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Willpower is Overrated

A curated collection of fashion, food, art, & everything in between

Such a great story. Best thing to ever happen to the tiny pianist joke.

I wanted to include an avocado love-related quote from The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death here, but my well-worn copy isn’t currently on my person, so a casual mention will have to do.

Ain’t those avocados just grand, though?

coketalk:

"An Illustrated Guide to American Personhood" by Sarah Baker

coketalk:

"An Illustrated Guide to American Personhood" by Sarah Baker

Left: Flowing Waterfall Over Crystalized Magma Under the Winters Full Moon, Japan, 2013. Magma can become crystalized into geometric patterns when cooled down slowly in the earth. The winter full moon lights up the waterfall against the wall of columnar rock formations. Right: Red-Hot Cinders Erupting Skyward in the Midst of a Volcanic Lighing, Sakurajima, Japan, 2013. With the eruption, red-hot cinders are shot up skyward out of the crater and burn in reds and oranges. In the midst of these, blue bolts of volcanic lightning flash.
Last one, I promise. By Takehito Miyatake. 

Left: Flowing Waterfall Over Crystalized Magma Under the Winters Full Moon, Japan, 2013. Magma can become crystalized into geometric patterns when cooled down slowly in the earth. The winter full moon lights up the waterfall against the wall of columnar rock formations. Right: Red-Hot Cinders Erupting Skyward in the Midst of a Volcanic Lighing, Sakurajima, Japan, 2013. With the eruption, red-hot cinders are shot up skyward out of the crater and burn in reds and oranges. In the midst of these, blue bolts of volcanic lightning flash.

Last one, I promise. By Takehito Miyatake. 

(Source: Slate)

"Fishing Rafts on the Quit Inland Sea at Full Moon, Uchino-umi, Japan, 2013. The Naruto strait is known for its fierce, whirling waves, but there is a quiet inland sea called Uchino-umi just nearby. Scores of fishing rafts were highlighted by the light from the full moon."
By Takehito Miyatake. This might be my favorite - quiet, unassuming, beautiful. I feel calm just looking at it.

"Fishing Rafts on the Quit Inland Sea at Full Moon, Uchino-umi, Japan, 2013. The Naruto strait is known for its fierce, whirling waves, but there is a quiet inland sea called Uchino-umi just nearby. Scores of fishing rafts were highlighted by the light from the full moon."

By Takehito Miyatake. This might be my favorite - quiet, unassuming, beautiful. I feel calm just looking at it.

(Source: Slate)

"Beached Firefly Squid Light Up the Japanese Coast, Japan, 2013. The hotaru ika, or firefly squid, lives 2,000 feet below the water. In spring, they come up near the surface to spawn, and some of them even wash up on the beaches. A school of squid glowing like jewels looks like a blue band trimming the water’s edge."
By Takehito Miyatake.

"Beached Firefly Squid Light Up the Japanese Coast, Japan, 2013. The hotaru ika, or firefly squid, lives 2,000 feet below the water. In spring, they come up near the surface to spawn, and some of them even wash up on the beaches. A school of squid glowing like jewels looks like a blue band trimming the water’s edge."

By Takehito Miyatake.

(Source: Slate)

"Eruption on Showa Crater in the Midst of Volcanic Lightning, Sakurajima, Japan, 2013. A light snow was falling intermittently on a winter night when I saw numerous blue strips of lightning flash as if to interweave with the scarlet flames. I was entranced by the performance of primary colors that evoked thoughts of the creation of Earth."
By Takehito Miyatake. Isn’t our planet fucking amazing? Click through for more photos.

"Eruption on Showa Crater in the Midst of Volcanic Lightning, Sakurajima, Japan, 2013. A light snow was falling intermittently on a winter night when I saw numerous blue strips of lightning flash as if to interweave with the scarlet flames. I was entranced by the performance of primary colors that evoked thoughts of the creation of Earth."

By Takehito Miyatake. Isn’t our planet fucking amazing? Click through for more photos.

(Source: Slate)

"Hime Botaru (Princess) Fireflies Flicker in the Woods, Japan, 2013. A flight of hime botaru fireflies, or princess fireflies, flicker together in a warm, orange hued light. Locals call them golden fireflies. Although each one is only about 5 mm in size, the flight can create a spectacle that seems to come from a fairy tale world."
I will now proceed to post more of Takehito Miyatake’s amazing nature photography, but you should really click through to read/see the article I found all the photos in, because it’s all powerful and beautiful.

"Hime Botaru (Princess) Fireflies Flicker in the Woods, Japan, 2013. A flight of hime botaru fireflies, or princess fireflies, flicker together in a warm, orange hued light. Locals call them golden fireflies. Although each one is only about 5 mm in size, the flight can create a spectacle that seems to come from a fairy tale world."

I will now proceed to post more of Takehito Miyatake’s amazing nature photography, but you should really click through to read/see the article I found all the photos in, because it’s all powerful and beautiful.

(Source: Slate)

“By copyrighting his property as an artwork, Peter Von Tiesenhausen has prevented oil companies from drilling on it!
Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta. There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land. His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration. They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath. He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork. Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally. The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.”

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, Peter Von Tiesenhausen has prevented oil companies from drilling on it!


Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta. There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.

Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land. His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration. They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath. He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork. Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.

Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally. The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.

The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.”

(Source: facebook.com)

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