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Ask   Submit   London architecture student who breathes art and design, Iraqi by birth, a global citizen at heart with a quad-cultural identity. Passionate humanitarian and an Islamic feminist. Avid reader and appreciator of culture and philosophy.

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The way up and downby Gerard Jonkman

arqsa:

The way up and down
by Gerard Jonkman

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"I have one last hope for you, which is something that I already had at 21. The friends with whom I sat on graduation day have been my friends for life. They are my children’s godparents, the people to whom I’ve been able to turn in times of trouble, friends who have been kind enough not to sue me when I’ve used their names for Death Eaters. At our graduation we were bound by enormous affection, by our shared experience of a time that could never come again, and, of course, by the knowledge that we held certain photographic evidence that would be exceptionally valuable if any of us ran for Prime Minister."

J.K. Rowling

I imagine myself saying the same thing about the close friends I graduated university with last year. I certainly do hope so!

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"I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real."
Marc Jacobs   (via nofatnowhip)

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"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece."
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (via observando)

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nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
Read our full appreciation here.
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nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

Read our full appreciation here.

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wherearchitectureisfun:

WAÏF: Where architecture ïs a plane

Richard Neutra. House von Sternberg. 1935 in san fernando valley, california for the movie director Josef von Sternberg. Demolished 1972 for a housing development.

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