21 8 / 2014

yagazieemezi:

Brown skin tattoos. 

<3

(via afro-dykey)

20 8 / 2014

ricardobessa:


What if mermaids live really long - and the longer they live, the bigger they grow?

(I guess the bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to stick their torso and even their head out of the water. That’s why no one ever sees the big ones. And definitely never the huge ones.)
A bit late to the party, but here’s my contribution to Julie Dillon’s Catalog of Merfolk. I didn’t have nearly as much time to finish this as I wanted, but I have to be up in 5 hours so this will have to do!

ricardobessa:

What if mermaids live really long - and the longer they live, the bigger they grow?

(I guess the bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to stick their torso and even their head out of the water. That’s why no one ever sees the big ones. And definitely never the huge ones.)

A bit late to the party, but here’s my contribution to Julie Dillon’s Catalog of Merfolk. I didn’t have nearly as much time to finish this as I wanted, but I have to be up in 5 hours so this will have to do!

(via fuckyeahillustrativeart)

20 8 / 2014

kia-kaha-winchesters:

shogunofyellow:

nature is rad

These are the most stunning nature photos I have ever seen

(via secretie)

19 8 / 2014

cookiesincoffeecans:

theverylostprincess:

daisyinaglass:

I CAN NOT GET OVER THIS

how does 6 seconds have such a drastic plot twist

WHAT

(Source: vinegod, via jackhammerthis)

18 8 / 2014

lacigreen:

thephotogfeminist:

burningbells:

imageIf you need Plan B, here’s a printable $10 off coupon. 

It doesn’t expire either! It’s a continual offer

HELPFUL THING

16 8 / 2014

nayyirahwaheed:

withfiendfyre:

These posters are in the stalls of the bathrooms at my university (at least in the ladies, I haven’t asked anyone if they’re in the gents too. I hope so though). Thank you National Union of Students for doing it right. If only they put these posters up in all public bathrooms

YES.

(via lifeoutsidethebinary)

16 8 / 2014

rubyetc:

yes!

rubyetc:

yes!

15 8 / 2014

"

alternate names for black boys
by Danez Smith


1. smoke above the burning bush
2. archnemesis of summer night
3. first son of soil
4. coal awaiting spark & wind
5. guilty until proven dead
6. oil heavy starlight
7. monster until proven ghost
8. gone
9. phoenix who forgets to un-ash
10. going, going, gone
11. gods of shovels & black veils
12. what once passed for kindling
13. fireworks at dawn
14. brilliant, shadow hued coral
15. (I thought to leave this blank
but who am I to name us nothing?)
16. prayer who learned to bite & sprint
17. a mother’s joy & clutched breath

"

As the world watched the tumultuous events in Ferguson, Mo., over the last week, a new hashtag was born: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. The meme was photographic: what images would the media use if I died? But the question, at its heart, was one of naming.

Kid or criminal? Victim or threat? Brother, son, friend — or thug? One of us, or other?

Danez Smith grapples with the power of naming, and the powerlessness of being named, in this poem. Poetry Magazine tweeted it out earlier today, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

— Camila

(via nprbooks)

(via nprbooks)

15 8 / 2014

coffeeandcockatiels:

phils-mum-and-llama-placentas:

bangtidyniall:

I HEAR THOSE SLEIGH BELLS JINGLING

image

RING TING TINGLING TOOOOOOOOOOOOO

image

COME ON IT’S LOVELY WEATHER

image

FOR A SLEIGH RIDE TOGETHER WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

image

IT’S STARTED

IT’S AUGUST.

(Source: breakfastburritosattiffanys, via eyliuhs)

14 8 / 2014

feralkid:

Joao Ruas - Cannae of You and Me (2013) 200x90cm

(via fuckyeahillustrativeart)

14 8 / 2014

14 8 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"The Zaatari Refugee Camp is twelve kilometers from the Syrian border, and has become the fourth largest city in Jordan. At its peak last year, over 3,000 Syrians refugees were entering the camp every day. This was a biblical level of population movement. Over 400,000 people have lived in the camp at some point in the last two years. UNHCR has responded to their basic needs: sanitation, food, healthcare. But there’s a large gap between survival and livelihood. For lack of a better word, boredom has become a big problem. It’s too dangerous to return to Syria, and there are very limited ways to be productive inside the camp. But the adaptations have been amazing. This is unlike any other refugee camp in the world. The Syrians are coming from a middle class economy, so they are a very skilled population— they aren’t subsistence farmers. They’ve managed to build an economy inside the camp. Most of the tents have been upgraded to houses. The refugees trade with the Jordanians, and bring in supplies from the outside to start their own shops. One man even started a supermarket. It’s still a tough situation. But arriving with nothing, the Syrian refugees have managed to carve out their own dignity inside the camp. They aren’t just taking what is given to them. They’ve created choices for themselves.” 
-Gavin White, UNHCR Jordan External Relations Officer

humansofnewyork:

"The Zaatari Refugee Camp is twelve kilometers from the Syrian border, and has become the fourth largest city in Jordan. At its peak last year, over 3,000 Syrians refugees were entering the camp every day. This was a biblical level of population movement. Over 400,000 people have lived in the camp at some point in the last two years. UNHCR has responded to their basic needs: sanitation, food, healthcare. But there’s a large gap between survival and livelihood. For lack of a better word, boredom has become a big problem. It’s too dangerous to return to Syria, and there are very limited ways to be productive inside the camp. But the adaptations have been amazing. This is unlike any other refugee camp in the world. The Syrians are coming from a middle class economy, so they are a very skilled population— they aren’t subsistence farmers. They’ve managed to build an economy inside the camp. Most of the tents have been upgraded to houses. The refugees trade with the Jordanians, and bring in supplies from the outside to start their own shops. One man even started a supermarket. It’s still a tough situation. But arriving with nothing, the Syrian refugees have managed to carve out their own dignity inside the camp. They aren’t just taking what is given to them. They’ve created choices for themselves.” 

-Gavin White, UNHCR Jordan External Relations Officer

12 8 / 2014

supersonicart:

PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans.

Recently completed in Isla Mujeres, Mexico was PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans.  The week long street art project found artists Tatiana Suarez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Saner, Celeste Byers, Tristan Eaton, Cinzah Merkens, Pelucas, Nosego, Aaron Glasson, Vexta, Shark Toof, Yoh Nagao, Meggs and Curiot swimming with whale sharks and other endangered oceanic life off the coast of the Mexican paradise then returning to paint beautiful murals depicting the sea creatures to bring awareness to the animal’s importance and endangerment.  The project was sponsored by 1xRUN which has glorious prints of each artists work available now for purchase.  Hit the jump below to watch a beautiful short video of the artists at work and to view photographs by Tre’ Packard of all the finished murals:

Read More

11 8 / 2014

09 8 / 2014

nixieseal:

positivelycurious:

SHELDON IS FREAKIN ADORABLE AND I WANT TO ADOPT HIM.

SHELDON! AAAAAUGH

(Source: best-of-memes, via myblog-aboutnothing)