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Insta-Goodies

Posted in anatomy, architecture, art, instagoodies, installations, street art with tags , , , , on April 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Just got out of the hospital very early this morning so I’m a little behind on posting, but here are some Insta-Goodies…

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Desktop Goodies 3/10

Posted in absurd, architecture, Books, candy coated nightmares, cats, humor, illustration, monsters, nature, photography, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Let’s take a moment to ogle the beauty of nature…
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For some reason, people feel slightly uneasy in this chair.
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A tad crass…but definitely my favorite faux Rand McNally cover:
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Couldn’t they have thought of more appetizing adjectives than “semi-liquids?” I suppose it beats “lumpy, congealed and vomitous.”
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Dana, Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Resist!
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Did anyone have this as a kid? It looks awesome.
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How can I get my hands on this book? This woman absolutely has life figured out.
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Incredible building of unknown origin.
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Gorgeous modern interpretation of Danse Macabre!
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The old one was no fun at all…
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A children’s book illustration. I’m sure no one had nightmares or anything.
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Gorgeous Architectural History of Iran

Posted in architecture with tags on March 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

M1rasoulifard’s Instagram account is filled with gorgeously intricate tessellated ceilings of Iranian mosques.

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The kaleidoscopic arrangements of spiraling geometric shapes and indentations are simultaneously hypnotic and mildly disorienting due to the sheer amount of visual stimulation.

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Despite not partaking in any organized religion, I’ve always been rather awestruck by religious architecture, as it involves a level of artistry, design acumen and craftsmanship not often seen in other standard buildings.
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Whether you worship or not…what’s the most beautiful place of worship you’ve ever seen?
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Desktop Goodies 11/15

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, Books, candy coated nightmares, humor, sculpture, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve always been fascinated by “visible” anatomy models. I finally have a kit, waiting to be built (it’s a real labor of love, as all the organs and parts are white and must be hand painted!). But I look forward to it. Here’s a classic:
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Is he dead in the back of your van?
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A lesser known medical condition…
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Maybe it’s just me, but not once in my life have I thought I’d like to “relax” by having my breasts vibrate.
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If you want to feel like a rainbow threw up on your bed, I’ve got the sheets for you! The lollipop (and satisfied smile) really makes this image.
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Gorgeous pulp art illusion.
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Octopus gargoyle! More buildings need these.
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One of the most breathtaking sand sculptures I’ve ever seen.
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This is a real book. Can you image, even in your wildest dreams, a more romantic title? Nevermind the fact that he appears to be strangling her.
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Wow. Ads have come a long way. Now they only imply that people hate the sight of you.
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Yes, please.
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Most of us probably walk around having no idea how adorable baby llamas are. Now you know.
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Caption contest: what is this bear telling her?
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Elaborate Door Embellishments

Posted in architecture, sculpture with tags , on November 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

A post on Dark Roasted Blend inspired me to go down a mad rabbit hole of door embellishments (I know…around the Internet I can’t be trusted not to research some of the most useless but fascinating collections on earth).

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These images are from the source post, because they did the beautifully convenient job of combining more than one per image, but a vast wonderland of heavy, metal sonorous sculptures awaits if you poke around online.
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This woman hanging on as her body gets blown away, washed away or otherwise horizontally whooshed is one of my favorites.
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Check out that one on the left! Undoubtedly it is one of the most complexly designed mechanisms for the simple purpose of knocking on a door.
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Because the Internet has thought of everything (and thought of everything a lot), a quick search on Pinterest reveals hundreds of boards dedicated to door adornments. I had to yank myself away from the screen to stop looking! And while I never thought I’d ask anyone “Sooooo, what’s your favorite door knocker?” please feel free to share if you do have a preference in this arbitrary category.

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Posted in architecture, art with tags , on July 2, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I have no information on this artist (nor am I even certain I have the right name), but I nonetheless became captivated by these incredibly detailed structures.

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It’s like MC Escher on digital steroids…

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I feel like I need to take a good while to get lost in each one, exploring all of the objects, angles, shadows and surprises.

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A few more here.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

12/21

Posted in absurd, architecture, christmas, comics, decoration, geek, humor, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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