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It's a slowdive.

vintagechampagnefever:

Legendary Harper’s Bazaar editor Diana Vreeland styles a model for a shoot 

vintagechampagnefever:

Legendary Harper’s Bazaar editor Diana Vreeland styles a model for a shoot 

(via fantomas-en-cavale)

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

—Percy Bysshe Shelley (via acitymadeofsong)

(Source: observando, via acitymadeofsong)

If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.

Virgil’s Aeneid, Book VII.312  (via hereticnarrative)

(Source: wolf-teeth, via acitymadeofsong)

silvabism:

Apollo and Daphne Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706) Vienna, before 1688 Ivory In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.

silvabism:

Apollo and Daphne
Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706)
Vienna, before 1688
Ivory

In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).
The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.

(via acitymadeofsong)

shivaom:

GANESH ॐ

shivaom:

GANESH ॐ

افتح فمك فقط إن كان ما ستقوله أجمل من الصمت
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.

—Arabic Proverb  (via bl-ossomed)

(via the-wandering-fire)

When they ask to see your gods
your book of prayers
show them lines
drawn delicately with veins
on the underside of a bird’s wing
tell them you believe
in giant sycamores mottled
and stark against a winter sky
and in nights so frozen
stars crack open spilling streams
of molten ice to earth
and tell them how you drank
the holy wine of honeysuckle
on a warm spring day
and of the softness
of your mother
who never taught you
death was life’s reward
but who believed in the earth
and the sun
and a million, million light years
of being.

—J. L. Stanley (via officer-judy)

(Source: naturalmomma, via the-wandering-fire)

art-of-swords:

Mamluk Knife with Decorated Scabbard

  • Dated: 14th - 16th century 
  • Measurements: overall length 21.5 cm; blade length 11 cm

The blade is made of watered steel decorated with three embedded coral beads and the inscription "The time of the reign of Sultan Malik Zahir". On the reverse of the blade reads, "Fly high, bird of distress and revenge, your rigor and fairness affirm human fate".

The knife has a square tapered handle of blue glass. The ivory scabbard is richly inlaid with mother of pearl, brass and stones, representing the heavens, with gilt silver fittings with garnets and turquoise.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Galerie Arcimboldo

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