September22014
maptacular:

Map Lab 400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes
To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes.
Often, it’s a thing of remarkable craftsmanship and beauty. “If you go into a room and there’s a globe, your attention is immediately drawn to it,” Sumira said. In her lavishly illustrated new book, Globes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the history and making of globes and showcases dozens of fine examples drawn largely from the collection of the British Library.”
photo: moon globe made by the artist John Russell, 1797.

maptacular:

Map Lab
400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes

To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes.

Often, it’s a thing of remarkable craftsmanship and beauty. “If you go into a room and there’s a globe, your attention is immediately drawn to it,” Sumira said. In her lavishly illustrated new bookGlobes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the history and making of globes and showcases dozens of fine examples drawn largely from the collection of the British Library.”

photo: moon globe made by the artist John Russell, 1797.

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wasbella102:

 Blossoming Plum Tree: Yamamoto Baiitsu

wasbella102:

 Blossoming Plum Tree: Yamamoto Baiitsu

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“Fuck, my tea.” me approximately an hour after every time I make tea (via madopiano)

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“When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.” Vincent Starrett (via bookmania)

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theisidoretarot:

The Isidore Tarot is available again :)  We’ve even added corner rounding and a thicker card-stock to the mix. Same unique packaging! If you were wanting to nab yourself a deck, come pay us a visit! Above are a few samples from our coins suit.

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September12014
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bryankonietzko:

My fan art of Katie from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s brilliant recent graphic novel, Seconds. The man is a master storyteller with such a distinct voice. The full-color art is gorgeous. I highly recommend you pick up a copy!

bryankonietzko:

My fan art of Katie from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s brilliant recent graphic novel, Seconds. The man is a master storyteller with such a distinct voice. The full-color art is gorgeous. I highly recommend you pick up a copy!

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disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

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minoancorner:

Bronze ring with two griffons. Mycenae, Greece.
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minoancorner:

Bronze ring with two griffons. Mycenae, Greece.

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August312014
werk1975:

 

Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850

werk1975:

 

Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850

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peashooter85:

Flintlock key gun, 18th century.

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