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The Disney book I’m most excited for?

Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai

Maps of the Disney theme parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to the nearest restroom. They’re snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork. After all, it was a map – imagined by Walt Disney and drawn by Herbert Ryman – that was used to sell the idea of Disneyland to investors.

Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai by Vanessa Hunt, Susan Neary and Kevin Neary is bursting with beautiful maps dating back to Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, right up to the recent opening of Shanghai Disneyland. It features dozens of gorgeous full-page spreads, as well as some fold-out reprints of vintage maps!

What a cool way to discover details on how and why the domestic and international parks have changed over time, and enjoy six decades worth of skillful creativity.

You can pre-order Maps of The Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years From California to Shanghai on Amazon now. Click here for more info!

Update from my last chest/breast piece picture; you might now notice the sternum gap is filled in and my entire chest is now complete! HEALED photo. Chest/Breast Work by Nico Roussin.

“What is the difference in a mans nipple than a womens? Why is it more of a big deal if I show off my breast tattoos than if a man shows off the tattoos on his pecs? This isn’t about my breasts themselves; it’s about the art on them. Just as if you saw a photo of a mans chest piece, you wouldn’t think it was about his chest, but rather about the tattoos on it. I love my tattoo art & I’m proud of it and I want to show off my art, regardless of gender.” - lilguz


A real life treasure hunt.

In 2004, Nintendo released a gold colored Game Boy SP to coincide with their latest Zelda release: Minish Cap. Gold Zelda themed editions are pretty common for Nintendo but here’s where it gets interesting.

Nintendo decided to play Willy Wonka and hide a total of 6 golden tickets inside random Zelda SP boxes. If you found a golden ticket, they would send you an actual 24 karat gold plated Game Boy SP!

To this day, no one has ever found any of the tickets and claimed the prize.

With special editions like these, a lot of people tend to buy them and keep them sealed in the box as a collectors piece so someone out there may have a ticket and not even know it.


Weekly Camera Deals: Vintage Medium Format Edition

We often focus on practical cameras for our weekly deals, like rugged 35mm SLRs that you can chuck in your bag and use forever. But this week we thought we’d focus on something different - namely the cameras you want to display and look at and show the world because they are so very beautiful. These authentic vintage medium format beauties are in working condition, although some of them may require you respool film - that can be a fun weekend project and using one of these babies is like traveling through time. So without further ado, here are some of the great deals we found this week on collector’s pieces:

From Top to Bottom:

#1: Debonair Classic 120 Film Medium Format Plastic Camera: Prelude to the every popular Diana, buy this baby used for $19.95

#2: Kodak Brownie Reflex TLR: Synchro model with flash, buy it used for $24.96

#3. Kodak Junior 16 Art Deco Folding Camera: Buy it used for $49.96

#4. Ansco Vest Pocket A Camera: From 1910 - 1912, buy it used for $49.96

#5: Kodak Vigilant Junior Six 20 Camera: With box and instructions, buy it used for $59.96

#6. Agfa Ansco Box Camera: Buy it used for $69.96

#7. Kodamatic 2C Autographic Folding Camera: buy it used for $99.96

#8. Fotokor-1 Vintage 1930s Russian Folding Plate Camera - buy it used for $124

#9. Kodak No. 1A Model D Folding Pocket Camera:  buy it used for $79.96

#10: Zeiss Ikon 9x12cm folding plate camera: with ground glass and pack adapter, buy it used for $149

somethingisamish  asked:

Do you have a *favorite* piece you've come across in your time as a gem collector? A piece that was asthetically pleasing or had a ton of charm or sentiment?

Tbh every piece of amethyst ever. I can’t control myself lol


hey i was at a wedding this weekend in like. this tinyass town out in fuckoff nowhere, like. even more fuckoff nowhere than i already live. surrounded by mountains and off on this tiny road and like. it’s a hunting/camping/fishing town. it has a population of 150, apparently

so anyway i head on down to the pub and it’s really cool. there’s like. stubby holders lining the walls and the ceiling. a bunch of random collectors bits and pieces like signed shirts and posters and some antlers and stuff

and then there’s this post. as you can see there’s like. paramedic patches. i think there’s a couple of motorbike club ones there too. but there. at the bottom

can you see it

in this tiny town. out in the middle of nowhere. pop: 144. only tough beer drinking blokey blokes tend to hang out here


Also yesterday one of the customers, who was this gross old man, told me I was “too young to be working” and that I should “still be playing with dolls” like???

God it took every ounce of my self control not to just say “get fucked, I haven’t played with dolls for the better part of 13 goddamn years.” 

Bc on one hand WHAT THE FUCK and all the other hand FUCK YOU and on a third and physically impossible hand I KNOW I DON’T LOOK LIKE A GODDAMN CHILD.

The only way he could have been more infantilizing is if he’d told me that I was too young to work and that I should “still be playing house” or some shit. 


An astonishing downtown view.

In Chicago, a restored penthouse located into one of the two iconic towers that was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945/51, is now the wonderful home of an art and design pieces collector.

mochimochirabbit  asked:

Despite their rocky reunion, Moegami deserved something nice as well for Valentine's, something between sisters. A little harder to pick after so long of not seeing her, yet Yumigami hoped Moegami wight enjoy what she found for her all the same. She wasn't sure if Moegami smoked still, but even if she didn't the pipe would make a fine collector's piece. Solid black with golden fires and a phoenix upon its surface, it was clearly finely crafted.

“Aww! I had to give up my pipe when I started modeling, but I’ll definitely keep this around when I travel! I know Kabe said she was going to give you Lingerie, so instead, I got you all the clothes I’ve modeled this year, plus a certain forge god owed me one so I asked him to forge you a war hammer.” Said war hammer was wrapped in black leather, the head was made of a bluish silver metal with a gold moon engraving on it. “It stores the moon’s energy in it too, so you can use your power at full strength during the day!”

I’m all for Enjolras never being a fan of art or just not able to draw, but just imagine: 

  • Enjolras who had learnt about art from his mother’s collection. 
  • Enjolras who loved one particular piece called ‘The Massacre of Paris’.
  • Enjolras who draws on the sides of his homework papers when he’s got bad writers block. 
  • Enjolras who enjoys looking into classical and revolutionary art.
  • Enjolras who may not know artists names but can describe what they’re trying to get the viewer thinking about. 
  • Enjolras who has a few collector pieces because “Feuilly took me to this op shop and they had them facing the wall ‘Ferre, FACING THE WALL!”
  • Enjolras who goes to galleries to find inspiration. 
  • Enjolras who meets Grantaire at a gallery and arguing over ‘Liberty Leading the People’.
  • Enjolras who goes to the same section of the art gallery every week of the same time so he can both learn and argue with this frustrating brunette. 
  • Enjolras who starts to learn the differences between artists and names their thanks to said frustrating brunette. 
  • Enjolras who includes ‘the Massacre of Paris’ into his power-point slides to show the people just why he’s passionate for their rights. 
  • Enjolras who has Grantaire suggesting which paintings work best for whish arguments. 
  • Enjolras who LIKES ART.