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Reader Submission: Katie Neece

(2 hours ago)
Paintings by artist Katie Neece from South Bend, Indiana. Found via our monthly Reader Submissions (click here to participate). See more images below.

Which is the best example to follow?

(2 days ago)
By Paulo Coelho Dov Beer of Mezeritch was asked: ‘Which is the best example to follow? That of the pious man who dedicates his life to God without ever asking why, or that of the erudite man, who tries to understand the will of the Almighty?’ ‘The best example to follow is that of the […]

Artist Spotlight: Lauren Gallaspy

(2 days ago)
Sculptures by artist Lauren Gallaspy, currently based in Helena, Montana. See more images below.

Photographer Spotlight: Taylor Thomas Galloway

(3 days ago)
A selection of work by photographer Taylor Thomas Galloway. More images below.

Reader Submission: Stuart Snoddy

(3 days ago)
Paintings by artist Stuart Snoddy, who participated in our February Reader Submissions. See more images below.

Best of Instagram: 36 Days of Type by ROIDS

(3 days ago)
You have to follow my buddy Will Gates aka ROIDS aka @willis82 on Instagram. The things he can do with a spray can or a pencil might make your brain bleed. He’s embarking on the @36daysoftype challenge and I promise you it’ll be a nice treat … Continue reading →

Kickstarter of the Day: Develop Film in Broad Daylight Without a Darkroom

(3 days ago)
Analog-centric photography company ars-imago has developed a handy little device that basically works like a portable darkroom! Allowing anyone to develop film anytime and anywhere, the Lab Box aims to re-introduce the joys of analog photography, making it accessible to a … Continue reading →

Delve’s Weekly Illustrated Film Recommendations

(3 days ago)
Our friend Todd just put us onto Delve’s illustrated film of the week series. They have a really cool mini-site for all their 2016 picks, here. Check out a bunch of their past releases below – can you recognize all the films?

A Guide to the Basic Anxiety of Life

(3 days ago)
By Leo Babauta Underlying much of what we do is an uncertainty, an anxiety, a fear, doubts, dissatisfaction … And we react to these anxieties, dissatisfaction and uncertainty in so many unhelpful ways: we seek distraction, we eat unhealthy food, we procrastinate, we get caught in a cycle of anxiety and unhappiness, we lash out […]

Reader Submission: Luisa Rivera

(3 days ago)
A selection of work by London-based artist and illustrator Luisa Rivera. Found via our monthly Reader Submissions (click here to submit your own work!). See more images below.

Artist Spotlight: Gregory Euclide

(4 days ago)
New work by artist Gregory Euclide. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

Reader Submission: Adam Wilkoszarski

(4 days ago)
Lovely series by photographer Adam Wilkoszarski from Poznań, Poland. Discovered via our February Reader Submissions. See more images from “After Season” below!

An Elaborate Snow Drawing by Artist Sonja Hinrichsen

(4 days ago)
Another incredible snow drawing by artist Sonja Hinrichsen (previously featured here)! Made in the snow covering Lake Catamount in Colorado last year, the site-specific piece pays homage to the Yampa River which used to run through the valley. Helped along … Continue reading →

Photo of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia Looks Like a Painting

(4 days ago)
This is not a painting! The image above is a photo by Frank Krahmer (see the image larger). I saw this pop up on Reddit and had to investigate. The image is from Namib-Naukluft National Park which is part of the Namib … Continue reading →

“Black Drawings” by Artist Michael Aaron Lee

(4 days ago)
New York City-based artist Michael Aaron Lee covers paper with grease pencil before cutting through with a printmaker’s gouge, uncovering the white underneath. See more images from “Black Drawings” below.

Reader Submission: Jason Parker

(4 days ago)
A selection of work by artist Jason Parker who participated in this month’s Reader Submissions (click here to submit your work!). More images below.

“I reached my limit”

(4 days ago)
“I’ve met a man and fallen in love with him. I allowed myself to fall in love for one simple reason: I’m not expecting anything to come of it. I know that, in three months’ time, I’ll be far away and he’ll be just a memory, but I couldn’t stand living without love any longer; […]

20 SEC READ: What must I do to be closer to God?

(4 days ago)
According to a well-known Zen story, Lao Shi asked his master, Wang Tei: – What must I do to be closer to God? Wang Tei told him to follow him high up onto a mountain, There, he took a candle from his bag and gave it to his disciple to light. Lao Shi tried several […]

Frases Cortas para Whatsapp , Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

(4 days ago)
1-Se valiente. Toma riesgos. Nada puede sustituir a la experiencia. 2-Esperar es doloroso. Olvidar es doloroso. Pero no saber qué hacer es el peor tipo de sufrimiento. 3-Cuando una persona desea realmente algo, todo el universo conspira para ayudar a esa persona a realizar su sueño. 4-He visto muchas tormentas en mi vida. La mayoría […]

The dark side

(4 days ago)
by Anna Krith’s Lifestyle You may see someone who smiles all the time and does silly things but you have no idea what he is going through or what burden he carries within. People are so judgmental and you have to deal with them every single day; you must pretend that everything is fine, otherwise […]

Proud of my wife!

(4 days ago)
2017-01-26 Christina Oiticica Quatro Elementos exhibition – Brasilea Foundation, Basel/Switzerland from Christina Oiticica on Vimeo.

30 SEC READ: He needs your hand (ENG, ESPA)

(4 days ago)
Illustration by Ken Crane _______________________ EN ESPANOL AQUI >>> El necesita tus manos _______________________ A Master and his disciple were walking through the deserts of Arabia. The Master used each moment of the journey to teach his disciple about faith. “Entrust your things to God,” he said. “Because He never abandons His children.” When they […]

Poles and rules

(4 days ago)
In the fall of 2003 I was walking late one night through the center of Stockholm when I saw a woman walking along using ski poles. My first reaction was to think of some injury she must have suffered, but then I noticed she was moving quite fast and with rhythmic movements as if she […]

Review on THE SPY

(4 days ago)
(Review by LOTUS ) Memories are full of caprice, where images of things we’ve experienced are still capable of suffocating us through one small detail or insignificant sound.” The worldwide bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, returns with a new novel titled The Spy. In this novel, Coelho takes its readers on a journey through early 20th […]

My Secret Life: Paulo Coelho, author

(4 days ago)
Excerpts from the interview published on Independent UK. To read the full Q&A, CLICK HERE The household I grew up in… doesn’t exist anymore, but my childhood will never disappear. You wouldn’t know it but I am very good at… archery. The gigantic tension before the shooting of an arrow, and the total relaxation seconds […]

The dawn of time

(4 days ago)
Looking back toward the dawn of civilization: we could not survive alone. So we were obliged to come together. We lived in a symbolic world in the classic (holistic) sense. Not because it was politically correct or because it was imposed by society or because it was good for our health – rather, it was […]

1 MIN READ: the law and the fruits

(4 days ago)
Illustration by Ken CraneIn the desert, fruit was scarce. God called one of his prophets and said: – Each person may only eat one fruit a day. The custom was obeyed for many generations, and the ecology of the place was preserved. Since the remaining fruit supplied seeds, other trees appeared. Soon, the entire region […]

10 SEC READ: Another wrong step

(4 days ago)
As if nothing had changed overnight, the warrior takes another wrong step and dives once again into the abyss. Ghosts provoke, loneliness torments him. Now that he is more aware of his acts, he did not think this would happen. But it did. Shrouded by darkness, he talks to his master. “Master, I fell again […]

10 sec reading: My wife and the burnt light

(4 days ago)
My wife and I were reflecting on the past year, whilst dining at a restaurant. I started to complain about something that hadn’t happened the way I wanted it to. My wife focused her attention on a Christmas tree that someone put there. I thought that she wasn’t interested in the conversation, so I changed […]

Today…

(4 days ago)
I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life. If it’s cloudy, I want to watch to see in which direction the clouds are going. I always think that I don’t have time or don’t pay enough attention. Above my head exists a sky about which all humanity, over […]

30 SEC READ: Success

(4 days ago)
Success comes to those who do not waste time comparing what they are doing with what others are doing; it enters the house of the person who says every day: ‘I will do my best.’ People who seek only success rarely find it, because success is not an end in itself, but a consequence. Obsession […]

10 sec read: The umbrella

(4 days ago)
As tradition dictates, upon entering his Zen master’s house, the disciple left his shoes and umbrella outside. “I saw through the window that you were arriving,” said the master. “Did you leave your shoes to the right or the left of the umbrella?” “I haven’t the least idea. But what does that matter? I was […]

2016: Closing Cycles

(4 days ago)
ESPANOL AQUI: CERRANDO CIRCULOS PORTUGUES AQUI: ENCERRANDO CICLOS _____________________________ One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever […]

Bene Gesserit Litany against fear

(4 days ago)
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]

1 min reading: A Christmas tale

(4 days ago)
PARA LER EM PORTUGUES CLIQUE AQUI: Um conto de natal PARA LEER EN ESPANOL, VEA AQUI > Cuento de Navidad A medieval legend tells us that in the country we know today as Austria the Burkhard family – a man, a woman and a child – used to amuse people at Christmas parties by reciting […]

The pine tree in St. Martin (ENG, PORT, ESPA)

(4 days ago)
________________ PARA LER EM PORTUGUES CLICAR AQUI> O pinheiro de St. Martin PARA LEER EN ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI > El pino de St. Martin ________________ On Christmas Eve, the parish priest of the little village of St. Martin, in the French Pyrenees, was getting ready to celebrate Mass when he began to smell a delicious […]

Book excerpt: The Spy

(4 days ago)
Dear Mr. Clunet, I do not know what will happen at the end of this week. I have always been an optimistic woman, but time has left me bitter, alone, and sad. the-spy-paulo-coelho-cover-244.jpg Knopf If things turn out as I hope, you will never receive this letter. I’ll have been pardoned. After all, I spent […]

Character of the week: Santa Claus

(4 days ago)
One of the problems we have in this world is that too many adults believe in Santa Claus, and too many children don’t Lee Lauer A critic is a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn’t any Santa Claus, and he’s still upset. James Gould Cozzens Santa Claus has the […]

Hope

(4 days ago)
According to the dictionary: a tendency of the spirit to consider something as probable; the second of the theological virtues; expectation; supposition; probability. For the ancient Greeks: In one of the classic myths of the Creation, one of the gods, furious at the fact that Prometheus stole fire and in doing so gave men their […]

The black tunnel

(4 days ago)
“I saw only a tunnel, with a man pointing a gun at me and telling me to get out of the car.” I saw a tunnel too, except this one led to a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Glória Hotel. I looked at that hotel, expected the worst and thought to myself: “it’s not […]

20 SEC READ: Together (ENG, ESPA, PORT)

(4 days ago)
Illustration by Ken Crane _______________________ EM PORTUGUES: A brasa solitária EN ESPANOL: La brasa solitária _______________________ Juan always attended Sunday services at his parish. But then he began to find that the pastor always said the same things, so he stopped going to church. On a cold winter’s night two months later, the pastor paid […]

Different wells in your heart (Hafez)

(4 days ago)
There are different wells within your heart. Some fill with each good rain, Others are far too deep for that. In one well You have just a few precious cups of water, That “love” is literally something of yourself, It can grow as slow as a diamond If it is lost. Your love Should never […]

Peeling oranges

(4 days ago)
Ernest Hemingway, the author of the classic The Old Man and the Sea, went from moments of harsh physical activity to periods of total inactivity. Before sitting to write pages of a new novel, he’d spend hours peeling oranges and gazing into the fire. One morning, a reporter noticed this strange habit. “Don’t you think […]

TABACARIA – Fernando Pessoa (Alvaro de Campos)

(4 days ago)
Não sou nada. Nunca serei nada. Não posso querer ser nada. À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo. Janelas do meu quarto, Do meu quarto de um dos milhões do mundo que ninguém sabe quem é (E se soubessem quem é, o que saberiam?), Dais para o mistério de uma rua […]

Book Giveaway: Chromaphilia by Stella Paul

(4 days ago)
Phaidon is releasing a new book all about colour and art. Written by author and art historian Stella Paul, Chromaphilia invites readers to consider the many ways that colour has been theorized and utilized to express meaning and emotion throughout … Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight: Haley Josephs

(4 days ago)
Paintings by Seattle-born, New York City-based artist Haley Josephs. See more images below.

“I Need Some Rest” by Photographer Carson Gilliland

(5 days ago)
Florida-based photographer Carson Gilliland captures sites simultaneously engulfed in darkness and providing relief from it. See more images from “I Need Some Rest” below.
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