You darkness, that I come from,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone,
and then no one outside learns of you.
But the darkness pulls in everything:
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! -
powers and people -
and it is possible a great energy
is moving near me.
I have faith in nights."
Rainer Maria Rilke (via observando)
a rainy playlist for gloomy days and nights. for candles and long baths and reading and comfort.
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
First Breath After Coma - Explosions In the Sky
Leaves In The River - Sea Wolf
Marseilles - Hey Marseilles
End Run - Cloudbirds
Holocene - Bon Iver
My Moon My Man - Feist
Lua - Bright Eyes
Bear - The Antlers
When It Rains - Paramore
Angeles - Elliott Smith
She’s Leaving Home - The Beatles
Northern Downpour - Panic! At The Disco
The Penalty - Beirut
Evening Kitchen - Band Of Horses
Light Year - Gregory Alan Isakov
Streamside - The Album Leaf
Beautiful World - Carolina Liar
(*Fin) - Anberlin
Shelter - The xx
Clair de Lune - Debussy
I’m Happy, She Said - M83
Over The Pond - The Album Leaf
NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:
Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.
NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via
artist find at Lustik
Michael Waraksa is a Chicago based artist/illustrator and a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He has exhibited his work at various venues around the United States and his illustrations have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, TIME and The Los Angeles Times. His work has also been selected to appear in Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine, American Illustration and Society of Illustrators.
Beautifully observed lettering by Sasha Proodof Brooklyn. Part of a self promotional piece. I love the ‘R’ shown in the top image.
Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Botany Resin Pendant
Mushroom Primer, 2013, pen & ink.
A 12-page zine/booklet, featuring a big diagram on the center spread. Print-your-own*, or, if you know me in real life, I’ll print you one on request ($2 apiece).
*Make sure to trick your printer into not cutting off the borders (like in the second picture down).
July 18, 1925: Hitler Publishes Mein Kampf
On this day in 1925, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his autobiographical manifesto, Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) in which he explained his racial and political ideologies, which would become the foundation for the Nazi Party. Mein Kampf was a bitter and anti-Semitic narrative, worshiping power and discrediting morality, serving as a blueprint for Hitler’s plan for Nazi world domination.
For the first time ever, the story emerges of a group of Americans who lived in Berlin in the early days of Hitler’s rise to power. Watch as PBS NewsHour’s Margaret Warner speaks with author and former journalist Andrew Nagorski about his book, “Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power”.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons