Psst, Here's a secret... Your last mortal thought will be, "why did i take so many days- just like today- for granted?"
  • The Jeweled Skeletons were originally found in catacombs beneath Rome in 1578, and distributed as replacements under the belief they were Christian martyrs to churches that had lost their saint relics in the Reformation. However, for most, their identities were not known. The receiving churches then spent years covering the revered skeletal strangers with jewels and golden clothing, even filling their eye sockets and sometimes adorning their teeth with finery. Yet when the Enlightenment came around they became a little embarrassing for the sheer amount of money and excess they represented, and many were hidden away or disappeared. Koudounaris tracked down the dead survivors. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

    (Source: yourfuckingmuse, via vintagegal)

  • etsy:

    What a gorgeous sight.

    sfgirlbybay:

    pretty little lanterns all in a row. (at Chinatown)

  • fokjayolandi:

    "dat face u make wen da waiter takes 2 long wif da coffeeee"

  • vintagegal:

    Tim Burton and Lisa Marie Smith photographed by Mary Ellen Mark, 1997

  • littlebluboxx:

    silentauroriamthereal:

    nofreedomlove:

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    "Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

    When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

    Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

    "It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

    Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

    "I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

    Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

    One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

    It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

    "I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

    From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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  • 10knotes:

    catsbeaversandducks:My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

    Via Bored Panda

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  • richgaaaang:

    fat isn’t an insult skinny isn’t a compliment they’re just words describing body types please drill that in your heads

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  • centuriespast:

    Alice Maud Mary Arcliffe (1852–1936), as Joan of Arc, Shakespeare Memorial Commemoration, 1889

    (from ‘Henry VI’)

    by Gilbert Anthony Pownall

    Date painted: 1914

    Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 47.5 cm

    Collection: Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

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  • I don’t think suicidal people get enough credit for not acting on their suicidal thoughts.

    aha-itsme:

    This post is for all of you who have survived the urge to end your life, either coming out the other side or still fighting to stay alive. 

    I noticed how when someone has a physical illness such as cancer, and they come out the other side or even remission, they are able to celebrate surviving. I think all of the survivors of being suicidal should too.

    Congratulations, and keep on fighting.

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  • blue-rose-crossing:

    and here, we see a young tanuki stalking it’s unsuspecting prey.