Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. The existentialist philosopher Jean–Paul Sartre praised Calder’s mobiles, describing them as “lyrical invention.”
[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.
- Japanese Proverb
We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling
Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014
We live in an age of sound bites, and there is something about learning how to speak effectively and in small ways that is important. Say big things in small ways.
If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one’s subject matter.
Absolutely wonderful short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments.
The library is being reinvented in response to the explosion of information and knowledge, promiscuous budget cuts in the name of austerity, new technology, and changing needs. Who knows where the emerging new commons will take us? But Robert Dawson shows us in this collection what is at stake: when a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.
Robert Dawson’s photographic love letter to public libraries
C’mon. Is this real? Anyone find a link for me?
UPDATE: It’s real! Here’s the video from NASA. It’s not gravity, it’s about charged particles.
(Source : ForGIFs.com)
This is unexpectedly not about make-up haha
reblogged before it was even finished.
Graph: UFO sightings vs drinking hours.
So that explains UFOs
(Source : economist.com)
The Saw Mills. of Lagos as seen from the Third Mainland Bridge at dawn.
©2014 Carlos Cazalis/All Rights Reserved. Saw Mills, Lagos, Nigeria.