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Of the toucan, Michael Palin wrote in his book, Brazil, “A beak with a bird attached.”
Photo via Jun Matsui, considerate tattoo artist in São Paulo.
Mar 15, 2014 / 3 notes

Of the toucan, Michael Palin wrote in his book, Brazil, “A beak with a bird attached.”

Photo via Jun Matsui, considerate tattoo artist in São Paulo.

The variation in thickness of a hand-drawn line is pleasingly vulnerable. 
Mar 15, 2014

The variation in thickness of a hand-drawn line is pleasingly vulnerable. 

Lívio Abramo, Sem título, 1974
A mesmerizing level of instinctive, dedicated detail on view at the Papéis Brasileros exhibition, now showing at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. 
Mar 12, 2014 / 1 note

Lívio Abramo, Sem título, 1974

A mesmerizing level of instinctive, dedicated detail on view at the Papéis Brasileros exhibition, now showing at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. 

Mar 12, 2014 / 1 note

Tropicalia!

One of my absolute favorite movements in Brazilian music — in all music. Mais, mais mais! Adoro!

Experiment With Color in a North Woods Winter
Oliver Bendorf’s first book, The Spectral Wilderness, won the 2013 Wick Poetry Prize and is forthcoming. He was recently awarded the Doug Fir Fiction Award, judged by Lidia Yuknavitch. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. 
Mar 2, 2014 / 1 note

Experiment With Color in a North Woods Winter

Oliver Bendorf’s first book, The Spectral Wilderness, won the 2013 Wick Poetry Prize and is forthcoming. He was recently awarded the Doug Fir Fiction Award, judged by Lidia Yuknavitch. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Feb 27, 2014

Go for a drive. Greet the week. 

Eighty-year-old Brazilian painter and illustrator Wilma Martins just enjoyed her first retrospective at Rio de Janeiro’s Paço Imperial. Her series, “Codtidiano” [“Everyday”], infuses the exotic into the domestic: leopards stalking among bedsheets, a jungle in the broom closet, a watering hole in the bathroom sink. 
Feb 27, 2014

Eighty-year-old Brazilian painter and illustrator Wilma Martins just enjoyed her first retrospective at Rio de Janeiro’s Paço Imperial. Her series, “Codtidiano” [“Everyday”], infuses the exotic into the domestic: leopards stalking among bedsheets, a jungle in the broom closet, a watering hole in the bathroom sink. 

Feb 27, 2014 / 1 note

"The Advantages of a Home Office," Casa Vogue [Brazil], 1979

Feb 27, 2014 / 82 notes

Let’s talk about brunch this weekend. 

(via goldenzeroes)

Feb 27, 2014 / 1 note
Feb 27, 2014 / 1 note
Feb 27, 2014

Who knew German groceries were so sexy?

Feb 27, 2014 / 2 notes

From MessyNessyChic

Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe, unlocked and on display after nearly 60 years at her former home, La Casa Azul, in Mexico City. 

Feb 27, 2014

A New World Discovered:

Codex Seraphinianusan illustrated “encyclopedia”, remains a complete enigma to linguists, all of whom have been unable to identify or make sense of the alphabet used to construct its otherworldly tale.

It’s the work of Luigi Serafini, an Italian artist and industrial designer. When asked about the syntax used in the book, he said that much of it was the result of ‘automatic writing’; he wanted to recreate that same feeling children experience when they see books they cannot yet read, but have a vague understanding of what the words might allude to.

Feb 27, 2014 / 9,420 notes

liberosis

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the desire to care less about things—to loosen your grip on your life, to stop glancing behind you every few steps, afraid that someone will snatch it from you before you reach the end zone—rather to hold your life loosely and playfully, like a volleyball, keeping it in the air, with only quick fleeting interventions, bouncing freely in the hands of trusted friends, always in play.