Sometimes life gets tough and we need that little something to keep us going. That little something is inspirational quotations. We love to read and get inspired from them, but a few seconds later we throw them out of our head. The way we perceive life most of the time, is wrong. Probably the biggest thing we all search for in life is happiness.
People who search for happiness think that money and fame will make their life perfect. As good as that sounds most of the time, that statement is not true at all. You have to be thankful for everything you know and own. Just when you want something better than you already have (Example: a new iPhone,) remind yourself that someone in the world has never even had the privilege of using such technology. There is somebody always better than you and always somebody less fortunate than you. Until you find the middle ground and accept what you have, you will not reach happiness.
Now while reading this you are probably thinking we sound like your mother. Just like that person who always loved and cared for you, we are trying to help you in the right direction. We strongly encourage you to read every single one of these quotations and walk away with a brand new mindset. I strongly believe that each and every one of us has a creative mind, and the reason we don’t use it is because we are afraid of failure. I strongly believe in this quote “If you never try you’ll never know.” As corny as it sounds it’s true. So next time you doubt yourself think of this, and show people what you are made of. The worst thing that could happen is you fail, big deal, get up and try again.
Today we have gathered some of the most inspirational quotes we could find. All of the quotations below were hand-picked based on the message they sent. Of course as our name suggests we want to feed you with inspiration, so grab your favorite piece of beverage and enjoy the following quotes!
Sun through a dark winter forest by Fredde Nilsson
LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Switzerland
A Winter Road by Jaro Miscevic
Snowfall in Eden
Pietrapertosa Village, Italy
Couple by Izidor Gasperlin
Mt. Douglas Caldera @ Alaska Peninsula
Midwinter Dream by Peter Bolman
Peyto Lake @ Alberta, Canada
Winter Sunset by Brin
Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland
Glacier Express, Switzerland
Midnight Sun in Lofoten, Norway by Christian Bothner
1,000 feet Above the Alps by Dominic Kamp
Winter by Svetlana Bekyarova
A cold morning in early winter by Stefano Ciocchetti
Wallberg Chapel by Christoph Hessel
Winter’s Grip by Ian Plant
Pushing the limits by Christer Lindh
The Endpoint by Jeannette Oerlemans
Camping at 10,000 Feet by David Kaplan
National Park Berchtesgadener Land
Langjokull Glacier, Iceland
Aiguille du Midi @ Mont Blanc, France
Prague at Winter
Optimism by Jernej Lasic
Winter Sunset by Pawel Uchorczak
What Lies Behind by Roeselien Raimond
Near a busy intersection in the bustling city of Hiroshima, Japan, a new modern residence rests quietly behind a wall of glass. The Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP was built to provide a peaceful place to live within a busy city, while maintaining a visual connection to its environment. The architect’s solution was to build a massive wall of glass bricks, each one crafted to spec and installed in this large crystalline fascia.
The glass wall acts as a sonic veil, deflecting the sounds of engines and horns and other ambient noises. It allows light in from the environment, both from the sun and the lights of the city, with the former feeding plants and the latter providing the context of city living. Indoors, the house’s inhabitants enjoy a tranquil lifestyle with a sense of nature without having to depart from the city they call home.
Much of the interior is lit by its massive glass wall. Its dining area, hobby room and living room all take in a bit of light from the glass, while carefully placed recessed lighting balances out the areas mother nature cannot fill. While privacy would seem like a concern, the wall is only translucent to a point– like glass block, the walls of this home blur the light to protect the privacy of those within. Last, private sections of the home, like bedrooms and bathrooms, are arranged away from the glass wall for total privacy.
This design by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP is a refreshing concept for peaceful urban living. The undertaking of constructing the glass wall, from fabrication to installation, may place a concept like this outside of most budgets. However, it could signal a continued interest in glass as a structural building element, one that was so successfully explored in the Optical Glass House. [via designboom]
Optical Glass House – Hiroshima | Gallery
The newest edition to kick off the 2013 LEGO Architecture Landmark Series is the renowned Imperial Hotel of Tokyo, Japan. This famous work by historically renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright is remarkably captured in this scaled down version of the historic building. Although the original structure no longer stands, architecture aficionados can explore the design of this classic building and construct their own personal landmark ringing in at around $95USD.
LEGO Architecture: The Imperial Hotel of Tokyo Gallery
John Wardle of John Wardle Architects transformed his guest house from an old sheep shearer’s quarters to a contemporary getaway. This humble, comfortable space sits on a prime plot of farm land overlooking the waters of northern Bruny Island in Tasmania. Corrugated iron panels and large floor to ceiling windows create a traditional-neets-contemporary aesthetic to the exterior of the home. A unique angular roof seems to move in unison with the natural hilly nature of the landscape. An organic relationship exists between the outdoor scenery and quaint wood boarded interior of the living quarters. [via fastcodedesign]
John Wardle Architects’ Tasmanian Barn Transformation Gallery
The Waiheke Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects resides among the dunes rolling into New Zealand’s Matiatia Bay. This C is composed of three free standing structures circling a central courtyard. A freestanding pool sits to the side of the property where one can overlook a stunning Auckland sunset. Massive glass windows span from floor to ceiling, creating an organic relationship between the interior and surrounding landscape. Neutral colors, simple design and prime location harmonize together to create this tropical relaxation haven. [via fearonhay]
Waiheke Island Retreat | Gallery
The beach house of dreams rises in the form of cool concrete off the Pacific coast of California. Casa La Atalaya by Alberto Kalach is a contemporary home spanning a group of terraced sections that face toward the rumbling sea beyond. While the exterior is bold and functional, the interior is decidedly comforting, with warm natural wooden accents that merge with the rock-colored concrete walls and ceilings. While the private sections of this home are stunning in their own right, the shared spaces like the game room, wine cellar, living rooms and outdoor patios make this home something special. This work by Alberto Kalach empraces the warm, natural feel of stone and wood throughout its expanse. It’s hard to connect “contemporary” and “comfortable”, but Kalach succeeds in this amazing modern home. [via plataforma arquitectura, images byyoshihiro koitani]
Casa La Atalaya | Gallery
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
Located to the very popular destination of Phuket island these islands are something akin to a place out of a pirate novel. Gorgeous beaches, interesting rock formations and green jungles as well as crystal-clear turquoise waters swarming with the local marine life dressed in its bright colors. You can enjoy this place a whole lot better than the overused and popular beaches of Phuket.
Macchu Picchu, Peru
Standing at the staggering height of 2,430m (7,970 ft) above sea level and located in the middle of a great tropical mountain forest, this ancient Inca town has many ramps, terraces and impressive walls as part of its construction. What makes this place truly amazing is the sheer effort that went into it – it originates around 1400 AD when the Inca Empire began its construction. The area offers views like no others and a rich variety of animal and plant species.
A land of geological beauty and weather extremes, this volcanic island between Europe and Greenland has one of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. Ranging from green valleys to desolate ones reminding us of another planet, sporting a nice and consistent temperature it is a wonderful place to visit.
At certain points throughout the year the day/night cycle is changed in such a way thanks to its position on the planet’s surface that you’ll be able to experience a seemingly endless day or night. There are seasons here however and each of them carries its own charm and specifics. Definitely a place to see and spend some time at if you’re looking for serenity.
A very beautiful and strange place located in the Denizli Province in Turkey, Pamukkale has a large number or hot springs, terraces of minerals and travertines formed by the water flowing there. It is known as the most important mineral bath spa in Turkey not only because of its beauty but also because of the waters themselves. You can experience a great time there both in relaxation and in experiencing nature’s beauty at its best.