Pouty Spinster

African prince, 1917.

Cloud Atlas. What can I say? Cheesy as it is, it never fails to lift my spirits.

The Temple of Vesta and the Falls at Tivoli, William Callow, 1859

Tannas

—Mairead Nan Cuiread

Did you know…?

To express his hatred of the British East India Company, Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, India, commissioned a mechanical toy consisting of a wooden tiger preying on a man in European costume. By turning a handle, the animal’s growls mingled with the shrieks of its dying victim.



Tlingit body armor with Chinese coins in chevron pattern.

Ex Libris for the Warsaw Public Library by Polish illustrator Edward Okun (1872-1945).
Ex Libris for the Warsaw Public Library by Polish illustrator Edward Okun (1872-1945).
A portion of the Carina nebula.
A portion of the Carina nebula.
A Chinese circus performer, 1891.
A Chinese circus performer, 1891.
Miniature cityscape model detail piece from Blade Runner, 1982.
(via design-is-fine)
Miniature cityscape model detail piece from Blade Runner, 1982.