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hyacynthus:

EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO BUY YARN FOR THESE SOCKS.

The third picture is of a knitted Remora, which are commensal organisms that attach themselves to larger organisms (sharks, whales, etc) and eat their host’s scraps or poop. This knitted Remora has a Velcro mouth that one can use to stick onto the shark socks! PERFECTION.

(Pattern created by the Tsarina of Tsocks. More photos can be found on her website here.)

(PSSSSST! mothbug! LOOOOOOK.)

italianformygirlfriend:

lupasenzaluna:

italianformygirlfriend:

378: In bocca al lupo

FUNNY FACT: actually, the answer should be “thanks” or something like. The origing of this way to wish good luck comes from romans, and it’s refered to the myth of Remus and Romulus, who were saved by a wolf. These animals are extremely protective with puppies, they’re the biggest tresure for them, and they will defend them to death. 

The answer becomed negative with Middle Age, where the wolf was associate to the devil and all kind of evil. This is probably due to the fact that wolves often ate corpses of victims of the plagues, from mass graves. Plus, they see in the dark and can hunt during night. Basically, humans never likes other predators in their territories exept themself! 

I did not know about this background information! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this down! :D

(It did always bother me that the regular answer is so mean to the wolf…)

morgoloth:
It’s false thing. It comes from the fact that wolf are SCARY as Hell form people before 19th century. So in a manner of foolish courage you wish that the baddest thing it could happen in a travel (meet wit the wolf, the very thing that usually kill travelerers). And in spite of this you wish that the thing will die. Source the italian site of linguistic study accademy.

http://www.accademiadellacrusca.it/en/italian-language/language-consulting/questions-answers/sullorigine-formula-bocca-lupo

asylum-art:

The Stunning Landscapes of Rice Field Terrace in Dongchuan, China - Zhang Ningphotography

Rice Field Terraces, China. in Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guizhou provinces; stretched along the Red River, is known world wide for its stunning rice terraces. The area is included in the list of World Heritage Site in China. Untouched by the tourism, the site has preserved its authenticity.

The terraces have been carved by hand by the Hani people about 1000 years ago, in the mountains 1,800 meters above sea level. The water is channeled from the top of the hill, where it is preserved in the forest. The fields are irrigated from November to March, rice are harvested in September.

asylum-art:

Skeletal Creatures Carved From Everyday Objects - Maskull Lasserre

Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of animals and humans from common everyday objects like  picture frame, hanger or a bed corner.

Born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, he has lived in South Africa and Ottawa and now lives in Montreal. Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.


asylum-art:

Human Faces Frozen of Stainless Steel by Tsang Cheung Shing

Tsang plays with the idea of reality by infusing his works with an unconventional imagination. The artist’s metallic and ceramic structures often feature a cooperation between inanimate objects and human beings. He emulates the unpredictable splashes of liquid in his solid sculptures, drawing the attention of an audience with its fluid and off-balance appearance. In his Yuanyang and Splash of Wonder series, Tsang even adds the bonus image of a human face peeking through the pouring liquid.

asylum-art:

13-Year-Old Girl Symbolizes Future of Mongolian Tradition  - Asher Svidensky

During a four-month stay in the mountains of western Mongolia, photographer Asher Svidensky captured a stunning collection of images that shed a light on Mongolian girls and their golden eagles. “Berkutchy,” the practice of raising a bird of prey to hunt for food throughout the year, was originally a male-only pursuit, but as more and more men head into the cities, women have taken up the torch. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing bond between species.

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