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Curious Expeditions’ Librophiliac Love Letter

Bibliophiles: bookmark this link! Librophiliac Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries. One of my favorite blogs, Curious Expeditions, has written what may be the definitive blog post for library lovers. I’ve only been to four of the libraries on … Continue reading

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Human nature, 4×6

Even if you already know all about PostSecret, this promo video is a little work of art worth watching. The postcard that made me cry: I like to remember my Dad as a boy so I won’t remember him suffering … Continue reading

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Square America

Via Dandelion Diva, a treasure trove of disturbing, provoking Ephemericana: Square America: Snapshots & Vernacular Photography.

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a girl whose hair is yellower than torchlight should wear no headdress but fresh flowers -Sappho (translated by Mary Barnard) I’ll be traveling for the next three weeks, so posts will be sparse. But I’ll be on the lookout for … Continue reading

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Wellcome Medical Image Library

The Wellcome collection of medical images has been made available for non-profit use under a Creative Commons license. This is a really fabulous resource. Just for fun I searched “trepanation” and got nine images like these: Thanks to Stranger Fruit … Continue reading

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Real or not?

This quiz asks you to differentiate between real photographs and computer-generated images. Regrettably, I only got 7 of 10 right – CGI is beginning to scare me! Via

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Poem of the Week: Pray that the road is long

Sunrise at Scala, Kefalonia Bombdog ‘s flickr stream “but low-lying Ithaca is farthest out to sea, towards the sunset, and the others are apart, towards the dawn and sun.” -Homer, Odyssey “Ithaca” Constantine Cavafy When you set out on your … Continue reading

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Gas Works Park

Last weekend I discovered Seattle’s Gas Works Park. By accident. And ended up on a tour through the derelict gasworks – led by the park’s designer, Richard Haag. The structures are fenced off, so I got the impression this was … Continue reading

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Is this art? (part 2)

Ferrofluid Felice Frankel “Most people think of science as abstract and numerical. In fact, science is a surprisingly visual endeavor: both data and theory are often driven by pictures and images. Felice Frankel’s work conveys the tremendous beauty and excitement … Continue reading

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No future without Nature

Jean Marie Vives I was browsing a few weeks of back posts on the yummy new blog musecrack, and this piece jumped out at me. The artist’s site is full of outstanding matte paintings and photomontage. The image above is … Continue reading

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