explore-blog:

David Foster Wallace on writing and how we find ourselves.

Those rare resonant writers, for me, include Rebecca Solnit, Anne LamottDani Shapiro, and E.B. White.

"It’s like eating candy for the soul."

"Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail."
— Ernest Hemingway (via writingquotes)

theparisreview:

“His recollection of an abandoned prospector’s shack, which he discovered as child, aptly describes his own studio: ‘a little palace assembled from … almost any type of found object you can imagine.’”

Remembering artist and collagist Jess, who was born today in 1923.

"Those boys took my body and they broke it. And so, when I ate, I got to make my body into what I wanted it to be, which is a fortress"

Roxane Gay, “the bad feminist”, is 39 now, and over the last 18 years she has published countless pieces of fiction and non-fiction, only to find herself described in recent months as an overnight sensation. This tickles her; she thinks of herself as a shy person, and when you praise her work, a self-conscious hand rises to cover her eyes and smile.

» Read the full interview 

(via guardian)

Love.

laughingsquid:

Luxurious Clutch Bags That Look Like Vintage Cereal Boxes

If she comes out with a Cap’n Crunch clutch…

growhousegrow:

Via thefoodogatemyhomework:

Seashell fireplace detailing beautiful enough to move you (or at least me) to tears from the Theodore Gaillard (Gaillard-Bennett) House, c1800, Charleston, South Carolina - currently for sale.

lisalu22:

I love Neil Gaiman so damn much. Best advice on how to raise a reader—let them read…whatever they want to read.

lisalu22:

I love Neil Gaiman so damn much. Best advice on how to raise a reader—let them read…whatever they want to read.

explore-blog:

Brilliant: Open Culture digs up the perfect Japanese word for our “guilt pile” of unread materials. Best approached with another untranslatable Eastern concept, the Chinese wu-wei.