amyburvall:

So true,isn’t it?

Like I said earlier:  Beauty comes from within.  But then I know a few women with way too little imperfection, and too much perfection….  and too much beauty.

amyburvall:

So true,isn’t it?

Like I said earlier:  Beauty comes from within.  But then I know a few women with way too little imperfection, and too much perfection….  and too much beauty.

amyburvall:

Because… This is heaven to me


Ah, yes, love…

amyburvall:

Because… This is heaven to me

Ah, yes, love…

I know it’s not clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don’t know where. I only know it isn’t where women think.

The Lover, Marguerite Duras (via manko-lush)

Well, beauty comes largely from within…. 

Clothes (or none) can display it, hide it, or accentuate it.
Beauty care, the same.  You need the beauty first!
Expensive creams — they might actually ruin beauty!
Costly finery - I have people who were “dressed to the nines” but still looked ridiculous or plain ugly. 

But recall (I, Pete, said this):

"Beauty is in the Eyes, Ears, Nose, Tongue, and Touch of the Beholder/Receiver." So, those that like something, like it. If it does no harm to others, well GOOD! And if you don’t like something well there is lots of: Art, Sculpture, Music, Smells, Things to taste (Food, Drink), and things to "Feel" in the world. So, go find something else….

And that is my 2 cents on that. 

amyburvall:

this is so way beyond cool. goodtypography:

Order Chaos from Calligraffiti: The Graphic Art Of Niels Shoe Meulman


Coooooooooooooooooolll……
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake.

Ernest Hemingway (via observando)

Yes, I can relate to this.  But I have incredible dreams.  Some involve very Magic People.

amyburvall:

odditiesoflife:

Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World

These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.

  1. Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
  2. Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
  3. Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
  4. Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
  5. Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
  6. Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
  7. Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
  8. Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
  9. Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
  10. The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States

As much as I dig midcenturymodern I wouldn’t mind escaping to one of these storybook homes

As an architecture buff, I had to re-post this. 

amyburvall:

Going to be saying this on my next birthday


AHEM! 

amyburvall:

Going to be saying this on my next birthday

AHEM! 

amyburvall:

visual-poetry:

by patrick mimran (+)

Yes. Agree totally


Yes, I have loved some really neat (to me, Pete) pieces of art. They were worthless in the marketplace, though….   Now the marketplace DOES speak.  But sometimes, even it has trouble putting valuations on things.   Valuation, is a human task.  ”Let’s look at the Value.  Then… we’ll look at the price.” 

amyburvall:

visual-poetry:

by patrick mimran (+)

Yes. Agree totally

Yes, I have loved some really neat (to me, Pete) pieces of art. They were worthless in the marketplace, though….   Now the marketplace DOES speak.  But sometimes, even it has trouble putting valuations on things.   Valuation, is a human task.  ”Let’s look at the Value.  Then… we’ll look at the price.” 

Curiosity, which may or may not eventuate in something useful, is probably the outstanding characteristic of modern thinking. It is not new. It goes back to Galileo, Bacon, and to Sir Isaac Newton, and it must be absolutely unhampered. Institutions of learning should be devoted to the cultivation of curiosity and the less they are deflected by considerations of immediacy of application, the more likely they are to contribute not only to human welfare but to the equally important satisfaction of intellectual interest which may indeed be said to have become the ruling passion of intellectual life in modern times.

To be reread regularly and voraciously: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge, 1939. (via explore-blog)

Excellent. Curiosity.

(via amyburvall)

amyburvall:

Precisely

On the other hand, sometimes when you speak up, well, a lot of people do mot like that.   So IF you speak well, be prepared for the nasties. 

amyburvall:

Precisely

On the other hand, sometimes when you speak up, well, a lot of people do mot like that.   So IF you speak well, be prepared for the nasties.