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nannaia:

Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty

This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.

Interesting notes

"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)

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copperbadge:

darlingarmadillo replied to your photo “Christmas origami crane wreath by request of my mum. I have such…”

Sam, you made a modular origami box once, made of rectangular strips with open sides; but the pattern link from your LJ is defunct. Do you know where I can find it? copperbadge.livejournal.com/3209682.htm Also do you have a pattern link for this one?

I answered this in stream but I thought other people might like to know as well :D Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share! 

The modular crane wreath instructions are here, and the box pattern is available here. The box pattern is much similar than the finished product makes it look. Modular origami in general looks AMAZING but is usually pretty simple — you just have to fold something a dozen times and understand how they all fit together. But they’re a reasonably simple way to impress someone who doesn’t know how the trick is done :D

theflamboyantpedantic:

Crown Your Hatred | A mix for those who right wrongs in their own way [listen]

1. Seven Devils - Florence + The Machine | 2. I Know Where You Sleep - Emilie Autumn | 3. Kill Of The Night - Gin Wigmore | 4. Final Warning - Skylar Grey | 5. Call You Out - Flyleaf | 6. Daughtes of Darkness - Nightcore | 7. Black Sheep - Gin Wigmore | 8. Miss Jackson (ft. Lolo) - Panic! At The Disco | 9. Ignorance - Paramore | 10. Girl With One Eye - Florence + The Machine | 11. Goin’ Down - The Pretty Reckless | 12. Beast - Nico Vega

theflamboyantpedantic:

Crown Your Hatred | A mix for those who right wrongs in their own way [listen]

1. Seven Devils - Florence + The Machine | 2. I Know Where You Sleep - Emilie Autumn | 3. Kill Of The Night - Gin Wigmore | 4. Final Warning - Skylar Grey | 5. Call You Out - Flyleaf | 6. Daughtes of Darkness - Nightcore | 7. Black Sheep - Gin Wigmore | 8. Miss Jackson (ft. Lolo) - Panic! At The Disco | 9. Ignorance - Paramore | 10. Girl With One Eye - Florence + The Machine | 11. Goin’ Down - The Pretty Reckless | 12. Beast - Nico Vega

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Less than 15% of venture-backed companies have a female founder, but Indiegogo says 47% of campaigns that reach their funding target are run by women [….] On Kickstarter, a similar platform to Indiegogo, roughly two-thirds of women-led tech firms reached their fundraising goals compared with 30 percent of tech companies with male founders.

Fortune Magazine this morning, helping Indiegogo —a tech company with a staff that is 45% female — refute the idea that there’s no female talent in the tech industry. (x)

I enjoy reading Fortune’s coverage of the gender/race gap in the tech industry because they rarely ask “where are the women?” and instead run stories saying “We know you don’t have any women on staff, but look, here the women are, they’re right here, and they’re actually doing better work than the men right now, so maybe you should think about employing a few.”

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