A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:Its loveliness increases; it will neverPass into nothingness; but still will keepA bower quiet for us, and a sleepFull of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
John Keats, Endymion 1818
Doublure in Levant Morocco, with inlay and tooling. By Robert Riviere and Son, Sometime after 1880.
A doublure is a bookbinding term, from the French doublure, that describes an ornamental or decorative lining on the inside of a book. This one is made with an unidentified “quality leather,” probably goat skin, that is particularly soft or pliable and ideal for bookbinding work.
Update: Image is from Holme, Charles. 1914. The art of the book. London: “The Studio” Ltd. p.95. Our Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library has a 1920 book on an exhibit by Riviere & Son at the Leipzig Exhibition in 1914, also full of wonderfully elaborate bookbindings.

I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.

Vincent Van Gogh 

Always, always. (via herkindoftea)

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Will you savor this in your mind,
This old feeling when you’re left behind?
Will you hold to this as true
Or will you dance to another tune?

"Dance to Another Tune" by First Aid Kit.

Beautiful Swedish goddesses.


avocado toast / recipe


First Aid Kit by Neil Krug

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Twenty-something anthropology post-grad, wannabe world traveler, Iowan, future museum administrator.