So it’s now official :
Studio Ghibli is stopping production of animated feature films, according to producer Toshio Suzuki on MBS channel,
But it’s not the end of Studio Ghibli.
According to my informations, they will keep a small staff for Hayao Miyazaki projects.
And also the “Momonoma” department, which is Yoshiyuki Momose staff for production of commercials, music videos …
Momonoma artists are already freelance, and this is the reality : most of Studio Ghibli staff today are employees, with long term contracts.
Studio Ghibli can’t pay this staff if there’s no more Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (expensive but profitable) movies on the way.
Ghibli cost too much today, so they’re just stopping the current system.
Before Porco Rosso, Studio Ghibli staff was freelance.
They’re coming back to this previous system.
It’s a restart, like Hoshino and Suzuki said.
Now they will focus on licensing, and Ghibli Museum.
And wait for new viable projects.

So let’s wait & see.

Note : French magazines Le Monde and Liberation already talked about this information many months ago.

Makes me wonder what will be the outcome of all this, especially on different animation studios.



Assassin’s Creed Unity Meets Parkour in Real Life -video-

that’s some serious yamakasi business

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Charles Vess

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Kingdom of Dali Buddhist scroll painting by Zhang Shengwen 1173-76 


Traditional Chinese Wedding

Traditional costume and headwear

待我长发及腰,少年娶我可好。待你青丝绾正,铺十里红妆可愿。 却怕长发及腰,少年倾心他人。待你青丝绾正,笑看君怀她笑颜。 —— 何晓道《十里红妆女儿梦》

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Alphonse Mucha’s illustrated edition of The Lord’s Prayer

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Lee Hyunyi by Taewoo for Vogue Korea August 2014





King of saxony bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti)

The King of Saxony is a bird in the bird-of-paradise family (Paradisaeidae).  It is endemic to montane forest in New Guinea. The bird is sometimes referred to as “Kiss-a-ba” by the natives of Papua New Guinea and Western New Guinea, as a human interpretation of the male’s loud call. Adult males are territorial. The male guards its territory from perches placed in the tops of tall trees, and from these perches sings to compete with males in neighbouring territories. While singing, the male moves his occipital plumes about.

look it’s gabe


I’m tired and read it as King of Sexy bird

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The Chilean Sky in Ultra High Definition.

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{ midsummer starry nights }

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One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

A very good text about it can be read here.

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Tai Zi Wan Park, Hangzhou, China 

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The cute little monk in Xichan Temple, Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province.

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