A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!
This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Fujimori designed the unique, one-legged structure to be sturdy enough to sway with the tree during stormy weather and through earthquakes. As you can see by the interior shot of the teahouse, though the outside is all fantasy, the inside is left both simple and modern.
Architect Terunobu Fujimori is known for his surreal structures which he creates using mostly natural materials like wood and stone. As Phaidon states, “In a pioneering professional career now spanning 20 years, the architect has produced two-legged teahouses suspended 20 metres above the ground; homes whose chimneys are planted with pines and whose roofs are covered in leeks and chives; and guesthouses that perch precariously atop small segments of white wall.”
Chris Sanders’ “Sanders’ Style Surfin’” part two
How did I not realize how fantastic Lilo & Stitch was until now?
You immediately think films like Mulan and Frozen as the “progressive” Disney movies, because yes, Mulan kicked ass and yes, Frozen was about the love between two sisters, but Lilo & Stitch was just so well done and I think a lot more nuanced.
Mulan may have been progressive in its story of a strong independent woman of color, but as shown here, its animation was still very much, well, traditional Disney. And don’t get me started on the animation of Anna and Elsa in Frozen. Nani is really the most realistic looking Disney female protagonist I can think of. Not only is she a woman of color voiced by a woman of color, she has hips and thighs and looks healthy without being portrayed as a stick.
In terms of the sister storyline, Frozen tried really hard to break the “true love isn’t just for lovers but also for family,” and I think it did an excellent job, but Lilo & Stitch really showed that way before Frozen did, and in a far more nuanced way, I think. You have this 19 year old girl who has to learn how to take care of her much younger sister all on her own, with constant fear of her being taken away. And yes, she would love to be a normal 19 year old and fight with her sister, and go on dates with David, but she cares about her sister more than anything in the world so she constantly makes sacrifices to do whatever it takes to keep her.
Meanwhile you have Lilo & Stitch, both are outcasts, “freaks,” misunderstood, and really just lonely. And with each other they find happiness, and really come into themselves.
Lilo & Stitch teaches you that ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten. Lilo & Stitch teaches you that a family can be small and broken, but still good. Lilo and Stitch teaches you that a love story between sisters is one of the most beautiful love stories of all.
Portrait of Jackie Chan Made Out of 64,000 Chopsticks
Artist Hong Yi, aka Red meticulously tied batches of the 64,000 chopsticks together and strung them in rows to produce Jackie Chan’s likeness. From up close, the portrait is nothing more than a pixelated arrangement of dots. But, from afar, Chan’s smiling face emerges from the wooden sticks as another stunning example of Red’s innovative style.
This gif makes more sense now
tv show idea: “breaking good”
a murderous drug lord is miraculously cured of cancer and decides to turn his life around. he uses his extensive knowledge of meth cookery to become a chemistry teacher and help young people discover the wonder of science