Posted on Friday, 17 May
The incredible Hawthorn home of Caecilia and James Potter and Family. Original Victorian facade. Photos by Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.
mmm, bowler hat lights. fancy.
Posted on Thursday, 16 May
Undersea creature (ningyo or mermaid)
Author: Kawahara Keiga (Japanese, ca. 1786-1860)
Date: ca. 1828
Medium: Ink and color on Dutch paper
Location: Freer and Sackler Galleries, The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art
Ningyo (人魚, “human fish,” often translated as “mermaid”) is a fish-like creature from Japanese folklore. Anciently, it was described as having a monkey’s mouth with small teeth like a fish’s, shining golden scales, and a quiet voice like a skylark or a flute. Its flesh is pleasant-tasting, and anyone who eats it will attain remarkable longevity. However, catching a ningyo was believed to bring storms and misfortune, so fishermen who caught these creatures were said to throw them back into the sea. A ningyo washed onto a beach was considered an omen of war or calamity.
Much cooler than the Disney version, don’t you think?
Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.
Posted on Wednesday, 10 April
Markus Zusak (via forestmilk)
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
Posted on Tuesday, 9 April
Bill Bryson (via vineetkaur)