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"Under Wildwood," a children's book by Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy, illustrated by Meloy's wife Carson Ellis

New Year's Resolutions

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

Beautiful packaging. The Tenfold Collective

Embroidered Keds! File this in both Inspiration and Want!

Amazing macro photography by Andrey Pavlov using real ants as models. It seriously looks too beautiful to be real. The ants almost look staged. Incredible!

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama gave thousands of stickers to kids and adults of different ages and asked them to decorate a room. After a few weeks, completely white room was transformed into beautiful art installation: The Obliteration Room.

Design student Danielle Hop's milk packaging. Her site is killin' it!

Artist Lilly McElroy did a series called "I Throw Myself at Men". She would literally throw herself at random men in bars.