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red-lipstick:

Nikolay Tolmachev (Kiev, Ukraine) - A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, 2014     Paintings: Watercolors

red-lipstick:

Nikolay Tolmachev (Kiev, Ukraine) - A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, 2014     Paintings: Watercolors

Sep 2
I do love words.

I do love words.

asylum-art:

Meritxell Riblas Puigmal

on Behance | Facebook

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Karley Feaver

Becoming Otherwise

2013

Via

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

- John Lennon (via purplebuddhaproject)

'Merica

'Merica

generic-art:

Travis Louie

Sep 1
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asapscience:

The descent into Alzheimer’s disease. A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way. 
via Reddit


Heartbreaking…

asapscience:

The descent into Alzheimer’s disease. 

A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way. 

via Reddit

Heartbreaking…

asylum-art:

10 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep.

Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products consider them be great sources of inspiration for their artworks. That sleek black leather octopus chair could be Poseidon’s throne, while those octopus chandeliers might make you feel like you’re 20,000 leagues under the sea.

1) Octopus Chair. Image credits: Maximo Riera

2) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

3) Octopus Serving Pedestal. Image credits: masonscreations.com

4) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: masonscreations.com

5) Octopus Ear Cuff. Image credits: martymagic

6) Octopus Cake. Image credits: Karen Portaleo

7) Octopus Table. Image credits: bronze4you

8) Octopus Candelabra. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

9) Octopus Umbrella. Image credits: imgur.com | Buy

10) Octopus Punch Bowl. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

a-pattern-a-day:

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

a-pattern-a-day:

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

asylum-art:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot. The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim.

Soon after, he was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes, ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan and the ongoing strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia.

In early 1994 he and his Dutch wife produced Literary Portraits of China, a 30 month project that brought them to all the hidden corners of the newly opening People’s Republic. Upon its completion the images were exhibited in the People’s Palace on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, and then followed by a worldwide tour.

From 1997 onwards Jimmy began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands. At the same time he started accumulating images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera. Many awards followed. When he started to successfully and internationally exhibit and sell these images, this created the subsequent momentum and enthusiasm for the initiation of Before they Pass Away.

Beautiful portraiture

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Lucile Chombart de Lauwe

Foyers (urbans) Mongols

Pays en transition, la Mongolie se (re)construit autour de villes et de noeuds urbains, bien loin de l’image d’épinal des grandes steppes. Ce monde en mouvement, guidé par le développement d’une économie de marché et par la multiplication de catastrophes climatiques, marque des ruptures.

Sans opposer nomadisme et sédentarité, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe nous fait partager les transformations, les transpositions et les ajustements des manières d’habiter d’une population s’installant ou déjà installée en ville, au sein de la capitale mongole Oulan-Bator, ou ailleurs. Le passage des grands espaces à la ville surpeuplée, de la tente circulaire et mobile à un habitat angulaire et fixe entraîne des changements de modes de vie qui posent question. Des questions quant aux possibilités d’adaptation des familles à cette nouvelle situation d’habitat et aux notions d’espace collectif et d’espace privé. Des questions également quant à l’entassement des populations dans les « quartiers de yourtes » où les nouveaux arrivants se sentent pourtant isolés. Des questions surtout sur les raisons et les conséquences de l’application d’un modèle urbain occidental et d’une norme qui uniformise les paysages et les cultures.

La ville d’Oulan-Bator (UB) rassemble à elle seule la moitié de la population du pays, plus d’un million d’habitants. Elle se compose de bâtiments modernes accolés à des immeubles à l’architecture héritée de l’urbanisation soviétique et de faubourgs enfumés par l’activité des yourtes. Les trois-quarts de la population de la capitale vivent dans ces quartiers de yourtes où le quotidien s’organise autour d’allers et venues aux kiosques à eau et de l’achat du charbon qui alimente le poêle. D’autres mongols résident dans les logements bâtis en dur au confort inspiré par une certaine conception du “bien-être” à l’occidental. Ici, les conditions d’habitat différentes se mêlent aux cultures locales : des générations peuvent vivre dans le même appartement, des parents dormir avec leurs enfants dans le même lit ou continuer à déplier leur matelas au sol dans un logement qui n’est pourtant plus traditionnel.

C’est en s’attachant au rapport des familles à leur habitat, son utilisation et son environnement que la photographe met en lumière les transformations de la société mongole. À la complexité urbaine de la ville d’Oulan-Bator s’ajoute une mixité économique, sociale et culturelle que reflètent les modes de vie divergents.

Justine Pribetich, sociologue

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