Octopus light….with an almost art nouveau appearance.
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Thanks to Nick Izzo for the original idea.
Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).
High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description
This is fantastic…but it looks like a horrifying dildo.
THE THREE (GR)A$$ES
The Three Graces (1639), Peter Paul Rubens / Dance (A$$) Remix, Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
Saifi Village: Beirut, Lebanon
Saifi Village is Solidere’s first and major residential complex. Completed in 2000, it comprises 16 new buildings forming four clusters falling respectively along Said Akl, Ariss Kanafani, Gouraud, Mkhallissiyé, Charles Debbas and Georges Haddad streets. The buildings have a maximum of seven floors, and the 145 apartments are divided into two per floor ranging from one to four bedrooms. Benefiting from underground parking facilities, the apartments ally modern comfort and security, elegant interiors and high-quality finishes. The project includes 3,300 sq m of commercial space and provides around 420 underground parking places.
The design by François Spoerry (France) with Erga Group is inspired by traditional Lebanese vernacular architecture, based on a sector plan that takes into account the preserved residential fabric. Drawing on the scale and rhythm of existing
buildings, the design gives the impression of small-scale street architecture built up over time, thus reinforcing the sense of place. Soft pastel shades reflect the color palette used on the restored buildings. An atmosphere of residential peace and serenity is conveyed by landscaped gardens, courtyards, paths and pedestrian streets. Brick paving and fountains, seasonal shrubs and flowers, wooden benches and children’s playgrounds provide the tree-lined narrow streets, public squares and gardens with an appealing and communal character.
The area is serviced by a nursery school and several shops and restaurants. Adding to its charm, Quartier des Arts was inaugurated in 2003, with a cluster of designers’ and art galleries, antiques and artisans’ shops, delicatessen stores, decorative art and beauty specialist boutiques.
A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.
oH MY GOD. YOU DREW STEVE IRWIN’S VICTORIAN ANCESTOR. PLEASE WAIT WHILE I GOOGLE WHICH STATES I CAN LEGALLY MARRY DRAWINGS IN THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
You’ve done the Cliff Walk, you’ve seen the mansions aka “Summer Cottages.” You may have even taken a harbor tour. But here’s a list of ways to experience Newport RI like a tycoon, a rum smuggler, or America’s Cup crew in ways you never co…
According to the most recent census, 113,000 janitors in the U.S. have at least a bachelor’s degree. And, over 18,000 have a master’s degree or Ph.D.
Linguistics map of the Iberian Peninsula 1000-2000 AD
When language isolates are discussed, people often assume they are some weird, unique language that just sprung out of nowhere. It’s much more likely that these languages (like Basque) were parts of must larger families that died out. In this gif, you can see how Castilian overwhelms Iberia, which had been primarily speaking Arabic - Mozarabic. Even at that time, Basque was already a fairly small language. So what did the language landscape look like before Arabic - Mozarabic was the dominant language family?
I don’t know, but language has been around a lot longer than we have historical accounts, and it’s reasonable to think that Basque’s language family was once spoken in a much wider area. Who knows, maybe it originates from a language family that dominated Europe before Germanic and Romance languages existed. In any case, we no longer can trace it back to connect it to the languages in Europe today.
robertboyds , you may find this interesting.
Yes, thank you! :D