Category Archives: i love words

how to build an owl

1. Decide you must.

2. Develop deep respect
for feather, bone, claw.

3. Place your trembling thumb
where the heart will be:
for one hundred hours watch
so you will know
where to put the first feather.

4. Stay awake forever.
When the bird takes shape
gently pry open its beak
and whisper into it: mouse.

5. Let it go.

{poem by kathleen lynch}

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let him down easy…

every now and then i come across a moment of witty brilliance…this here is one of them.  i salute you, chris l. jensen, well done, sir!

{via stumble upon}

two tales are better than one

this brilliant poster series campaign “come with a story and leave with another” was designed by bogota-based graphic design studio lowe-ssp3.  can you identify the couple of intertwined stories in each image…

handmade

this typographical experiment by tien min liao brings new meaning to “handmade.  click on the images if they dont animate on their own…

{via colossal}

word of the week

i know i have neglected these posts for ages, so please forgive me and accept the return of “word of the week“…

coyote brigadiers, forest bandits, a dowager governess & helmeted hares!

i was lucky enough to get a copy of wildwood for christmas (secreted across from the US).  i am pages from finishing it: what a wonderfully engrossing adventure, brimming with enchanting characters and rich, glorious language – as one would expect from the lead singer of the decemberists and the book’s author, colin meloy.  well-known illustrator, carson ellis, and wife to meloy, is responsible for the book’s intricate imagery…oh to be the one half of such a creative duo!

{you can follow the wildwood chronicles on facebook too}

tiny grass is dreaming…

using the often-amusing misinterpretation between manderin & english, this little etsy store made me chuckle!