penthouse & pavement
penthouse & pavement
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"Words ruin one’s thoughts, paper makes them ridiculous, and even while one is still glad to get something ruined and something ridiculous down on paper, one’s memory manages to lose hold of even this ruined and ridiculous something. Paper can turn an enormity into a triviality, an absurdity. If you look at it this way, then whatever appears in the world, by way of the spiritual world so to speak, is always a ruined thing, a ridiculous thing, which means that everything in this world is ridiculous and ruined. Words were made to demean thought, I would even go so far as to state that words exist in order to abolish thought, and one day they will succeed one hundred percent in so doing. In any case, words bring everything down."

Thomas Bernhard, The Lime Works 

"Depression derives from words, nothing else."

(via 1109-83)

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beatpie:

gold, marble and black
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gravesandghouls:

Betty Boop’s Halloween Party (1933)
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tmagazine:

Photo by Firstview
Paris Fashion Week — and a seemingly endless month of spring/summer 2015 shows — concluded in grand style today with the highly anticipated Louis Vuitton presentation at the soon-to-open, Frank Gehry–designed Fondation Louis Vuitton building in the Bois de Boulogne. Nicolas Ghesquiere continued to articulate his vision for the LV woman, which this season included romantic woven dresses, printed velvet jackets and cropped flares. Another highlight was this pair of glam-rock-style teal ankle boots.
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contemporaryartdaily:

Allan McCollum at Petzel
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autosafari:

Hand-signed communiqués of Bushmen warriors on the hunt; these signals are used for uniquely identifying the various threats and game in an area.Photos by Irven DeVore, 1965
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nonewerblack:

PATTI SMITH / A POLAROID BY ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
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hollyhocksandtulips:

Model Dovima, 1951
Photo by Richard Avedon