violets

"there's nothing as dear as the sight of ruins."

William Morris, Honeysuckle (furnishing fabric), 1876

“I was left alone there in the company of orchids, roses and violets, which, like people who are kept waiting in a room beside you but do not know you, preserved a silence which their individuality as living things made all the more impressive…”

—   Marcel Proust, À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, trans. Moncrieff and Kilmartin (via proustitute)
Cocteau Twins, 1983 

Franz von Stuck, Kiss of the Sphinx (Der Kuss der Sphinx)
The Sisters of Mercy, The Reptile House EP, 1983
thedoppelganger:

Kilauea eruption with molten lava and papaya trees near Kapoho, Hawaii, ph. unknown, 1960

thedoppelganger:

Kilauea eruption with molten lava and papaya trees near Kapoho, Hawaii, ph. unknown, 1960

Portishead - Glory Box

Portishead | Glory Box

(Source: suicideblonde, via bbook)

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

—   Gore Vidal (1925-2012)

(Source: thoughtnami, via spookychan)

mventus:

Odd Nerdrum (1944- ) - 2000s Arrest (Private Collection)

mventus:

Odd Nerdrum (1944- ) - 2000s Arrest (Private Collection)

Syd Mead, Blade Runner concept art (1980)