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just another hooligan in Portland, Oregon

 

myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: I’m Not Worried About You, 2013 

Thread, nails, wood; 8 x 8 x 8’
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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mymodernmet:

Tom’s Treehouse is an impressive three-story treehouse that was completed in 2011 and built for free by the talented and generous friends of couple Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez. They used their combined skills of carpentry, roofing, and design to create a beautiful and touching tribute to Surratt’s’ father, who passed away shortly after the couple bought the property.

archiemcphee:

German-born artist Gabby Wormann uses painstaking care to combine the delicate bodies of animals such as tarantulas, crabs and winged insects with intricate clockwork mechanisms to create beautiful creatures which she calls MeCre, or mechanical creatures.

"Wormann is interested in humanity’s intervention into complex biological systems, and her work postulates the hybrid forms’ role in the future. To the artist, they symbolize a synthesis between biomass and mechanics that will become part of our evolution. These creatures are more resistant, efficient, and technically optimized for a world where we are focused on continually improving at all costs."

Visit Gabby Wormann’s wesbite to check out more of her remarkable MeCre creations.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

historicaltimes:

RuPaul, aged 23, attending prom at Northside High, Atlanta, GA, 1983

historicaltimes:

RuPaul, aged 23, attending prom at Northside High, Atlanta, GA, 1983

All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

Walt Whitman 

historical-nonfiction:

Lectors, today meaning anyone who reads, used to a be a profitable job. Manual laborers would pool their money and hire a lector to read while they worked, keeping them entertained

historical-nonfiction:

Lectors, today meaning anyone who reads, used to a be a profitable job. Manual laborers would pool their money and hire a lector to read while they worked, keeping them entertained

sagansense:

Earth’s upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there.

Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth’s surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles.

Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria.
Now what? Read the whole story over at PopSci…

sagansense:

Earth’s upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there.

image

Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth’s surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles.

image

Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria.

imageNow what? Read the whole story over at PopSci

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival | Woodburn, OR | April 2014

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival | Woodburn, OR | April 2014

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival | Woodburn, OR | April 2014