Wednesday, July 23, 2014

mymodernmet:

In the 1960s, photographer Duane Michals wandered the streets of New York City during early Sunday morning hours in order to capture rare, quiet moments while the metropolis was still asleep.

To begin with, you need to write. This seems axiomatic because it is. The only way to amass a pile of words into a book is to shovel some every single day. No days off. You have to form this habit; without it you are screwed. I’m going to assume everyone who keeps reading already has this down. If you don’t — you won’t make it. My best advice on how to form this habit is twofold: Get comfortable staring at a blank screen and not writing. This is a skill. If you can not write and avoid filling that time with distractions, you’ll get to the point where you start writing. Open your manuscript and just be with it.

Hugh Howey, author of the famous Wool series, offers his advice to aspiring writers – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of writing advice.

For the ultimate resource, see the famous writers’ collected advice on writing. And for empirical evidence of this rain-or-shine approach to writing, see the daily routines of great authors

(via explore-blog)

Sunday, July 20, 2014
bookshelfporn:

Bookshelf inside the home of Sydney stylist, author, designer and TV presenter Sibella Court via The Design Files.

bookshelfporn:

Bookshelf inside the home of Sydney stylist, author, designer and TV presenter Sibella Court via The Design Files.

the-garden-of-delights:

"Summer is Incumen In" (also known as "Summer Has Come In") (1902) (detail) by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952).

the-garden-of-delights:

"Summer is Incumen In" (also known as "Summer Has Come In") (1902) (detail) by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952).

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your largest remaining goal in life?""I’m just a tourist in this world. I’m not trying to affect anything."

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your largest remaining goal in life?"
"I’m just a tourist in this world. I’m not trying to affect anything."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

razorshapes:

Nueman / For Use

Constant wrapping of pillars of a conventional historic roof construction with a transparent adhesive tape results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography. One dimensional line evolves into surface that forms organic shape of extraordinary strength. The entrance of the audience inside the volume transforms the sculpture into architecture.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Italy + Water  x

yeahwriters:

Previously Unpublished Harry Potter Illustrations by Mary GrandPre

In honor of Jo Rowling and Harry’s birthdays being today, here are some previously unpublished illustrations by the original American cover and chapter art artist, Mary GrandPre. They’re so beautiful!! There are a few more, which you can see here.

I’m obsessed with these. The artwork on the books did such a great job of setting that very uniquely Harry Potter atmosphere of whimsy and vibrance and… magic!

I’m so mad they’re reissuing the covers, I don’t like the new ones at all! I’m all for change but they’re literally just worse.

(Source: yeahwriters)

ancientart:

A Mixtec funerary mask from Grave No. 7, Monte Alban, Mexico.

Courtesy of & currently located at the Regional Museum of Oaxaca, Mexico. Photos taken by Anagoria via the Wiki Commons.

afternoon-tea-and-books:

Sylvia Plath
post-impressionisms:

Balcony Room, Adolph Menzel. 1847.

post-impressionisms:

Balcony Room, Adolph Menzel. 1847.

aseaofquotes:

Sherman Alexie, “On Airplanes”