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ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

travelingcolors:

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul | Turkey (by Stefan Holm)
anniedoodles:

making a google glass app! goal is to smartly record your sketching process in a non-obtrusive way by taking interval pictures and compiling into a GIF for easy playback. just a small test for now… been sketching so many hagia sophia’s whilst in istanbul heh

anniedoodles:

making a google glass app! goal is to smartly record your sketching process in a non-obtrusive way by taking interval pictures and compiling into a GIF for easy playback. just a small test for now… been sketching so many hagia sophia’s whilst in istanbul heh

craftybitsandbobs:

This is a cake I was commissioned to do by one of my Uni friends. We did both our Zoology degrees together: I was on the terrestrial side of it, where she was marine biology focused. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when she asked me for a marine-themed cake. (via Blue-ringed Octopus Cake by cakecrumbs on deviantART)

craftybitsandbobs:

This is a cake I was commissioned to do by one of my Uni friends. We did both our Zoology degrees together: I was on the terrestrial side of it, where she was marine biology focused. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when she asked me for a marine-themed cake. (via Blue-ringed Octopus Cake by cakecrumbs on deviantART)

atlasobscura:

Moray -Peru

Unlike a number of the elaborate metropolis’ and statuary left behind by the Incan people the rings at Moray are relatively simple but may have actually been an ingenious series of test beds. Descending in grass-covered, terraced rings, the rings of rings vary in size with the largest ending in a depth of 30 meters (98 feet) deep and 220 meters (722 feet) wide. Studies have shown that many of the terraces contain soil that must have been imported from other parts of the region. The temperature at the top of the pits varies from that at the bottom of the ringed pits by as much as 15 degrees Celsius , creating a series of micro-climates that not coincidentally match many of the varied climate conditions among the Incan empire. It is now believed that the rings were used as a test bed to see what crops could grow where. This proto-America’s-Test-Kitchen is yet another example of the Incan ingenuity that makes them one of the most remarkable of declined societies in the planet’s history.

Keep exploring at Atlas Obscura

centuriespast:

Woven Textile
Fragment with reclining putto design.
Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian
Geography:
Made in Egypt, Africa
Date:
5th century
Medium:
Tan, blue, and red wool and linen tapestry weave
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Woven Textile

Fragment with reclining putto design.

Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian

Geography:

Made in Egypt, Africa

Date:

5th century

Medium:

Tan, blue, and red wool and linen tapestry weave

Philadelphia Museum of Art

missliteraryali:

Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.