isgandar:

Pair of Ivory Clappers in Form of Human Hands
Egypt, 1539 - 1190 BC (XVIII-XIX Dynasty, New Kingdom)

isgandar:

Pair of Ivory Clappers in Form of Human Hands

Egypt, 1539 - 1190 BC (XVIII-XIX Dynasty, New Kingdom)

(Source: brooklynmuseum.org, via hrvst)

themagicfarawayttree:

Medieval - Rabbits beating up man

themagicfarawayttree:

Medieval - Rabbits beating up man

(via dendroica)

elmonoautista:

Glass sculptures by Ben Young

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hotoke-antiques:

(via hotoke-antiques)

shihlun:

Joseph Beuys, “The Dumb Ox: A Quarterly Art Journal” , No.3

shihlun:

Joseph Beuys, “The Dumb Ox: A Quarterly Art Journal” , No.3

(via merzka)

chanelbagsandcigarettedrags:

Spicy White Peach Lemonade

chanelbagsandcigarettedrags:

Spicy White Peach Lemonade

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cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

notapaladin:

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

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crystallizations:

Pinealissima, Luigi Ontani, 1981.

crystallizations:

Pinealissima, Luigi Ontani, 1981.

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sciencefictiongallery:

Conrad, 1982.

sciencefictiongallery:

Conrad, 1982.

ancientart:

romkids:

The gorgeous and mysterious bird stones.

Do you like archaeology? Are you on twitter? Make sure to follow ROM archaeologists April Hawkins, Kay Sunahara, and Robert Mason!


Some really nice examples of bird stones at the Royal Ontario Museum.
For comparison, here is another example currently housed at the Walters Art Museum which dates to between 1500 and 1000 BC (via the Wiki Commons, 2006.15.5):

The comprehensive study done by Moorehead shows that these ambiguous prehistoric objects are found most frequently in Western Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and also more northward in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and central Canada. Loosely resembling birds, they do not usually exceed 6 inches in length, and are most commonly made of banded slate.
While still a matter of debate, it seems most likely that these bird stones were used as a counter weight for an atlatl (throwing stick), which was used throughout the Americas. One characteristic feature of the bird stone is their flat base, which is drilled at either end. These drilled holes may have been used to attach it to the atlatl. The atlatl essentially acted as an extension of the arm, and hurled a spear with great force. The earliest evidence we have of the use of the atlatl comes from the Upper Palaeolithic, dating to approximately 40,000 years ago. To visualize how these weapons were used, see this short demonstration by Dr. Elliot Abrams, professor of archaeology at Ohio University on Youtube. 
It is also possible that the bird stone was worn. One interpretation along this line of thought is that they were worn on the head of women as an indication of pregnancy, appealing to the “Thunderbird” for protection.

ancientart:

romkids:

The gorgeous and mysterious bird stones.

Do you like archaeology? Are you on twitter? Make sure to follow ROM archaeologists April HawkinsKay Sunahara, and Robert Mason!

Some really nice examples of bird stones at the Royal Ontario Museum.

For comparison, here is another example currently housed at the Walters Art Museum which dates to between 1500 and 1000 BC (via the Wiki Commons, 2006.15.5):

The comprehensive study done by Moorehead shows that these ambiguous prehistoric objects are found most frequently in Western Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and also more northward in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and central Canada. Loosely resembling birds, they do not usually exceed 6 inches in length, and are most commonly made of banded slate.

While still a matter of debate, it seems most likely that these bird stones were used as a counter weight for an atlatl (throwing stick), which was used throughout the Americas. One characteristic feature of the bird stone is their flat base, which is drilled at either end. These drilled holes may have been used to attach it to the atlatl. The atlatl essentially acted as an extension of the arm, and hurled a spear with great force. The earliest evidence we have of the use of the atlatl comes from the Upper Palaeolithic, dating to approximately 40,000 years ago. To visualize how these weapons were used, see this short demonstration by Dr. Elliot Abrams, professor of archaeology at Ohio University on Youtube.

It is also possible that the bird stone was worn. One interpretation along this line of thought is that they were worn on the head of women as an indication of pregnancy, appealing to the “Thunderbird” for protection.

(via dendroica)

(Source: transparent-flowers, via memor-and-um)

(via birdologist)

rudygodinez:

R. Bolliger, Microphotography of the Production of Nectar from the Sansevieria Plant, (1959)

rudygodinez:

R. Bolliger, Microphotography of the Production of Nectar from the Sansevieria Plant, (1959)

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(Source: mysimpsonsblogisgreaterthanyours, via birdycreatures)