i slept for 12 hours then kill the time finishing illustrado by miguel syjuco, while listening to manics all day, then cry at the beginning of the end of a good thing that is slowing being eaten away by my melancholy and your apathy.
and so i must go away, like a character from a book. go on a journey or an adventure. i always thought that i should have been in a story. after all, i felt and look like i belong somewhere else.
Our manifesto is: ‘Don’t do it, kids. Never get past the age of 13’Richey Edwards on growing up (via glitterinmybreakfastcup)
Book Haul for June and July
The City in the Autumn Stars – Michael Moorcock
Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin – Boris Akunin
Luka and the Fire of Life – Salman Rushdie
Illustrado – Miguel Syjuco
The Sunday Philosophy Club – Alexander McCall Smith
Q – Luther Blisset
The Underneath – Kathi Appelt
Living in a Cardboard Box
The cardboard shelters look something similar to a child’s playhouse and are designed to offer a little privacy and comfort to those still living in the cramped conditions in the communal shelters at present. The cardboard can be assembled easily by anyone and even decorated by those with children, which could provide a nice creative outlet in a situation where many have been adversely affected by the tsunami and its aftermath.
With the majority of shelters located in school gymnasiums or public halls, the facilities really offer very little in terms of privacy or seclusion where evacuees can escape to try and relax in as best a way as is possible. Atelier Opa’s designs have been created not just to provide spaces for people to sleep in but partitions to create study areas and even clothes hanging areas. With many still unsure as to when they can move out of the communal areas right now and into relief housing, providing at least a semblance of having a personal space and designated spaces for specific functions is particularly important.
How brilliant is this?! Trust the japanese to come up simple great ideas for the most common things.
they’re simply too cute to burn!