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Threading Unique Gardens Of Wool Carpets And Tapestries Which Make Themselves At Home

Artist Alexandra Kehayoglou commences a painstaking journey to weave remnants of yarn into wonderfully real natural scenes of mossy fields, weedy tufts of grass and pastures and water - as a tribute to her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires. These lush and woolly carpets transform dull interiors and give them life, as well as a natural touch. From chair coverings to carpets to tapestries, the artist has used different textures and weaving techniques into one piece that mimic the rich gardens and meadows which inspire her.

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Inspired by the Cosmos: Rustic Handmade Jewelry

Created seven years ago, Beauty Spot is now recognized as one of the most successful independent shops online. What began as a small project is now a full-time job, which requires passion and artistry.

Inspired by the beauty of the cosmos, the designers at Beauty Spot began building the “Your Space” project last year. After spending careful attention curating printed images of the galaxy, they are paired with rustic and antique brass chains, which add a vintage touch. Composed of a variety of materials, including acrylic plastic, resin, antique brass, all the planets and the moon’s beauty are featured in the form of pendants, rings, earrings and cufflinks.

A romantic project, the entire collection revolves around the constellations in our galaxy and the universe’s vast existence. A creation for dreamers, they allow you to take a sparkle of stardust everywhere with you. You can find this collection and their entire archive in their Etsy shop

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Artist Uses His Architectural Skills To Paint A Fantasy Warsaw Hidden With Surprises At Every Turn

Tytus Brzozowski graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology. Both architect and artist, he incorporates his passion for the urban landscape of Warsaw with his love for austere Nordic art.

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HOW TO BE ITALIAN • 20 Rules Italians never break

Italian stereotypes? Well… some of them are true! Especially when it comes to Italy’s social etiquette. Here’s a list of unwritten “rules” Italians must respect at all times. :)

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Adorable Ceramics by Barruntando

Spanish independent boutique Barruntando is composed of a group of women, who have a deep passion for ceramics. Driven by the beauty of rustic objects, Barruntando’s designers produce functional and adorable ceramics of cute animals with a quirky sensibility.

Following traditional pottery making, the artists are fascinated with the tiny imperfections of handmade art, which make each piece truly unique and charming.

The ceramic pieces emulate the subject’s shape. The irregular shape of the sloth bowl mimics the adorable creature’s actions of wrapping itself tightly around a tree; whereas the pieces with baby animal faces resemble the cuteness and peaceful quality of a sleeping baby animal.

Quirky in shape and composition, each creation is made with the purpose of brightening one’s day. You can find their entire collection in their Etsy shop.

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Hindus Wearing White for Mourning

@mountaindave asked:

I’ve been trying to do some in-depth research (on the internet) on why white is the colour of mourning for Hindus (for my book) but I can’t find anything that isn’t written by a white person and the only thing I found was an article from an Indian magazine that didn’t go into much detail. I would ask my friend who is Hindu but she’s sick of having to explain parts of her culture to people and I don’t want to rely on her for research into Hinduism as that doesn’t seem fair

Could you phrase this question in the form of a question?

The short answer is death has a millennia-old association with ritual impurity for the blood family of the deceased and as white is a color associated with purity, wearing white was traditionally part of the purification rituals expected of them for a period after the death.  Over time this just got graded down into wearing white while mourning, as few people still observe all the purity strictures from so long ago (such as not going to temples or observing any religious rituals except for funerary rites, not giving alms, not attending parties/marriages, etc.) but just dressing in white is easy enough so it stuck around.

~Mod Nikhil

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Q&A: Mark Gatiss – ‘Best kiss? My husband, or Ben Whishaw in London Spy'
I was a very lazy child, but I think I’ve made up for it by being a workaholic
By Rosanna Greenstreet

Born in County Durham, Mark Gatiss, 49, formed the comedy quartet The League Of Gentlemen in 1995. He wrote Doctor Who novels and scripts, before going on to appear in it, and co-created Sherlock, in which he plays Mycroft Holmes. He also stars in Wolf Hall, Game Of Thrones and the new Dad’s Army film. He lives in London with his husband, actor Ian Hallard.

What is your earliest memory?
Being in my pushchair, and my mum plucking a branch of lilac from a tree and putting it in my lap. I was enchanted by it and then it exploded with earwigs. My life in a nutshell.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Alan Bennett, because he has been such a huge influence on me.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I mistook a member of a famous band for another member of the band. I saw in his eyes that he felt betrayed.

Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
A ridiculously expensive shirt from Gucci for £500. It’s ivory and has a flattened lace ruffle; it’s exquisite.

What is your most treasured possession?
My prosthetic 76-year-old face from when I was in Doctor Who playing a scientist who rejuvenates himself.

What is your screensaver?
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I used to have a complex about my big nose and wish I had a little more hair, but you’ve just got to get on with it. It’s nice to see the map of people’s lives on their faces.

What makes you unhappy?
The destruction of ancient cities by Isis makes me physically sick.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
Trilobites, an extinct form of marine life that look like woodlice. They are cute and I collect fossils of them.

Which book changed your life?
Great Expectations. When I was four, I was given it by Santa in Fenwick in Newcastle and I’ve still got it. I remember the thrill of discovering that Magwitch was Pip’s benefactor – the first great twist I experienced.

What is top of your bucket list?
To play Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol; it’s one of my dream parts.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
America’s Next Top Model. I don’t know what I shall do without Tyra Banks when it ends.

What was the best kiss of your life?
Obviously my first kiss with my husband – or the one I had with Ben Whishaw in London Spy.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Max Beerbohm, Einstein and Tyra.

What is the worst job you’ve done?
Answering Rolf Harris’s fan mail.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I was a very lazy child, but I think I’ve made up for it by being a workaholic. I might push some of the work back to my childhood.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
As a time-travel-obsessed child, I always wanted to go into the past, but now I would like to go into the future, to see if we make it.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Sherlock being such a worldwide phenomenon.

What song would you like played at your funeral?
A Day In The Life by the Beatles.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Don’t sweat the small things.