thefrogman:

My wife wanted a run-of-the-mill birthday party. I asked her, “So just a generic party?” This is the result.

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historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

humansofnewyork:

"What happened to your arm?""I was walking down the stairs and looking at the stars."(Amman, Jordan)

humansofnewyork:

"What happened to your arm?"
"I was walking down the stairs and looking at the stars."
(Amman, Jordan)

minimoonstar:

archiemcphee:

In 1888 actress Ellen Terry performed the role of Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre while wearing an awesome green gown bedecked with the 1,000 sloughed-off wings of the jewel beetle. It quickly became one of the most celebrated costumes of the Victorian era, immortalized in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent.

126 years is a long time and over the years Dame Terry’s dress experienced all sorts of wear and tear and numerous alterations. But after 1,300 hours of painstaking work over and £50,000 ($81,000) in expenses, this magnificent costume has been restored to its original glory.

Work began on the gown two years ago after a successful fundraising campaign, but restoring the beetle wings wasn’t the most difficult task. “We had collected the beetle wings that had fallen off over the years,” says Paul Meredith, house manager at Smallhythe Place, where the dress now resides, “so that the conservator was able to reattach many of the originals, plus others that had been donated to us—1,000 in total.” The restoration team patched the 100 or so broken wings using small pieces of Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste.

Click here to read more about the restoration process.

Photos by Zenzie Tinker

[via Morbid Anatomy and Ecouterre]

Holy crap, I had no idea this dress still existed!

babygoatsandfriends:

Today I am lambsitting. He’s 4 days old. The mum had twins and rejected him. He’s doing well on bottles though. :) (source)

babygoatsandfriends:


Today I am lambsitting. He’s 4 days old. The mum had twins and rejected him. He’s doing well on bottles though. :) (source)

highqualityfashion:

Mary Katrantzou SS 15

highqualityfashion:

Mary Katrantzou SS 15

interiordecline:

@michaelyatesdesign will be in #MADE2015
#austindesign #furniture #woodwork #design

interiordecline:

@michaelyatesdesign will be in #MADE2015

#austindesign #furniture #woodwork #design

treerings-sing:

This is perfect.

treerings-sing:

This is perfect.

fire-dad:

I’m W E E P I N G

fire-dad:

I’m W E E P I N G

bitterglitterqueer:

THIS AVOCADO IS FURIOUS

bitterglitterqueer:

THIS AVOCADO IS FURIOUS

notordinaryfashion:

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2015

notordinaryfashion:

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2015