)
wetreesinart:


Jean-François Millet (Fr. 1814-1875), Village sur une colline, vu entre deux pans de murs, aquarelle, encre brune, mine de plomb, 15 x 20 cm, Paris, musée d’Orsay

wetreesinart:

Jean-François Millet (Fr. 1814-1875), Village sur une colline, vu entre deux pans de murs, aquarelle, encre brune, mine de plomb, 15 x 20 cm, Paris, musée d’Orsay

Unhappily, when the days are so long, and one is unoccupied, one dreams, one builds castles in the air, one creates one’s chimera; little by little the imagination is exalted; one would fain beautify one’s work, one gathers together all that may please, finally one arrives at perfection; and, as soon as one is there, the portrait recalls the model, and one is astonished to find that one has but dreamed of you.

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (via talesofpassingtime)

procrete:

Model proposals for Simon Langton Grammar School, Canterbury, Kent (circa 1949).

Designed by L. Hugh Wilson, the City Architect.

tim-sliwinski:

Jim Reid, 1989

tim-sliwinski:

Jim Reid, 1989

autosafari:

Nam June PaikVideo Fish, 1975 (1977 version)Three-channel video installation with aquariums, water, live fish, and variable number of monitors; color, silent; dimensions vary with installation. Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d’art moderne, Paris. Installation view at Documenta 6, Kassel, June 24—October 2, 1977. Photo by Friederich Rosenstiel.

autosafari:

Nam June Paik
Video Fish, 1975 (1977 version)
Three-channel video installation with aquariums, water, live fish, and variable number of monitors; color, silent; dimensions vary with installation. Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d’art moderne, Paris. Installation view at Documenta 6, Kassel, June 24—October 2, 1977. Photo by Friederich Rosenstiel.

Hemingway

literarystarbucks:

Hemingway goes up to the counter and orders one espresso. It’s hot. He drinks it in silence. It makes him remember his father’s cabin. He thinks about the woman he loved once. He does not smile. The coffee reminds him of war - short but painful, swallowed down quickly. One could order worse drinks. He leaves Starbucks and walks out into the rain.

lefeufollet:

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Pierre Léaud at the 12th Berlin International Film Festival, 1962

lefeufollet:

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Pierre Léaud at the 12th Berlin International Film Festival, 1962

bookandwords:

I have so many books to read so why am I on tumblr 

It is his own self that each of them is afraid of resembling. Each of them sets up a pattern and imitates it; he doesn’t even choose the pattern he imitates; he accepts a pattern that has been chosen for him. And yet I verily believe there are other things to be read in man. But people don’t dare to - they don’t dare to turn the page. Laws of imitation! Laws of fear, I call them. The fear of finding oneself alone - that is what they suffer from - and so they don’t find themselves at all. I detest such moral agoraphobia - the most odious of cowardice, I call it. Why, one always has to be alone to invent anything - but they don’t want to invent anything. The part in each of us that we feel is different from other people is just the part that is rare, the part that makes our special value - and that is the very thing people try to suppress. They go on imitating. And yet they think they love life.

André Gide - The Immoralist
impressionsonmymind:

Jean-Francois Millet, Manor farm Cousin in Greville, 1854, watercolor on paper

impressionsonmymind:

Jean-Francois Millet, Manor farm Cousin in Greville, 1854, watercolor on paper

gk2nist:

Tom Waits - Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)
from his 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner.