Art by Kay Nielsen (1914) from EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON.
Art by Kay Nielsen (1914) from EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON.
One of the beautiful things about jewelry is that it can be plain and simple or insanely detailed. These rings by designer Sevan Bicakci fall into the latter category. The large faceted domes on the rings conceal miniature cities. Seriously. It’s like something right out of a fantasy novel. The tiny buildings are the icing on a breath-taking bejeweled band cake. I’d just pretend that it was like the bottle city of Kandor but on my finger.
See more styles after the break.
Art by Kay Neilsen (1914) from EAST OF THE SUN…
Suneet Varma, The Golden Bracelet- India Bridal Fashion Week 2013
*gasp* Friend is lonely?
on my way friend… woah wait…yes
I dance to maek you happy
did friend like dance?
I shall battle the sadness!
friend isso pretty, she shouldnt feel sad or lonely
lots of people love friend! shes funny
I give huggles to friend
when friend is happy, we are happy
remember to smile okay? Smile as you read this!
you are not alone friend. I am here. Be happy.
Sako in a nutshell.
This is very similar to a thing that happened to me once while stoned. It's part of the reason I don't smoke pot.
The other part is because marijuana smells like xmas tree farts. But I still support legalisation.
Using y = mx + b to measure the slope of that ass
Mathematically incorrect. Unless the ass was linear, but that’s biologically incorrect. You’d probably wanna use something like y=ax^2+bx+c because the ass is a second degree polynomial curve.
actually, unless your ass is fuckin two dimensional, you’ll probably want to use
to approximate one cheek of a dual-ellipsoid shaped ass
So I did some research and found a great website that had a blog written by an LCSW, which is a licensed social worker, or a counselor. So here’s her 10 tips and also a source to the page where I got them from! I really enjoy her first five quite a bit. Focus on the present, stay in the moment, and find a constant, are all really great ideas.
1. Try and identify one thing that remains consistent through this transition, and pay attention to it. This can be something as literal as “I take a shower every morning”, as practice-based as “I take 5 deep breaths when I notice myself becoming anxious,” or as metaphoric as “I am a tree withstanding a storm” or “I am a stone in a raging river.” Or, you may want to try identifying, out loud, all of the parts of you that remain steady despite the changes around you: “I am a woman. I live in ____. I am a mother. My baby’s name is _____.” When we feel ungrounded, it can be reassuring to know that there is something that we can count on.
2. Make sure you are meeting your basic needs. Sleep, nutrition (including adequate protein intake), exercise, and water intake are all imperative for brain health and functioning and can help us to tolerate the effects of stress.
3. Stay connected. As the weather changes, we all seem to go back indoors and, too often, this isolation contributes to feelings of depression and anxiety. Reach out to those people in your life whom you feel your best around.
4. Ask yourself what it is that you need to feel well today. In other words, you can’t change the change, but you can make choices around the way you care for yourself during this change. Perhaps you need to ask for more help/support from your partner, family or friends. Maybe you need a bit more exercise, or more rest. Maybe you need to cut down on your to-do list. What you need now may be different three months from now.
5. Be kind to yourself. Yeah, I know. This one can be hard, especially if you are one of the many who has very high expectations of yourself. But, the truth is that most people feel the ripple of change and so it makes sense that you may begin to feel a bit un-moored at this time. When you beat yourself up for feeling out of sorts, it adds a whole new level of distress.
6. Talk about it. If you give yourself permission to talk about the effect seasonal change is having on you, you will most likely find that others understand and validate how you feel. Company is truly healing.
7. Plan ahead for the winter months. Many people suffer from a real illness called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that occurs, most commonly, during winter when the daylight hours are shortest. If you know that you struggle during the winter, you may want to consider thinking ahead so that you are prepared to take really good care of yourself when you need it most. If you cook, you may want to consider preparing some healthy meals that can be frozen and reheated when your motivation for cooking is lessoned (or asking friends and family to help you with this!). If you are not currently taking a multi-vitamin, you may want to consider starting one so that you build up your immunity, your nutritional intake, and your energy levels. Perhaps you can look ahead at finding childcare for times when you crave breaks away from the house, exercise that does not involve being attached to your baby, and/or connecting with a community of friends. Maybe there are exercise classes that you can pre-registiter for at your local rec center. This transition time may be the perfect opportunity to look ahead to what you might need to feel well later.
8. Add color to your home. This is kind of a materialistic one, I know, but this may be a great time to add color and brightness. Those of us who live in the land of seasons get a burst of color (albeit fall color) and then all of the color in our environment seems to disappear. Re-charging your environment may help to keep your spirits up.
9. Breathe. Seriously. When we get ramped up in our emotions, we tend to move faster to stay ahead of feelings that are distressing. We do more. Unfortunately, counter to expectation, this actually can make us feel more anxious. If you notice that you are becoming depressed or anxious during this time, you may find that a few deep, belly breaths helps to calm the tension … and slow you down.
10. Try your best to have perspective. This is hard when you aren’t feeling great, but it is important. Seasons change. Transitions come and go. Those of us who are mothers know that nothing stays around forever … neither the pleasant (she is sleeping!) nor the unpleasant (he will never stop crying!). To use a very over stated phrase, “this too shall pass.” That doesn’t mean that this transition will be easy, but it won’t last forever. Autumn will come and go, as will winter. And then spring will peak its head out again and we’ll be making our way back to summer. And then (ugh) we get to do it again, maybe this time with a little more understanding, tolerance, and practice.
~ Kate Kripke, LCSW
When I was about 5 or 6, I imagined that I would dress more or less like this as an adult. And a lot of it is still somewhat appealing, tbh. I am just pretty lazy and do not really have the wardrobe for it.
I may be running around between flat and new house with bits of polyfilla and chipped off tile adhesive stuck to my hair and yes, I am beginning to sound like that boring and annoying person who ALWAYS talks about houses/married life/babies/delete as appropriate, but I haven't abandoned my vocational priorities altogether. There was no way I was going to miss this particular Victoria & Albert Museum Fashion in Motion featuring Meadham Kirchhoff. Better still that Ben Kirchhoff and Ed Meadham staged this retrospective on the back of a successful sell-out Topshop collaboration, proving that "weird" does sell, and a S/S 14 collection that lingered on the back of many a mind as the season's overall standout. This was also an opportunity to prove those Meadham Kirchhoff naysayers and the people who wrongly assumed that they're a one-aesthetic-pony, how broad, rich and above all, beautiful their clothes are. "When approaching every collection or garment we secretly hope to make something worthy of being seen in a museum, so for us it is an honour to present a show comprised of hand-picked pieces from our favourite collections," said Ben and Ed about being asked to do a Fashion in Motion show. The word "worthy" or from a consumer's perspective "worth it" is exactly what we saw at the show.
From their vast back catalogue, they had to whittle it down to thirty-five looks that would attempt to summarise everything that Meadham Kirchhoff represents. The result? Every outfit, which mixed up seasons spanning from S/S 10 to S/S 14, was comprised of pieces that glowed, sparkled and rustled with beautiful craftsmanship - a point that I so often bring up when talking about Meadham Kirchhoff. Because beyond the rainbow hair, paint smeared eyes and kinderwhore and fairy vibes, the pair are devoted to making things that have weight and heft - not just in the physical sense - but that fifty years from now, their clothes will have gravitas and significance. That's what the Fashion in Motion series has been so successful at showcasing over the years. Placing Meadham Kirchhoff's clothes to the backdrop of Raphael Hall, soundtracked by a mash-up ranging from Bernard Herrmann Psycho score to ABBA's Dancing Queen, only confirmed what most of us already know - that Ben Kirchhoff and Ed Meadham really matter in the scheme of fashion's wider context. It was evident in the audience too - you could spot the Meadham Kirchhoff fan girls (and a few boys too...) a mile away. Some of them were doing the folksy MK thing, some of them the pastel frou frou thing and some just went all out on riotous outfits of colours and layers.
The show mirrored the aesthetic strands or Meadham Kirchhoff epochs that the duo have gone through over the years and what struck me most was the way their seasons bled into one another so seamlessly. The embroidered blouses of the witchy Children of the Corn A/W 11 collection paired up with the Chanel at Deauville A/W 13-4 collection. The disco dollies of A/W 12-3 mashed up with the painted biker and chiffon combos of S/S 11 and better yet - the hardened glitter tees of S/S 10 - perhaps the season, which could be cited as the starting point of Ben and Ed marching to the beat of their own awesome glitter-sprinkled, vintage wallpaper decoupaged and sticker-covered drum. Historical references mixing with Madame de Pompadour decadence of S/S 12 colliding with flapper beading from their excellent S/S 14 collection. They saved the emosh moment until last though as Danny Elfman's soundtrack from Edward Scissorhands teared up the audience for the final passage dedicated mostly to their seminal S/S 12 "A Wolf in Sheep's Lamb's Clothing" show. No need for a tiered cake set, dancing Courtney Loves or child ballerinas though. The clothes were more than enough. And they were all worn convincingly by fantastically street cast group of girls, who looked much like the MK hardcore fanbase - people who might eschew "fashion" as they know it firsthand and look upon Meadham Kirchhoff as a much-needed alternative in an increasingly homogenised field.
THIS VIDEO IS MANDATORY
Vicky Tiel, 1970s
Timeless Vixen Vintage
why is is funny
Twenty cancer patients were invited to receive full makeovers that included hair and makeup. They were asked to keep their eyes shut through the transformation, and sit in front of a one way mirror. A photographer prepped on the other side of that mirror when they open their eyes, and what he captures is an amazing reaction that, if only for a brief moment, takes them out of the pain and suffering that cancer brings to their lives.
Submitted by: Unknown (via The Mimi Foundation)
sometimes i wonder what happened when clapping was invented
Since 2006, there have been more than 200 mass killings in the United States.
Well-known images from Newtown, Aurora and Virginia Tech capture the nation’s attention, but similar bloody scenes happen with alarming frequency and much less scrutiny.
We examined FBI data — which defines a mass killing as four or more victims — as well as local police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America. They happen far more often than the government reports, and the circumstances of those killings — the people who commit them, the weapons they use and the forces that motivate them — are far more predictable than many might think.
Yet no one is keeping track.
A USA TODAY special report — learn more: http://usat.ly/1kiRW4F
Eddie Murphy at the ‘Purple Rain’ premiere when asked what he thought about the film | July 27 ‘84
if I print this will people buy it??????
Laurie Penny. Preach, woman!
Joulupukki spreading some holiday joy.