William Morris lamp
How beautiful and simple.
Hand Bookbindings: Bindings for Collectors
“Thomas Hollis, an English collector of the late eighteenth century, had most of his books bound in red goatskin, with simple gold stamping on the boards and spines. Hollis had nineteen designs cut for use on his bindings. Most of the bindings are by John Matthewman. Hollis donated a large number of books to Harvard College.”
Love the little owl.
German Short-hair Pointers from Pandora
I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone. I find spending an hour or two every day running alone, not speaking to anyone, as well as four or five hours alone at my desk, to be neither difficult nor boring. I’ve had this tendency ever since I was young, when, given a choice, I much preferred reading books on my own or concentrating on listening to music over being with someone else. I could always think of things to do by myself.
from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd