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  3. hurricane-girls:

    ✿✿ ❀❀ ❁❁ new pressed flowers! ✿✿ ❀❀ ❁❁

     
  4. pastelliyon:

    Flower set X

     
  5. mirandaarenee:

    beautiful flower pressings in the riceboy sleeps picture book [x]

     
  6. voscht:

    Thanatoss, 2013

    (Notes: Journal entry)

    (Source: viancadelacruz)

     
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  9. "

    All she wanted
    was find a place to stretch her bones
    A place to lengthen her smiles
    and spread her hair
    A place where her legs could walk
    without cutting and bruising
    A place unchained
    She was born out of ocean breath.
    I reminded her;
    ‘Stop pouring so much of yourself
    into hearts that have no room for themselves
    Do not thin yourself
    Be vast
    You do not bring the ocean to a river’

    "
    — you are oceanic, Tapiwa Mugabe (via axlam)

    (Source: tapiwamugabe, via thatkindofwoman)

     
  10. ohsofili:

    Herblore of the Shire by Meriadoc Brandybuck. 

    (via thankfulsagefarmschool)

     
  11. heaveninawildflower:

    'About Bees' by Rev. F. G. Jenyns. Published at the request, and under the sanction, of the British beekeepers' association

    Published 1886 by W. Gardner, Darton, & co. in London .

    https://archive.org/stream/bookaboutbeesthe00jeny#page/n0/mode/2up

    (via thankfulsagefarmschool)

     
  12. (Source: wictoer)

     
  13. hellod:

    Hump-shaped house covered in plants - Patrick Nadeau
    Reims, France

    (Source: dezeen.com)

     
  14. rudygodinez:

    Unknown Architect, Palm House at Bicton, (1818)

    Although the architect of the Palm House at Bicton is not recorded, the genius behind the Palm House’s  design is almost certainly John Claudius Loudon, in whose book, Greenhouse Companion, several similar designs appear. He had been experimenting with the building of glass domes and half domes since 1815 and invariably used the London firm of W & D Bailey to construct them. In 1818 he sold them the rights to his designs and the use of the wrought iron sash bar he had developed.

    What causes such wonderment on entering is the fact that the whole central dome is completely unsupported. Loudon himself was proud. “It is worthy of remark”, he said, “that there were no rafters or principal ribs for strengthening the roof besides the common wrought iron sash bar.” In consequence the dome resembles a gigantic glittering spiders web suspended across the sky.

    The whole building is held together with pressure alone and only became a stable structure  when the glass was fitted in. The panes overlap each other like fish scales and each one is hand moulded  thicker at the edges than in the middle. Thus the rain is deflected from the iron ribs.

    At the time it was built, glass manufacturers charged their customers by surface area but were taxed themselves by the weight of the glass.  For that reason they made the thinnest glass possible, large pieces of  which were extremely fragile. To use small panes for the palm house at Bicton was a practical solution. It also meant that the structure would be curved, without the panes themselves being curved.

     
  15. jgqcmp:

    Sitting room of choice.