1. belt:

    I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.

    1. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
    2. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
    3. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
    4. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
    5. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
    6. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
    7. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
    8. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
    9. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
    10. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

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  2. laclefdescoeurs:

    Fireman’s funeral, George Street, 1894, Arthur Streeton

     
  3. cavetocanvas:

    An Interior With A Woman Reading - Carl Larsson, 1885

    (via summerlilac)

     
  4. laclefdescoeurs:

    Interiør - Musikaften, Carl Vilhelm Holsøe

     
  5. stopdropandvogue:

    Tim Walker’s Pastel Cats

    "A lot of people get confused when they see this image. They think it was done by computer, but we actually took pigment powder, mixed it with talc to get the right ice-cream pastel colours, and brushed it into the cats.

    The owners were two proud members of the Persian cat club. I can’t remember how I found them, but they turned up in a van, covered in cat fur, and stood breathing down my neck as I took the picture. We were worried about putting all that powder into the animals’ fur, but they said, ‘Oh no, they absolutely love it.’ The cats were such vain creatures - they adored being touched and pampered.

    We didn’t really think about which cats, or how many, should be done in which colours. We just did each one, and then they had to go back into their cat beds in the owners’ van. I think I lost count of how many were pink and how many were blue, but when we were finished they all came out and looked great together. There wasn’t enough light to do the picture indoors - but, by a fluke, all the cats seemed to gravitate to this clematis at the bottom of some steps. I didn’t arrange them. This is just what the cats did, and they all pretty much stayed where they were throughout. So it’s actually quite a naturalistic portrait - apart from the colour.

    At the time, in May 1998, I had no idea how the picture would resonate with people. But it has been the image I’ve been asked about the most. For some reason, people are just fascinated with it - more than any model, house or celebrity I’ve ever shot. Everyone wants to know about the pastel cats.” -Tim Walker

    Interview by Leo Benedictus

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  6. philnoto:

    The Hank Pym Photo Archives come to Marvel Comics!  It was just announced at NYCC that I will be doing 20 variant covers for the month of February in the style of the “photos” that I’ve posted on my blog in the past. Thank you to everyone who has favorited/liked/reblogged these pieces in the past. This wouldn’t have happened without you!

     
  7. pascalcampion:

    The Runaway.
    #pascalcampionart


     
  8. wingceltis:

    come on, John.

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  9. laclefdescoeurs:

    The Little Worker, 1902-12, Helen Galloway McNicoll

     
  10. copperbadge:

    I love my new neighborhood.