Shibui

skillful blending of restraint and spontaneity

How I Afford Travel

travelpaintrepeat:

Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget.

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Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. This can sound expensive at first, but when you consider that you don’t have rent or a car payment in this…

An excerpt from the Drax/Peter story I'm writing...

saucefactory:

“Oh, I ain’t going in there,” Peter said, peering at the neon-lit windows of the sex club through a pair of old-fashioned binoculars. “They’ve got fucking tentacle monsters. And while I’m accepting of different kinds of species, I’m not going anywhere near those.”

Drax folded his muscular arms…

bekkathyst:

kitchen-in-the-cottage:

Lavender Lemonade
4 tbsps (1/4 cup) culinary lavender*
2 cups boiling water
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
2 cups cold water
Steep the lavender in 2 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the lavender. Place the lavender tea and the sugar in a small saucepan and set over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves (you don’t have to put it over heat, but I do this because I’m impatient and want the sugar to dissolve faster and completely). Remove from heat and let cool to warm. Stir in the lemon juice. Stir in the cold water. Add more to taste. I prefer to keep mine on the concentrated side because I like to mix it with seltzer water when I serve it. Serve over ice. Makes about 6-8 cups depending on how dilute you want it.
*Culinary lavender is lavender harvested for the purposes of cooking/eating. Please don’t buy the perfumed air-freshening kind because that is going to be utterly gross. If you want your lemonade to turn pink, you need to get the hidcote variety (that’s the only one that turns it pink).
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I’ve made this before, and it’s super delicious! In fact, I plan on making it this weekend.

bekkathyst:

kitchen-in-the-cottage:

Lavender Lemonade

  • 4 tbsps (1/4 cup) culinary lavender*
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 2 cups cold water

Steep the lavender in 2 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the lavender. Place the lavender tea and the sugar in a small saucepan and set over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves (you don’t have to put it over heat, but I do this because I’m impatient and want the sugar to dissolve faster and completely). Remove from heat and let cool to warm. Stir in the lemon juice. Stir in the cold water. Add more to taste. I prefer to keep mine on the concentrated side because I like to mix it with seltzer water when I serve it. Serve over ice. Makes about 6-8 cups depending on how dilute you want it.

*Culinary lavender is lavender harvested for the purposes of cooking/eating. Please don’t buy the perfumed air-freshening kind because that is going to be utterly gross. If you want your lemonade to turn pink, you need to get the hidcote variety (that’s the only one that turns it pink).

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I’ve made this before, and it’s super delicious! In fact, I plan on making it this weekend.

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love-england:

These photographs by Matt Bower evoke such a feeling of nostalgia in me. I look at them and feel like I know this place, like I’ve been there many times. Taking a photograph that makes you desperately long for something you’ve never known is a rare talent. 

piares:

THE EXISTENTIAL TERROR OF THE VOID | a welcome to night vale fanmix

The Arctic is lit by the midnight sun. The surface of the moon is lit by the face of the earth. Our little town, too, is lit by lights just above that we cannot explain.

01. …AND THE FOREST BEGAN TO SING | Royksöpp02. ALPHA BETA GAGA | Air 03. SHUCK | Purity Ring 04. FILM | Aphex Twin 05. THE DEVIL | PJ Harvey06. MARZ | John Grant07. A HANDSOME STRANGER CALLED DEATH | Foe08. CALADAN | Grimes09. BUS TO BEELZEBUB | Soul Coughing10. MANDALA | Morcheeba11. WANDERING STAR | Portishead12. HORSEFISH | Amon Tobin13. A WALK | Tycho14. BLINKING PIGS | Little Dragon15. SLOWLY | Amon Tobin16. CANDYLAND | CocoRosie17. LOOK… THE SUN IS RISING | The Flaming Lips

piares:

THE EXISTENTIAL TERROR OF THE VOID | a welcome to night vale fanmix

The Arctic is lit by the midnight sun. The surface of the moon is lit by the face of the earth. Our little town, too, is lit by lights just above that we cannot explain.

01. …AND THE FOREST BEGAN TO SING | Royksöpp
02. ALPHA BETA GAGA | Air
03. SHUCK | Purity Ring
04. FILM | Aphex Twin
05. THE DEVIL | PJ Harvey
06. MARZ | John Grant
07. A HANDSOME STRANGER CALLED DEATH | Foe
08. CALADAN | Grimes
09. BUS TO BEELZEBUB | Soul Coughing
10. MANDALA | Morcheeba
11. WANDERING STAR | Portishead
12. HORSEFISH | Amon Tobin
13. A WALK | Tycho
14. BLINKING PIGS | Little Dragon
15. SLOWLY | Amon Tobin
16. CANDYLAND | CocoRosie
17. LOOK… THE SUN IS RISING | The Flaming Lips

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brella:

anyway here’s wonderwall → exactly what it sounds like, you’re welcome

01. “wonderwall” – natalie lungley // 02. “wonderwall” – hurts //03. “wonderwall” (gregorian chant version) // 04. “wonderwall” (live) – noel gallagher // 05. “wonderwall” – vitamin string quartet // 06. “wonderwall” – ed sheeran // 07. “wonderwall” (punk version) – cartel //08. “wonderwall” – katy mcallister //09. “wonderwall” – cat power // 10. “wonderwall” – ryan adams // 11. “wonderwall” – jake coco // 12. “wonderwall” – oasis

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brella:

anyway here’s wonderwall exactly what it sounds like, you’re welcome

01. “wonderwall” – natalie lungley // 02. “wonderwall” – hurts //03. “wonderwall” (gregorian chant version) // 04. “wonderwall” (live) – noel gallagher // 05. “wonderwall” – vitamin string quartet // 06. “wonderwall” – ed sheeran // 07. “wonderwall” (punk version) – cartel //08. “wonderwall” – katy mcallister //09. “wonderwall” – cat power // 10. “wonderwall” – ryan adams // 11. “wonderwall” – jake coco // 12. “wonderwall” – oasis

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