omg this company makes fucking Hobbit Holes in various sizes that can be chicken coops, playhouses, sheds, and even actual, functioning tiny houses! The fucking company is IN MAINE where I LIVE RIGHT NOW and I can go there and see them and I want to live in a hobbit hole and I am NOT okay, because I need this to be my life!
wait this is in maine? LEMME AT ‘EM
ITS IN MAINE?
oh, we’re going. a l l o f u s.
If I can get indoor plumbing and wifi, I will live in one of these one day…
The Animal Kingdom
Looking for a whole new way to appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom? Check out this retrospective of Charley Harper’s stunning illustrations for Gerald Fichter’s 1967 edition of The Animal Kingdom (available in book form via this art collection).
These blew me away. There’s such richness of life in our natural world, such stunning variety and beauty (and even a bit of ridiculousness). These illustrations capture it all. I could hug them.
Trust me, check out the full retrospective gallery at Codex 99. Tip of the page to Jim Coudal for the link.
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being advised against listening to it while driving.
“Polar Bear’s Tale” eBook
My favourite piece of work.
I created it using watercolour painting, hand drawing plus Photoshop.
It tells a story of polar bear and her little cubs who after emerging from their winter den go on a quest in search for food. It also explain the impact of climate change on the arctic in subtle way.
If you are interested in reading it, you can get it on Amazon:
Advice from Adventure Time (Bulletin Board)
“Dude, sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something”
- Jake the Dog
“I know who I am and I’ll know what I want if and when it ever comes along.”
- Fionna the Human
“This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I’ll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.”
- Royal Tart Toter
“Sometimes you see things that are real, and other times it’s like crazy, crazy, crazy, in your face, all the time.”
- Ice King
“When bad things happen, I know you want to believe they are a joke, But sometimes life is scary and dark. That is why we must find the light.”
“No one flicks me in the butt without my consent.”
- Finn the Human
“People make mistakes. It’s part of growing up and you never really stop growing.”
- Duke of Nuts
“Sometimes you want someone and you want to kiss them and be with them, but you can’t because responsibility demands sacrifice.”
- Princess Bubblegum
“I pay attention to things I see you being all about.”
- Prince Gumball
“Bad biscuits make the baker broke, bro.”
- Jake the Dog
“Everything small is just a small version of something big!”
- Finn the Human
“Even if we like each other, we’re still going to hurt each other.”
- Flame Princess
Best advice in my life.
Reasons AT is my show of shows.