If you’ve ever wondered when Jupiter will next be aligned with Mars, Van Cleef & Arpels has a watch that will tell you. Its new Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch has six rotating disks, each bearing a tiny sphere representing one of the six planets visible with the naked eye.

The disks rotate at different speeds so that each sphere makes one revolution around the dial in the time it takes the actual planet it represents – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn – to orbit the sun.  Mercury in 88 days, Venus in 224, Earth in a year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29. It’s a very complex watch and a true display of supreme watchmaking. Time is indicated by a shooting-star symbol rotating around the dial’s circumference. Leveraging the brand’s specialty in jewelry, each of the planets are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, ranging from red jasper to serpentine and turquoise. An even more extravagant edition is available with baguette-cut diamonds set into the bezel.

The planet module was designed by Christian van der Klaauw, renowned for his movements featuring astronomical indications. The movement is self-winding and contains 396 components.  The case is 44 mm in diameter and made of rose gold. The dial is made of aventurine and the planets of semiprecious stones.  Price: about $245,000; a diamond-set version will be about $330,000.

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Here is an article explaining it as well.

Please amplify their voices, please pay attention.

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Ma Jun (b. 1974, Quingdao, China)  Porcelain Art from New China series. Info with pics.

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i feel the need to point out the US government, if it were to intervene, would not support Hong Kong. the US owes money to and has too much interest in China as a whole for them to compromise that by supporting a region that is ultimately minor in the scope of United States financial interest. 

please do not insult the people of hong kong by calling for a white house petition. the truth of the matter is your government doesn’t care, and pretending it is the solution to the problems in hong kong is ignorant at most. 

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Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”

September 28th

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What's happening in Hong Kong?


  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom…

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

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Practice for a series I’d like to do eventually. I mean, being a princess is nice and all. But eventually you’ve gotta become the Queen. ;D

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that post comparing columbus’ ship to zheng he’s is going around again and I agree with the sentiment (definitely about the need for discourse about the erasure of poc explorers) BUT i have some problems with the post

first, lets talk about the santa maria. she was a carrack,…

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The problem with writing is it takes arrogance, and it takes you throwing yourself into a character and believing whole heartedly that they are important and that they have things to say. There is no room for questioning yourself.

And then you finish your draft and you have to turn around and question EVERYTHING. And that is so terrifying, because it kills the magic and it kills that initial spark you had with this person that you wrote and love.

Now you need to kill them over and over again in order to make them better and hope that in the end they will be the best version of themselves, a version that will hold up to that initial passion you had when you’d just thought up their essence. Are they what they should be? Did you lose them along the way? Is this how it all was really meant to pan out?

It’s hard to bring your characters - your story - out the other side of the manuscript without giving up. The end.



love it

This is the greatest thing I have ever seen

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I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

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The peryton is a mythological creature resembling a deer with the wings and overall plumage of a bird. Sometimes perytons can have bird-like hind legs, but are often depicted as being entirely deer aside from the wings. Last image created by the talented Skallan of Deviantart.

My fave omg

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Lip Service Badlands Cowl Hoodie Dress

(also the model is beyond gorgeous and is it just me or does she look a lot like Jasika Nicole?)

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Bravely Default and GotG. Oh shit, imagine Anges and crew trying to keep Thanos from getting the Infinity Gauntlet. That’s be awesome.

Destiny and the legendary amazons, another on of those warring states type Chinese movies


Bravely Default and GotG.

Oh shit, imagine Anges and crew trying to keep Thanos from getting the Infinity Gauntlet. That’s be awesome.

Destiny and the legendary amazons, another on of those warring states type Chinese movies

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