roachpatrol:

archiemcphee:

Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.
Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.

"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."

[via Fashionably Geek and Gizmodo]

oh my god ancient chinese ladies knew where it was at

roachpatrol:

archiemcphee:

Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.

Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.

"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."

[via Fashionably Geek and Gizmodo]

oh my god ancient chinese ladies knew where it was at

At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely fact of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.
Caitlin Moran (via scatteredandshining)
10bullets:

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI (by Jwaan)

10bullets:

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI (by Jwaan)

thouartredrose:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Abandoment (The Pair) 1895

thouartredrose:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Abandoment (The Pair) 1895

blackmountainmass:

Robert Frank. Untitled (Children with Sparklers in Provincetown) ca. 1958. Gelatin silver print

blackmountainmass:

Robert Frank. Untitled (Children with Sparklers in Provincetown) ca. 1958. Gelatin silver print

furples:

Antidote S/S 2014Model: Aleksandra RudnickaPhorographer: Cuneyt

furples:

Antidote S/S 2014
Model: Aleksandra Rudnicka
Phorographer: Cuneyt

franciscohurtz:

cabo de guerra II / tug of war II
naquim azul sobre papel / blue nankeen on paper
2014

franciscohurtz:

cabo de guerra II / tug of war II

naquim azul sobre papel / blue nankeen on paper

2014

pixography:

Magritte ~ “The Traveler”, 1937

pixography:

Magritte ~ “The Traveler, 1937


"Taming her Mane" by Jim Schaeffing c. 1950

"Taming her Mane" by Jim Schaeffing c. 1950

glowcloud:

i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce