Labor day is over, everyone back to work! (unless you’re still at the beach, in which case carry on.)
Image of a bookbinding shop, from Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts méchaniques : avec leur explication, t. 8
This is really a fascinating series, depicting tools & technology used in just about everything - if you’re a European in the mid-18th century, that is. Weaving, agriculture, construction, and of course wig-making. This series has it all.
I require all of these.
My design aesthetic is tentacles. Tentacles everywhere.
Ikea, get on this. I. Require build-it-yourself octopus themed everything.
Octopodes are so smart that if they only had a longer lifespan they could probably learn to communicate with us. I mean, beyond picking winning sports teams for us.
Therefore I propose that we begin an Octopus Longevity Programme and try to make them our friends and partners under the sea.
For the last comment
Dragon*Con 2014: People who cannot fit into a full elevator, part two. That giraffe flicked us off.
Dragon*Con 2014: People who cannot fit into a full elevator. This is my source of joy.
Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast
Slate has some haunting images today of some of the clothes left over from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. An excerpt from the article:
In 2007, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum opened its archive to Ishiuchi, and since then she’s photographed hundreds of artifacts. Some of the objects came from bombed buildings or were found on the streets; others came from families who held onto items for decades after the blast. People are still coming into the museum to donate, Roth said. “It’s not a nostalgic project. She’s not interested in that. She’s not even really interested in the history of what happened in Hiroshima because it’s known. She’s more interested in the life of these objects she’s photographing and the life that’s there now,” he said.
You can read the rest here.
They bring #PlayArtfully to a whole new level… #EatArtfully!