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I never understood people who don't have bookshelves. George Plimpton- to be quite honest I never realized there were people that didn't have a bookshelf.

The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti

The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti on the Edge of the Sahara Desert, holding rare books in this nearly ghost town in West Africa.

Sleepbox, tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. Brilliant!

Sleepbox, tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. Russian architects Arch Group have completed the first of their tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports.

Knights Templar: The effigy of #Knight #Templar Gilbert Marshal, Temple Church, London, England.

The effigy of Gilbert Marshall fourth Earl of Pembroke and Templar Knight who died in 1241 Temple Church London UK Stock Photo

This is an effigy of Jean d'Alluye, a 13th-century French knight who fought in the Crusades. The effigy is immaculately carved, and perfectly represents the garb of a 13th-century European knight, from the long sleeve chain mail shirt, to the triangular shield, to the sword belt, all the way down to the spurs on his feet. Except for one thing.

Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye, limestone, century Touraine, Loire Valley (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection)

The Gnostic Bible - Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom

The Gnostic Bible - Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom

One of my favorite books... Sophia: Gnostic Archetype of Feminine Wisdom

Book: Gnosticism : New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing - Hoeller, Stephan A.