→ Au : Got Race!bending: Asian Fancast :
Daniel Wu as Jon Snow, Michelle Yeoh as Catelyn Stark, Zhou Xun as Daenerys Targaryen, Suzuka Ogo as Arya Stark, Andy Lau as Stannis Baratheon, Liu Yifei as Sansa stark, Chow Yun Fat as Tywin Lannister, Gong Li as Cersei Lannister, Chang Chen as Jaime Lannister, Zhang Ziyi as Margaery Tyrell, Huang Xiaoming as Robb Stark, Ken Watanabe as Ned Stark
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3:17 pm • 21 August 2014 • 1,306 notes
Actual Japanese Workwear
Check out these absolutely stunning Japanese firemen coats. Known as Hanten coats, these were worn by Japanese firefighters in the 19th century. At the time, the technology to spray water at a high-enough pressure hadn’t been invented yet, so Japanese men had to fight fires by creating firebreaks downwind. Doing so, however, put them in danger of catching on fire themselves, as hot embers can travel up to a mile. To prevent that, they were continually doused with water, so that the thick and heavy coats would be more protective.
The symbols and designs you see are for several things. Some are just for decoration, of course, while some signal the fire crew that the wearer belonged to. Others are lucky symbols or refer to a heroic story, giving the wearer encouragement to be strong and courageous.
You can see these coats in person (along with many other awesome things) at Shibui, a shop in New York City for Japanese antiques and collectibles. They’re moving at the end of September and are having a sale right now to lighten their load. Select items are discounted by up to 50%, including lots of boro fabrics, which is a kind of heavily patched and mended Japanese textile. You can see examples of boro here.
For those of us outside of NYC, Shibui has a Google+ page you can admire (they’ll take phone orders, if you’re interested). There’s also a book titled Haten and Happi, which is all about traditional Japanese work coats.
5:52 am • 21 August 2014 • 219 notes
The books say
"This will make you strong’ and
'God is testing you' like
I can just put my pen down
when the bell chimes
and be done with this
but things don’t tie
nicely with ‘in conclusion’s
of encouraging paragraphs
Sometimes the world
hits you when you’re down
for no reason at all.
3:54 pm • 20 August 2014 • 1 note
If you love animals or drawing then you should add this book to your collection. The Art of Animal Drawing is a crash course in not only animal anatomy, but usage of lines, page composition, animation and more! It covers over 20 different species, but the material itself may be incorporated into any type of figure drawing.
There’s an online version of the book HERE, or you can purchase it on Amazon.com
3:38 pm • 20 August 2014 • 23,192 notes
"The War of the Roses"
Starring Cate Blanchett as Richard II :D
3:33 pm • 20 August 2014 • 2,095 notes