Excerpt | Darkness

She'd had little patience with darkness,
and her heart held only a measure of shadow.
I touched the warm dust of those colours, her tools,
and left there with light on the tips of my fingers.

Kooser, T. (2004) Delights and Shadows

Excerpt | Darkness

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver

Excerpt | Mondays

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.

Charles Bukowski

Excerpt | Beautiful People

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.

Zusak, M. (2002) I Am The Messenger

Excerpt | Sadness

The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.

Céline, Louis-Ferdinand (1932) Journey To The End Of The Night

Excerpt | Paloma Picasso

Sometimes I get very dressed up just to go to the corner for some bread;
I dress for my own amusement.

Et Cetera | Le Corbusier
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Excerpt | Atticus

Never go in search of love,
go in search of life,
and life will find you the love you seek.

Fundamentals | Rem Koolhaas

There are essentially two possibilities.
One is to be, shall we say, an average architect and do the same thing everywhere.
The other is to let yourself be inspired and even changed by the unique qualities of the place where you're building.
We always try to take the second approach.

Et Cetera | 1957 Bungalow
 Tiergarten Park Berlin (previously a 1957 atrium house bungalow), refurbished by BFS Design Flachsbarth Schultz, completed 2012

Tiergarten Park Berlin (previously a 1957 atrium house bungalow), refurbished by BFS Design Flachsbarth Schultz, completed 2012

Fundamentals | Christian Dior

Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity.
Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance. Only pretension.