No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torsos twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

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Rainbow Hair Porn

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4th picture - Lopti (somelikeitblue)

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This website is like a suicide hotline but with text chat instead.  I would appreciate it if you guys helped spread the word.

Guys, seriously. Signal boost. I needed this the other night, and a few weeks ago I was talking with someone who needed it. This is the best freaking thing ever. 


I am so glad I found this. I hate calling hotlines. this is perfect, everyone must know.

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Skulls by Josh Harker

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Sebastian Errazuriz, 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers, 2013
See more here

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A surprise for the next people who redo the carpet.


A surprise for the next people who redo the carpet.

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Bismuth Geode
Or a cyborg egg hatching. You decide. 


Bismuth Geode

Or a cyborg egg hatching. You decide. 

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Sasha Vinogradova. Styles of Russian Folk Painting.

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Amazing rainbow flash Labradorite carved crystal skull statue

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Incredible Vintage Animated Gifs

Nearly 155 years before the first animated gif appeared in 1887, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of the vision principle to create the illusion of images in motion.

The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc’s center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images that appeared to be a single moving picture.

Though Plateau is credited with inventing the device, there were numerous other mathematicians and physicists who were working on similar ideas around the same time, and they too were building on the works of Greek mathematician Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton who had also identified the principles behind the phenakistoscope.

source 1, 2, 3, 4

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Carved crocodile skull


Carved crocodile skull

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my semester’s design project


A dynamic “second skin” which articulates a wearer’s need for personal space by responding to and exaggerating his body language. The piece changes position depending on the movement the wearer makes with each arm.

We used a combination of digital fabrication techniques and handcrafting to get this result.

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