“Among the many things the Japanese people are mourning this week are their libraries,” writes The Book Bench’s Macy Halford in memoriam. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that kickstarted a ring of Pacific tsunamis, displaced thousands of people, and terminally damaged multiple nuclear reactors recently has also shaken the Japanese library system to its knees. Read more …
“These are images of hope, as much as of disaster, and they speak to the idea that the things most fundamental to a culture—in this case, its codified knowledge—have not been lost.”
When Lacey began these computations, her toe crossed ground from which it is difficult to return: she started converting objects of beauty into objects of value.An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Natalie Portman - Black Swan New York Premiere, November 30th 2010
The ruby on her finger matches the colour of her lips and nails. Mmmmm.
Natalie Portman, holding a Lolita book purse from Olympia le Tan. The day has finally come when books are used as accessories.
I want that purse.
New Jonathan Safran Foer book. I’m intrigued and excited.