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Art by Ralph Ziman




Ralph Ziman

Ziman, a South African street artist who now resides in Venice Beach, California, attacks Africa’s dominant gun culture with piercing colors and images that don’t fade from memory. With knitted masks and beaded weapons, Ziman paints Africa’s obsession with guns and the power they provide as so bizarre and overwhelming it’s nearly surreal. Both worshipped and feared, Ziman’s guns appear like dangerous totems from an unknown ritual, somewhat removed from the gun culture we’ve heard so much about. The vendors who star in Ziman’s photos were not at all directed in how to pose with the weapon replicas. Yet the viewer can sense the additional status pulsing through the subjects as they hold their powerful instruments, even if only for the duration of a photograph.

Does money make you mean?


Does money make you mean? In a talk at TEDxMarin, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.)

To learn more, watch the whole talk here»

Source: tedx

a girl and her werewolf mom








a girl and her werewolf mom

Actually, the mother would lose control and possibly harm the child because when you become werewolf you lose all sense of who you were, well are. Although I haven’t seen any stories about the werewolf having a daughter, so it’s parental instincts might still be there.

just so you know, not all werewolves have to be the same, its fiction

just bc people follow the trope of werewolves harming the ones they love when they turn into their wolf form bc they lose their sense of who they are doesnt mean that everyone who writes a werewolf has to use that same trope. it would be boring if they did.

you dont know what the original poster has planned for these characters so butting in with “UM WELL THIS WOULDNT HAPPEN BECAUSE [X]” is rude and insulting to them as an artist and a writer so you should maybe not do that.

not to mention the first two images COMPLETELY DISMISS what zaph0dbeeblebr0x is saying I mean .. did you even go through the photoset or was your only intention to be rude to the artist and push your own boring interpretation forward like anybody actually cares

thank you

Your artwork for this is super cute, Jam! I cannot believe someone “weLL aCtuALLyyYy”ed werewolf logistics. That commentary is the equivalent of “uh well I’m not a werewolf but I have lots of friends who are, and!!!”

There are more recorded instances of wolves adopting and caring for human children than there are recorded cases of wolves harming them.

Seungmo Park – Metal Wire Sculptures


Seungmo Park – Metal Wire Sculptures

Street Artist Paints Beautiful Anamorphic Portrait on the Stairs of an Old Factory


Street Artist Paints Beautiful Anamorphic Portrait on the Stairs of an Old Factory

Going Against, 1977-84 by Annegret Soltau


Going Against, 1977-84 by Annegret Soltau

“I think that this restlessness which is a necessary part of all artistic processes, this endless searching and restlessness – this is what drives me on and makes me feel alive. To make my photo etchings, I used a needle to scratch the surface of the negative until it was destroyed completely”

Artists’ Statement

I find peace in the rain


I could look at these gifs for hours…

Sturdy Oil Drum Survival Kit Also Converts Into Stove.


Heat to the Rescue: Sturdy Oil Drum Survival Kit Also Converts Into Stove.

Like the Haitian earthquake of 2010, last year’s Japanese tsunami disaster spurred designers to re-think what an effective, life-saving response might look like.

Focusing on providing a source of heat, water and food housed in rollable oil drum that can be converted into a stove, Eindhoven-based Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura’s “Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery” kit reflects his belief that something as simple as heat and hot water may mean the difference between falling deathly ill or surviving.





I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken.  Not a very common idea in western culture!

Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container  a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!

Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.  

And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

An interesting essay on the art of kintsukuroi can be found in Flickwerk, The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics.

Photos source | Kintsugi Japan

I’m pretty sure that I’ve reblogged this before, but its actually one of my favorite posts on tumblr. The idea that something can be more beautiful after being broken is so moving to me. I kind of want one of these someday, or to make my own. It’s an amazing concept, and I love the fact that it’s an artform.

Paranormal Cativity




Bwahaha what the hell is the last one?! >^<

This is hilarious , Lol


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