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As exercise, I’ll be sharing a drop of my inspiration folder each day for a month. The theme will remain unspoken and will be relaxed yet connected. Let me know what you think and if you’d like to suggest a topic :)

Week one round up: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Week two round up: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Week three round up: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

These are really great, supreme art direction and style references from mr Scholes. Every single one of these posts. 



Some outfit art from the RP blog

the final outfit was picked out by Coldwindscutclean for a prompt u v u

(via primaundine)


You can purchase RICHARD MARAZANO & XIAO SHANG’s “ S.A.M. ” here: http://www.dargaud.com/s-a-m

(via ammopraxis)



dean cornwell 

Cornwell. Always amazed what he can do with a limited palette. Also check out my friend Daniels inspiration tumblr :)

(via killallskellys)


Tanto Dagger

  • Dated: Koto era
  • Measurements: 11 3/4 inches overall, 7 inch blade

The dagger has a blade fitted with a golden collar, showing a deeply carved bonshi horimono on the right side of the blade and a spearhead pattern on the left. The signature on the tang attributes the blade to “Kanemitsu”, in the later portion of the Koto era.

The black lacquer panels feature golden floral accents are present on the sides of the hilt and sheath, with the edges and tips, along with the tsuba, decorated with raised cherry blossoms with golden accents.

The mekugi is topped with a pair of 3/4 inch long golden butterflies, and a three dimensional gold accented silver flower arrangement serves as a suspension band on the back edge. The dagger has a 6 inch long two-piece kogai with 5 carved symbols on the front of each side, and a two symbol signature on the back with a golden three symbol signature inside the slot.


  1. Swords/blades made during the Heian period (794-1185) through the late Muromachi Era (1573-1599) are called Koto, and are classified in terms of the Gokaden, the five schools that developed in the provinces of Yamashiro, Yamato, Bizen, Soshu, and Mino.
  2. During the Koto period, the features of the jigane varied significantly because of the different materials used in each province. Swords made during this period can be recognized by the forging style, often down to the specific smith.

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Andrew Moore

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