dear delirious,
"So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information."
dear delirious,
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timelightbox:

Photograph by Philippe Halsman—Courtesy Philippe Halsman Archive
The Versatile Jean Cocteau, 1949. This photo originally ran in LIFE. The image shows Halsman’s mounted final print.
Few portrait photographers could claim to be as prolific as Philippe Halsman. Now a new exhibition and book are set to shed more light on his creative process while revealing rarely seen Halsman photos.
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fuckyeahplattenbau:

Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
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untrustyou:

Patrick Joust 
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dezeen:

Landscape intervention by Jonas Dahlberg to honour Norwegian terrorist attack victims
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architectural-review:

O Castelo dos Pirineus
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architectural-review:

Imagining that facades like this are not far away
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architectural-review:

New york high rises drawn from an interesting perspective on mistermourao.com
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Don’t you cry tonight
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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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Invictus, 

William Ernest Henley

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How to cure Happiness in 12 steps.
LQFUB, Dédalo #10
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"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
Nelson Mandela