Mariazipan Madness

rosenview:

A better photo of the dress from yesterday. It can be found at Camille La Vie in the Glendale Galleria.

dozens-of-us:

angelclark:

How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes 

Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.

The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.

The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.

But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.

Dear God.

I need this

immediately

sdblaine:

seraphica:

The tiny velvet clay sculptures of Evgeny Hontor on Etsy

The mouse is my faaaav

moonfall-requiem:

If you’ve ever wondered when Jupiter will next be aligned with Mars, Van Cleef & Arpels has a watch that will tell you. Its new Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch has six rotating disks, each bearing a tiny sphere representing one of the six planets visible with the naked eye.

The disks rotate at different speeds so that each sphere makes one revolution around the dial in the time it takes the actual planet it represents – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn – to orbit the sun.  Mercury in 88 days, Venus in 224, Earth in a year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29. It’s a very complex watch and a true display of supreme watchmaking. Time is indicated by a shooting-star symbol rotating around the dial’s circumference. Leveraging the brand’s specialty in jewelry, each of the planets are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, ranging from red jasper to serpentine and turquoise. An even more extravagant edition is available with baguette-cut diamonds set into the bezel.

The planet module was designed by Christian van der Klaauw, renowned for his movements featuring astronomical indications. The movement is self-winding and contains 396 components.  The case is 44 mm in diameter and made of rose gold. The dial is made of aventurine and the planets of semiprecious stones.  Price: about $245,000; a diamond-set version will be about $330,000.

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bookishandi:

milesjai:

wondersofghibli:

The Secret World of Hayao Miyazaki Umbrella ($38.12)

Awesome!

I NEED THIS. I NEED IT.

It’s like a happy secret world just beneath the surface making the rain a joyful experience.

Which is pretty much like miyazaki’s works and my life

chubbymon:

xgrabmyy:

dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB pen drives and hard discs.

USB-based drives can be inconvenient to use as the positioning and insertion of the drive in the USB slot needs to be done precisely. When the slots are at the rear of a device, as is the case for many desktop computers, this task becomes even more troublesome.

dataSTICKIES solve this problem by carrying data like a stack of sticky-back notes. Each of the dataSTICKIES can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the optical data transfer surface (ODTS), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, and so on. The special conductive adhesive that sticks the dataSTICKIES to the ODTS is the medium that transfers the data. This special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note. When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.

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fraise-du-mal:

Middle Earth skirt. Made by me <3

Took me three months and how you see is hand embroidery, no printed :3

I hope take pictures with a full coordinate soon!

didja know these are t shirts? http://ramy.deviantart.com/art/HP-House-Emblems-307775305

I want all of them, house pride be damned.

ob-scuriosity:

glasmond:

HOLY FUCK

Jesus have mercy.