the board

Five Japanese illustrators are each assigned a character from Haruki Murakami’s newly released novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and depict that character in the respective color.


“I worry about the day they start to want things that I can’t afford.” (Shaqlawa, Iraq)

The word “art” is something the West has never understood. Art is supposed to be a part of a community. Like, scholars are supposed to be a part of a community… Art is to decorate people’s houses, their skin, their clothes, to make them expand their minds, and it’s supposed to be right in the community, where they can have it when they want it… It’s supposed to be as essential as a grocery store… that’s the only way art can function naturally.

Amiri Baraka  (via westindians)

plain and simple.

(via experimentaltimeorder)

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Chinese Proverb (via creatingaquietmind)