i like words that rhyme, hugs that squish, soft lights, delicious-looking food, and glass.
  • Yossarian

    literarystarbucks:

    Yossarian goes up to the counter to order a latte. He pulls out $3.00 to pay for it, but the barista informs him the price has recently gone up to $3.50. Yossarian has to run home to get fifty more cents, walking along a street full of murderers, rapists, child molesters; fires burning in every window, the acrid smell of smoke burning his nostrils. By the time he gets back, the price of a latte has been raised to $4.00.

    @squigglyknots do you see this!!!!

  • explore-blog:

    One of the best infographics of the past year, an ingenious visual depiction of world population statistics without percentages. Designer Jack Hagley explains:

    When I was a boy in the ’90s, my mother had a printout of a chain email pinned to the wall in our kitchen. It was called ‘The World as 100 People,’ and it was just a simple list. I never forgot it because it was a simple but clever idea—a child could understand it without knowing the concept of percentages. One day, I didn’t have any other work to do and I was sitting in my studio. The idea and the method came to me very quickly. I knew that I wanted to make it round, like the world. I wanted to use colors that might remind people of flags. I made the first draft in the morning and it was on the Internet by the afternoon.

    More stellar examples here.

  • Shakespeare

    literarystarbucks:

    Shakespeare goes up to the counter and orders a large cappucino with cinnamon. “Sir, we don’t have larges here. We have ventis,” says the barista. Shakespeare stares at him. “What’s in a name?” he asks.

  • theartofnotwriting:

    jaimeleemoyer:

    Just for Jodi.

    I want to use so many of these on a regular basis.

    (via sorarei)

  • alltheladiesyouhate:

    Frankenstein is a woman’s story and I feel like it gets taken away from women way too often, which is why I’m so hyped about these two Mary Shelley biopics, which are both written, directed, and produced by women.

    The first stars Elle Fanning and is directed by the award-winning Haifaa al-Mansour.

    The second stars Sophie Turner, is directed by Coky Giedroy and is written by Deborah Baxtrom,  who also wrote a webseries focused on Mary Shelley’s life.

    (via seafeel)

  • rollership:

    An end to plastic packaging poisoning us and all the life that feeds off the ocean is very very possible.

    worclipThis Too Shall Pass (2012) by Tomorrow Machine

    Independent packaging project for perishable goods:

    Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? This Too Shall Pass is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.

    Smoothie package
    Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same speed as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

    Rice Package
    Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

    Oil package
    A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.

    (via falulatonks)

  • "The poet and professor James Galvin, during a graduate school seminar he was teaching, once said something along the lines of: “You could burn every copy of your favorite poem, and it would still exist.” It terrified me at first—that if that happened, it would be difficult to reproduce an accurate version of the exact piece. That we would lose so much. Imagine “Prufrock,” or “One Art,” just—gone. But what’s stayed with me about that notion is this: the poem would still exist, because it would have already begun the work it was meant to do inside of me, that it was meant to do in the world—like a virus, both good and bad. Is it helpful or harmful when a thing becomes only a souvenir?"
  • Kamila Shamsie (Burnt Shadows)

    (Source: insane-insaan, via falulatonks)

  • "There is a phrase I have heard in English: to leave someone alone with their grief. Urdu has no equivalent phrase. It only understands the concept of gathering around and becoming ‘ghum-khaur’ - grief-eaters - who take in the mourner’s sorrow. Would you like me to be in English or Urdu right now?"
  • langste:

    These “coffee kiss” sculptures are part of an ongoing series by Chinese artist Johnson Tsang. Started in 2002, the series is named after a local drink called Yuanyang, which is made using a mixture of three parts coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea to perfectly represent both Eastern and Western cultures.

    (via wisps)

  • is freckle analysis a thing

  • asheathes:

    WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: AUSTRALIA

    Originally located in Arnhem Land, The Australian College of Sorcery and Witchcraft was a sprawling campus of large huts that eventually coalesced into one single structure. The school separated from mainland Australia soon after British settlement in order escape diseases that killed a large portion of the indigenous population. Ever since, the school has been drifting haphazardly along the Australian coast. Every year, a team of witches and wizards must be employed to anchor the floating campus so students don’t have to go on a cat-and-mouse chase at the beginning of the year in order to attend school (a frustrating endeavour which often results in the postponing of classes due to the lack of a present student population). Due to the campus’s exposure to ocean-life, the College of Sorcery and Witchcraft boasts incredibly extensive courses in aquatic creature studies, and is held in high esteem by the international wizarding community for its innovations in water magic.