Ednam's giraffe

Where art converges with writing and poor Grammar.

rnusicality:

fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

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belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.
Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.

  1. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
  2. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
  3. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
  4. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
  5. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
  6. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
  7. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
  8. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
  9. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
  10. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

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Well, the monster lurking in the back is appalled that somebody would fashion a book from wood. It could have been from its brother, or sister, or mother. He’s secretly hoping it was from his uncle (that guy’s a dick. Or was, he could be a book now…)

Anyways, these lovely barbaric books will be going on sale soon for around 50 bucks. They are absolutely lovely and come in 2 different styles for marbled paper, and 3 different potential filler paper. They will be available as art book blanks or journals for those who prefer to ride the lines. There is also going to be a massive selection in terms of thread. You tell me what you want (show actually,) and I will try to find a colour to match it. 

Feel free to check us out over at Barbaric Art & Apparel. Soon I will do what I can to get some of the listings up. This book is spoken for. 

Sorry for the poor pictures. A wood bound Coptic Journal… Anyways. Im going to bed…

The Barbaric Sketchbook lvl 5: The Professional Barbarian
9x6 inches
48 singles (96 full page count)
+3 to Charisma
+2 to Endurance
-1 to Dexterity

Welcome to the new Barbaric Art & Apparel Sketchbook. The Barbarian lvl 5. This beauty features marbled paper along the inner cover, a sturdy outer cover, 6 tie in points for the Coptic stitch, and fantastic metal corners to improve endurance. Finally. the book also features a matching book clasp covered in marbled paper and bound to the book with the same colour thread as the binding. This book is made with toned tan recycled sketch paper. This is a perfect companion sketchbook for an artist hoping for something impressive but still practical. 
You get to choose the colour of the thread along the spine. Feel free to send us an image of the colour you would like if the colours offered don’t match what you were hoping for. We will try to match it to the best of our ability. Also, the inner marbled paper is a raging firestorm of colours. No, really that is what is called. It has reds, oranges, yellow, and heavy on the silver. It is also handmade and absolutely beautiful. No 2 pieces of it are the same. The rest of the journal is made from recycled materials, which should be more than enough to tickle your inner environmentalist. 
Ultimately, it is just a more sturdy but beautiful book. Because, nothing is more scary than a barbarian so charismatic you want it her (or him, we don’t judge here) to punch you in the face. But hey, that is just something to love about it. 

Have a nice one!

Feel free to get one here!