Types of people who romanticize small town life:
- People who didn’t grow up in small towns
#THE LOCALS AREN’T QUIRKY#THEY’RE RACIST
The artists over at Pictoplasma academy are producing some pretty amazing stuff.
A detailed look from Thom Browne spring 2014 rtw backstage photographed by Victoria Will
oh no. too beautiful Q A Q
I was walking through a local trail next to a dog park and in big freakin’ letters Dana was carved into the tree. The beach trees also had broken limbs that formed eyes.
WELCOME TO ELECTROSWING HELL - jazzy, trip-hoppy, electroswingy mix
Pepper Steak Alias Conrad Coldwood || Booty Swing Parov Stelar || That Man Caro Emerald || Dixie Biscuit Tape Five (ft. Henrik Wager) || Why Don’t You Gramophonedzie || Brotherswing Caravan Palace || Fel Del Av Gården Movits! || Washington Square The Correspondents || Sweet Sugar Swing Lyre Le Temps || Get A Move On Mr. Scruff || Mr. Joe’s Café Odjbox || Delight Jamie Berry (ft. Octavia Rose) || Crazy In Love Swing Republic || I’ve Got That Tune Chinese Man || Moriarty Boogie Belgique
the gay agenda
or as i call it
Medieval book made of fish skin
Here’s something special. You are looking at a handsome 15th-century Arabic manuscript - a Kuran - with a most peculiar shape: the pages are round and have a pointy tip on the right-hand side. It looks kind of fishy. Literally, it turns out, because the leaves are made out of fish skin. Before today I never heard of medieval manuscripts made from fish. In fact, when I encountered the Kuran in the Flickr account of the Mama Haldara Library in Timbuktu, where it is kept, I first thought it was a ruse - a whopper. Some digging around revealed, however, that fish skin is a most suitable material for parchment, as well as for the “leather” covers of bookbindings. It made total sense, of course, for book producers in the coastal regions of Western African to turn to fish, which are up for grabs there. Still, very few fish-made books appear to have been identified as such. When you cut the skins into rectangular sheets (and remove the pointy tail bits!) you can’t really tell that the animal was a swimmer rather than a walker. This splashy book is therefore quite the thing.
Pic: Timbuktu, Mama Haldara Library, MS 9167 (Kuran, 15th century). This is the source of the image and here it is confirmed that the pages are made from fish skin. Here are some examples of bookbindings made from fish skin and in this piece you find a scholarly study showing the skin’s suitability for bindings and parchment.