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Give Me Fiction

Small and fat with a tiny, bendable key that unlocked your thoughts, a bright fabric-covered lined notebook, or a more grown-up black Moleskine with its heavy vanilla pages: I think at one point everyone has kept a diary. Or at least started one. I...
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Nadja State of Mind

André Breton, French Surrealist author and poet, in his 1928 novel Nadja begins,"Who am I? If this once I were to rely on a proverb, then perhaps everything would amount to knowing whom I 'haunt.'" ...
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Spoiled by Spice

 At a hillside resort on a beautiful undeveloped island in Thailand – surrounded by rubber trees, little monkeys, and rocky islands like sprinkles in a swirl of sunset – I cried in the dining room. I was fully in tears, a grown-up on vacation,...
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The Cult of the Machine

Italian Futurism, Fascism, post-war, post-war expats, metalworks, earthworks, workers – Industrial Italy Inspiration in fashion, literature, art, and travel. Guided by the Manifesto words of the founder of the Futurist movement, Filippo Tommaso...
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Runaway Retreat

Sometimes there are places you go that you never want to leave. Or rather, we find ourselves in certain scenes and feel as if we belong amongst the objects there. For me, these are often places where everything seems perfectly considered, objects...
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Remember When?

Think about how you filter the world around you, how the intention you assign to an action and the way you recall your own actions creates the particular way you view the world. Your perception of your experience also builds your perception of...
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Green Girls

American girls are just like avocados. The explanatory quote that comes at the end of this short novel is even more brilliant, considering that the title is The Dud Avocado. I want to so badly, but I just can't spoil it for you. The book was...
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