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15 Aug 03:31

Ask Yourself…

by swissmiss

“Ask yourself if you would do it if nobody would ever see it, you would never be compensated for it and nobody wanted it.”
– Ernst Haas

(via Oliver Jeffers)

15 Aug 03:27

Disco Ball Helmet

by swissmiss

disco ball helmet

I totally want one of these disco ball helmets.

15 Aug 02:36

Get To Work

by swissmiss

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.

If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.

Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.

Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”

— Chuck Close


15 Aug 02:31

Adjust Accordingly

by swissmiss

Adjust Accordingly

Dallas Clayton makes it sound so simple. Maybe it is?

10 Aug 03:14

Here is a Tiny Bed for Your Sponge — Design News

by Tara Bellucci
(Image credit: Ototo)

Sponge holders are an oft-overlooked item, utilitarian objects meant to prolong the life of this squishy cleaning tool. But not this one. This one is adorable.


13 Jun 12:48

Mushrooms for Murry’s

by Prince Of Petworth

3400 Georgia Ave, NW

Well this is wild. And pretty potentially awesome. Post’s Express reports:

“…on June 12, Curtis, 30, is opening a second, much larger production facility in D.C.’s Park View neighborhood to grow more mushrooms as well as microgreens.

The new, 7,200-square-foot space at 3400 Georgia Avenue — dubbed The Perch — will allow Curtis to keep up with the demand for mushrooms. The space will also be used for classes on mushroom growing, and Curtis will make the building available to the community for event rentals (a clothing swap is already planned).”

rip murry
back in the day

11 Jun 21:14

Drink Moscow Mules with Local Vodka at The Ivy Room

by Missy Frederick

The tasting room within Republic Restoratives' distillery officially debuts tonight

Ivy City's newest cocktail bar is located within one of its new distilleries.

The Ivy Room, which officially opens to the public tonight, is a collaboration between Republic Restorative Distillery founders Rachel Gardener and Pia Carusone, as well as Vinoda Basnayake (David Strauss heads up the bar program). The venue will feature cocktails all made with Civic Vodka, the in-house spirit for the distillery.

The space, located within the 7,000 square foot distillery), is about 800 square feet in size. They're serving up drinks like Moscow Mules (with in-house ginger beer), vodka tonics, classic martinis and custom drinks like an Ivy City Swizzle (with mint and bitters). The space was designed by MAPOS, a New York-based firm.

Republic Restoratives opened for tours and tastings about a month ago. It's one of four local distilleries located within the Ivy City neighborhood.

The Ivy Room, 1369 New York Ave. NE, website

The Ivy Room [Photo: Jon Robinson/Official]

The Ivy Room [Photo: John Robinson/Official]

06 Jun 15:27


by Punctured Artefact


Boxing hares

Upper half sleeve.

This design is focused around the theme ‘geometric nature’ 


It features ; 2 boxing hares, roses, diamonds, gemstones, hummingbirds and a mandala  baced on the Viking invincibility symbol.



Thanks go out to my fab client for this lovely project.


Note: The photographs are taken on a slight angle, for copyright purposes.

” Have a lovely long (Easter) weekend, if you have one !

Inky love


Animal Flash    Symbolic Flash    Instagram  Website 




Filed under: CUSTOM YOUR INK, STYLES, SYMBOLS & SIGNS Tagged: ART, boxing hare, CUSTOM TATTOO DESIGN, design, diamond, geometric, geometry, hare, hummingbird, illustration, ink, inked, invincible, Punctured artefact, Religion and Spirituality, rose, Sacred geometry, Symbol, tattoo, tattoo art, tattoo design, viking
05 Jun 01:45

Riverwest does bathrooms right. (at Riverwest Public House...

Riverwest does bathrooms right. (at Riverwest Public House Cooperative)

16 May 15:56

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition.

by Jasmine from Quirky and Curvy
Have you ever sat back, watched a show and just marvelled at all the pretty clothes.

For me one of those is Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It is an Australian show based on the books by Kerry Greenwood. The show was aired on ABC in Australia and is available to buy and Netflix.

 This weekend I was able to go visit the Costume exhibition for season three at Old Government House, Parramatta. It features the costumes as designed by award-winning designer Marion Boyce.

The outfits are all simply stunning. I have always loved the design of 1920's era clothes. 
It simply just don't work for my shape but I ardently admire.. ohhh the wants.

The stunning designs worn by the whole cast and most off all the fabulous Essie Davis who plays the title character are amazing. They were all breathtaking, amazingly well made.

I think there is no better way to share the exhibition than through pictures.. 

So enjoy..

The pictures do not do them justice, each item was just beautiful.. the fabrics and detail. 

There was a dress up room, in which we tried on some coats and decided we looked less glamours 1920's starlets and more like Yeti's....

I might of treated myself to a completely stunning Brooch from the Marion Boyce Collection, that I have been lusting after online..

Afterwards we had High Tea at the Gatehouse Tea room. I was so happy they had a gluten free high tea.. 


All in all it was a wonderful day with some of the best ladies..

The exhibition runs until June 19, 2016. If you love things all 1920's fashion do go have a look..

I may even have to go back again myself..

Have you seen Miss Fisher??

Do yourself a favour and go have a look, what could be any better than a smart, sassy and fearless lady detective..

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13 May 12:16

skaodi: Valentino Fall 2016. Paris Fashion Week.


Would have loved to have gotten married in this.


Valentino Fall 2016.

Paris Fashion Week.

24 Apr 16:57

zombie-treds: marauders4evr: binch-wench: marauders4evr: Stop glorifying abled people who ask...





Stop glorifying abled people who ask their disabled friends to prom.

Stop glorifying abled people who ask their disabled friends to prom.

Stop glorifying abled people who ask their disabled friends to prom.





wow you must have had a traumatic experience with an abled person asking a disabled person to prom


































24 Mar 12:05

Finding Friends on Instagram: #Dreamygirlgang

by tasselfairy

No plans to go to Disney World but love this styling!



I am a huge dork and I pretty much always have been. Maybe thats the reason why I’ve always had a hard time making girlfriend. People assume that I’m cool and then I open my mouth, awkwardness ensues and its over lol. I seem to have the same experience over and over again living and working in LA amongst digital influencers and industry people… which honestly tends to leave me feeling like I don’t quite fit (probably because I don’t). But this is why I love the internet! It is a place where dorky awkward girls like me, who really just want to have fun, go to Disneyland and eat cotton candy, can meet other people with a similar outlook on life 🙂

Thats exactly what  happened last Wednesday.  I took my Instagram relationship with Izzy (@Izzy_Jacqueline ) to the next level and started texting. We’d been having all of these near misses IRL at various events, so I thought… Hey, we obviously like the same stuff, lets hang out on purpose. She then informed me that her and some other girls from Insta were all meeting at Disneyland and invited me to join!

I was a little apprehensive. I mean people are weird… I’m weird…  drop all that weirdness off in the middle Disneyland and who knows what could happen. To balance out my dorkiness, I invited my friend (and Studio Mucci photographer) Lauren to come along. Lauren and I also needed to meet up to work on a project so it all kind of came together perfectly.

Despite my initial anxiety, we all seemed to get on immediately. Everyone was just so sweet!

(I posted this to snapchat moments after Lauren and I joined the group)

And then we took like a million photos which was pretty fun! My husband is a great sport and will tolerate my incessant photo taking, but these girls were just like me… all about getting the shot!

House of Mouse Ears
We all had our ShopHouseofMouse ears (Made by Jess)


We obviously had to get ice cream! Duh!
We obviously had to get ice cream! Duh!


Meet the girls and find out about their super cute outfits below!
Meet the girls and find out about their super cute outfits below!

We had so much fun! I totally felt like I was hanging out with girls I’ve known for years!  And on the car ride home I found out that every single one of these adorable, fun, interesting women that I’d been having a ball with all day were loyal Studio Mucci customers (which made me a little emotional)! Needless to say, we’ve already made plans to do more fun things together. Follow along with our adventures on Instagram under #DREAMYGIRLGANG (cute name right?)


The moral of the story here is… YES! It is a good idea to make friends on the internet. I mean I kind of knew this already (I met my husband online over 10 years ago). I have honestly made so many amazing friends online from all over the world and if geography wasn’t a factor my girl gang would be even bigger! 

Heres a little more about these cool chicks and their cute outfits!


Meet Izzy Jacqueline! She’s the cute blonde in the middle serving palm leaf realness ;)! I learned (via her adorable accent) that she is Chicago native who just recently moved to the west coast. You can find her blog at and follow her on Instagram @izzy_jacqueline. Shop her outfit below!

All about Izzy
Thats Izzy in the middle, scroll to meet these other dolls 🙂

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Meet Jessica Gochman! She is the designer of all of the adorable ears we all wore! (They are my favorite for fun photo shoots!) She is also a fellow Wildfox enthusiast :). You can find her ears at and check her out on Instagram @shophouseofmouse. Shop her outfit below!

How cute is Jess!
How cute is Jess!
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This is Karen Pagtama Hickman and she is just the sweetest! When she’s not busy being a TV producer on some of your favorite reality shows, she makes the cutest pins and accessories! Find out more about her at and on Instagram @littlesweetkaren. Her cute dress is from Unique Vintage, shop the rest of her look below 🙂

Karen Pagtama Hickman
She is a total ray of sunshine!
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Jenna Fields is an true LA girl who loves retro clothes, tons of color and has a passion for sweets! Find out more about her colorful life @circusofcakes on Instagram and shop her look below!

Jenna Fields
As sweet as a cupcake!
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Meet Tisha, who I am pretty sure is actually Minnie Mouse in real life! Find out more about her world filled with cute retro dresses and Disneyland excursions on Instagram @teamsparkle and shop her look below!

Team Sparkle
Team Sparkle
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If you read this blog or follow me on social media, then you already know this little sunflower, but I’ll introduce you again! Lauren Comes is part of the Studio Mucci and Disney family which makes her twice as magical in my opinion. See what she’s been up to on Instagram @sunflowerdiaries and shop her outfit below!

Lauren Comes
Flower Child!
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Lauren also documented our adventures on her new vlog! check it out and be sure to subscribe!


08 Mar 21:11

racismschool: Criminal Defense attorney, Greg Doucette has had...


Criminal Defense attorney, Greg Doucette has had quite enough of your non-sense.

07 Mar 20:00

guiltyhipster: misscheetahroo: guiltyhipster: TV show idea:  Baby boomers have to switch life...






TV show idea: 

Baby boomers have to switch life situations with a millennial for a year. The millennial gets to live in their house (which they paid off like thirty or forty years ago) and work at their job that provides a good salary and benefits. The baby boomer has to live in the millennial’s shitty, overpriced apartment and struggle to pay rent and work a minimum wage part-time job as well as an unpaid internship in their (the baby boomer’s) field. 

The show can be called Switching Cribs and every time the baby boomer throws a tantrum a little cartoon of a baby crying appears in the corner of the screen. 

… …

Fund it.

With what money

I’m a millennial 

11 Feb 14:20

micdotcom: Watch: Jessica Williams also explained why this...

08 Feb 20:17

hajandrade: Some Self Portraits by Women Artists:Sofonisba...

Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1530 - 1625), Self Portrait at the Easel Painting a Devotional Panel, 1556

Judith Leyster (Dutch, 1609 - 1660), Self Portrait, ca. 1630

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755 - 1842), Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782

Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818), Self Portrait, c. 1783

Zinaida Serebriakova (Russian, 1884 - 1967), At the Dressing Table - Self Portrait, 1909

Nasta Rojc (Croatian, 1883 - 1964), Self Portrait, 1912

Tamara de Lempika (Polish, 1898-1980), Self Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925

Leonor Fini (Argentine-French, 1908 - 1996), Self Portrait with Scorpion, 1938

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907 - 1954), Self Portrait, 1945

Yana Movchan (born in Kiev, 1971), Beautiful Me (Self Portrait)


Some Self Portraits by Women Artists:

  1. Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1530-1625), Self Portrait at the Easel Painting a Devotional Panel, 1556
  2. Judith Leyster (Dutch, 1609-1660), Self Portrait, ca. 1630
  3. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755-1842), Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782
  4. Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818), Self Portrait, c. 1783
  5. Zinaida Serebriakova (Russian, 1884-1967), At the Dressing Table - Self Portrait, 1909
  6. Nasta Rojc (Croatian, 1883-1964), Self Portrait, 1912
  7. Tamara de Lempika (Polish, 1898-1980), Self Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925
  8. Leonor Fini (Argentine-French, 1908-1996), Self Portrait with Scorpion, 1938
  9. Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954), Self Portrait, 1945
  10. Yana Movchan (b. in Kiev, Ukraine, 1971), Beautiful Me (Self Portrait)
03 Feb 01:55




01 Feb 19:36

mer-ow: An official post of my Harry Potter Valentines...


An official post of my Harry Potter Valentines (including some new ones I didn’t post last night) !

The Hagrid one is kind of like… an insulting Valentine. So you can give it to your enemy to let them know you still don’t like them, but you wanted to include them on this emotional Hallmark holiday. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! (bit early, woops)

-Kjersti (new york kitty)


01 Feb 19:34


by swissmiss


Passweird generates weird passwords for you. Nothing else. So good!

(via Chris)

31 Jan 00:40

suzeart: I’d been kicking this idea around for a while and...


I’d been kicking this idea around for a while and trying to think about how to articulate it. Pretty happy with how it eventually turned out! 

Sometimes I think about my reasons for getting tattoos (just for myself, not because they need justification). Adding onto this painting metaphore, I think getting ink is a way for me to put down portable roots. I move a lot and will be doing it again soon, and until I can actually settle down and paint some walls I’ll take visual control of something more accessible, namely myself.

28 Jan 17:38

skaletal: wholetjackdrive: queerart-civildisobedience: Europea...




European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

My whole family is Korean. My sister and I have grown up in the US so we can pretty much speak English. However, our parents speak very broken English. It makes me mad though because my mother has taken ESL classes at our local university and my father graduated from the University of Washington with a PhD in mechanical engineering, yet I constantly see them being made fun of by their coworkers or other people in general because “they’re too lazy to try to understand English.” My mom has spent countless nights crying whilst taking her classes because of the stress wishing she could speak half as fluently as I can. If you don’t know what it’s like trying to learn English as a second language, then you have no room to talk.

As someone who’s been trained to teach English to non-English speakers, allow me to inform you that English is an eldritch Frankenstein-esque abomination of borrowed words and mismatched grammatical rules.

Structurally, English is as convoluted and obtuse as any aspect of governmental bureaucracy, and it’s similarly societally entrenched in a way that makes people believe, and even insist, that’s just “the way of things.”

Here’s the facts: English is fucking hard. English doesn’t make logical sense. English is weird and horrible and inconsistent and makes common use of unusual phonemes that most adult speakers of other languages have to be mechanically taught to differentiate from similar sounds that are distinct in the English language. Without mechanical introduction and proper instruction, a lot of people cannot actually hear the difference in sounds you are mocking them for.

In some languages, [p] and [b] are indistinguishable. This is why you heard that gentleman say he would like a “can of Coke or Bebsi” with his order. It has nothing to do with laziness.

In some languages, [l] and [r] are indistinguishable. This is why you’re an asshole for going “me rikey” like the substitution is somehow comical. You’re a dick, and also most likely racist.

In the vast majority of languages, [θ] and [ð], known to English speakers as the voiceless (thing) and voiced (there) versions of the th sound, respectively, straight up does not even exist. This is why she says “teef” or “toofbrush,” why he keeps saying “ze” or “de” in place of “the,” and why they said “sank you very much” when you held open the door for them. 

There are sounds in English that a hell of a lot of speakers of other languages cannot teach themselves to recognize and recreate without assistance.

And, y’know, even if you get the screwy grammar and troublesome pronounciation down, English is a language in which very slight changes in intonation and word stress can completely change the meaning of a sentence. 

Like so:

But how are you doing? (Flamboyant pleasure to see someone, eagerness to catch up.)

But how are you doing? (Deflection from inquiries about self, moving conversation in a new direction.)

But how are you doing? (Concern, request for further or more accurate information.)

These are all totally different statements.

It’s incredibly easy to come across in a way you did not want or intend to when you’re not familiar with the particular ways in which saying something can change what it means to other people. 

Don’t you ever give people shit for not achieving or approaching fluency in English.

Repeat after me: English is a terrible fucking language and speaking it does not make me tangibly superior to anyone else in literally any way.

26 Jan 19:27

tongueturner: (via Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baopu #15) by Yao...

26 Jan 17:17

chronicillnessmemes: bedboundspoonies: I was kind of a mess when I first became bedridden, and...



I was kind of a mess when I first became bedridden, and still am if I’m being honest.  Having this disability takes so much freaking discipline.  If I were to ever get cured, I’d be a productivity machine because I’ve trained myself not to procrastinate which is kind of a normal part of able-bodied life. 

This website helped retrain me into working with my disability.  What I like best is that things you don’t do will turn yellow, orange, red, and dark red over time so it’s a simpler way to keep track of all the minutiae that used to be natural (eating, drinking, peeing, pooing) and gives you a graph history of how many days it’s been since you done x. 

I keep my “dailies” as things I should do everyday:  brush teeth, take pills, lists of things I can try for a migraine.  While “habits” are things I strive for: drinking water, stretching, bms.  And “to dos” as things I need to get done when I’m above base level: fight for healthcare (I live in the states.)

Here’s a link to their commercial

Anyone else want to add suggestions?

Admin J here. Admin E and I are both HUGE fans of this website. We’ve talked about it before here. I like this site simply because I can’t do very much daily. So it was the first time I felt like I was getting stuff done even if it was still only brushing my teeth, eating and taking my pills.

It helped me get a routine going and helps keep my anxiety levels down because I don’t feel overwhelmed or like I am forgetting things.

26 Jan 15:54


25 Jan 03:00

cream-and-stars: descantforhope: almostdrchelsearar: themidwif...






You feel like shit is a website set up to help you get out of that funk/improve things just enough to not feel horrible and miserable all the time.  It’s amazing.

Whether you struggle with mental health problems all the time or whether this is a new/temporary state for you, this guide is an easy and judgement-free self-care tool.

PLEASE TRY IT OUT!  Really!  You just click through the questions to answer and follow simple instructions that in the end, ideally, will help you to feel more comfortable and stable on a daily basis. 

Good luck!  Have fun!

Wow this self-care took is incredible.

I’m feeling ok right now and am about to settle into bed (but this was scheduled hence the early morning post) but I flipped through it for awhile just to see what it is like and holy crap it’s like a choose-your-own-adventure of self-care activities that not only aims to engage you in positive feel good behaviors but also tries to match its suggestions to your level of energy/ability/can even.

I think I am going to use this definitely when I am having a bad time but maybe also try to incorporate it into my life on at least a weekly if not a daily or semi-daily basis.

This is super super awesome!

Adding this to my resource list.

I LOVE this. Love this.

24 Jan 03:47

thelingerieaddict: kerosenedeluxe: From my shoot last month in...





From my shoot last month in L.A😄

Photographer: Heidi Calvert
Dress: Rebdolls
Corset: Sweet Carousel Corsetry


23 Jan 00:04

annieelainey: Forever and ever, amen. I love seeing all your...


Forever and ever, amen. I love seeing all your selfies ❤

22 Jan 14:44

ffffjjjj: dykebrigade: graciehagen: Illusions of the Body...

by mossbelly




Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.  

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.  

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing. 

Photographer: Gracie Hagen

People bodies are so fucking cool

I love this.

20 Jan 02:31

charbizzle: Ashish SS16 Every season Ashish manages to keep...


Ashish SS16

Every season Ashish manages to keep outdoing themselves. However this show caused for a celebration as this season marks Ashish’s 10th year showing at LFW. As per, the casting was refreshingly diverse. Alongside new faces, Chloe Norgaard, DJ Larry B and Jay Boogie stole the show.

When I heard that models were skateboarding at Ashish, I originally thought meh, that’s v Charlotte Free at Moschino. I was completely wrong. It was SO much better than that. On top of that, Anna Trevelyan’s styling makes me want to wear everything, all day every day.

Who’d have thought that there’s nothing I want more than to skateboard to the corner shop wearing a sequinned, ruffled, mesh dress with confetti in my hair?