1. neweyesfromthenearlyblind:

This is beautiful. Why is there no tag/description for the artist???

Google search by image is helpful in situations like this. It appears to be the work of:
Alice KendallWonderland TattoosPortland, OR

    neweyesfromthenearlyblind:

    This is beautiful. Why is there no tag/description for the artist???

    Google search by image is helpful in situations like this. It appears to be the work of:

    Alice Kendall
    Wonderland Tattoos
    Portland, OR

    (Source: 72tattoo)

  2. mamavalkyrie:

    What the actual fuck

    (Source: ratak-monodosico, via deathcabforchomsky)

  3. vambrace:

    VAMBRACE’S SUPER SQUID SQUAD SQUIVEAWAY!!

    You may have seen these delightful squid pillows before and thought, “I sure would like one of those, but I have no money!” Well I have good news for you! You can win a FREE or DISCOUNTED squid! How you ask? Let me give you some details!

    WHAT:

    There are three prize packages available!

    GRAND PRIZE: One person will win the one-and-only Hodge Q. Podge (picture 1), made from the quilt I fashioned out of leftovers from commissions. You will also receive a lifetime of joy from his cuddles, and my eternal friendship.

    If you are chosen as the grand prize winner, you may opt to choose second or third prize instead, and another grand prize winner will be chosen.

    SECOND PLACE: One person will win a FREE squid commission of his or her design. You tell me what to make and I’ll make it at no (or at least little) expense to you! It can be any size, any color, anything at all. Doesn’t that sound swell?

    If you are chosen as the second prize winner, you may opt to choose third prize instead, and another second prize winner will be chosen.

    THIRD PLACE: One person will win 50% OFF the purchase price of ONE squid commission. For a large squid, that’s a savings of $35, and for a small, that’s a savings of $20! PLUS your shipping is paid up to $20! Whoa!

    All prizes include $20 worth of free shipping. That is, shipping will be free for US winners, and should an international contestant be chosen, you will receive a $20 discount on shipping. While I’d like to offer shipping worldwide on this giveaway, it’s drastically expensive to mail a giant squid body pillow overseas. But you’re still getting a great deal! For international rates, check here: (click)

    HOW:

    1: You must be following vambrace.

    2: You must reblog the original squid post at least once. You may reblog it as many times as you wish, but that will not affect your chances of winning.

    3: You must reblog this giveaway post, and you may like it if you so desire. There is no limit to the times you can reblog it, but please be considerate of your followers. Don’t spam them with giveaway stuff! Each like and reblog will count as one entry in the giveaway. You can set up a queue, make a schedule, reblog in waves, whatever. As far as “giveaway blogs,” I don’t really care. As long as your conscience is clear, I don’t have a problem with who wins.

    WHEN:

    The giveaway will start July 8, 2014 and will end on August 7, 2014 at midnight (Central Standard Time). Reblogs and likes from 7/8/2014 to 8/7/2014 will act as names in a hat, and three names will be drawn on August 8 before midnight.

    Winners will be notified by ask box, so make sure your ask box is open. If the winner chosen does not wish to take the prize package they are drawn for, they may decline, and another name will be drawn.

    The winning message will include a promo code, which will be exclusive to you. To accept your prize, you must send the promo code to tentacle.club@gmail.com within 24 hours, along with your shipping information. Once you have accepted your prize, it acts as a ticket which you may use at any time to redeem your prize package. If you win third prize or are outside the US, you may send the remainder of the money via PayPal to redeem your prize.

    Winners will not be publicly announced, but I will announce that all the names have been drawn and that giveaway is over. 

    That should cover it! If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, you may contact me via tumblr ask box or at tentacle.club@gmail.com.

    Best of luck to all of you, and Go Go Squid Squad!!

    One of my top most favorite students ever makes these super cute squids. I am awful and haven’t bought one yet, but I will!!

  4. ➞ 27 People Share The One Cool Internet Or Computer Trick They Know | Thought Catalog

    Useful.

  5. malformalady:

Giant leaf insects(phyllium giganteum)
Photo credit: Mark Dantan

    malformalady:

    Giant leaf insects(phyllium giganteum)

    Photo credit: Mark Dantan

  6. nakedgeometry:

“star magic" - 4 layers of lasercut birch wood by naked geometry

What’s that? You wanted to buy me a thoughtful gift?

    nakedgeometry:

    star magic" - 4 layers of lasercut birch wood by naked geometry

    What’s that? You wanted to buy me a thoughtful gift?

  7. (Source: xkcd.com, via invaderxan)

  8. rumorunion:

http://ift.tt/1l6ho2V

I’m doing a “fine art face in a hole” photobooth thing at our city’s monthly ArtWalk tomorrow. Here’s me in that famous Vermeer painting.

    rumorunion:

    http://ift.tt/1l6ho2V

    I’m doing a “fine art face in a hole” photobooth thing at our city’s monthly ArtWalk tomorrow. Here’s me in that famous Vermeer painting.

  9. fer1972:

    The New Inspiration Pad by Marc Thomasset

    (via fuckyeahbookarts)

  10. nakedgeometry:

"wooden magic" by naked geometry

I love this so so so so much. Somebody gift me about $500 so I can make a decent offer and have it and hug it and look at it every day?

    nakedgeometry:

    "wooden magic" by naked geometry

    I love this so so so so much. Somebody gift me about $500 so I can make a decent offer and have it and hug it and look at it every day?

  11. ➞ Two spaces after a period: Why you should never, ever do it.

    Dear Tumblr followers,

    Why have you never corrected me when you’ve noticed me placing two spaces between sentences? I am freaking out over all the editing I will have to do in order to convert anything I have ever written into a manuscript. This is a hard habit to break.

    Thank you, manual typewriter of my youth, for decades of incorrect formatting.

  12. ➞ Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do | Transcript | TED

    " Over the last few millenia we’ve invented a series of technologies — from the alphabet to the scroll to the codex, the printing press, photography, the computer, the smartphone — that have made it progressively easier and easier for us to externalize our memories, for us to essentially outsource this fundamental human capacity. These technologies have made our modern world possible, but they’ve also changed us. They’ve changed us culturally, and I would argue that they’ve changed us cognitively. Having little need to remember anymore, it sometimes seems like we’ve forgotten how."

  13. staceythinx:

    Triple Helix is a kinetic sculpture by Reuben Margolin

    Margolin on his project:

    For years now, whenever my mind was free to drift, I’ve invariably found myself trying to imagine the confluence of three waves. I had a feeling the forms created would be beautiful, and somehow true to this world. But the design proved wonderfully elusive, and the mental pursuit took me down all sorts of paths…

    The Triple Helix has 1027 hexagonal wood blocks, a welded steel frame, three aluminum helices and a polycarbonate matrix with 9280 pulleys. The sheer number of parts combined with a high level of precision almost got the better of me, but served to dramatically increase both the fluidity and variability. The combined amplitude is greater than the diameter, resulting in a continuous wavescape of steep contours and smooth curves. The forms are mathematically complex, full of unexpected saddles and peaks. At the same time its sensuousness reminds me of traditional figure drawing: I keep wanting to get a pad of paper and spend time studying each pose it takes.

    You can see it in motion in this video:

    (Source: faithistorment.com, via imathematicus)

  14. ➞ How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America's kids

    mintarr:

    When I try to talk to students about the importance of being able to think abstractly or representationally, and those being some of the true reasons math is important, I’m met with even more blank stares than when I just talk about conic sections… ;(

    This is why I started my Visual Mathematics class four years ago, and it is why I am teaching a rigorous Topology course to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders right now.

    (Source: whiskey-cupcakes, via deathcabforchomsky)