Japanese “flower artist” Azuma Makoto is well-known for large scale projects that place the natural in unnatural settings as he “[pursues] the beauty of plants from a unique point of view.” The modest tree appears to float above ground, secured by tethers within a cage-like metal cube at the center of a massive power plant in Belgium. There’s a certain visual drama in the stark contrast between vast, lifeless space and vivid green growth, yet the diminutive Bonsai contains more power per inch than the entire site that surrounds it. Suspended just above the ground, the tree and all of its roots appear completely detached from their natural origin, imprisoned by the man-made. (via)

Disability & hobbies

Since this is on Tumblr, I’m guessing we all have a bit of a blogging hobby - but here are some other ideas to try if you find yourself in need of something to do. A lot of these can be done from a computer, but some do require physical effort. You’re the best judge of whether or not you’re up to it. I hope something on the list works for you and good luck!

  • Bonsai
  • Chess
  • Drawing
  • Embroidery
  • Fantasy sports
  • Fiction writing
  • Genealogy
  • Graphic design
  • Journaling
  • Learning a language
  • Meditation
  • Miniature building
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pinch pottery
  • Podcasting
  • Poetry
  • Polymer clay
  • RC cars or planes
  • Reading
  • Reviewing movies and tv
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sewing
  • Singing
  • Sudoku
  • Tabletop gaming
  • Web design

anonymous asked:

so I was stuck in traffic yesterday and saw a car with a license plate that literally said "BONSAI" and immediately thought of Mirai Kuriyama, like she would totally have that exact license plate if she ever got a car, and then I thought of your blog because of the whole knk thing :)


penig said: Unrequited love sucks. And Hestia needs to learn a little finesse. Waswin’s having a good day, though.

There are many arts Chthonians practice with precision and subtlety, but seduction isn’t one of them… “I’m very good looking and this is what’s happening” isn’t exactly the best way to bridge differing customs about sexuality– good thing it was Waswin she took a shine to, Yuluf, Hyamb or either of the Maker men would have been completely mortified. If Ulus doesn’t get himself killed, he might be ok; in some ways, he loves the Bonsai, not Hestia, and if he realizes that, he’ll have his choice of partners– he’s quite a catch, after all, it’s not every sim that has brains, brawn, good looks and that quiet dignity of his.

wandabeagood said: I like the leaves outfits and the figleaf outfits. The figleaves remind me of portrayals of Adam and Eve. Where did you find them?

I like that flavor too, glad you think it looks ok: funny story, this outfit was actually how I discovered the TS2 community. I searched online to find a way to unlock the fig leaf outfit, and found MTS, which let me to the simblr community– before that, I thought I was some kind of lone crazy who still played this game:) You can find the figleaves here: http://modthesims.info/d/283683

All Four Deciduous Arbori Are Now IN STOCK!

I am just finishing up the last of my restock.  Currently, all four variations are available in the shop.  Adults, Saplings, and Seedlings are all available in your choice of Acer/Maple, Sakura/Cherry Blossom, Betula/Birch, and Quercus/Oak.  Some are much lower stock than others and this will be the last restock I am doing for a while.  Be sure to snag what you want while it’s still available.

Pick up your own Arbori NOW in my shop!