October 19, 2014

asylum-art:

Nicolas Delort

Artist on Tumblr | on Behance 

Nicolas Delort is a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France. His monochrome pen and ink drawings show a taste for the fantastical, as evidenced by his numerous Harry Potter-themed pieces. The line quality in Delort’s  work is astounding, and we’re more than a little reminded of another French great by the name of Gustave Doré.

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October 19, 2014
libutron:

Living Stone - Dinteranthus vanzylii 
Dinteranthus vanzylii (Caryophyllales - Aizoaceae) is an intriguing solitary or clumping plant with attractive bodies and flowers that is very similar to Lithops in shape and colors but with no apparent dormant period.
The body is formed by two succulent leaves almost fully united, up to 4 cm tall and is sunken in the ground for most of the leaf length. The leaf pair forming a cone or a funnel with the leaf tips broad, flat, but sometime with a thin horny keel near the fissure. It is chalky white to clear paste or greyish with irregular red or brownish markings and dots.
As Lithops this species is also native to the Cape province, South Africa.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Etwin Aslander | Locality: South Africa (2011)

libutron:

Living Stone - Dinteranthus vanzylii 

Dinteranthus vanzylii (Caryophyllales - Aizoaceae) is an intriguing solitary or clumping plant with attractive bodies and flowers that is very similar to Lithops in shape and colors but with no apparent dormant period.

The body is formed by two succulent leaves almost fully united, up to 4 cm tall and is sunken in the ground for most of the leaf length. The leaf pair forming a cone or a funnel with the leaf tips broad, flat, but sometime with a thin horny keel near the fissure. It is chalky white to clear paste or greyish with irregular red or brownish markings and dots.

As Lithops this species is also native to the Cape province, South Africa.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Etwin Aslander | Locality: South Africa (2011)

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October 19, 2014
Let's End Queer Youth Homelessness!

femmetantrums:

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

Basically, this organization I work with is going to employ street-involved queer youth to make hot meals for low-income LGBTQ+ families, with priority to queer seniors (who seriously need programs like this just to survive.)

I can’t stress how much of a different reblogs and votes count—seriously, you don’t have to donate a cent, but if the project gets enough votes, it gets funded. PLEASE REBLOG AND VOTE! You don’t need to register, you can just vote with Facebook, and you can totally delete the post afterwards if you don’t want it around. You can vote everyday, and please reblog so others can do. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA AND IT IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE!

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October 16, 2014

ksci-labs:

pacificrimmovie makes a single tweet to a Facebook photo and I nearly throw my laptop.

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October 15, 2014

Just about the worst thing I could add to the stew of insanity that is my life right now, is a new dog. 

I’m trying to wait until this house is sold, till we’re in a new place, till I’ve found a job, till things are calmer.Things are seriously nuts right now; too many needs, not enough money, time, etc. 

But I HATE my dog-free house. I HATE my dog-free walks. It’s a gorgeous day today, and I couldn’t make myself go on a walk, because I want to be walking a dog. It’s irrational, and at my age I should be better than this, or at least less neurotic.  But I have to say, a dog-free life SUCKS. 

October 4, 2014

It makes my kids so mad  to hear me say ‘family time’ that they haven’t picked up on the fact that I’ve said it at least thirty times in the past hour, deliberately. FAMILYTIMEFAMILYTIMEFAMILYTIME

October 2, 2014

asylum-art:

dave mckean art

I’m always so surprised that Dave McKean doesn’t have a bigger web presence. He has been one of my biggest artistic influences since a friend first loaned me a Sandman comic in the early 90s. His work is dreamlike, dark, disturbing, mysterious and deeply gorgeous. His work has always found a place deep inside of me where it connects. And in my opinion, he helped pioneer an aesthetic and style that is still found frequently in all creative outlets today, from fine art down to music videos and tv commercials.

McKean is a true mixed-media artist. His work combines drawing, painting, sculpture, found objects, digital art, photography and collage. He began as a comic artist, working with Neil Gaiman on such early projects as Violent Cases and Black Orchid. And then came their collaboration on the Sandman series, the greatest comic book/graphic novel series ever, in my humble opinion. McKean has also dabbled in film as well, directing the visually stunning film MirrorMask (a film so imprinted with his artistic vision, it looks like his art come to life), and the short films The Week Before and N[eon]. He is in post-production of another feature length film, Luna, which does not have a release date at this time.

McKean has worked on countless other projects, including the Batman graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, the graphic novel Cages, CD covers for such musicians as Tori Amos and Skinny Puppy, and designed sets and directed film clips for the Broadway musical Lestat to name a few. He even is an accomplished jazz pianist. Seriously, I can’t even begin to list all what the guy does.

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October 2, 2014
"When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster."

Science Confirms It: If You Want To Succeed, You Have To Screw Up (via fastcompany)

my marching song is “I did it the wrong way,” to the tune of “I did it my way.” I do every. thing. the wrong way first. School was hell. Life is hellish. 

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October 2, 2014
arcaneimages:

Lord Byron’s first edition presentation copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

arcaneimages:

Lord Byron’s first edition presentation copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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October 2, 2014
brucesterling:

*US embassy in Berlin, July 19, 2014

brucesterling:

*US embassy in Berlin, July 19, 2014

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October 2, 2014
laughingsquid:

A Surreal Art Installation Featuring Jellyfish Tanks Installed in the Facade of an Abandoned Building

laughingsquid:

A Surreal Art Installation Featuring Jellyfish Tanks Installed in the Facade of an Abandoned Building

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October 2, 2014

laughingsquid:

New Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s Film ‘The Zero Theorem’ Chases the Meaning of Everything

Does this remind anyone else of Pi? 

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October 2, 2014
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it."

ANNE LAMOTT

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October 2, 2014

gothiccharmschool:

Via sarahdeluxe, a beautiful place I want to go to.

Roger’s Gardens 
Corona Del Mar, California

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October 2, 2014

futurescope:

Design Fiction - Signs from the near future

Hey, hey, hey… Look at that. Designer Fernando Barbella used our HYPERMORGEN Icons (please spread the word) and produced some cool signs to illustrate a near dystopian future. Well done Mister. More of that please.

Check out his Tumblr here.

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