1. hashimotocontemporary:

    Behind the scenes with gallery artist Crystal Wagner as she prepares for her installation at the University of Hawai’i Hilo.

  2. verylittlebird:

    this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day

    (via dominantlife)

  3. libutron:

    Blue-ringed octopus: a beauty to look at but don’t touch

    Blue-Ringed octopuses are very small organisms, belonging to the genus Hapalochlaena (Cephalopoda - Octopodidae). They are the size of a golf ball but its venom is powerful enough to kill an adult human in minutesThe bite might be painless, but this octopus secrets a neuromuscular paralyzing venom

    The venom is not injected but is contained in the octopus’s saliva, which comes from two glands each as big as its brain. The venom contains some maculotoxin, a substance more violent than any found on land animals. This substance blocks the nerve conduction and causes neuromuscular paralysis, followed by death. The venom also contains tetrodotoxin, which blocks sodium channels and causes motor paralysis and occasionally respiratory failure. Though with fixed dilated pupils, the senses of the victims are often intact, they are aware but unable to respond.

    There’s no known antidote, but the victim might be saved if artificial respiration starts before marked cyanosis and hypotension develops. The only treatment is hours of heart massage and artificial respiration until the toxin has worked its way out of your system.

    Some symptoms that may be experienced when the toxin enters the system are: onset of nausea, hazy vision (within seconds you are blind), loss of sense of touch, speech and the ability to swallow.  

    Although the painless bite can kill an adult, injuries have only occurred when an octopus has been picked out of its pool and provoked or stepped on. So be careful in the Australian beaches, and, please, don’t touch this cute octopus.

    Blue-Ringed Octopus Bite First Aid: 

    1.- This bite is considered a medical emergency so do not wait for symptoms to develop; quickly get the person bitten out of the water and, if possible, call the emergency number and consider transport to the nearest hospital.

    2.- Use the pressure immobilization technique: wrap the limb with an elastic bandage. It should be tight, but the fingers and toes should remain pink so that the circulation is not cut off. The extremity should also be immobilized  with a splint or stick of some sort. The elastic bandage should be removed for 90 seconds every 10 minutes and then reapplied for the first 4 to 6 hours (hopefully medical care can be received within this time period). If 30 minutes or more has passed since the blue-octopus bite, the pressure immobilization technique is not likely to be helpful.

    3.- If the victim is having difficulty breathing, assist with mouth-to-mouth ventilation. 

    When a victim is kept alive the poison gradually wears off after 24h, apparently leaving no side effects.

    References: [1] - [2]

    Photo credit: ©Bjørn Christian Tørrissen | Locality: Sidney, Australia

    (via we-are-star-stuff)


  4. "We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path."
    — Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)

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  5. kittenpatches:

    If I ever get pregnant I think this is how I will break the news

    (Source: molebucks, via killerrecords)

  7. RAMI KADI Un Souffle d’Orient Collection

    (Source: fashion-runways, via killerrecords)


  8. zaccharine:

    honestly my favorite thing ive ever made in photoshop is catloaf


    my graphic arts teacher hung it on the wall in the ga computer lab

    (via egberts)

  9. sterlingsea:





Fake “dom” VERSES trained empowered sub.
    Know the difference!
    Thanks to LH for allowing Me to post this. 


    True. Everyone needs to take note, just because you identify as a submissive, doesn’t mean that you have to follow through on everything. Stick up for yourself. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.

    This is like every guy on collarme

    This makes me want to kick things. People. Fake doms in the junk.

    (via traits-of-a-mad-man)


  10. erraticartist:


    You know what the Green Heron is basically the best heron because it is like 90% neck so when it is all folded down it looks like a giant head with wings and legs


    but then suddenly ZOOP


    fucking green herrons

    What the fuck

    (via ichthyologist)


  11. partyintheurl:


    acceptance of those with different beliefs. beautiful.

    (via iwantyourovaries)

  13. sarahj-art:

    Happy Batman Day!

    (via tastefullyoffensive)