"There are books that one reads over and over again, books that become part of the furniture of one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life, books that one dips into but never reads through, books that one reads at a single sitting and forgets a week later."

— George Orwell (via abagofbooks)

(Source: vintageanchorbooks, via bakelite-clatter)

captaintalia:


Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal, Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1868–69Painted cuir-ciselé panel inset on upper cover based on frontispiece by Félicien Rops for Les épaves

captaintalia:

Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal, Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 186869
Painted cuir-ciselé panel inset on upper cover based on frontispiece by Félicien Rops for Les épaves

(Source: arsvitaest)

arsvitaest:

Katayama Bokuyo, Forest, 1928, ink and mineral pigments on silkMinneapolis Institute of Arts

arsvitaest:

Katayama Bokuyo, Forest, 1928, ink and mineral pigments on silk
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

(via lil-c0met)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Pablo Picasso
Woman in Green
Pastel on tan paper board
1901

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Pablo Picasso

Woman in Green

Pastel on tan paper board

1901

(via palimpsestghost)

"Dreaming of Another World", by Tim Walker via Vogue Italia. Filmed and edited by Guy Stephens.

heaveninawildflower:

' Moderne Wanddekoration mit Kunstverglasungen.' (contemporary wall decoration with leaded lights) by Richard Kühnel. Published 1889-1928.   From 'Dekorative Vorbilder’ (Stuttgart - Julius Hoffman).
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.  

heaveninawildflower:

' Moderne Wanddekoration mit Kunstverglasungen.' (contemporary wall decoration with leaded lights) by Richard Kühnel. Published 1889-1928.   From 'Dekorative Vorbilder’ (Stuttgart - Julius Hoffman).

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.  

wasbella102:

Dandelions by Sophie Grandval

wasbella102:

Dandelions by Sophie Grandval

(via illustratosphere)

atelierentomologica:

Ball gown and shawl embroidered with beetle wings, 1850’s, Kyoto Costume Institute

atelierentomologica:

Ball gown and shawl embroidered with beetle wings, 1850’s, Kyoto Costume Institute

(Source: yeoldefashion)

detailsofpaintings:

Botticelli, Hands in Primavera 

1482

(via heureexquise)