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welkinlions:

Caryatids in front of the Austrian Parliament (1874–1883), Vienna

A caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. The Greek term karyatides literally means “maidens of Karyai”, an ancient town of Peloponnese. Karyai had a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis in her aspect of Artemis Karyatis: “As Karyatis she rejoiced in the dances of the nut-tree village of Karyai, those Karyatides, who in their ecstatic round-dance carried on their heads baskets of live reeds, as if they were dancing plants”
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rare-posters:

The Arts. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
rare-posters:

The Arts. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
rare-posters:

The Arts. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
rare-posters:

The Arts. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
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left-hand-black:

Alphonse Mucha
left-hand-black:

Alphonse Mucha
left-hand-black:

Alphonse Mucha
left-hand-black:

Alphonse Mucha
left-hand-black:

Alphonse Mucha
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interlacedtriangles:

cosmic bubble ladies
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jrize:

Salvador Dali, Woman with Flower Head, 1937. 
“She wore her sexuality with an older woman’s ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down.” ― Zadie Smith
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exhibition-ism:

The intricate nouveau illustrations of artist Vania Zouravliov 
exhibition-ism:

The intricate nouveau illustrations of artist Vania Zouravliov 
exhibition-ism:

The intricate nouveau illustrations of artist Vania Zouravliov 
exhibition-ism:

The intricate nouveau illustrations of artist Vania Zouravliov 
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rare-posters:

The Seasons on silk. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
rare-posters:

The Seasons on silk. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
rare-posters:

The Seasons on silk. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
rare-posters:

The Seasons on silk. 1896. Alphonse Mucha.
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design-is-fine:


Georges de Feure, Elegant women at the Beach, 1900-02. Note the cute dachshund between the skirts. Collection Jane Abdy, London.
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for-redheads:

ffo art  |  tumblr  |  Society6
for-redheads:

ffo art  |  tumblr  |  Society6
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odyssey2fit:

Health Doesn’t Start In The Kitchen, It Starts In The Produce Aisle.
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unbelievable-facts:

The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass.
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unbelievable-facts:

The Johns Hopkins University conducted a study of mushrooms with 36 college-educated adults (average age of 46) who had never tried psilocybin nor had a history of drug use. More than two-thirds reported it was among the top five most spiritually significant experiences in their lives.
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unbelievable-facts:

coconut water is Isotonic and Sterile (provided that the husk is intact), for this reason, in undeveloped countries it has been injected directly into the blood stream as a substitute for an IV bag.
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unbelievable-facts:

Scientists have confirmed that Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, has a watery ocean
Earth is not the only orb with oceans. In 2005 Cassini, an American spacecraft, saw plumes of water shooting into space from cracks in the icy surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons 
Enceladus is the sixth-largest of the moons of Saturn, with a mean radius of 252 km (156 miles). In 2005, the Cassini spacecraft spotted what appeared to be plumes of water shooting into space from cracks in the icy surface of Enceladus. The only reasonable explanation would be that the moon has an ocean of liquid water under the ice. Now, a team led by Luciano Iess of theUniversity of Rome confirmed that the ocean exists, and also showed that, like Earth’s, it doesn’t cover the entire surface.
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unbelievable-facts:

new umbrella creates a force-field of air to protect you from the rain
A Chinese inventor is seeking funding for his Air Umbrella gadget (shown). It is a replacement for regular umbrellas, using air instead of fabric. The sceptre-like device blows out air at the top to make a ‘force field’. This protects the person or people underneath from rain. 
The gadget was created by inventor Chuan Wang from Nanjing, China and it is currently part of a Kickstarter campaign.