On the last day of class, my teacher asked us to write one thing we have learned about humans this semester on a slip of paper, and if I had time to think about it, I’d write this:
I have some great news. The delete button exists in real life. Even for mistakes and memories — these are easily replaceable.
"One strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes — a fact which is recognized in the extra ration issued to old-age pensioners."
- George Orwell’s 11 golden rules for how to make the perfect cup of tea, along with a rare recording of the author reading “one of the most controversial parts of all.” (via explore-blog)
‘L’Afrique’ Furnishing Fabric, Robert Bonfils and Bianchini-Ferier, 1925-28, Lyon, France, woven silk, Victoria and Albert Museum.
Robert Bonfils designed this woven silk furnishing fabric called ‘L’Afrique’ for Bianchini-Ferier. This design shows the interest at the time in exoticism. The silk manufacturers Bianchini-Ferier were known for innovative and lively fabrics in bright colours. They were based in Lyon, a town which had a flourishing silk industry since the 1500s. It was a major manufacturer of luxury goods for a worldwide market, and this was an era when the French government actively promoted this sector, in an attempt to establish French design as the best in Europe.