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"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."
Winston Churchill
Architecture, literature, Greek culture, etc.

naz-ghoul:

Alright, here we go.

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(Source: remusluvin, via remusluvin)

naz-ghoul:

Alright, here we go.

Everybody who reblogs this will get a picture and description of a cat that suits their personality/blog. Make sure you have your submission boxes open (and a brief bio would be helpful, too).

(Source: remusluvin)

art-of-swords:

Kris Dagger

  • Dated: 20th Century
  • Culture: Indonesian
  • Place of Origin: Indonésia
  • Medium: Steel, gold, ebony, gems, gilded silver. 
  • Measurements: Full Length: 69 cm. Blade Length: 50 cm

This topengan Kris comes from Bali. It has a double edged, waved and grooved blade in “grass-mineral”, with a beautiful pattern known as “watermelon”. It is decorated with high-relief chiselled on the base with floral motifs and gold covered foliage, which happens as well in the ganja a mount applied at the base of the blade.

The “hulu”, hilt, in rhinoceros horn is sculpted in the shape of a sitting temple guard. The ring which finishes it off is made of gilded silver ornamented with a ring filled with encrusted cabochon cut gems. Between this and the blade’s base there is the mendak, fitting ring, made of the same metal and also encrusted with gems. 

Source: © Copyright 2013 Caravana Collection

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armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547-1559) ca. 1555 (x)

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Greek Mythology - Icarus

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly to close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned. The myth is usually taken as a tragic example of hubris or failed ambition (x). 

(Source: davvos, via middysharp)