Society admired a woman’s delicate nature, so women aimed for an ‘interesting pallor’ instead of a rosy-cheeked look. With makeup frowned upon, women drank vinegar and ate chalk to achieve a pale complexion. They also nibbled wafers of arsenic. ‘An excellent medicine,’ promised one advertisement for arsenic, ‘for giving to the complexion a clearness and brilliancy not obtainable by external methods.’ A woman who ate arsenic did indeed gain an increasingly pale, bluish tone, as the deadly poison affects the body’s red blood cells.

Brandon Marie Miller, “Evolution of ‘Sensible Dress’,” Dressed for the Occasion, 1999 (quote refers to the late 19th century)

in case you were wondering, this “look a certain way—but do it without makeup!” thing has been going on for hundreds of years and people have literally poisoned themselves trying to achieve this goal (via elotil)

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shizuos:

"Why?"
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#durarara!!

ilovecharts:

Middle East Relationships: It’s Complicated
via proteanarts

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ninjaticsart:

45mins SSF - topic - abandoned house poop

ninjaticsart:

45mins SSF - topic - abandoned house poop

explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 

explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 

She hated the namelessness of women in stories, as if they lived and died so that men could have metaphysical insights.
Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding  (via glittergheist)
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victongai:

Spectrum 21, End of the End of Everything

Victo Ngai

I am very honored to have 8 pieces be selected into this year’s Spectrum 21 illustration Annual

Among them is a new piece called “End of the End of Everything” for Tor.com. It has also been selected into Communication Arts 22 Illustration Annual. The illustration is for a wonderfully scary horror novelette by Dale Bailey. It sets in pre apocalyptic earth and the stories revolves around suicidal parties, libertine orgies and amputation performance art. I don’t think I have ever been so shaken by a short story like I was by this one. 

The Tiger Beer art is nominated as one of the medal finalist in advertisement category, woohoo! 

My big thanks to the judges and congrats to all the winner. Thanks again to my art directors Aviva Michaelov (NYTimes), SooJin Buzelli (PLANSPONSOR), Irene Gallo (Tor), Jordan Awan(New Yorker), April Montgomery (Computer World) and Dylan Davies (Rothco)! 

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geometrymatters:

Complex works of the Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo

Math, meet nature. Nature, meet math. You guys should hang out more.

I will forever be imaging DNA as a helix of butterflies now.

Previously: Check out Nikki Graziano’s mathematical landscapes, one of the most original landscape photo series I’ve ever seen.

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softerworld:

A Softer World: 1081
(there’s a lot that can go wrong in a life.)
buy this print

softerworld:

A Softer World: 1081

(there’s a lot that can go wrong in a life.)

buy this print

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How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451  (via homemayde)
You won’t sleep when you’re dead, either.

Welcome to Night Vale

Episode 43 - Visitor

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