Friday, January 10, 2014
forever-quading:

berks-dragon-trainer:

ask-the-spirit-of-winter:

jibblyuniverse:

turntechhgodhead:

groupautogenics2:

monarchie:

Iceland

where’s the fuckin ice

in Greenland

I still believe Iceland and Greenland sat down in a meeting one day and it started with "You know what’ll piss people off"

Actually, it was the Vikings. They discovered both Iceland and Greenland, and when they realized the weather, named them opposites to confuse their enemies. So the enemies would go to Greenland, expecting it to be all pretty and green and good for farming, but it was all ice. Vice versa for Iceland.


Fucking geniuses

forever-quading:

berks-dragon-trainer:

ask-the-spirit-of-winter:

jibblyuniverse:

turntechhgodhead:

groupautogenics2:

monarchie:

Iceland

where’s the fuckin ice

in Greenland

I still believe Iceland and Greenland sat down in a meeting one day and it started with
"You know what’ll piss people off"

Actually, it was the Vikings. They discovered both Iceland and Greenland, and when they realized the weather, named them opposites to confuse their enemies. So the enemies would go to Greenland, expecting it to be all pretty and green and good for farming, but it was all ice. Vice versa for Iceland.

Fucking geniuses

(Source: kafkae)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

typhonatemybaby:

helspawn:

thevintagethimble:

Faldbúningur 18th Century
Faldbúningur is the oldest form of Icelandic folk costume, and had gone out of use by around 1850, but has been to some extent revived today. It was also the starting point for most of the other forms. It is characterized by a large white headpiece that curves forward. This was called the krókfaldur.

In the mid to latter 18th cent, the high headdress began to be replaced by a stocking cap with a large tube and tassel (tail cap), which was adapted from the men’s costume. | Sources: [x] [x] [x]

Icelandic Folk costumes a request by: Sweet Holy Potato

All hail the matriarch (◡‿◡✿)

COOOOOL

Monday, October 14, 2013

euclase:

sorceressofwildwood:

bloodandthunderp:

twintrolldevon:

brokenponycutiemark:

celticdreamz:

Icelandic descendants of Vikings singing a hymn in a German train station. They totally need to be on the next Thor soundtrack.

Oh man oh man oh man. 6 guys, and it FILLS THE SPACE. Luck of the architecture - and they know how to pull it off. Nothing is easy making vocal music in a space not built for it. I want to do this kind of thing - randomly perform multipart harmony in public spaces.

And it reminds me of Bjork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiN_YTyaNtI

My god this is beautiful.

Oh my god, the bass voice is superb.

This makes me feel so many things. Gods, it’s gorgeous and so evocative and wow. I need to find out what hymn this is.

It’s Hear, Heavenly Creator (I don’t know how that’s spelled in Icelandic, and I don’t have the characters on my keyboard for the letters anyway haha).

It’s… old as balls. Like 11th century old.

This is stunning.

Friday, June 29, 2012

leupagus:

staceythinx:

I normally hate power lines, but I don’t hate these people-shaped ones by Choi + Shine Architects.

About The Land of Giants:

Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape. Seeing the pylon-figures will become an unforgettable experience, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity.

The pylon-figures can be configured to respond to their environment with appropriate gestures. As the carried electrical lines ascend a hill, the pylon-figures change posture, imitating a climbing person. Over long spans, the pylon-figure stretches to gain increased height, crouches for increased strength or strains under the weight of the wires.

Continue reading…

Sketch

Everybody let’s go to Iceland

Thursday, March 8, 2012
unnaturalist:

Necropants!
mediocrity-principle:

moshita:

Necropants in the Holmavik Witchcraft Museum
 Necropants are a method that a sorcerer used to get rich in old Iceland. With agreement prior to death, the sorcerer exhumed the corpse of a man and flayed its skin, in one piece, from the waist down. It was believed that the necropants would spontaneously produce money when worn, as long as the donor corpse had been stolen from a graveyard at the dead of night and a magic rune and a coin stolen from a poor widow were placed in the dead man’s scrotum. After tanning, the sorcerer wore the skin like a pair of pants. As soon as he stepped into the pants they will stick to his own skin. A coin must be stolen from a poor widow and placed in the scrotum along with a magical sign, written on a piece of paper. This reputedly attracted more coins and hence the sorcerer became wealthy. Before his death, the sorcerer had to pass the necropants to another. He did this by having the new owner place his right leg in one side of the pants whilst the sorcerer still has his left leg in the other. In this way, the power of the pants would pass from one individual to another. 
 The Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery in Iceland has a pair of necropants on display.

what. the. fuck.


THIS. IS. AMAZING.

unnaturalist:

Necropants!

mediocrity-principle:

moshita:

Necropants in the Holmavik Witchcraft Museum

 Necropants are a method that a sorcerer used to get rich in old Iceland. With agreement prior to death, the sorcerer exhumed the corpse of a man and flayed its skin, in one piece, from the waist down. It was believed that the necropants would spontaneously produce money when worn, as long as the donor corpse had been stolen from a graveyard at the dead of night and a magic rune and a coin stolen from a poor widow were placed in the dead man’s scrotum. After tanning, the sorcerer wore the skin like a pair of pants. As soon as he stepped into the pants they will stick to his own skin. A coin must be stolen from a poor widow and placed in the scrotum along with a magical sign, written on a piece of paper. This reputedly attracted more coins and hence the sorcerer became wealthy. Before his death, the sorcerer had to pass the necropants to another. He did this by having the new owner place his right leg in one side of the pants whilst the sorcerer still has his left leg in the other. In this way, the power of the pants would pass from one individual to another.

The Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery in Iceland has a pair of necropants on display.

what. the. fuck.

THIS. IS. AMAZING.

(Source: moshita)