Let us all party hard this weekend.
Skull bookshleves formed with everyday items: As many artists know, ‘vanitas’ can be defined as a type of symbolic art, often including symbols like skulls, rotten fruit, hourglasses, and other items related to the brevity of life and the certainty of death. London-based artist James Hopkins’ series Vanitas is quite a clever, modern take on this still life genre.
“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
– Edgar Allan Poe (via misswallflower)
“It is the tenderness that breaks our hearts. The loveliness that leaves us stranded on the shore, watching the boats sail away. It is the sweetness that makes us want to reach out and touch the soft skin of another person. And it is the grace that comes to us, undeserving though we may be.”
– Robert Goolrick (via misswallflower)
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
– Paulo Coleho (via mollyw00d)
“So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me now, thoroughly.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert (via misswallflower)