"The truth is most people just don’t want it bad enough. Then they protect their ego with the excuse of time. Don’t let yourself off the hook with excuses. It’s entirely your responsibility to make your dreams come true. Besides, the perfect time never arrives…If you constantly fret about timing things perfectly, they’ll never happen."

— Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hannson in Rework (via erinbowman)

typeworship:

A Special Specimen

This wonderful and colourful type specimen once belonged to Paul RandIt was given to JP Williams, who had become friends with Rand while studying under the professor at Yale School of Art. They both shared a passion for collecting all things written and designed by Jan TschicholdRand invited JP to his home and gave him this ‘tattered old book’ from his library. 

It was well used – not to mention mutilated by Rand – and JP describes how Rand used to cut letters and sometimes whole sections out for use in his work: ‘The spine was broken and it was in a horrible state. Of course I loved it’.

“Mr Rand turned page after page to reveal the most wonderful type specimens. However, since we usually spoke about Tschichold, I did not understand what this book had to do with him. Then Mr. Rand closed the book and opened it from the beginning, revealing the inside front cover and the ex libris. It had belonged to none other than Jan Tschichold. my mouth fell open and Mr. Rand smiled. Enjoy, as I have.”

other-wordly:

pronunciation | con-“sen-es-‘er-enote | I grow old, I grow old… I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

other-wordly:

pronunciation | con-“sen-es-‘er-e
note | I grow old, I grow old… I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

"I really love language. I love it for what it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and the delicacies of our existence. And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language. We need language."

Maya Angelou (via musesofagypsy)

(Source: theparisreview, via youngnotuseless)

(Source: other-wordly)

explore-blog:

Old Neapolitan hand-gestures, from left to right: money, past times, affirmation, stupid, good, wait a moment, to walk backward, to steal, horns, to ask for.

explore-blog:

Old Neapolitan hand-gestures, from left to right: money, past times, affirmation, stupid, good, wait a moment, to walk backward, to steal, horns, to ask for.

(Source: , via explore-blog)

nevver:

“Adjectives are frequently the greatest enemy of the substantive.”
- Voltaire

“[I was taught] to distrust adjectives as I would later learn to distrust certain people in certain situations.”
- Ernest Hemingway

“The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.”
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

“When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don’t mean utterly, but kill most of them — then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when close together. They give strength when they are wide apart.”
- Mark Twain

“The road to hell is paved with adjectives.”
- Stephen King

“[The adjective] is the one part of speech first seized upon and worked to death by novices and inferior writers.”
- J.I. Rodale

“Use no superfluous word, no adjective, which does not reveal something.”
- Ezra Pound

“The adjective has not been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.”
- E.B. White

“[Whoever writes in English] is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective.”
- George Orwell

“Most adjectives are also unnecessary. Like adverbs, they are sprinkled into sentences by writers who don’t stop to think that the concept is already in the noun.”
- William Zissner

other-wordly:

pronunciation | (meh-tah-NOY-ah)

other-wordly:

pronunciation | (meh-tah-NOY-ah)

suitdup:

A nice place to start.

(via trambahngast)

tambourineboy:

handmade by ccollier (http://www.etsy.com/people/ccollier?ref=ls_profile)

Fabric fox.