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A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore

For many, reading a good book can be a religious experience, but this new bookstore in Zwolle, The Netherlands takes that idea to a whole new level. Architects BK. Architecten were tasked with converting this 15th century Dominican church into a modern bookstore with the addition of 700 square meters of shopping space. But there was one major catch: all the historical elements of the 547-year-old building including stained glass windows, pipe organ, ceiling paintings and expansive arches had to remain intact.

Incredibly, BK. Architecten managed to add three levels of retail space to the side wings of the church in a manner that the entire structure can one day be removed in order to restore the church to its original design. In addition only three colors of building materials were used to mimic the existing palette of the cathedral’s interior to further ensure that the bookstore would pay reverence to the original space.

Waanders in de Broeren opened earlier this summer and you can see many more views on the architect’swebsite. Photos by Joop van Putten and Hans Westerink. If you liked this you might also enjoy reading about a Walmart being converted into the largest single-story library in the United States. (via Arch Daily)

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Too true 

starbucksandmarlboro:

Too true 

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The Fray - Kiss Me

breath-of-sunshine:

1hey:

Kiss Me (Cover) | The Fray
Kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon’s sparkling
So kiss Me

love any cover of this song.

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We’re with you whatever happens.

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little-nerdasaurus:

Bardolatry

michaelmidnight:

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catbountry:

rifa:

princessprincessa:

Be all like, “I have a fiction paper due and I wanna be on Ernest Hemingway’s level.”

SCREECHES

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I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED


I want this!!!

michaelmidnight:

flwrshaveissuestoo:

catbountry:

rifa:

princessprincessa:

Be all like, “I have a fiction paper due and I wanna be on Ernest Hemingway’s level.”

SCREECHES

Eyyyyyyy.

I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED

I want this!!!

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little-nerdasaurus:

How to Save a Life

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edwardspoonhands:

53 Terrible Jokes in Under 4 Minutes

Best Joke Video Ever.

Hank did not use my favorite, though: What’s the difference between a novelist and a large pepperoni pizza? A large pepperoni pizza can feed a family of four.

JOHN OMG

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eridians:

mom no. mom. no. mom stoppppp. mom stop. I want to play with my friends

Lenny I’ve told you a hundred times that tommy benson is just bad news. We’re going home.

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humorous-blog:

hopeslostpages:

eridians:

mom no. mom. no. mom stoppppp. mom stop. I want to play with my friends

Lenny I’ve told you a hundred times that tommy benson is just bad news. We’re going home.

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"Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends…friends…friends…friends… Harry felt a great rush of affection for Luna" — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows