Locked and loaded. Let’s do this. #Europe

Locked and loaded. Let’s do this. #Europe

22 April 2014 ·

mymodernmet:

16-year-old Shania McDonagh recently took home the top prize of the 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art competition for young people held in Ireland every year. Known for her incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic portraits, the young artist has won first place in her age category four years in a row (check out those works below), but this year marks the first time she’s also received the overall top prize for this amazingly hyperrealistic portrait called Coleman, drawn entirely with graphite pencil.

Amazing

19 April 2014 ·

(Source: majiinboo, via upworthy)

18 April 2014 ·

"Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake."

~ Jeanne Ray 

(Source: the-healing-nest, via uncannie)

18 April 2014 ·

(Source: pleatedjeans)

18 April 2014 ·

laughingsquid:

Pyro Board, A Fascinating Demonstration of Sound Waves Interacting With Sound Pressure Using Fire

This is absolutely mesmerizing 

18 April 2014 ·

laughingsquid:

Amazing ‘Game of Thrones’ Pop-Up Book That Folds Out to Create a Giant 3D Map of Westeros

Need

laughingsquid:

Amazing ‘Game of Thrones’ Pop-Up Book That Folds Out to Create a Giant 3D Map of Westeros

Need

18 April 2014 ·

This is everything. 

16 April 2014 ·

Improv hip-hop

16 April 2014 ·

(Source: phdcomics.com, via ilovecharts)

16 April 2014 ·

judgmentalmaps:

New York, NY (The Parts That Matter…)by RBD Enterprises
RBD Enterprises Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

judgmentalmaps:

New York, NY (The Parts That Matter…)
by RBD Enterprises

RBD Enterprises Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

15 April 2014 ·

(Source: loboculiao, via danisnotonfire)

15 April 2014 ·

futurejournalismproject:

The Crossroads of Should and Must
An absolute must-read from artist Elle Luna on Medium on leaving her job at Mailbox to make art. Complete with beautiful illustrations and heaps of wisdom on when to follow “must” and when to follow “should” in life and work (which shouldn’t be two separate things).
Image: Screenshot from the illustrated piece.
Related: Another fantastic read (this one from David Cain), on why procrastination is not laziness.

futurejournalismproject:

The Crossroads of Should and Must

An absolute must-read from artist Elle Luna on Medium on leaving her job at Mailbox to make art. Complete with beautiful illustrations and heaps of wisdom on when to follow “must” and when to follow “should” in life and work (which shouldn’t be two separate things).

Image: Screenshot from the illustrated piece.

Related: Another fantastic read (this one from David Cain), on why procrastination is not laziness.

14 April 2014 ·

This is wonderful. Simply wonderful. These are two old women who fly for the first time and they are such a hoot.

14 April 2014 ·

(Source: theclearlydope)

14 April 2014 ·

Katy Kelley

Marinated in NPR, sauteed in Hip Hop, garnished lightly with Kung-Fu movies, washed down with a Guinness and served with a side order of cleverness. Has been described as “Mary Tyler Moore meets Pee-Wee Herman”.

Delightfully ambiguous with a dollop of intellect. Chilling in Brooklyn, NY.