"My wants are simple: a job that I like and a guy whom I love."
From a single pumpkin seed to delicate butterfly wings, no canvas is too teeny for micro artist Hasan Kale. The talented — not to mention patient — artist paints realistic renderings of his hometown of Istanbul on unexpected objects.
Kale’s unique oeuvre sets the artist apart from other miniature mavens dealing in more traditional canvases.
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
I have some bad news about the rest of your life.
I found this copy of Thoreau’s Walden buried in the park. I opened it and saw these roots growing between the pages. I don’t know whether to frame it or put it back in the ground.
Dumb Business Words →
#i'm a business student and even i feel this way sometimes
Having been thrown somewhat unawares into the place of running several businesses, I keep coming across dumb-ass words that people use instead of normal words because it’s business and businesses should be fancy.
As far as I can tell, these words exist just to confuse people who are not…
Just looked it up. A stands for ‘amortization’, another word I don’t know the meaning of.
The D is EBITDA is actually depreciation, not debt. Depreciation is basically the spreading out of the cost of a large asset through it’s useful life. If you buy a truck for $50,000 in your first year of business you don’t want to show that $50,000 expense all in that first year, so you calculate it’s yearly expense and you take that expense each year of the useful life of the truck.
Amortization is the same exact thing except with intangible assets, like patents.
These expenses are recorded every year but no money actually leaves the business’ hands because they have already paid for the asset.
SEEEE! There are so many THINGS! How am I supposed to know all these things!
Let the record show that I, Olive Penderghast, being of sound mind and below average breast-size, swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth… starting now.
(Source: jimkurk, via pottermanic)
Literary presents | Mugs
Well, I started this before Christmas and then stopped because I figured people didn’t need any more gift ideas… But I still had some links saved, and Christmas is not the only reason to buy presents, is it? And there’s also self-gifts. Celebrate yourself with a mug!
- Chesire Cat disappearing mug (click the gif to appreciate effect), from the Unemployed Philosophers Guide, $12.95
- Virginia Woolf from BlackbirdStudioUK (Etsy), £8.55
- Nineteen Eighty-Four from Penguin (the UK shop is not working atm), $9.95
- The Hobbit from CaesarGJ (Etsy), £8.55
- Jane Austen characters from The Literary Gift Company, £9.95 (The Shakespeare one is also amazing, so is Dickens’)
- I Would Prefer Not To (Bartleby the Scrivener) from Melville House, $20
- Shakespearean Insults from the Unemployed Philosophers Guide, $12.95
- Literary Lions: Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, from Right Note, £7.80
- Literary Transport (Little Women) from The Contemporary Home, £5.00
In case someone was wondering (I know you all were) my favourite ones are the ones in the middle column. Specially the characters one. But I have the Penguin one from P&P (which I love) and one from the Jane Austen gift shop (not on sale anymore) and maybe that’s enough JA mugs for one person <3