21 8 / 2014

queensimia:

accobi:

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this has been a dovekie appreciation post

#it’s like a penguin crossed with a fat swallow

(Source: happyurepii, via thisisnotmyhomeplanet)

20 8 / 2014

sosuperawesome:

Embroidered brooches by cOnieco

(Source: sosuperawesome, via jimfordinner)

18 8 / 2014

setsunameiou:

i googled “why do cats run around and meow at night” and one of the results listed this as a cause:

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(via the-wolf-and-the-mockingbird)

18 8 / 2014

skookumthesamoyed:

skookumthesamoyed:

Skookum’s had enough of your bullshit

JUST KIDDING HE LOVES YOU!

skookumthesamoyed:

skookumthesamoyed:

Skookum’s had enough of your bullshit

JUST KIDDING HE LOVES YOU!

(via a-scandal-in-minnysota)

18 8 / 2014

18 8 / 2014

faustyflakes:

The Queen Dowager Juliane Marie, Vigilius Eriksen, 1776. Detail.


At first glance, I thought this was a rather risqué leg.

faustyflakes:

The Queen Dowager Juliane MarieVigilius Eriksen, 1776. Detail.

At first glance, I thought this was a rather risqué leg.

(Source: fayettish, via the-wolf-and-the-mockingbird)

17 8 / 2014

ahsadler:

phils-mum-and-llama-placentas:

bangtidyniall:

I HEAR THOSE SLEIGH BELLS JINGLING

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RING TING TINGLING TOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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COME ON IT’S LOVELY WEATHER

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FOR A SLEIGH RIDE TOGETHER WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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IT’S STARTED

IT’S AUGUST YOU MANIACS

(Source: breakfastburritosattiffanys, via cxionbonan)

17 8 / 2014

femme-de-lettres:

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To continue the theme of trompe l’oeil from yesterday, here is a much earlier—and even more convincing—example.
Painted in 1670 by Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts, Trompe L’Oeil: The Reverse of a Framed Painting can pretty much be summarized by its title.
As the Statens Museum for Kunst writes, “[w]hen viewing the picture from afar, we are truly cheated into believing that the artist has left a painting behind on the floor with its reverse facing outwards.”
And it might well have worked even better in situ—it was originally placed in the Royal Danish Cabinet of Curiosities, where one might well expect to find a painting waiting to be revealed.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

To continue the theme of trompe l’oeil from yesterday, here is a much earlier—and even more convincing—example.

Painted in 1670 by Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts, Trompe L’Oeil: The Reverse of a Framed Painting can pretty much be summarized by its title.

As the Statens Museum for Kunst writes, “[w]hen viewing the picture from afar, we are truly cheated into believing that the artist has left a painting behind on the floor with its reverse facing outwards.”

And it might well have worked even better in situ—it was originally placed in the Royal Danish Cabinet of Curiosities, where one might well expect to find a painting waiting to be revealed.

(via detailsdetales)

17 8 / 2014

loki-waywardson:

ok but seriously my favourite prehistoric animal is definitely andrewsarchus
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THEIR JAW WAS A METER LONG

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LOOK AT THAT SIZE COMPARISON
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BUT THAT’S NOT THE BEST BIT
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YOU SEE THEIR CLOSEST LIVING RELATIVES AREN’T BEARS
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OR WOLVES
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NO
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THEIR CLOSEST LIVING RELATIVES
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(Source: urmotherwasahamster, via ultimatekton)

17 8 / 2014

bookofcommonprayer:

An 1816 BCP with a fore-edge painting of San Francisco Bay, via Pazzo Books

(via my-ear-trumpet)