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Spectra of various sources of light. Astronomy for the Use of Schools and Academies. 1882.

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by Noémie Goudal

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Antonio Sant’Elia

My senior project in Architecture School owed a lot to this architect. For a brief while I became obsessed with the ideas and aesthetics that he taught. Antonio Sant’Elia was an Italian architect, that left no built legacy but was a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. The manifesto Futurist Architecture was published in August 1914:


All the pseudo-architecture of the avant-garde, Austrian, Hungarian, German and American;

All classical architecture, solemn, hieratic, scenographic, decorative, monumental, pretty and pleasing;

The embalming, reconstruction and reproduction of ancient monuments and palaces;

Perpendicular and horizontal lines, cubical and pyramidical forms that are static, solemn, aggressive and absolutely excluded from our utterly new sensibility;

The use of massive, voluminous, durable, antiquated and costly materials.


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Mammillaria morganiana / Owl-eye pincushion
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Native to the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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The pathology of nowhere, Victoria Sambunaris


Up Close And Personal With Your Favorite Drugs

Source: Sarah Shönfeld


A monograph of the jacamars and puff-birds, or families Galbulidæ and Bucconidæ. ; By Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913 on Flickr.

Publication info London,Published for the author by R.H. Porter [etc.,1882]
BHL Collections:
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University


Finally had some time to take pics of our plant project.

Succulent + Cacti, lovingly arranged by hand and accented with Italian sea glass + terra cotta from the Amalfi Coast.

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Padre Bay, Utah | Mike Reyfman

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Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park. 👋

This has notes! 😦😱

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Pavement Loop Alex Varanese

Paved surfaces form the arteries of the modern world, tempering our casual sense of day-to-day freedom with a kind of linear determinism that gently surrounds our innate proclivity for exploration with a fixed template of an explicitly geometric nature. But as is so often the case, the oppression of these constraints can force the emergence a new creative perspective for those willing to seek it out.”