Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Monday, November 4, 2013

leslieseuffert:

Eduardo Salles

Salles confronts ideas of religion, politics, the environment, and popular trends, stating sarcastic facts like “Life is what happens to you while you’re looking at your smartphone.” He reinterprets the average fairy tale, and he dreams of a day when the “Ctrl z” action can simply delete a bad idea from our history. He maintains a minimalist style paired with witty text that will have viewers laughing, nodding along in agreement, and “liking” many of the amusing concepts.  

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

wonderhawk:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

writeroffates:

This cat looks like it’s discovered the answer to the universe…

THIS CAT HAS SEEN THINGS

I cant help but laugh every time it turns its head

Cat: WHO IS THIS BATH FOR
WAIT
WAIT
IT’S FOR ME ISN’T IT
HUMAN
HUMAN WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

wonderhawk:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

writeroffates:

This cat looks like it’s discovered the answer to the universe…

THIS CAT HAS SEEN THINGS

I cant help but laugh every time it turns its head

Cat: WHO IS THIS BATH FOR

WAIT

WAIT

IT’S FOR ME ISN’T IT

HUMAN

HUMAN WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS

Monday, October 14, 2013

steelybob:

Abandoned Island in the middle of NYC

In between Queens and the Bronx, is a small abandoned island called “North Brother”. In 1885 the island was used to build a hospital complex to quarantine and treat people suffering from smallpox and typhoid fever. In the 1950s they turned it into a rehab center, but the entire island has been abandoned since 1963. In the 80’s they tried to build a prison on the island but scrapped the plan because it was cheaper to build in upstate New York. Art still remains from the heroin addicts who had lived in the rehab center.

(Source: backspac.es)

charlesdickness:

"Help me I’m being held here against my will." - In the 1950’s North Brother Island was used as a rehab facility for people addicted to heroin. They were locked in rooms and left to sweat it out until they were clean, causing many to believe they were being held against their will.

charlesdickness:

"Help me I’m being held here against my will." - In the 1950’s North Brother Island was used as a rehab facility for people addicted to heroin. They were locked in rooms and left to sweat it out until they were clean, causing many to believe they were being held against their will.

Monday, September 16, 2013
nevver:

Calvin and Hobbes
Friday, September 13, 2013
photorator:

Derelict Escalator in an Abandoned Mall

photorator:

Derelict Escalator in an Abandoned Mall

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ex0skeletal:

Maybe I’m being unreasonable, but it really irks me when I’m sitting at work and someone tells me to smile or says “don’t look so happy” sarcastically. I am not some emotionless automaton that can plaster on a smile 24/7 so you’re more comfortable. Maybe I have a good reason to be scowling. Maybe that’s just my natural expression. Maybe it’s none of your business. Get out of my face.

neezieneezie:

Church in ??? by carlfbagge.
Lotoshino Raion, Moscow Oblast
Possibly near village Khilovo

neezieneezie:

Church in ??? by carlfbagge.

Lotoshino Raion, Moscow Oblast

Possibly near village Khilovo

Noritaka Minami - 1972 (2011)

Project description:

"In the city of Tokyo, a building stands as an anachronism in relation to the surrounding urban landscape. The building in question is the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007), who was one of the leading members of an influential architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism.

Kurokawa designed the building with plug-in capsules to promote exchangeability and modifications to the structure over time, theoretically improving its capacity to adjust to the rapidly changing conditions of the post-industrial society. When the building first opened in March of 1972, it was advertised in the media to signal ‘the dawn of the capsule age.’

The irony presented by the story of the Nakagin Capsule Tower is the fact that it became the last architecture of its kind to be completed in the world. Furthermore, the building has never undergone the process of regeneration during the forty years of existence. Not a single capsule has been replaced since 1972, even though Kurokawa intended them to sustain a lifespan of only twenty-five years.

The design in reality proved to be too rigid in adapting to the unforeseen political and economic developments in the years that followed its construction. With the building’s system in stasis without fulfilling its original mission of continual growth and renewal, it stands like a monument to a future that never arrived in the 21st Century.

Due to the pressures of the city’s real estate market, plans have been discussed for the Nakagin Capsule Tower to be demolished to make way for a conventional apartment complex. Yet, the building today has coincidentally assumed a new role in the city, becoming a poignant reminder of a path ultimately not taken.”

(Source: likeafieldmouse)

Yes, I’ve seen the works of a great civilization; I’ve seen your skyscrapers, your subways, and your Internet cafés, but why have I yet to meet any of your civilized persons? I only encounter specialists, artists who know nothing of science, scientists who know nothing of art, philosophers who have no interest in God … and politicians who only know other politicians.

W.H. Auden on what an ancient Athenian would say while being led through NY today

(via room42)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

7knotwind:

JERRY SALTZ
advice for artists
(quote found via:toddahh)

satansbarbiexoxo:

pretty
Saturday, February 23, 2013