At the Breakfast Table. Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935). Oil on canvas.
Holsøe is a very much respected artist of the Danish school. His interiors are painted with quick and virtuoso brushwork and a sure sense of power.He painted landscapes, genre scenes and interiors and in this respect is very similar to Vilhelm Hammershøi and was, at times, called the poor man’s Hammershøi.
Valerie Simpson - Silly Wasn’t I
“Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”
A moment in my day (by Joke Gaasendam)
George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
ELVIRA ‘T HART’S WEARABLE 2D GARMENTS
As with a lot of design work, sometimes the most interesting aspect is the sketch before the final product. Recent graduate and fashion designer Elvira ‘T Hart’s latest collection aims to translate those beastly 2D sketches to garments.
Ray Charles with the Count Basie Orchestra - How Long has This Been Going On?
Album: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
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The Russian-born novelist’s writing habits were famously peculiar. Beginning in 1950, he composed first drafts in pencil on ruled index cards, which he stored in long file boxes. Since, Nabokov claimed, he pictured an entire novel in complete form before he began writing it, this method allowed him to compose passages out of sequence, in whatever order he pleased; by shuffling the cards around, he could quickly rearrange paragraphs, chapters, and whole swaths of the book. (His file box also served as portable desk; he started the first draft of Lolita on a road trip across America, working nights in the backseat of his parked car — the only place in the country, he said, with no noise and no drafts.) Only after months of this labor did he finally relinquish the cards to his wife, Vera, for a typed draft, which would then undergo several more rounds of revisions.
Le Cafe by Fujita Tsuguharu