Art of the Machine

Award-winning artist Katharine Morling creates whimsical and often outlandish sculpture from porcelain and ceramics. Instead of simply making the pieces and leaving them in their ceramic form, the added touch of black in certain spots creates an illusive effect, making the everyday objects look like drawings in real life.

japaneseaesthetics:

Vase in the form of a small gourd with a section of scrolling vine and leaves, on which crawls a ladybug. The vase of  uchidashi or hammered and assembled iron, the larger vine of shibuichi hammered and cold-chiseled, the curling tendrils of hammered and twisted silver, the upper leaf of hammered and cold-chiseled iron and the lower leaf of hammered and cold-chiseled shibuichi inlaid in gold, the ladybug of shakudō inlaid in red bronze and silver, the eyes of gold. Signed on the back with a chiseled signature by the artist: Shōami, and then with an inlaid, carved gold seal: Katsuyoshi (Shōami Katsuyoshi, 1832 – 1908). Meiji 9 or 1876

japaneseaesthetics:

Vase in the form of a small gourd with a section of scrolling vine and leaves, on which crawls a ladybug. The vase of  uchidashi or hammered and assembled iron, the larger vine of shibuichi hammered and cold-chiseled, the curling tendrils of hammered and twisted silver, the upper leaf of hammered and cold-chiseled iron and the lower leaf of hammered and cold-chiseled shibuichi inlaid in gold, the ladybug of shakudō inlaid in red bronze and silver, the eyes of gold. Signed on the back with a chiseled signature by the artist: Shōami, and then with an inlaid, carved gold seal: Katsuyoshi (Shōami Katsuyoshi, 1832 – 1908). Meiji 9 or 1876

nijikodesigns:

Concrete kitchen counter with amethyst geode inlay by Infistone Concrete & Design

oh wow now thats excelent. nice use of gemstones.

nijikodesigns:

Concrete kitchen counter with amethyst geode inlay by Infistone Concrete & Design

oh wow now thats excelent. nice use of gemstones.

octopusheart:

dendropsyche:

sharped0:

clientsfromhell:

Client: I threw out that black pen, it was out of ink.

Me: What black pen?

Client: The one that was lying on your tablet.

Me: You threw out my $150 Wacom pen?

Client: I tried writing with it and it didn’t work. It must’ve been out of ink.

this almost made me cry

this is simultaenously the best and worst submission i’ve ever seen from Clients from Hell.

I feel ill

…. you would think that after you mentioned that the “black pen” was $150 dollars the client might at least apologize.. you would think… but i know better -_-

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Rhodochrosite - Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Rhodochrosite - Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

design-is-fine:

Jakob Bengel, Art Déco Jewelry, 1931. Idar-Oberstein, Germany. From the book (de/en) by Arnoldsche Publishers.

design-is-fine:

Jakob Bengel, Art Déco Jewelry, 1931. Idar-Oberstein, Germany. From the book (de/en) by Arnoldsche Publishers.

I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love.
(via chuckhansen)

flowersrocketship:

While we’re on the subject of taxidermy, now you can buy vermin to put on your head for $850.00.

http://www.rpencore.com/?shopp_category=vermin

i dont even know what to say about this or how to feel.

why are bats stigmatized as being creepy?

nillaforrilla:

bodypartss:

elfpen:

I mean

look at these things

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they’re like tiny

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fluffy

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dragons

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but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle 

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in caves

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and leaves

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and they have funny ears and noses

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I mean really

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bats are amazing

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This post is so fucking important to me

It makes me sad that some of those bats have white nose. I love bats

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.


Woe! eh im seriously wondering which season the photo was taken in because of course it would be brown in winter and fall even early spring. either way theres easy ways anyone can change this image if enough people do it. have any nut or oak trees in your own yard? pick them up and keep one or two with you or in a purse. go for walks or if you see some place that could use a tree and wont be disturbed plant your nut or acorn. you can stick fruit pits too like peaches plums apricots and cherries in the dirt instead of tossing them in the trash. go for nature walks? park a little bare? plant a fruit pit some place it wont be disturbed. have a big lawn with just grass and sick of mowing it? plant some nice trees especially ones that bear fruit of any kind or nuts. it makes you mow less lawn and improves the value of your property and provides food.. on a trip and have a fruit pit or an apple core? don’t put it in a trash barrel or the car trash. bury it somewhere safe and maybe it will grow.

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

Woe! eh im seriously wondering which season the photo was taken in because of course it would be brown in winter and fall even early spring. either way theres easy ways anyone can change this image if enough people do it. have any nut or oak trees in your own yard? pick them up and keep one or two with you or in a purse. go for walks or if you see some place that could use a tree and wont be disturbed plant your nut or acorn. you can stick fruit pits too like peaches plums apricots and cherries in the dirt instead of tossing them in the trash. go for nature walks? park a little bare? plant a fruit pit some place it wont be disturbed. have a big lawn with just grass and sick of mowing it? plant some nice trees especially ones that bear fruit of any kind or nuts. it makes you mow less lawn and improves the value of your property and provides food.. on a trip and have a fruit pit or an apple core? don’t put it in a trash barrel or the car trash. bury it somewhere safe and maybe it will grow.

Red circuit board dragon brooch with artificial opal eye. 4 inches.

 The Blue Kraken

Red circuit board dragon brooch with artificial opal eye. 4 inches.

 The Blue Kraken

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Tourmaline and Herderite - Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Tourmaline and Herderite - Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Chrysoberyl - Lac Alaotra, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Chrysoberyl - Lac Alaotra, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar