Friday, January 29, 2010


"In each century since the beginning of the world, wonderful things have been discovered. In the last century, more amazing things were found out than in any century before. In this new century, hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light. At first, people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can't be done, then they see it can be done-- then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."

-- Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden (Ch. 27, "In the Garden")

Monday, January 25, 2010


on my desk

small but mighty

-- via postsecret

paper forest

Yuken Teruya takes mundane objects and make them not only beautiful, but also desirable. toilet paper rolls are usually seen as garbage, but he makes them into objects of art that one would want to have.

there's also a definite feeling of a cycle:
... --> tree --> paper --> tree --> ...

-- via swiss miss

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



creative alphabets over at REUBENMILLER.

flatiron building

gorgeous 1904 photo of the Flatiron Building in New York.

--via Wikipedia

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


taken just a day apart.
(in reverse order)


made with polaDROID

reverse labour

"A phrase from, of all things, a Carrie Fisher novel steadied me after my father died. She described grief as a “reverse labor,” the contractions of which grow further and further apart until finally they stop altogether. Remembering that helped me through the spasms, and also helped me not feel guilty when normality wished to return again."

-- via

Monday, January 18, 2010

sirop de poteau

"Québécois sometimes refer to imitation maple syrup as sirop de poteau ("pole syrup"), a joke referring to the syrup as having been made by tapping telephone poles."

--via Wikipedia