10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week #9

1. Olan Ventura’s surreal splashes of colour in Still Life With Golden Goblet

Here is a quirky kaleidoscope of things that inspired me this week, I hope you enjoy them. Let me know if you have any things of your own to share…Much love

Olan Ventura, Still Life With Golden Goblet, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 121.9 x 137.2 cm
Olan Ventura, Abundant Bouquet with Pomegranate, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 162.5 x 121.9 cm

Via Yavuz Gallery

2. Sam Barsky knits epic sweaters to celebrate key moments and memories in his life

Sam Barsky’s sweaters have become a bit of a cult thing on the internet. He has now knitted over 200 of them. If you like them, he is able to hand-knit you a custom sweater of your own favourite memory or place for around 10K

Via Messy Nessy Chick

3. Spacey, South Island Vibes by Haast – Hāwea (2019)

This is an incredibly playful, buoyant and enjoyable ambient album that features field recordings of birds and atmospheric wind elements in various parts of the Central Otago Lake District of New Zealand. Haast -Hāwea is a electronic music producer from Otago who creates psychadelic new age soundscapes.

4. Blogger Sam Cardy talks about resistance, strength, social change and Thoreau

Injustice is most obvious to those who are treated unfairly. If Rosa Parks had simply campaigned, spoke to people, asked them ‘why should I sacrifice my seat on the bus to a white man?‘, she would have gotten nowhere.

Thoreau advocates the use of criminal acts, the practice of disobeying the law, if by not doing anything and abiding by the law, you are complicit in perpetuating an injustice.

If the injustice is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.

What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.

Henry David Thoreau

Read more on Sam’s incredible blog – Patchwork.

5. One of the more niche mascots that exist in Japan (there is a mascot for everything there!)

6. A haunting ancient Nordic lullaby: Vargsången

Lyrics

Vargen ylar i nattens skog (The wolf is howling in the forest of the night)

Han vill men kan inte sova (He wants to, but cannot sleep)

Hungern river i hans varga buk (The hunger tears his wolven stomach)

Och det är kallt i hans stova (And it’s cold in his burrow)

Du varg du varg, kom inte hit (Wolf, wolf, don’t you come here)

Ungen min får du aldrig ( I will never let you take my child)

Vargen ylar i nattens skog (The wolf is howling in the forest of the night)

Ylar av hunger o klagar (Howling out of hunger and moaning)

Men jag ska ge’n en grisa svans (But I will give him a pig tail)

Sånt passar i varga magar (Which suits a wolven stomach)

Du varg du varg, kom inte hit (Wolf, wolf, don’t you come here)

Ungen min får du aldrig ( I will never let you take my child)

7. A cinematic and realistic animation of Ancient Rome

This is totally mind-blowing and it will bring to life Ancient Rome in a new way for you…

8. A Roman makeup tutorial by Amber Butchard and English Heritage

I love how they have incorporated mineral eyeshadow made of lapis lazuli, it looks vividly beautiful.

9. Slow progress….is still progress!

So don’t be too hard on yourself, OK mate?

10. The Art of Living Authentically by Daughter of Old/ Annabell

A tranquil and quiet YouTube Channel featuring a beautiful woman who moves slowly and calmly through life and relishes the small and sacred moments of each day. Annabell’s an artist, herbalist, witch and videographer. I think you will enjoy her channel, it’s really inspiring.

4 thoughts on “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week #9

    1. Did you like the Swedish lullaby? That whole channel is pure escapism, she does a good job of mythologising Sweden. Would love to know what you thought of Haast- Hawea, I found it so relaxing and it made me want to head back to the South Island. Hope you are doing well…Stay warm and cosy xx

    1. You’re welcome Sean, I’m so glad you get joy out of my weekly posts. Take care xx

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