all these big ass trees
Artist & Sculptor:
H122 cm x W27 cm x D23 cm
After getting sucked into the Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by watching HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” I became intrigued by author George R.R. Martin’s in-depth descriptions of each major character’s heraldry, and the ways in which their symbols seemed to establish a “brand” for each of the story’s families.
I hadn’t seen a design take on the sigils that I was fond of, and so a personal mission to craft an icon for each of them began. Of course, there’s hundreds of crests, so some lesser houses didn’t quite make the cut. Sorry Manderlys of White Harbor.
After a few attempts, I finally got my Yami Yugi makeup the way I want it. \o/
how is that wig even real
i think a demon deal may have been involved in this…
and bring the fight to them! Today, we are cancellin’ the apocalypse!”
October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York.
Rebecca Mock, a Brooklyn-based illustrator, is one of a handful of artists who have done GIF work for the New York Times
This is a set of chocolates made to look (and somewhat act) like a set of paints. Alas, this limited-edition set is only available in Japan, and it’ll run you 4,200 yen (around $43 US).
That’s probably for the best, though, because I would refuse to ever actually eat something that perfect.
CARAMEL NO. 6 oh my god *wants*
In Germany we don’t say “I don’t care” we say “Das ist mir Wurst” which roughly translates as “This is sausage to me” I think that’s beautiful.
no you don’t understand we actually do say that
i crashed my car into a bridge
THIS IS SAUSAGE TO ME
We also say “That’s not my beer” for “That’s none of my buisness” and I think that’s beautiful
is germany even real
My roommate dated a German. When I was making dinner one night, he asked my roommate, “this food… does it taste?”
At our confusion, he explained that in Germany, food either “tastes” or “does not taste”. Which he then said he supposed said something about German food.
To be fair we do say “it tastes good” and “it tastes bad” and many variations thereof, but when we want to be succinct, then yes, it just tastes or doesn’t taste.
Other fun turns of phrase in German include:
- "Ich versteh’ nur Bahnhof" = "I only understand train station" for when you’re confused
- "Hast du Tomaten auf den Augen?" = "Have you got tomatoes on your eyes?" for when someone’s not seeing the obvious
- "Auf die Schippe nehmen" = "Take someone on a shovel", basically means to take the piss out of someone
- "Du gehst mir auf den Sack" = "You’re walking on my sack" for when you’re pissed off
the world is beautiful
"Thirty years of work on the African continent have carried Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher across 270,000 miles and through remote corners of 40 countries in exploration of more than 150 African cultures. In the process, this team of world-renowned photographers has produced 15 widely acclaimed books and made four films about traditional Africa.
While the lifeways they document may appear timeless, these committed explorers are driven by a sense that they work against the clock. They view Africa’s traditional cultures as threatened, the ancient ways in danger of being lost in a vast melting pot of modernity. According to Fisher and Beckwith: ‘These unique cultures possess a wealth of knowledge that should be celebrated, shared, and honored. It is our life passion to document and create a powerful visual record of these vanishing ways of life for future generations.’”