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Bailey Jay, Facts, and Food: The Aztecs once fed 200,000 people in inarable swampy land by creating floating gardens that they farmed extensively. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com guayyaba: wildland-hymns: ultrafacts: How on earth would you feed a city of over 200,000 people when the land around you was a swampy lake? Seems like an impossible task, but the Aztec managed it by creating floating gardens known as chinampas, then they farmed them intensively. These ingenious creations were built up from the lake bed by piling layers of mud, decaying vegetation and reeds. This was a great way of recycling waste from the capital city Tenochtitlan. Each garden was framed and held together by wooden poles bound by reeds and then anchored to the lake floor with finely pruned willow trees. The Aztecs also dredged mud from the base of the canals which both kept the waterways clear and rejuvenate the nutrient levels in the gardens. A variety of crops were grown, most commonly maize or corn, beans, chillies, squash, tomatoes, edible greens such as quelite and amaranth. Colourful flowers were also grown, essential produce for religious festivals and ceremonies. Each plot was systematically planned, the effective use of seedbeds allowed continuous planting and harvesting of crops. Between each garden was a canal which enabled canoe transport. Fish and birds populated the water and were an additional source of food. [x] (Fact Source) For more facts, follow Ultrafacts This is literally so cool. Not only does it contribute to spacial efficiency, but the canals would easily keep pests, weeds, and possibly even diseases out of the respective plots. Companion planting and bio-intensive planting would be so much easier. Water-wise systems would be inherently present. Plus it looks so super neat aesthetically. I am just all about this. Indigenous civilizations invented sustainable development way before there was a term for it.

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Bad, Children, and Dinosaur: glumshoe Children's art in media: fully-colored, stylized but recognizabke figures with backgrounds and aesthetically textured and messy crayon coloring that Children's art in real life: an anguished disembodied head floating on one side, a massive sea of amorphous red scribbles taking up half the paper, 'SAM written in enormous shaky letters overlapping everything, partial figure of a dinosaur abandoned before drawing the legs glumshoe in a movie this would be a fully-colored crayon drawing of a ranger standing in front of an arch that said "Jurassic Park" but instead it is two dinosaur skulls floating in the abyss while a ranger's head is swallowed by his own enormous speech bubble and I adore it jess-sheridan Part of my job is literally making those dumb kids drawings in film/tv AND LET ME TELL YOU, the reason why they're never like actual kid art is because 1 None of us art goblins remember what weird shit kids think of when they draw so we rely on bad reference images and the random stuff we remember drawing 2 We have so much muscle memory that it's legit difficult to make 'bad art 3. It's a legal nightmare to use actual kid art most of the time so one of the dept art goblins makes it 4. The colour is because it adds contrast and draws the eye usually we're working with nice art supplies with a full spectrum of colours and trying to tone it down to look as bad as possible but failing miserably because it's just not in us to do it. glumshoe This is the funniest fucking professional problem I can imagine l'd love to see the results of like... trying to commission children to make art for film and TV Draw a happy family!" Okay!" [chird churns out three weirdly proportioned humans and a yellow amorphous blob with a speech bubble shouting something unintelligible] Oh uh... it's very. Nice. Can you tell me who the yellow person is? That's Spongebob. The family is happy because he came to their party Source:glumshoe 25,799 notes A movie detail I never noticed before and now I always will
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Bitch, Douchebag, and Fucking: i never realized how much i hate modern art until i took a class in modern art t's so pretentious, like half of the pieces we've looked at have been purportedly commenting on elitism in art and income disparities when the piece itself sold for thousands of dollars to be put in a museum for rich people to look at. you're supposed to look at barren canvases with vague splotches of color and meditate on the nature of life, navelgazing for an hour. bitch I can do that in my own home for free. most of the time the pieces themselves don't require any skill, it's just an asshole with some bright idea thatno one has ever thought of before(which is bullshit, originality is a myth) and the gall to pretend that they re saying something meaningful. A bunch of postmodernists specialize in literal plagiarism but with a different title. wow so edgy. really thought provoking. you sure are making a statement that's care the most egregious example is this bullshit this is an overhead view of a plaza wherein some famous guy was commissioned to design a public art piece for. The brick and nonfunctional fountain was already there. The sculpture? a literal wall of iron bisecting the courtyard. this guy was paid over 100k to design this. Now, this is located in a city, smack dab in the middle of a bunch of office buildings. Workers who had to spend 8 hours a day 5 days a week doing menial desk jobs had to look at this ugly piece of shit. You want to have a nice picnic during lunch break with your work buddies? tough shit. You get tilted arc instead fucko. You can't see from one end of the courtyard to another because some dick thought rebar sheet metal was more important. It also impeded movement between the buildings so that you have to go around this fucking obstacle instead of just fucking walking from one side to the other So yeah, these workers got pissed, because you're making an ugly place even uglier for obscene amounts of money without thinking about the ppl who actually have to look at it every day (who had no say in the design). There have been countless studies done on stress and related health problems in office workers and having to look at ugly as sin shit like this piece of work actually contributes to stress and decreases mental and physical health (as opposed to pretty scenery or When the designer was told what people thought of his masterplece, he threw an absolute shitfit. "art doesn't have to be pretty", he said. "art isn't for the public while it is absolutely true that art doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be meaningful or relevant, putting this fucking monstrosity in a place where people are forced to look at it day in day out, in addition to the ugly buildings and streets and shit that comprises the rest of their lives is just kind of a dick move. Yes, people are painfully aware that life and art and all that shit isn't always pretty, they're the ones who have to live with that fact, not some pompous asshole who thinks he's god's gift to man because he put some metal wall in a And yeah, not all art is for the public. Art can be self- expression or just for your own enjoyment. But if you are being commissioned by the state, paid hundereds of thousands of tax dollars to make a PUBLIC art piece, yeah, it's for the public! saying that other people have no say in what that public art piece looks like, implying that if other people don't like your art that they just Don't Understand True Art TM, is this hugely egotistical self-masturbatory elitism that puts the artist above the working people (when like the whole point of art is supposed to be disrupting this kind of bullshit But that's not even the best part. This fucking douchebag. upon being told that people don't want this metal wall in their courtyard and that they want him to move it, freaks the FUCK out about how he "designed it just for this space and taking it out of its context would destroy it". Which like, yeah context is important when understanding the meaning of a piece. but iterally the only meaning of this piece was "i got paid obscene amounts of money and im gonna use it to make the ugliest thing i can think of literally just because. If you move it out of the context of the plaza it wouldn't be impeding foot traffic or being an eyesore to the workers who are forced to spend thein days there, which is destroying the purpose of the work. So in the end this guy opts to have the piece destroyed rather than moved because he can't stand to have hishigh art removed from its PurposeTM which is to be unpleasant. i dont give a single goddamn fuck about whatever the fuck, if it's causing people stress on top of their already stressful lives just because you thought it would be great to create this atrocity in a place where no one can escape from, you're not advancing anything. you're just So now the space has been converted to a rather plesant little oasis with plants and lots of benches. anyways thats my dissertation on how much i hate contemporary art and find it to lack relevance or meaning to the people it supposedly represents or defends. it takes itself too seriously and imposes arbitrary and hypocritical statements on the nature of art at the expense of any real substance. in the world we live in, pretty things for the sake of being pretty, having stories that are entertaining and engaging and relatable, having fun and feeling good in a world that devalues those things, etc. are far more impactful and radical than anything sitting in a museum created by some millionaire who jacks off to their 'fine art. thanks for coming to my ted talk have a good night #"that just means you're uncultured' i literally give no fucks susan #im not interested in elitism and you can suck a dick 53,922 notes The Elitism of Art
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Tumblr, Best, and Blog: <p><a href="http://fleurdulys.tumblr.com/post/166875350453/uumans-the-stray-liger" class="tumblr_blog">fleurdulys</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://uumans.tumblr.com/post/114264896210/the-stray-liger-turnthehourglassover" class="tumblr_blog">uumans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-stray-liger.tumblr.com/post/105565509231/turnthehourglassover-intergalacticju" class="tumblr_blog">the-stray-liger</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://turnthehourglassover.tumblr.com/post/85684185304/intergalacticju-opticallyaroused-a-painting" class="tumblr_blog">turnthehourglassover</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://intergalacticju.tumblr.com/post/79409859243/opticallyaroused-a-painting-made-from-pieces-of" class="tumblr_blog">intergalacticju</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://opticallyaroused.tumblr.com/post/77191213199/a-painting-made-from-pieces-of-glass" class="tumblr_blog">opticallyaroused</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>A Painting Made From Pieces of Glass</p></blockquote> <div><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="348" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_n2cmcuaftD1qavvv1.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_p8rp65PHdb1rw09tq_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="348" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_n2cmcuaftD1qavvv1.jpg"/></figure></div> </blockquote> <p>that’s amazing</p> </blockquote> <p>i just realized it’s not just pieces of glass</p> <p>they’re shaped as paper planes</p> <p>the piece can be complete and aesthetically pleasing even when there is no projection this is so good and it makes me so happy</p> </blockquote> <p>THIS IS ALSO SCIENCE. SCIENCE ART. THE BEST KIND OF ART.</p> </blockquote> <p>it kinda annoys me when people post these things and they don’t give credit to the artist. so the artist’s name is <i><b>Rashad Alakbarov </b></i>and he’s from Azerbaijan and he’s done several other pieces using shadows :</p> <figure data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="500" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00e3f1a58f59a2a25be6a99f7c84d3a2/tumblr_inline_oyj5dqWIZw1rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="700" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0a01beb0d81b9ece75dc559868e49911/tumblr_inline_oyj5f7ObVL1rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="700"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="540" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5bf81d670dea23bfdb125bc63788c984/tumblr_inline_oyj5g4c5h41rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="540"/></figure></blockquote>

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Bless Up, Guacamole, and Life: New pupper meets old soul. Pic: reddit u/Scotty367 @DrSmashlove On the path to being grown and sexy all women will go thru a cheese, cracker, grape and apricot platter phase. I see u, baby girl. Grown. Mature. Sophisticated. Appetizer looking like a still life painting. Put out some red wine, bam. Now u a grown and sexy hostess. U hit some bumps on the way here but u here now. U made it. U serving an appetizer that looks aesthetically wondrous. However there is one, small problem. Just one. U ready? NOBODY WANT CRACKERS AND CHEESE BRUV, YUCK LMAO. Let me upgrade u. U wanna serve something everyone will rave about? U wanna serve something people will love with all they heart? U wanna be the Belle of the MF Ball? HUMMUS AND GUACAMOLE. Do not over complicate this. Do not get creative. Do not ruin a perfect thing. Hummus...and guac. In two separate bowls. In between? Them thin crispy salty tortilla chips and if u really can’t fight the urge to be fancy, some veggies to dip. That’s it. “Wow the Camembert in that cheese, cracker, grape and apricot platter was absolutely delectable” - no human being, ever. “OMG I COULD BATHE IN GUAC. AND HUMMUS. LIKE LITERALLY BATHE ME IN A VAT OF GUAC AND HUMMUS AND RUB IT ON MY CHEST AND SHAMPOO MY HAIR WITH IT LOL DAMN IT’S GONE.....OMG AMANDA BROUGHT OUT MORE SORRY BRB ☺️.” - everyone. Guac and hummus. U could be the worst cook ever - don’t een matter - all the guests already gon be full off of guac. And hummus 🤗. Aight? I just upgraded u. When u host the best holiday party ever next week and nobody can een explain why and they just speechless like “AMANDA OMG THIS PARTY WAS AMAZING U R MARTHA STEWART LOL” just do me one favor. Just one. Say “smashy taught me” BLESS UP 😍😂😂😂

On the path to being grown and sexy all women will go thru a cheese, cracker, grape and apricot platter phase. I see u, baby girl. Grown. Ma...

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