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Igor

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Igor

dfilms:

Emil And The Detectives, 1964

dfilms:

Emil And The Detectives, 1964

sliester:

Far away in the remote village of Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has decorated her wooden home with colorful patterns and images made from over 30,000 plastic bottle caps. Olga collected the bottle caps from soda bottles over the course of many years and she began using them to decorate the walls of her wooden house once she felt she had accumulated enough. She placed every single bottle cap by hand, using a hammer and nails to create traditional macrame motifs and various images of creatures living in the neighboring woodland.

❝ White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation. ❞

Brittney Cooper | Feminism’s ugly internal clash: Why its future is not up to white women (via blairwitchwaldorf)

(Source: america-wakiewakie)

❝ This book examines the relationship between fairy tales and Victorian culture, and concludes that the Victorians were “spellbound.” By this I mean that novelists, poets, and playwrights were self-avowedly enchanted by the fairy tale, but also that literary genres were bound to the fairy tale, dependent upon its forms and figures. The literary artists who adored fairy tales also feared that they exude an originative power that pervades and precludes authored work. In part to dispel the fairy tale’s potency, Victorians treated the form as a nostalgic refuge from an industrial age, a quaint remnant of the pre-literacy of childhood and peasantry. Spellbound argues by contrast that fairy stories, rather than producing a narrative space outside of progressive modernity, significantly contributed to the language and images of industrial, material England. ❞

Opening paragraph to Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians by Molly Clark Hillard. You can read excerpts here. (via landbabyfairytale)

biodiverseed:

watershedplus:

Photograph by Paul Chesley

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biodiverseed:

watershedplus:

Photograph by Paul Chesley

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itscolossal:

Installed earlier this month in the Bahamas, “Ocean Atlas" by Jason deCaires Taylor depicts a young Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the seas. It is the largest sculpture ever deployed underwater and is built from special concrete that promotes the growth of coral and marine life in an attempt to draw diving tourists away from more sensitive areas nearby.

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