Wednesday, August 20, 2014
kiss-distinctly-american:

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

I want this tattooed on my body.

kiss-distinctly-american:

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

I want this tattooed on my body.

Monday, August 18, 2014

the-clayprofessor:

likeafieldmouse:

James Turrell - The Roden Crater Project

"Roden Crater is a natural cinder volcano situated on the southwestern edge of the Painted Desert in Northern Arizona. Since 1972 James Turrell has been transforming the crater into a large-scale artwork that relates, through the medium of light, to the universe of the surrounding sky, land and culture.

Organized as a distinct set of changing experiences of light, Turrell’s intervention in the natural form of Roden Crater consists of a series of chambers, pathways, tunnels, and openings onto the sky from within and around the crater’s surface. 

The artist’s subtle refinement of the natural shape of the crater bowl held 400 feet above the horizon alters the viewer’s perception of the sky. Certain chambers within the crater will allow us to see and measure the passage of time through the movement of the stars and planets. Other spaces reveal the more subjective nature of our human relationship to time, light and space — the pyrotechnics of sunrise or sunset or the sensation of light as a material substance. Roden Crater sees (rather than represents) the sky and time, and summons our own vision as strongly as that of the artist.  

Monumental in scale and conception, Turrell’s Roden Crater is not a monument in any traditional sense. It does not commemorate historical facts or achievements nor is its exterior form even distinct from its natural surroundings. Rather, harnessing the drama of light, landscape and celestial events, disturbing and awakening our subjective understanding of the universe, Turrell’s crater is a monument to human perception itself — without which cultural history or achievement would not be possible.”  

— Michael Govan

Artist’s statement:

"I admire Borobudur, Angkor Wat, Pagan, Machu Picchu, the Mayan pyramids, the Egyptian pyramids, Herodium, Old Sarum, Newgrange and the Maes Howe. These places and structures have certainly influenced my thinking. These thoughts will find concurrence in Roden Crater.

[Roden Crater] is a volcanic crater located in an area of exposed geology, the Painted Desert, an area where you feel geologic time. You have a strong feeling of standing on the surface of the planet.”

I need to get here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
nybg:

talesofscienceandlove:

Cross section of flower ovary by Ray Nelson, photomicrographer, 100x magnification, Dark Field Microscopy
Flowers are beautiful and quite inspirational as we find them presented out in nature. But there is more hidden within a flower. This image by microphotographer Ray Nelson is actually the base, or ovary, of a flower. Yes, its been enhanced using stain and special lighting, but the pattern and texture is all Mother Nature.
Source

Reminds me of millefiori glasswork! I guess a rose is a rose is a rose, no matter how you look at it. —HG

nybg:

talesofscienceandlove:

Cross section of flower ovary by Ray Nelson, photomicrographer, 100x magnification, Dark Field Microscopy

Flowers are beautiful and quite inspirational as we find them presented out in nature. But there is more hidden within a flower. This image by microphotographer Ray Nelson is actually the base, or ovary, of a flower. Yes, its been enhanced using stain and special lighting, but the pattern and texture is all Mother Nature.

Source

Reminds me of millefiori glasswork! I guess a rose is a rose is a rose, no matter how you look at it. —HG

"Until the day she died, I never thought of Kate without thinking of Spence and Bogie. After all, our friendship really began and solidified during the making of African Queen in 1951. To think that Kate’s and my friendship endured for more than fifty years is some kind of record. And it created a special bond between us — me without Bogie, followed by her without Spence. Those years of memories of four of us — then three of us — then two of us. Now only one.” — Lauren Bacall

(Source: becketts)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

katiecoyle:

One of my favorite minutes in any movie. Just a babe being a babe to the delight of the man who loves her. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Songza has really helped me define my music tastes. Turns out I’m 95% “Psychedelic Indie”, 4.5% “Misty Beach A-Go-Go" and .5% "Classic Calypso

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

vorobey008:

From Deadwood to Justified

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The gif set I’ve waited for my whole life.

Monday, July 28, 2014

theparisreview:

“It’s the story of what it means to live in a cultural climate that stifles almost every creative impulse, and why it so often seems we should stop trying.”

Dan Piepenbring on Cory Arcangel’s new book, Working on My Novel, a compilation of tweets from people who are putatively at work on novels.

I will never get tired of this song, this video, or Neko’s coat.