Champs Élysées
Le Fabuleux Destin de Elise.
Champs Élysées

A book to teach sewing, Dublin, second half of the 19th century. (Could not find more infos using

You’ve said you can’t bear to have a bad sentence in front of you.
Yes. I still can’t. Makes me ill.
—Amy Hempel, the Art of Fiction No. 176

“The hotel is, of course, an ideal place for cerebral brooding; hotels are by their nature in-between. It is where you sleep, but it is not your home. You are a guest without a host, surrounded by scores of strangers, hanging up their clothes in the room next door, as close as family.”
Maggie Lange on Lost in Translation, E. M. Forster’s Lucy Honeychurch, and women moping in hotels.
Library, 2007 - Lori Nix


Orchids (1890), William Watson.

Jennifer Lawrence photographed by Mario Testino in Vogue September 2013
"Voyager 1 is exploring an even more unfamiliar place than our Earth’s sea floors. No one has been to interstellar space before, and it’s like traveling with guidebooks that are incomplete. Still, uncertainty is part of exploration. We wouldn’t go exploring if we knew exactly what we’d find."
Sep 12, 2013

Taxidermy deer wearing a gardening outfit in the window of Deyrolle in Paris.