Group hug?




The Strange Magnificent Beauty of Opals

The ancient Greeks upheld the opal as a sign of purity and hope. The ancient Romans believed opals kept the wearer safe from harm and called opals cupid paederos, child as beautiful as love.

For thousands of years opals have been regarded as a source of imparting inner beauty and faithfulness to the wearer. For centuries royal families have included opals in crowns and necklaces as a talisman for protection, calling them the “King of Gems”.

Never seen a koroit before!


Forget me not

SPOTLIGHT: Finger Pricks by Siobhán Barbour 

Ever since we first heard of Richard Saja, we’ve had a hawkeye out for any other brilliant embroidery who are breathing innovation into the toil.

Siobhán Barbour is a Northern Irish embroiderer whose work consists of an ideal mixture of talent, quirk, and extraordinary expertise.

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Eyes and Scales





Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.

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in before tumblr screams about cultural appropiation

This doesn’t even count as cultural appropriation

This isn’t a person robbing a culture, to hell with the others

This is a child born right next to that culture

Who was embraced by the people and taught how to do some of the things they do

Which is not the same as cultural appropriation

No cultural appropriation. Just something really beautiful.



Fuzzy bat break! Fuzzy bats with the wiggly ears and the flappy wings! 

And now, back to writing. 

Guys. Guys. BATS.



The Original Broadway Cast of Disney’s The Lion King

Mufasa :: Sarabi :: Young Nala and Simba :: Simba :: Nala:: Rafiki :: Pumba and Timon :: Zazu :: Scar :: The Hyenas (Ed, Shenzi, and Banzai)

This was one of the most amazingly costumed Broadway shows I’ve ever seen.