Here is this other person with a whole background, life, and years of experiences completely separate of yours. No matter how much time you spend with her, you can never know her whole story and she can never know yours. You just hope that she can apply what she does know to guess at how your lived experience informs your everyday. Most of the time you bumble around unaware of the individuality of everyone around you but when you finally feel like you connect with someone and are experiencing a sense of oneness, you have moments of, “Whoa. You are a completely different person.” It’s crazy. You’re crazy. To expect someone other than yourself to “get” you is a few inches short of sane. And as someone who feels constantly misunderstood, this is your ultimate life goal — to find someone who can make sense of you when it’s been such a journey to make sense of yourself.

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Imagine that one day the whole world would look like this.




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A rough tattoo idea combining a nolli map of Barcelona and a woman’s bust

A rough tattoo idea combining a nolli map of Barcelona and a woman’s bust

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blackwork (artist?)


blackwork (artist?)

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Lutz Wagner aka Moto Waganari born 1967 in Germany, creates transparent network-sculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three dimensional objects by a two dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure. His characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma. Moto Waganari’s sculptures seduce the spectator with their appealing beauty and sophisticated weightlessness / via Hollis Taggart Galleries


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225+ Vector Designs from Layerform for $11 (5 days left).

Badges, floral ornaments, ribbons and textures. That’s all you will find in this bundle to an incredible discount. More than 225 elements ready to be used or modified. All vectors can be open in photoshop or illustrator since the .ai and .EPS files are included. This discount of 56% will be available for only 5 days.

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I listen to twenty one pilots or draw, usually together. 

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I love watching TED Talks so I wanted to share this list of inspiring talks for architects!

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Italian contemporary artist Livio Scarpella series ‘Ghost Underground’  (Bless Soul / Soul Damned) : Inspired by the works of Rococo sculptor Antonio Corradini’s (1668-1752) veiled ladies.

(Source: vmagazine)

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The Intricate and Beautiful Paper Cutting Art of Maude White

Maude White is a paper cutting artist living in Buffalo, NY. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful. She enjoys playing with positive and negative space to create fantastic scenes and stories. She considers herself a craftsperson and has a deep respect for the paper she transforms. In pursuing her work, she hopes to make visible to others the immense world of possibilities that every piece of paper holds.

Maude White: Birds I’ve Been

September 5th-October 25th, 2014
Opening September 5th, 2014 6-9pm

White’s show is the fourth in the 12 x 14 series at WNYBAC, which features 5 artists over the course of twelve months; Maude will also host a free collaborative event that will give insight into her process on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from 12-5pm.

”When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas. ”

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What is a cup?

Webster informs me that a cup is a small, bowl-shaped container for drinking, typically having a handle… but I believe that it is more than that one demintional answer. The word “cups” originated from the Latin word “cuppa” meaning the upper part of the head. It also gained its roots from the Germans and Celts as a drinking ritual to honor the dead, otherwise known as a ”skullcap”. The greater message from the form of a cup is the since of camaraderie, the act of sharing one’s drink. Although it has change over the years. For instance when people make a toast, an audible clinking of drinks, or communion in church it represents unity among those involved. What does a cup mean to you? 

If you have any ideas, comments, or thoughts please don’t be shy to respond. :)