Vintage Pekalongan Batik Tulis

Growing up in a typical Penang Straits Chinese home, I remember my mother wearing batik sarongs every day. She went to bed in one of her old and faded sarongs but changed to a crisp starched one the next morning. She wore beautiful hand drawn…


I’ve laid away my bamboo Chasen (茶筅) for too long. Today’s afternoon Matcha (抹茶) was such a delight - the soft froth brought the light bitterness of green tea and warm water into a beautiful almost-creamy concoction. I am most definitely stocking up on my matcha supplies and may throw in a Chawan (茶碗) as a small treat.

(via the50-person)


【第13回MMD杯本選】  まだ見ぬ世界へ 【APヘタリアMMD-PV合作】

A heartbeat did not stop for a while after I watched this animation.(>∇<)



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Rangoli : Indian Folk Art

  • Rangoli is the most multicolored of this shared tradition and uses a vast array of materials. Kolam, on the other hand, usually follows more geometrical patterns with a pattern of dots encircled by a series of curving loops – even though more color is added on holidays and for special occasions. Throughout many Indian states, including Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, local varieties can be found which draw on local people’s own preferences and traditions.


Travel writing box, late 19th century. Hardwood with bronze plating. Hinged writing surface, various compartments for writing paper and writing utensils. Via Fischer


NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:

Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.

NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via

artist find at Lustik

(via lihalimau)


Moroccan Tea. (via Pinterest)


Moroccan Tea. (via Pinterest)


moroccan mint tea 1415.jpg by skrockodile ( on Flickr 


moroccan mint tea 1415.jpg by skrockodile ( on Flickr