We’re in the village with the longest name in europe
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders takes us to Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, home to the country’s largest great wisteria. This colossal blooming vine is 144 years old and covers an area measuring 1,990 square meters (half an acre). Its numerous heavy branches are held up by a vast network of steel supports. In the spring countless racemes of pink and purple flowers bloom to form a vibrant canopy that practically brushes the heads of the park’s many visitors. If you’re planning a visit, the best time to behold this awesomely enchanting sight is from late April to mid May.
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The only thing better than a bowl full of chocolate chip cookies is chocolate chip cookies served in a bowl that’s actually MADE of chocolate chip cookies. Beth Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings created this awesome chocolate chip cookie serving bowl. It’s easy to make and even easier to devour.
one of my asshole roommates is literally SHOUTING and talking shit about one of my non-asshole roommates right now. it’s 4 am, i ain’t got time for this shit x_x thank fucking christ asshole roommate is moving out at the end of the month.
i get to drink pliny with the boyf tomorrow, so essited!! ^_^ russian river ilu
San Francisco-based artist and architect Tiffanie Turner creates enormous, elaborate paper flowers that look like something Alice might’ve encountered in Wonderland. Each beautiful blossom is made of countless layers of delicate crepe paper, measures nearly three feet in diameter and takes anywhere from 35 to 80 hours to assemble.
"My work in paper stems from my background as an architect, particularly my interest in how things are made and the use of repetitive elements, along with my lifelong obsession with flowers and botanical drawings. The exploration of scale plays heavily into everything I do, and the organized chaos and rhythms in nature make the heads of flowers an excellent case study for me."
Turner has a solo show of her giant paper blossoms, entitled Heads, currently on exhibit at Rare Device in San Francisco through May 28, 2014. Assuming you live in the area, this sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day destination.
This is my favorite thing
this is so very british
oh my god it gets better when you understand exactly how far he went