If I had to choose one perpetual state of being for the rest of my life it would be this: cozy. A breathless calm.
On my daily SF morning runs, whispers of Fall whip against my flushed cheeks. All is quiet as I enter into my willowy Victorian abode and pour steaming coffee into a ceramic mug. I settle into my reading nook and inhale the crisp pages of a new book through my fingertips. This is my bliss.
This weeks mood board below represents the warmth and completeness I find in my solitude. The ineffable friendship I crave in a dependable book. Peace.
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Van Gogh details at Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Violet Zhou translates mental states into ethereal fashion collection. Each look progresses onto the next, until finally "emerging" from the turmoil into a lighter state of mind, where the wearer physically breaks free from the material casing.
Mienar’s illustrations and animations commonly include the themes of ‘breathlessness’ and ‘calmness’, with constant appearances of animated rain and rustling plants in her works.
P H O T O G R A P H Y
Last month, Todai-ji temple, a Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan, unveiled a powerful initiative. They called on religious leaders and believers of all faiths across Japan to come together — not physically, but spiritually — for a daily prayer to end the global pandemic.
BNF Richelieu Library in Paris
library book return dates
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. - A Midsummer Nights Dream, Williams Shakespeare
A R C H I T E C T U R E
Melbourne-based Milinski, who is creative director of design agency Vaulter, says he sets out to create worlds that are "surreal but not entirely unattainable. They are designed to transport you along pathways that illustrate inspiration for a potential future and offer a chance to wonder and escape.
Shi-an is a mobile tea house constructed entirely from folded paper without the use of bolts or adhesives. The entirely free-standing structure was designed by Tokyo-based architect Kazuya Katagiri who, with the help of designer Akinori Inuzuka, came up with a method of folding a large piece of washi paper into a single interlocking unit with 2 pockets and 2 arms.
Cover of ICON DESIGN issue n.37
Bedroom on top of the Holmenkollbakken in Oslo.
Jiunvfeng Study is located in Daiyue District, Tai’an City, adjacent to the Shenlong Grand Canyon, with Mount Tai, the top of the five sacred mountains, in the east. It is surrounded by mountains, full of rocks like flocks of sheep, with the broad vision of overlooking the gorge and gully and looking out mountains and peaks. On the rocky mountain in the north, the contrasting white is left vacantly.
A little window just for take-away coffee, hidden down a side-street. Coffee shops for the next couple of years?
W O R D S
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