October 15, 2014
October 4, 2014

erikkwakkel:

Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

erikkwakkel:

Early bowling scene
I came across this remarkable image today: a man and a woman engaged in a game of bowling, passionately judging from their gestures. The image is from a book of Psalms (a Psalter) and was probably made in the Southern Low Countries (nowadays Belgium). It seems surprising to find this merry scene in a devout book used for private devotion, but Psalters are often filled with marginalia that feature entertaining scenes. This leaf, the only one that survives from the original book, was found discarded behind a shelf. It is the first time I encounter a medieval couple bowling. In fact, it must be one of the earliest depictions of this sport. 
Pic: London, British Library, Harley 7640, made c. 1300 (more here). 

erikkwakkel:

Early bowling scene

I came across this remarkable image today: a man and a woman engaged in a game of bowling, passionately judging from their gestures. The image is from a book of Psalms (a Psalter) and was probably made in the Southern Low Countries (nowadays Belgium). It seems surprising to find this merry scene in a devout book used for private devotion, but Psalters are often filled with marginalia that feature entertaining scenes. This leaf, the only one that survives from the original book, was found discarded behind a shelf. It is the first time I encounter a medieval couple bowling. In fact, it must be one of the earliest depictions of this sport. 

Pic: London, British Library, Harley 7640, made c. 1300 (more here). 

September 23, 2014
September 16, 2014

jumpingjacktrash:

japan-ism:

These lovable cat-themed sweets were made by Caroline, a Japanese housewife. She creates them annually on Cat’s Day — February 22. The cat-shaped sweets are nerikiri: a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing sweet white bean paste and glutinous rice. Caroline tints and sculpts them into various shapes and styles; then puts them on pancakes and doughnuts as edible decorations. They’re just too cute to eat!

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ahhh help that’s too adorable

Holy crap!

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September 7, 2014
September 6, 2014
ultrapeanut:

omg

holy shit! 

ultrapeanut:

omg

holy shit! 

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September 2, 2014

actorswithactionfigures:

archiemcphee:

Remember those outrageously cute Banana Bird capsule toys we posted about a couple week ago? Meet their kawaii canine counterparts: Bread Dogs. Bandai created this adorable new series of Gashapon toys, which is actually their fifth series of Doggy Bread figures to date. (Click here to view them all)

This new Anicolla series features six different, but equally darling dogs who’ve found themselves wearing six different sorts of bread. There’s the Anpug (a pug inside a sweet bean bun), the Pomcutlet Sandwich (a pomeranian who’s taken the place of a katsu pork cutlet), a toy poodle pancake, corgi hot dog, shih tzu sandwich and, last but not least, the Chihuassant (an amazing Chihuahua-croissant hybrid). Despite being less than two inches long, each figure is impressively detailed and, yes, ridiculously cute.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got any capsule toy machines nearby. Right now you can find these little cuties on Ebay.

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Reblogging for corgi-hotdog.

August 27, 2014