theme
something like a phenomena
i speak in smoke signals and you answer in code

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

In a new project called “OMG, Who Stole My Ads?” French street artist Etienne Lavie makes it his mission to transform the ad space in Paris into an outdoor art gallery. He has been travelling around the city, snatching up posters and billboards, and replacing them with fine specimens of French art from an earlier era. If our senses have over-developed to the point where we need to be visually stimulated at all times outdoors, just to keep up continuity, then we might as well at least occasionally glimpse something that moves us—something we might elect to look at voluntarily. Lavie’s project gives that gift to a lucky subset of Parisian commuters.

"The people won’t forgive when the future custodian of a broken statue, a stripped wall, a desecrated grave, tells everyone who passes by, ‘Yes-yes, all this was destroyed by the revolution.’ The destroyers wear nihilism like a cockade — they think they destroy because they’re radicals. But they destroy because they’re disappointed conservatives — let down by the ancient dream of a perfect society where circles are squared and conflict is cancelled out. But there is no such place and Utopia is its name. So until we stop killing our way towards it, we won’t be grown up as human beings. Our meaning is in how we live in an imperfect world, in our time. We have no other."
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 Tom Stoppard, Salvage (Coast of Utopia Trilogy)

i re-read The Coast of Utopia today and, just, Stoppard’s non-Arcadia and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern works are so underappreciated on tumblr and i would like to try and rectify that.

(i may or may not’ve been specifically looking for this quote for a reason related to something i’m writing for shakespeareandpunk but shhhhh don’t tell her)

aventureux-buveur-de-songes:

Because too much arctic monkeys.

aventureux-buveur-de-songes:

Because too much arctic monkeys.


[Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches.]

[Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches.]

Hermione Reading before Bed by ~Lincevioleta

argonauticae:

ex libris

fuckyeahfashioncouture:

18th Century Back in Fashion at Versailles
"Marie-Antoinette Meets Vivienne Westwood"
Pierre Balmain Haute Couture SS 1954

fuckyeahfashioncouture:

18th Century Back in Fashion at Versailles

"Marie-Antoinette Meets Vivienne Westwood"

Pierre Balmain Haute Couture SS 1954

midcenturymodernfreak:

1970s Plaid Mod Style Wool Coat | Coatique of Austria - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

1970s Plaid Mod Style Wool Coat | Coatique of Austria - Via

peach-blossom-spring:

Omg, Guerlain makes teas named after their fragrances.

i’m in tears, there’s a shalimar tea, it’s like all my dreams have come true at once:

“A subtle blend of green and black teas from China and Sri Lanka, flavored with vanilla, bergamot, cinnamon, lavender, and natural aromas of cardamom. This tea recalls the rich and compelling character of the very first Oriental perfume.”

peach-blossom-spring:

Omg, Guerlain makes teas named after their fragrances.

i’m in tears, there’s a shalimar tea, it’s like all my dreams have come true at once:

“A subtle blend of green and black teas from China and Sri Lanka, flavored with vanilla, bergamot, cinnamon, lavender, and natural aromas of cardamom. This tea recalls the rich and compelling character of the very first Oriental perfume.”

"Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand."
- W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems (via borgevino)
"Books gave us a way to shape ourselves - to form our thoughts and to signal to each other who we were and who we wanted to be. They were part of our self-fashioning, no less than our clothes."
- rebecca mead, my life in middlemarch
opasgarden:

I just LOVE this image by photographer Todd McLellan! 

opasgarden:

I just LOVE this image by photographer Todd McLellan

Howl said, “I think we ought to live happily ever after,” and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew living happily ever after with Howl would be a great deal more eventful than any story made it sound, though she was determined to try. “It should be hair-raising,” added Howl. ~ Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

kate moss’ new line for topshop is reaching frankly upsetting levels of perfection, part 2