Home Made.

I like pretty things,if its pretty,if it sparks my interest,if it tickles my fancy I want it,objects and moments,people and places.

designboom:

prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi
images via studio w – wataru ishida


a reflective passage of illuminated LEDs guides people into the building, leading them through a forest of never ending glowing bamboo stalks.  

read more about the illuminated installation here: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/prism-design-infinity-reflective-bamboo-forest-wuxi-04-16-2014/

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ritzmatic:

 4gifs:

Girl kicks abusive teacher in the groin

you fucking go girl

ritzmatic:

 4gifs:

Girl kicks abusive teacher in the groin

you fucking go girl

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artchipel:

Lori Nix (USA) - The City

Lori Nix is a photographer and printer based in Brooklyn, NY who has been building dioramas and then photographing them since the early 1990s, and whose work has been widely collected and exhibited internationally. Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” and her work is influenced by extreme weather and disaster films. She works without digital manipulation, using miniatures and models to create surreal scenes and landscapes, building dioramas that range from 20 inches to six feet in diameter. They take several months to build, and two to three weeks to photograph, using a large format 8 × 10 film camera. Nix works with her partner Kathleen Gerber, a trained glass artist, at home in Brooklyn, NY, constructing most of the scenery by hand from scratch, using “foam and glue and paint and anything else handy.” After the final photograph is made, Nix harvests the diorama for pieces for future use and then destroys it. Nix and Gerber also design and fabricate sets for video. The series The City is a post-apocalyptic vision wherein Nix explores what it would be like to be one of the last remaining people living in a city, imagining indoor urban scenes. (src. Wikipedia)

© All images courtesy the artist

[more Lori Nix | artist found at Juxtapoz]

wolfstravelsinmind:

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

Some things to remember.

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infinity-imagined:

Artistic microscope slides produced in the Victorian era (1840~1900) by arranging hundreds of tiny diatoms into intricate patterns.  This was often accomplished by using a single hair to move the diatoms in a special chamber that prevented disturbance to the slide.  The fabrication of these amazing objects must have required incredible patience, attention to detail, and a steady hand.

(Source: victorianmicroscopeslides.com, via staceythinx)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Camilla Maffei

The Visible Mountain

Sarajevo

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Albárran Cabrera

Krishna

The mouth of Krishna
 

There is the story of the infant Krishna, wrongly accused of eating a bit of dirt. His mother, Yashoda, coming up to him with a wagging finger scolds him: “You shouldn’t eat dirt, you naughty boy.” “But I haven’t,” says the unchallenged lord of all and everything, in spot disguised as a frightened human child. “Tut! Tut! Open your mouth,” orders Yashoda. Krishna does as he is told. He opens his mouth and Yashoda gasps. She sees in Krisna’s mouth the whole complete entire timeless universe, all the stars and planets of space and the distance between them, all the lands and seas of the earth and the life in them; she sees all the days of yesterday and all the days of tomorrow; she sees all ideas and all emotions, all pity and all hope, and the three strands of matter; not a pebble, candle, creature, village or galaxy is missing, including herself and every bit of dirt in its truthful place. “My Lord, you can close your mouth,” she says reverently.

In any part of the universe there is a whole universe –Hamlet saw the infinite space in a nutshell; William Blake saw a world in a grain of sand, a heaven in a wild flower, and eternity in an hour.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Rachel Graves

Menagerie

Bird, bitch, fox… UK photographer Rachel Graves created a menagerie of characters based on the derogatory terms that women hear on the street every day. These self-portrait diptychs are disarmingly simple, seductive and thought-provoking.
1. Bird 2
2. Bird 1
3. Bitch 2
4. Fox 1
5. Fox 2
6. Cat 1
7. Lamb 2
8. Cat 2
9. Bitch
10. Lamb 1

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Hossein Fatemi

Veiled Truths

The Hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women in the presence of men they are not closely related to, divides opinion both in Muslim countries and in secular countries which Muslims call home. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, where Shia Islam has become the very raison d’être of the current state following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the wearing of an approved form of head covering for women is relatively strictly enforced, regardless of the level of religious observance a woman may adhere to at home. So called Basij, or members of the ‘Organization for Mobilization of the Oppressed’, a volunteer citizens militia, roam the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities, monitoring religious observance and clamping down on such illegal activities as fraternising between unmarried couples and the ownership of satellite dishes. 

Improper dress code, including insufficient coverage of head, shoulders and chest of women in public is officially illegal and can incur arrest and heavy fines. Though Iran’s new president, Hasan Rohani, who is seen by many as a moderate and a reformer, has said publicly that guidance on women’s dress code should be encouraged through education rather than enforced by the police, secular Iranian women continue to face censure for insufficiently modest dress. Hossein Fatemi met 20 women, some of whom wear the Hijab voluntarily, and photographed them through their veils, giving a rare insight into the private spheres of Iranian women, many of whom are not allowed to appear in public how they want to.

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Tsutomu Yamagata

Thirteen Orphans

This is the story of the singular people who gather at the lotus pond in Tokyo.

One day an old man in a plain suit sat next to me by a pond in a park. He began to put powder on his face and changed into a woman’s kimono. He started dancing to the Japanese ballad that came over his radio, smiling all over his face. He told me that he was a master of Japanese dancing, that he was a homosexual, and that he had cancer. Another day, I met an old millionaire in underwear who rode a rickety bicycle, and yet another day, I met a devilish-looking man who in fact was a mammy’s boy. The pond is a wide lotus pond called Shinobazunoike. As I went there more often, I met more people like them. Before long, I began to take photographs of them and listen more to their stories.

There is something about the people I met at the pond that peculiarly attracts me, something more than just how they look, just what they say about themselves. It is as if they had a kind of magnetic power, unseen and quiet, further attracting those who take a close look at them.

I go to the pond often and share time with the people. Each subject has his or her own background and character so unique that no stereotype can define them. It is as if all sorts of mutually-conflicting and complex human characters – vigor and weakness, harshness and gentleness, beauty and ugliness, and so forth – all reveal themselves as they are in each person, and quietly create a magnetic power of his or her own.

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Brian Shumway

Young Ones

Young Ones stitches together work from personal travels and projects as well as assignments that focus on children and childhood. Here are children diagnosed with social and behavioral disorders in Idaho, victims of Hurricane Katrina displaced to east Texas, children surviving inside Managua city’s trash dump in Nicaragua while others, by some lucky stroke of fate, have a seemingly care-free suburban middle-class life in Utah, still others attend an inter-racial religious summer camp in the woods outside Atlanta while kids from less fortunate circumstances live in a homeless shelter with their mothers in small-town California, others on vacation explore New York City streets and frolic around Coney Island’s amusement park, and others are kids with kids. At times contemplative, humorous, and somber, moments from various children’s lives who have no obvious connection come together to form a broad, cohesive, and unique interpretation of a subject we think we know.

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Youngho Kang

99 Variations

’99 Variations’ - Self-portrait. 
It is the metamorphic alchemy of the camera and the mirror. 
Inside me, there are gods, men and women, and androgynous mutants. They co-exist with my present self, and ‘we’ are all interrelated. 
I brought a key, the camera, opened the door to the secret passage, the mirror, woke up my mythical archetypes, and lured them out into the world.

To be connected to another ‘me’ reflected in the mirror, with an endlessly switching spot, is a kind of communication that blurs the distinction between the image and the reality. Which, I discovered at the end of my work. Music was turned on, and I took pictures of my selves while I danced and acted.

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dionisiusk:

10 April 2014 - SNRSE

dionisiusk:

10 April 2014 - SNRSE

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Tatiana Plakhova

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The Devils Dictonary

by Ralph Steadman