[amor fati ☕️] vol.8 cabins & cakegasms

AmorFati is a mood board of art, poetry, architecture, photography, and design that has personally inspired me.

Happy Friday,

Todays issue: sleepy Japanese fishing villages, footages of heaven, cake ASMR, accidentally Wes Anderson, cabincore, and peaceful Tori shrine’s.

Enjoy ☕️


A R T

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Belgian illustrator Eleni Debo works within subdued color palettes rendering curious scenes that illuminate the human condition and modern life

Tales of Ugetsu, Koho Shodaa

“It is not immediately obvious which of Zadkine's figures is Vincent and which is Theo. Like all who relieve the suffering of others, Theo—in a process that is the exact opposite of a blood transfusion—has taken some of Vincent's pain into himself. Soon, however, it becomes obvious that while the sky weighs heavily on both figures, one, Vincent, feels gravity as a force so terrible it can drag men beneath the earth.

From this moment on you are held by the pathos and beauty of what Zadkine depicts: despair that is inconsolable, comfort that is endless. One figure says, "I can never feel better," the other, "I will hold you until you are better."


P H O T O G R A P H Y

Live footage of me in heaven

Tumpak Sewu Waterfalls, Indonesia

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Long-Exposure Photographs of Torii Shrine Gates by Ronny Behnert

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Cake ASMR. So satisfying…

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Photos of idiosyncratic, quirky destinations that look just like Wes Anderson films

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“Literally translating to platform cedar, daisugi is a 14th- or 15th-century technique that offers an efficient, sustainable, and visually stunning approach to forestry. The method originated in Kyoto and involves pruning the branches of Kitayama cedar so that the remaining shoots grow straight upward from a platform. Rather than harvesting the entire tree for lumber, loggers can fell just the upper portions, leaving the base and root structure intact.”


A R C H I T E C T U R E

Summer cabin project in the Finnish Archipelago, called Project Ö, where “Ö” means ‘an island’ in Swedish

The Wau Haus was inspired by the treehouses. Looking for a unique, unusual and lovable shape our designers created a zoomorphic structure standing on four pillars.

Hello Wood, one of the pioneers of the Hungarian cabin movement, released the newest member of the cabin family, the Workstation Cabin.

Zen Work Pod by Autonomous

Fabio Lenci


W O R D S

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary.

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”

- Henry David Thoreau

“A useless life is an early death.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Iphigenia in Tauris

The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.

- F. H. Bradley, Aphorisms

Men, for the sake of getting a living, forget to live.

- Margaret Fuller, Summer On The Lakes, in 1843

❤️

Patricia


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Patricia is a curious human, product manager, virtual librarian, and carer of souls. Reach me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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