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Sat, 15th of February

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The good folks at Dorothy labored over a tremendous “Book Map” depicting the settings of some 600 literary works based in London. The books, poems, and essays selected for the map run the gamut from T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

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Sat, 15th of February

Years and years ago, there was a production of The Tempest, out of doors, at an Oxford college on a lawn, which was the stage, and the lawn went back towards the lake in the grounds of the college, and the play began in natural light. But as it developed, and as it became time for Ariel to say his farewell to the world of The Tempest, the evening had started to close in and there was some artificial lighting coming on. And as Ariel uttered his last speech, he turned and he ran across the grass, and he got to the edge of the lake and he just kept running across the top of the water — the producer having thoughtfully provided a kind of walkway an inch beneath the water. And you could see and you could hear the plish, plash as he ran away from you across the top of the lake, until the gloom enveloped him and he disappeared from your view.

And as he did so, from the further shore, a firework rocket was ignited, and it went whoosh into the air, and high up there it burst into lots of sparks, and all the sparks went out, and he had gone.

When you look up the stage directions, it says, ‘Exit Ariel.’

—   Tom Stoppard, University of Pennsylvania, 1996     —
theatre   shakespeare   the tempest   tom stoppard   my heart   lovelovelove   with 9,588 notes
Fri, 14th of February

ebookporn:

Happy Valentines Day

Fri, 14th of February

Flower seller by Aloïs Peiffer on Flickr.

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Wed, 12th of February
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Mon, 10th of February

laurenlemon:

Bethany Toews - Los Feliz, CA / Styling by Tashina Hunter

Chroma Chroma @ Room and Makers / San Francisco, Feb. 1st

©Lauren Randolph

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Mon, 10th of February
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Sat, 8th of February
❝ I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain. ❞
—   Oscar Wilde, The Picture Of Dorian Gray   —
Sat, 8th of February

artmonia:

OMG who stole my ads?“, a series created by artist Etienne Lavie, who imagine what the streets of Paris could look like if all ads were replaced with masterpieces of classical painting.

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Thu, 6th of February
Thu, 6th of February

blleu:

The Works of Claude Monet

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Sun, 2nd of February
Sat, 1st of February

ameowlia:

Petra Collins  The Teenage Gaze (II)

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Sat, 1st of February
❝ The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits. ❞
—   Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse   —
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Sat, 1st of February
❝ Someone tells me: this kind of love is not viable. But how can you evaluate viability? Why is the viable a Good Thing? Why is it better to last than to burn? ❞
—   Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse   —