teacup-warrior:

philipchircop:

ENGOLDENED

I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken.  Not a very common idea in western culture!

Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container  a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!

Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.  

And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

An interesting essay on the art of kintsukuroi can be found in Flickwerk, The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics.

Photos source | Kintsugi Japan

I’m pretty sure that I’ve reblogged this before, but its actually one of my favorite posts on tumblr. The idea that something can be more beautiful after being broken is so moving to me. I kind of want one of these someday, or to make my own. It’s an amazing concept, and I love the fact that it’s an artform.

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regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

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beckie0:

awkwardlara:

i was expecting this to end in death and sadness and now i’m pleasantly surprised that was adorable

This made me cry.

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He’s so pleased to see me. Why can’t people be this happy to see me? #dog #TheodoreBrosevelt #TeddyBear

He’s so pleased to see me. Why can’t people be this happy to see me? #dog #TheodoreBrosevelt #TeddyBear

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Just trying to make your instagram feed a little stranger. #iseeyou #eyeball #strange #bored

Just trying to make your instagram feed a little stranger. #iseeyou #eyeball #strange #bored

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If somebody could turn down the volume on the universe until this headache goes away, that’d be fucking wonderful.

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These peach flavored carbonated waters are my current addiction. So good.

These peach flavored carbonated waters are my current addiction. So good.

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tally-art:

owlturdcomix:

One more month.

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^Paris today

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countrylove87:

h-ella:

fyeahmainer:

motivationintohabit:

I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.

This dog is 500% done


my favourite part is the second dog that attempts it

countrylove87:

h-ella:

fyeahmainer:

motivationintohabit:

I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.

This dog is 500% done

my favourite part is the second dog that attempts it

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whendoiturnbackintoapumpkin:

This guy’s walking down a street, when he falls in a hole.

The West Wing 2x10 ‘Noël’

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Why yes my computer is guarded by a plush rabbit holding a sonic screwdriver, why do you ask? #bunny #DoctorWho

Why yes my computer is guarded by a plush rabbit holding a sonic screwdriver, why do you ask? #bunny #DoctorWho

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by Grant Snider | incidentalcomics:

Poet in My Pocket

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goodreasonnews:

fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.

Libertarian idiots love this myth because they think it’s some great example of government inefficiency.

goodreasonnews:

fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.

So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.

The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.

Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.

Libertarian idiots love this myth because they think it’s some great example of government inefficiency.

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swegener:

ctgraphy:

my-little-mod-blog:

This will not apply to all art professionals (and certainly should not be taken as good advice by some) but it won’t hurt them either. All this message has to do is help decrease the number of “I’ll pay you in publicity” offers from people who are trying to sell ice to [Inuit], so to speak. Maybe it might even result in a few more artists getting paid for their work?

"You don’t pay IN publicity, you pay FOR publicity."

*salutes*

Reblogging this for all my fellow freelancers!
(Unfortunately, we are unable to feed our cats in publicity.)

Fuck yes. You can shove your “exposure” & “publicity” where the damn sun don’t shine.

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