1. darksilenceinsuburbia:

moonlitcorner:

Paul Kozal
  2. irtroit:

cocotazo:

(via oldchum)
  3. Thirteen words not found in the English language:

    1. Waldeinsamkeit (German): the feeling of being alone in the woods

    2. Ilunga (Tshiluba, Congo): a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time

    3. Taarradhin (Arabic): a way of resolving a problem without anyone losing face (not the same as our concept of a compromise – everyone wins)

    4. Litost (Czech): a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery

    5. Esprit de l’escalier (French): a witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs…

    6. Meraki (Greek): doing something with soul, creativity, or love

    7. Yoko meshi (Japanese): literally ‘a meal eaten sideways’, referring to the peculiar stress induced by speaking a foreign language:

    8. Duende (Spanish): a climactic show of spirit in a performance or work of art, which might be fulfilled in flamenco dancing, or bull-fighting, etc.

    9. Guanxi (Mandarin): in traditional Chinese society, you would build up good guanxi by  giving gifts to people, taking them to dinner, or doing them a favour, but you can also use up your guanxi by asking for a favour to be repaid.

    10. Pochemuchka (Russian): a person who asks a lot of questions

    11. Tingo (Pascuense language of Easter Island): to borrow objects one by one from a neighbour’s house until there is nothing left

    12. Radioukacz (Polish): a person who worked as a telegraphist for the resistance movements on the Soviet side of the Iron Curtain

    13. Selathirupavar (Tamil): a word used to define a certain type of absence without official leave in face of duty

    (via thefallingoftherain:frogsandcrowns:raspberrylemonadedrinker: cinnamonspider:douxquelamort:alysianfields:deadlynaturalists:thechocolatebrigade)

  4. Witch Bottle by Rima Staines
Oils on Burr Walnut Wood
print available here
click through for the folklore inspiration behind this piece

    Witch Bottle by Rima Staines

    Oils on Burr Walnut Wood

    print available here

    click through for the folklore inspiration behind this piece

  5. darksilenceinsuburbia:

A flower boy at the roadside, Daqing Mountain-Inner Mongolia, 1998

    darksilenceinsuburbia:

    A flower boy at the roadside, Daqing Mountain-Inner Mongolia, 1998

  6. From childhood’s hour I have not been
    As others were; I have not seen
    As others saw; I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring.
    From the same source I have not taken
    My sorrow; I could not awaken
    My heart to joy at the same tone;
    And all I loved, I loved alone.
    Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
    Of a most stormy life- was drawn
    From every depth of good and ill
    The mystery which binds me still:
    From the torrent, or the fountain,
    From the red cliff of the mountain,
    From the sun that round me rolled
    In its autumn tint of gold,
    From the lightning in the sky
    As it passed me flying by,
    From the thunder and the storm,
    And the cloud that took the form
    (When the rest of Heaven was blue)
    Of a demon in my view.

    - Edgar Allan Poe, Alone

    (via themightymagyar)

  7. fatalcigarette:

(via love-less)
  8. Large embroidered hanging from Bukhoro, Uzbekistan
via The Textile Blog

    Large embroidered hanging from Bukhoro, Uzbekistan

    via The Textile Blog

  9. rarebird:

An old letter from Russia 1945  LETTER EPHEMERA     by CoolVintage
  10. sourcepile:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

The Mother Of God XIII c., Moscow

    sourcepile:

    darksilenceinsuburbia:

    The Mother Of God XIII c., Moscow

  11. sterrenhuis:

nomadicway:

oldchum
  12. "The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one."

    ― John Ruskin (via themightymagyar, nathanielstuart) (via yama-bato) (via greatunexpectations)

  13. catherinewillis:

sealmaiden:

Attributed to Nicolaus Gerhaert von LeydenNetherlandish, active in Germany, 1462/73
Reliquary Bust of Saint Margaret of Antioch, 1465/70
Walnut, with traces of polychromy

    catherinewillis:

    sealmaiden:

    Attributed to Nicolaus Gerhaert von Leyden
    Netherlandish, active in Germany, 1462/73

    Reliquary Bust of Saint Margaret of Antioch, 1465/70

    Walnut, with traces of polychromy

  14. allegra:

(via sophiejade)
  15. errorsofbeauty:

New York 1885

    errorsofbeauty:

    New York 1885