when you know a word in english but not your native language
when there’s no english equivalent to a word from your native language and vice versa
accidentally switching between your native language and english in a sentence
hearing someone speak your native language when you’re on vacation on some weird ass country
The Desert Ship A Story of Adventure by Sea and Land. John Bloundelle-Burton. Illustrated by Hume Nisbet and W. Buckley. New York: Frederick Warne & Co., [1893-1894].
A extremely scarce edition of author’s adventure story, set in the ‘Colorado Desert’ of present-day Southern California’s Imperial Valley. A perilous quest for concealed treasure. The Colorado desert was once an inland sea and a ship was forsaken by its crew with its costly freight.
The Abyss Table by Duffy London
This mesmerising table was first conceived by Christopher Duffy — and ultimately refined by the team at Duffy London — to represent a 3D geological map of an ocean floor. The Abyss Table makes use of contour lines, which are often used to denote topography in terrain maps, to render an island chain and ocean abyss.
Contour lines can be thought of as workaround for the 2D limitations of paper maps, but Duffy instead relished these simplifications which have become iconic imagery for the field of cartography. He incorporates layers of wood to represent the land, and panes of glass for the water, in order to produce a 3 dimensional geographical model.