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AynRand. Edgar Allan Poe. Various quotations. In From up North’s inspiration galleries we present the latest of our findings from the wonderful world of design.

Various quotations

Amazing high quality artworks in various categories from great designers all over the globe. The wheel's spinning, but the hamster's dead. Say4. Say9. Lennon.png (PNG Image, 517 × 460 pixels) The Top 25 John Lennon Quotes. Quotes with Pictures - Find tumblr Quote and photo. Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 I have collected an assortment of 56 quotes with pictures over the last four years of being an internet junkie.

Quotes with Pictures - Find tumblr Quote and photo

I’m sure you with find a least one Quote with a picture that you need to share… 56 Quotes with Pictures: 56 Quotes with Pictures: Quotes & Poems. StumbleUpon. Music -plato. V-mail: microfilm airmail from WWII. During WWII, soldiers sent "V-mail" ("victory mail") home in the form of letters that were opened, photographed onto microfilm, flown to the US and printed out, re-addressed and delivered.

V-mail: microfilm airmail from WWII

This saved tons in freight expenses and it was delivered by speedy airmail, while regular letters went by slow sea-freight. The BBC has photos of period v-mails along with audio of soldiers reminiscing about their v-mail adventures. [T]he soldiers wrote their letters on a form provided and it was then photographed onto microfilm which was simply flown to the USA. A reel of 16mm microfilm could contain 18,000 letters and in terms of bulk and weight the roll of film took up only a fraction of what 18,000 real letters would take. Upon arrival in the USA the letters were printed from the film and then posted onward to the addressee. Link (via Neatorama) What is the Meaning of Life. “Hope is a thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson. -Photo by Jim Champion I came across a lovely poem today when my friend, Jeanne, asked me to read her some poetry via Skype.

“Hope is a thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson

She is recovering from surgery and needed me to do most the talking. I feel terrible for her! After reading the poem I thought of how fitting it is for today and why I have an insatiable love for poetry. Poetry is the language of the soul, and oftentimes, discovering the right one at the right time can make you feel like someone actually gets you in that moment. “Hope” is the thing with feathers –Emily Dickinson. Before I Die « Candy Chang. What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public.

Before I Die « Candy Chang

After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa.

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email They say the best things in life are free.

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the list below proves that statement to be true. 259458056_2f5181c715.jpg (Image JPEG, 500x375 pixels) 11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People. Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out.

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and faxes, from famous people, regular people, and even fictional people. We took advantage of their hard work and rounded up these 11 thank you (and one thanks-for-nothing) letters from their archives. 1. Thank You for the Dream You Sent Me. So I Have Come to Terms. FOUND by Graham in Washington DC I found this little sucker on a restaurant’s bookshelves.

So I Have Come to Terms

There were a bunch of other books on the walls, but the bright blue of this book caught my attention. I grabbed it and discovered it was a journal. When the waiter came to my table, I asked him if it was okay if I took it. Delicately Cut Handwritten Letters. California-based artist Annie Vought is passionate about the written word and the impact that handwriting has within a historical context.

Delicately Cut Handwritten Letters

Vought says, “A letter is physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a time.” As we shift into modern day communication styles like emails, text messages, instant messages, and Twitter, the intimacy, personality, and visual beauty of penmanship slowly withers away. How melancholy expands our capacity for creativity, the best science books of the year, beautifully untranslatable words from around the world & more. Hey Peggy Fleming!

How melancholy expands our capacity for creativity, the best science books of the year, beautifully untranslatable words from around the world & more

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Motivating Posters Illustrated By Ryan McArthur » The Drop Kings. Toronto graphic designer Ryan McArthur designs and creates minimalist posters. Here’s a collection of his motivational and inspirational illustrations. This will get your day going in the right direction… 31 Quotes That Will Give You Chills. Native American Quotes, Native American Wisdom Sayings. Inspirational sayings, quotes, and words of wisdom from a Native American perspective, reflecting Native American beliefs, philosophy and spirituality. Cherokee Prayer Blessing May the Warm Winds of HeavenBlow softly upon your house.May the Great SpiritBless all who enter there.May your MocassinsMake happy tracksin many snows,and may the RainbowAlways touch your shoulder. Treat the earth well.It was not given to you by your parents,it was loaned to you by your children.We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,we borrow it from our Children.

Ancient Indian Proverb. 26 Decisions You Only Make When You're Drunk.