cheetah patterns


King Cheetah.

The king cheetah is a rare mutation of the cheetah characterized by a distinct fur pattern. The cause of this alternative coat pattern was found to be a mutation in the gene for transmembrane aminopeptidase Q, the same gene responsible for the striped ‘mackerel’  versus blotchy ‘classic’ patterning seen in tabby cats. The mutation is recessive and must be inherited from both parents for this pattern to appear, which is one reason why it is so rare.


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feminine tops with bold graphic designs by komana

these loose womens’ fashions are just my style — love the big cat print, and the triangle geometric patterns. and the fabric. well done, komana!

I’ve been out of town for most of May and June since graduation. I spent a good portion of that time in Puerto Rico! Let’s just say I’m feeling a bit nostalgic and I needed to put it into a doodle while warming up. <3 

She’s got a story of her own I’ll get to one of these days. You’ll probably get some fun sketch pages about her in the next few weeks when I need a break on my next big project.


King Cheetah

Some cheetahs have a rare fur pattern mutation of larger, blotchy, merged spots. Known as “king cheetahs,” they were once thought to constitute a separate subspecies but are in fact African cheetahs; their unusual fur pattern is the result of a single recessive gene.


Leopard in the 18th Century

Yes, not only The Nanny wears leopard print, back in the 18th Century it was quite a fashion forward and exotic print to wear, especially for men. Breeches, waitcoats, frock coats, dresses, cuffs and lapels were seen in this pattern that feels so modern to us, but that may be not be so.

Apparently the print became popular first with Italian men and then it traveled via the young English men who traveled the Grand Tour to Europe back to England.

It is really funny the way all trends have traveled and still do: the trendy ones were the Italian men, then the early adopters were the macaroni, it moved to the aristocracy and then to the “mainstream”. Just like anything now that begins in the catwalk and it ends in Forever 21. But in a more elegant version XD

Photos from top:

  • “An Interior with Elegant Company”, Venceslao Verlin.
  • Dress fabric, silk brocade, made in France, 1760s, V&A Museum.
  • Dress fabric, silk brocade with satin stripes, made in Spitafields, England, 1768-1770, V&A Museum.
  • “Portrait of Jean-Georges Noverre”, Jean-Baptiste Perroneau, ca. 1780. Louvre Museum.
  • “Portrait of John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor”, Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1778.
  • “Portrait of Jean Victor de Rochechouart, Duc de Mortemart”, Jean-Marc Nattier, 1756.
  • “Madame de Moracin”, Louis Carrogi Carmontelle, ca. 1780.
  • Robe à la Française, silk, French, ca. 1770, MET Museum.
  • Frock coat, turquoise velvet with leopard pattern, French, 1785-90, V&A Museum.
  • Robe à la Française, silk brocade, French, 1755-60, Fashion Institute of Technology.

anonymous asked:

what about a 17 kitty au? :D what kind of cats would the boys be? thank you!!

yall dont understand i live for questions like this i loVE CATS!!!!!!!!!

ill put most of them under a read-more since its gonna b a bunch of cat pics


S.Coups is a good-tempered, sociable Manx. These cats are almost like dogs in the way that they are protective and very attached to humans and will even make growling noises if something seems off to them. 

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Asphodel Meadows Apartments #503: A. Minett

  • Single Bedroom Apartment, 750 sq. ft.
  • Aurora has lived in this apartment for about a year now. She moved in as soon as she was able to afford her own place, after living with multiple roommates since moving to LA when she was eighteen.
  • She put together the walk-in closet organizer herself (with help from an ex) and is very proud of her pink closet. 
  • Design features to note: cheetah patterned rugs, faux fur throws, blankets and pillows everywhere. 
  • Aurora has potted plants in almost every room, but she also usually has fresh cut flowers.