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~ Thursday, October 2 ~
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zoomar:

The Weeny Witch
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zoomar:

The Weeny Witch

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willitkeep:

Preserved loaf of Bread from Pompeii complete with the maker’s stamp. (source: http://ift.tt/1nMNseM)

willitkeep:

Preserved loaf of Bread from Pompeii complete with the maker’s stamp.

(source: http://ift.tt/1nMNseM)


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~ Monday, September 29 ~
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Not for everyone, I realize, but if you lived in San Francisco in the early 80s, this is what it sounded like, exactly.

Tags: Pink Section Inflatable Boy Clams San Francisco new wave underground music 1980s
~ Saturday, September 27 ~
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superseventies:

Hot Chocolate — Every 1’s a Winner - 1978

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~ Friday, September 26 ~
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iheartchaos:

Joan Jett, 1978

SPORTY

iheartchaos:

Joan Jett, 1978

SPORTY


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~ Thursday, September 25 ~
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thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

Results from our “Drawn! In 45 Seconds!” Drawing Jam.

Can you DIG it? I knew that you could.

Professor Bootsly

Fun exercise. Would work for writers too.


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~ Wednesday, September 24 ~
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Damn, Clash of the Titans (1981) is super trippy. Not perfect, but certainly an experience. Greatest Medusa ever, thanks to Ray Harryhausen.

Tags: clash of the titans 1980s film Ray Harryhausen Greek Mythology Medusa movie stills
~ Monday, September 22 ~
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archiemcphee:

"An inquisitive and clever female Black-crested macaque in North Sulawesi, Indonesia shot this truly awesome self-portrait with wildlife photographer David Slater’s camera after he happened to leave his camera unattended for a while."
Love that awesome grin!
[via Telegraph.co.uk]

archiemcphee:

"An inquisitive and clever female Black-crested macaque in North Sulawesi, Indonesia shot this truly awesome self-portrait with wildlife photographer David Slater’s camera after he happened to leave his camera unattended for a while."

Love that awesome grin!

[via Telegraph.co.uk]


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~ Friday, September 19 ~
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winkbooks:

Accidentally on Purpose – The beauty of jazz-like improvisational quilting

Accidentally on Purpose: The Aesthetic Management of Irregularities in African Textiles and African-American Quilts
by Eli Leon
2007, 176 pages, 9.4 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches (paperback)
$60 Buy a copy on Amazon

There are a handful of other books about African-American quilts, particularly quilts from Gee’s Bend; each have beautiful quilts to show, but this obscure exhibition catalogue remains my favorite. Whereas other books tend to position the quilts in the context of modern art and abstract painting, scholar and collector Eli Leon focuses on the connection with West and Central African textile traditions.

Leon’s thesis is that African-American quiltmakers, much like jazz musicians, were drawing on the aesthetic traditions of Africa when they began to make quilts to keep their families warm. “[Afro-traditional quiltmakers] favor ‘flexible patterning,’ in which the design is conceived as an invitation to variation; rather than repeat, the pattern may materialize in a sequence of visual elaborations.”

This contrasts sharply with the standard American quilt-making tradition and it’s attention to precise measurement and exact pattern repetition. Instead, afro-traditional quilters “maintain a generous attitude towards the accidental.”

What makes the essays so great is that Leon is a passionate observer of process, using diagrams to describe variations on a single block pattern and exploring at length the design choices used in specific quilts.

With the help of extensive interviews with African-American quilt makers, Leon creates a language to describe these design techniques. Subtitles like “accumulative creation,” “bimodality,” and “integration of accidentals” hint at what this book has to offer to designers and improvisers of all stripes.

Also worth checking out is Talking Quilts, a series of conversations between Eli Leon and quilter Sherri Lynn Wood about his collection.
Reanna Alder

September 19, 2014


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