14 10 / 2014

#fall #phonto #october

#fall #phonto #october

14 10 / 2014

Playing with phonto, #bibliotek, #books, #library, #uppsala

Playing with phonto, #bibliotek, #books, #library, #uppsala

13 10 / 2014

kateoplis:

IT SAVES YOU TIME.

It looks like it’s wasting time, but literature is actually the ultimate time-saver — because it gives us access to a range of emotions and events that it would take you years, decades, millennia to try to experience directly. Literature is the greatest reality simulator — a machine that puts you through infinitely more situations than you can ever directly witness.

IT MAKES YOU NICER.

Literature performs the basic magic of what things look like though someone else’s point of view; it allows us to consider the consequences of our actions on others in a way we otherwise wouldn’t; and it shows us examples of kindly, generous, sympathetic people.

Literature deeply stands opposed to the dominant value system — the one that rewards money and power. Writers are on the other side — they make us sympathetic to ideas and feelings that are of deep importance but can’t afford airtime in a commercialized, status-conscious, and cynical world.

IT’S A CURE FOR LONELINESS.

We’re weirder than we like to admit. We often can’t say what’s really on our minds. But in books we find descriptions of who we genuinely are and what events, described with an honesty quite different from what ordinary conversation allows for. In the best books, it’s as if the writer knows us better than we know ourselves — they find the words to describe the fragile, weird, special experiences of our inner lives… Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves, so that we can travel in them more reliably and with less of a feeling of paranoia or persecution.”

What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

04 10 / 2014

Cute earrings, just made them this morning! #polymerclay #earrings

Cute earrings, just made them this morning! #polymerclay #earrings

04 10 / 2014

New batch! #polymerclay #baking

New batch! #polymerclay #baking

18 8 / 2014

#Firstbike

#Firstbike

21 7 / 2014

st1mu11:

Still Life with Bowl, Spoon and Apples 1913 by Mark Gertler

st1mu11:

Still Life with Bowl, Spoon and Apples 1913 by Mark Gertler

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17 7 / 2014

mistralienne:

John Singer Sargent, In the Garden Corfu
1909

mistralienne:

John Singer Sargent, In the Garden Corfu

1909

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08 7 / 2014

zubat:

swiftingthrough:

Ok so I can’t make this post all formal because I need to do this quick because we’re running out of time.

These are Maui Dolphins and they are one the cutest creatures I’ve ever seen. They are only found off the west coast of New zealand’s North Island. They only grow up to 1.7m long. 

Just today I found out there are only 55 of them left in the world and it makes me sad seeing my favourite animal facing extinction. So I need your help to spread the word and sign this petition to help save the last 55. All you need to do is enter your name, email address and the country you live in. It’s not that much, guys! 

Help make a difference

Please sign the petition and spread the word!

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30 6 / 2014