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colonelhathi:

  • japan ≠ korea ≠ china
  • pakistan is not in the middle east
  • most muslims aren’t arabs
  • geishas are not prostitutes
  • mexico is a very small part of latin america
  • there are 54 countries in africa
  • china has 56 different ethnic groups and none of them eat chop suey
  • singapore is not part of china
  • most singaporeans speak english as their first language, please don’t ask, “why is your English so good”

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Inside the Secret Sketchbooks of @graemebase

For more from Graeme’s previously-unseen library of sketches, follow @graemebase on Instagram.

If these images of mechanical, organic and otherwordly creatures feel familiar, it could be because they come from the imagination of beloved children’s book illustrator Graeme Base (@graemebase).

"I’ve been writing and illustrating picture books for something like 30 years, but for every finished piece there are dozens of sketches that have never seen the light of day," he explains. The Australian artist—perhaps best known for the 1986 alphabet book Animalia (1986)—uses his Instagram account to share this trove of beautiful, unpublished pieces.

"The recurring themes in my art are nature and fantasy with whimsical overtones," he says. "I’m slightly shocked to find myself well into my fifties now, but inside the 11-year-old schoolboy is alive and kicking."

foodandwine:

Whether you’re picking your own, gathering bushels from the farmers’ market or buying in bulk from the grocery store, strawberries by the bowlful are what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner this time of year (or at least they should be). But stemming and coring the delicious red berry can be tedious. In this week’s Mad Genius Tips video, F&W’s Test Kitchen fruit ninja Justin Chapple shows you how to make quick work of that annoying task—armed with nothing but a straw. Learn more quick and brilliant skills by watching all of F&W’s Mad Genius Tips videos.

mihrstears:

send this to your crush. Just.. just do it

(Source: weloveshortvideos.com)

rottensourapple:

thinned-skin:

Yesterday I took a photo of my legs using vscocam. I used the preset C1 and started fumbling around with the tweaks. I accidentally came across the ability to see my veins if I underexposed the shot and lowered the temperature slightly. Fucking awesome right?

so insane what you can do with a camera, brilliant! 
Zoom Info
Camera
iPhone 5c
ISO
64
Aperture
f/2.4
Exposure
1/20th
Focal Length
4mm

rottensourapple:

thinned-skin:

Yesterday I took a photo of my legs using vscocam. I used the preset C1 and started fumbling around with the tweaks. I accidentally came across the ability to see my veins if I underexposed the shot and lowered the temperature slightly. Fucking awesome right?

so insane what you can do with a camera, brilliant! 

clusterphoque:

stop for just one second.

think about all the people you’ve secretly had a crush on. all the people you’ve found attractive, but never said anything to. every stranger you’ve temporarily fallen in love with on public transportation. all the people you’ve dreamt of and thought of in the early mornings.

and now take a moment to realize that you have been this person for so many people… and you have no idea.

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