the sparkler

beauty, soul & imagination, found along the way

  1. stunningpicture:

The ocean is inside of this opal.


    The ocean is inside of this opal.

    (via redlipsandflannel)

  2. "We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes…"

    Madeleine L’Engle, The Rock That is Higher: Story as Truth (via liquidnight)

    (via yellowcrayolacrayon)

  3. designcloud:

    The Abyss Table by Duffy London

    This mesmerising table was first conceived by Christopher Duffy — and ultimately refined by the team at Duffy London — to represent a 3D geological map of an ocean floor. The Abyss Table makes use of contour lines, which are often used to denote topography in terrain maps, to render an island chain and ocean abyss.

    Contour lines can be thought of as workaround for the 2D limitations of paper maps, but Duffy instead relished these simplifications which have become iconic imagery for the field of cartography. He incorporates layers of wood to represent the land, and panes of glass for the water, in order to produce a 3 dimensional geographical model.

    (via Homeli)

    (via exhibition-ism)

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  5. "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."



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    (via uplatedrinkingskittletea)

  7. best-of-imgur:

This happens to thousands of people every day…


    This happens to thousands of people every day…

  8. "You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars."

    Robin Williams  (via womanspleasure)

    (Source: liquid-diamonds-flowing, via womanspleasure)