Tuesday, 24 March 2009
More timelapse plants : http://www.metafilter.com/80290/Timelapse-plants
Katharine Hepburn: A Centennial Celebration.
'Bursting into Hollywood’s dream factory, Katharine Hepburn was an ironic misfit, sporting a highly stylized personality and headstrong independence that boldly announced a new kind of female presence on the silver screen.'
See if you can make the numbers on the left by combining the numbers on the right using +, -, * and /. Put the operators in the spaces. Easy peasy.
1 = 2 4 4
3 = 4 9 9
3 = 2 6 9
5 = 9 6 2
6 = 1 7 2
7 = 5 5 3
8 = 5 3 1
8 = 7 4 3
9 = 2 0 9
10 = 8 8 9
Nangi, A Village in Nepal.
Vintage Christmas Catalogues.
Pulp fiction and pinups.
Views of Montreal 1863-1865.
An Antarctic travelogue.
'We were given the amazing opportunity to join ten of our family and friends and go on a twelve day private expedition cruise in the Antarctic Peninsula on the Hanse Explorer. Over the course of the adventure Rachel and I took over 16,000 photos while having some of the most amazing and unexpected experiences of our lives.'
Icebergs : http://antarctic.fury.com/4-chicken.php
Handmade Russian Prison Playing Cards.
Hunkin's Home Experiments.
With nice cartoons.
Beer Ads from Old Newspapers.
'These are some beer ads from late 19th and early 20th century newspapers.'
Guide to Bigfoot, the Blob of Pennsylvania, the Frog People of Ohio, the Jersey Devil etc.
A nice little gallery.
A Walk through Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Querying the Hive Mind.
'Please help me compile a list of offbeat things to do with a friend or friends, to serve as a reference for when I'm sick of the same old plans.'
'I seem to lose time. Or, more specifically, I'm one of those people that needs to get a bunch of things done, but I can easily sit on my laptop and play flash games for what turns into 4 hours. How do I break this habit/get my stuff together?'
'What are your favorite novels from an aesthetic/writing style point of view?'
'What interesting foods can only be found in ethnic grocery stores?'
Woodblock Prints of the Sino-Japanese War 1895-1895.
'The energy and artistic skill of the best war prints are all the more remarkable when we keep in mind the haste of their composition. Some sense of the impressive nature of this accomplishment can be gleaned by an overview of prints by Kiyochika, the most esteemed of these artists, who is calculated to have produced more than seventy triptychs during the brief ten months of the Sino-Japanese War. Kiyochika’s impressions of the front ranged from the lyrical to the atrocious, sometimes even bringing these two extremes together.'
Posters in the City of Amsterdam.
'Almost everyday I take pictures of posters that catch my eye in the city of Amsterdam. Here are most of them. They start from somewhere in 2002 till now.'
Merian and Daughters: Women of Art and Science.
'This exhibition charts the artistic and scientific explorations of German artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) and her daughters Johanna Helena and Dorothea Maria. Enterprising and adventurous, these women raised the artistic standards of natural history illustration and helped transform the field of entomology, the study of insects. The exhibition presents books, prints, and watercolors by Merian and her contemporaries and features one of the greatest illustrated natural history books of all time, The Insects of Suriname.'
The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
A Prominent Solar Prominence.
Martian Moon Deimos.