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Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Greetings from an English 20-year-old studying architecture in Oxford. I adore The Smiths, tea, classic films and literature, autumn, wine, Irish things and Italy. When I'm not slogging away at coursework I'll be posting these things on here.
Apr 23 '14

I turn 21 in a week and a half, and finish my degree in just over two. 

Apr 7 '14
Apr 7 '14

"It’s hard to have anything, isn’t it? Rare to get it, hard to keep it. This is a damn slippery planet." — Red Dragon, Thomas Harris

(Source: kissthefuture)

Apr 7 '14
"To discover hidden beauty and meaning in small and trivial things is the fundamental element, not only for film, but also for all art genres. The problem is, beauty doesn’t exist per se. Like the light and shadow, whether it’s visible or not, beauty co-exists with pain, filth, and ugliness. Apricots need to fall down to earth to create a new life. Therefore, art is an irony as itself. As so are our lives."
Apr 7 '14
Apr 6 '14
drawingarchitecture:

Peter Wilson, Comfortable House, 1977.

drawingarchitecture:

Peter Wilson, Comfortable House, 1977.

Apr 5 '14

brain-food:

Intersections" by Alessandro Puccinelli is an abstract photography series of ocean waves colliding.

Apr 2 '14
futureproofdesigns:

Sunset Appreciation Capsule
Kacper Chmielewski
2011
behance.net

futureproofdesigns:

Sunset Appreciation Capsule

Kacper Chmielewski

2011

behance.net

Apr 2 '14

These days I’m constantly torn between an ambition to become an incredible architect with a fantastic undergrad portfolio, and the feeling that actually I just want to sleep forever. 

Apr 1 '14
stripesandplanes:

From Pamphlet Architecture
via BLDGBLOG

stripesandplanes:

From Pamphlet Architecture

via BLDGBLOG

(Source: urbsolare)

Apr 1 '14

blackbirdspots:

Theo Jansen, kinetic sculptor

"Strandbeest"

My tutor showed me a video of this in yesterday’s tutorial. One of the coolest, weirdest things I’ve ever seen.

Mar 31 '14
breathtakingdestinations:

Seven Sisters - Sussex - England (von Sheepdog Rex)

breathtakingdestinations:

Seven Sisters - Sussex - England (von Sheepdog Rex)

Mar 31 '14
architectural-review:

Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, “Aktion Poliphile: Hypnerotomachia Ero/machia/hypniahouse, Wiesbaden, Germany” (1989)

architectural-review:

Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, “Aktion Poliphile: Hypnerotomachia Ero/machia/hypniahouse, Wiesbaden, Germany” (1989)

Mar 30 '14

(Source: hannisballs)

Mar 30 '14
"Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems."
Rainer Maria Rilke (via feuille-d-automne)

(Source: cosmic-rebirth)