Using this to aggregate my favorite tumblrs and kill time, cause I have so much of that.

 

cross-connect:

Bartek Elsner is an award-winning, Berlin based, multidisciplinary designer with the focus on digital communication & interaction. Sometimes he goes wild with own projects.

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kaajoo:

World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places

Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.

Source: Fast Co-Design

sketchballchange:

getamongst-it:

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

A Wooden simulation of a water droplet as it impacts a body of water.

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watched this for a solid 10+ seconds

Beautiful

iseo58:

Deva King, Guardian God at Horyu-ji, Nara, Japan  photo by TANAKA Juuyoh

iseo58:

Deva King, Guardian God at Horyu-ji, Nara, Japan  photo by TANAKA Juuyoh

nprfreshair:

politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Not sure if this is more encouraging or daunting, but it’s definitely interesting!

pansgrotto:

Rubens Vase (4th century CE) — Carved from a single piece of chalcedonic agate, the vase was created for a Byzantine emperor. Delicate vine stocks, satyr-head handles and the grinning Pan in relief enhance the waxy luster, the translucency and the warm honeyed hues of the agate.

pansgrotto:

Rubens Vase (4th century CE) — Carved from a single piece of chalcedonic agate, the vase was created for a Byzantine emperor. Delicate vine stocks, satyr-head handles and the grinning Pan in relief enhance the waxy luster, the translucency and the warm honeyed hues of the agate.

asylum-art:

Wim Delvoye 

At Galerie Perrotin Paris

Upon entering into the gallery, a set of five aluminium rimowa suitcases are present. though recognizable in form, delvoye has emblazoned their surfaces with imagery that range from his own, personal coat of arms, to miniature persian patterns. each hand embossed travelling case thus is transformed into bas-relief sculptures which speak of a globalized world.

Absurdly intricate details drawing from art and architecture movements of the past — most notably sacred gothic architecture, to 19th century sculptures — combined with subtle influences 

The belgian artist employs these themes and genres by reinterpreting and visualizing them through daily objects, deforming these motives that drive his work to recreae a genuine cabinet of curiosities of wunderkammer. galerie perrotin in