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What she says: I’m fine
What she means: What time period does A Series of Unfortunate Events actually take place? There is mention of horse-drawn carriages, but also of motor cycles and automobiles, but the way the three Baudelaires dress is indicative of the nineteen hundred-something’s. Characters are dressed in both early twentieth century clothing as well as up to date clothing. There is mention of computers, fax, and phones but some things seem rather dated. What time in history is it??

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1933 Hot Rod Powered by 510-inch big-block Ford

Think there weren’t hot rodders around in the late 1800s? Just check out those horse-drawn carriages: big ’n’ little wheels, pinstriped panels, lacquer paint, and leather upholstery are all design characteristics that could be found back in the day. (Did you know Studebaker started out by making covered wagons back in 1852?) And of course by the late 1800s several companies had figured out they could add a steam engine to their carriage, which would lay the groundwork for what would eventually become the automobile.

Steam power was all the rage before the turn of the last century, but what would today’s hot rodders have built if they were around back then? That concept is what makes the basis for an art movement popular today called Steampunk. Incorporating aspects of industrial machinery and steam-powered devices (think: springs, gears, levers, gauges with arrows, riveted steel or aluminum, relief valves, and a fair share of bumps and bulges), the Steampunk of today is about as far away as you can get from the look of those smoothy hot rods that were the fad back in the late 1900s. (Read the original article)

Via Hot Rod 

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Widescreen vintage Disneyland! From Disneyland USA At Radio City Music Hall (1962). It was a special cinerama presentation that included some interactions between Walt Disney and an on-stage Mickey Mouse.

I wasnt really productive today :U
All I did was cleaning my room and think of Campaigns for School
Plus trying some more HORSE STYLES

I totally recommend doing this as an exercise to every artist who is a little frustrated with their art right now. Nothing is more uplifting and satisfying than trying to master a different style, FREAKIN GO FOR IT GUYS


I should continue working on homework for another hour before i go to bed

(and yes, I used ayasha for every style.)

Animated stereoscopic portrait of a black woman, possibly a slave, posing on the sidewalk of a street probably in Lexington, Kentucky, c. 1850’s/1860’s.

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The start of a brand new year means it’s time once again to bundle up and travel to Harbin, also known as “ice city,” in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang where the awesome Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is has just begun (previously featured here). 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of the month-long festival, now the largest ice and snow festival on earth featuring the world’s largest ice sculptures, many of which are illuminated at night by multicolored LEDs.

Horse-drawn carriages offer tours throughout the wonderland of ice and snow sculptures, some of which are so big that people can walk through and even slide down them.

The ice used to create these amazing sculptures is harvested from the surface of the Songhua River using swing saws. Ice sculptors then use chisels, ice picks, and various saws to create their magnificent frozen sculptures. Deionized water is used to create blocks of transparent ice in order to create ice sculptures that are as clear as glass.

Head over to Design You Trust for even more photos of this wonderful winter festival.