Art of the Machine
design-is-fine:

Bonbonniere, 1755. Gold, enamel. England. Eloignez de vous rien est agréeable – Separated from you nothing is pleasant. CooperHewitt

design-is-fine:

Bonbonniere, 1755. Gold, enamel. England. Eloignez de vous rien est agréeable – Separated from you nothing is pleasant. CooperHewitt

mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

indeslab:

"Pomegranate" Garnet, Bronze and Silver Ring by Sergey Zhiboedov

indeslab:

"Pomegranate" Garnet, Bronze and Silver Ring by Sergey Zhiboedov

seananmcguire:

ceruleancynic:

so the snake’s owners were trying to go back in to get their baby and all the other firefighters were like NOPE and this guy was all WELP and went on in there and

“He was trying to crawl up the side of his terrarium and get out. His face was pushed…

design-is-fine:

Johann Christoph Albrecht, Elementa Calligraphiae, 1764. Engraving. Nuremberg, Germany. Source DIPF

limegreenliz:

gaaahhhhh

i just started to seriously look at classes for fall and i’m for sure taking advanced metalsmithing

but then it was also suggested i take 1) upper levels art history 2) humanities 3) natural science 4) studio elective 5) intro to photo studio elective in addition to that.

but…

one . high coffe intake like that just to remain functioning means you need a breather or some naps.
one. breathe. everything will be ok. remember something huge can be over come in small bites. it takes time but there is an end. one step at a time. classes can be taken over again and that is ok. it doesn’t mean you are a failure. you have still learned something.
if you are looking to be an independent artist most of us don’t have degrees. they are nice but generally don’t mean anything. they are fancy paper and fancy words. if you are looking for a career job where you will be employed the paper might be more important but employers are also looking for a skill set.
what you are doing is learning and building a skill. when you are in a class, your projects need only show you have learned that specific skill set and can demonstrate it. don’t over burden yourself when you have a time line to follow. pick and design your projects appropriately that way. worry about your project being awesome or fancy when you have lots of time on your hands.
dont procrastinate. it hurts later and causes more stress. lots… and possibly swearing cause you might break something and not have time to go back and make repairs.
pass a few more times on outings with friends for some sleep or work. they will understand. there will be other chances.
decide what skill sets you want or need for studio classes and base your choices on that. what are you looking to do in the future? what do you want to do? what skills do you need to do something specific? remember none of this is life ending drama, it will be ok.

andsoitbegins-:

a clockwork love jewellery

pretty sure this is joshua harker

andsoitbegins-:

a clockwork love jewellery

pretty sure this is joshua harker

libutron:

Fluorite | ©Xiao-dong Xu 
Fluorite from China.

libutron:

Fluorite | ©Xiao-dong Xu 

Fluorite from China.

jeffreyhunt:

Nemo • Madagascar Garnet Test Cut • 3.55 Carats Fine Art Gemstones by jeffreyhunt.com

jeffreyhunt:

Nemo • Madagascar Garnet Test Cut • 3.55 Carats Fine Art Gemstones by jeffreyhunt.com

shorm:

pigfacedlady:

vardaesque:

rheabekkahc:

What the hell is that fox doing?

probably making a withdrawal seeing as he’s in line at the atm

my favorite part about this picture is that people saw the fox there and just started queuing behind it

well yeah, cutting in line is rude

shorm:

pigfacedlady:

vardaesque:

rheabekkahc:

What the hell is that fox doing?

probably making a withdrawal seeing as he’s in line at the atm

my favorite part about this picture is that people saw the fox there and just started queuing behind it

well yeah, cutting in line is rude

burntcandycorn:

littlebluecaboose:

cosmictuesdays:

frenchie-fries:

vergess:

boltonsrepairshop:

PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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I read about this plant a number of years ago but wasn’t as wide spread. i hadn’t thought it’d spread to NC or as far south but it is in my own area now.. pass it on please even if you are not on this map. it may be spreading. please report it if you see any to the department of agriculture IMMEDIATELY. keep an eye out. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE IT YOURSELF IF YOU FIND IT ON YOUR PROPERTY. REMEMBER NOT TO BURN IT. i know some folks who have a habit of burning waste plants in their yard. please be careful!!!!