shadowscasted:

putthison:

Who Cares About Baseball Stirrups?
I do, for one. So does Paul Lukas, of the amazing sports uniform blog Uni-Watch. So we enlisted the help of the brilliant Roman Mars, who runs the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible, and told the story of the stirrup, and why it matters.
I just listened to the finished piece, and it’s a wonderful deep dive into a strange subject about which baseball fans have incredibly strong opinions. You can read, listen and learn more here.
Seriously: I can’t recommend 99% Invisible or Uni-Watch more highly. I’m honored to have worked with them on this.

This is truly wonderful

shadowscasted:

putthison:

Who Cares About Baseball Stirrups?

I do, for one. So does Paul Lukas, of the amazing sports uniform blog Uni-Watch. So we enlisted the help of the brilliant Roman Mars, who runs the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible, and told the story of the stirrup, and why it matters.

I just listened to the finished piece, and it’s a wonderful deep dive into a strange subject about which baseball fans have incredibly strong opinions. You can read, listen and learn more here.

Seriously: I can’t recommend 99% Invisible or Uni-Watch more highly. I’m honored to have worked with them on this.

This is truly wonderful

ampersandmag:

ampersandvagabond:

**BONUS**
Since you Amperkids have been such good eggs I’d like to give you a complimentary 1440x900 desktop wallpaper. Literary bunnies never go out of style. 

Thank you, benevolent Editor

ampersandmag:

ampersandvagabond:

**BONUS**

Since you Amperkids have been such good eggs I’d like to give you a complimentary 1440x900 desktop wallpaper. Literary bunnies never go out of style. 

Thank you, benevolent Editor

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hueandeyephotography:

Hillside in Autumn, Burnsville, North Carolina
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

hueandeyephotography:

Hillside in Autumn, Burnsville, North Carolina

© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

archiemcphee:

California-based Yarnboming artists Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (previously featured here) recently transformed a pair of unassuming benches near the San Francisco Ferry Building into adorably ferocious monsters, complete with six awesome orange feet. The irrepressibly inventive sisters created this delightful yarn installation for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s new show Full Frame.

[via Laughing Squid]

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ancientart:

The Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. Classified as a portal tomb, this structure dates to the Neolithic period, radiocarbon dates place its use between 3,800 - 3,600 BCE.
During excavations the skeletal remains of up to 22 prehistoric individual were found, which included both adults and children, as well as one newborn. Extensive specialist analysis has been done on these remains, offering us a rare insight into the lives of these Neolithic people. 

[…] A variety of artefacts, presumably representing grave goods, were also recovered from the burial chamber. These included a polished stone axe, two stone beads, a decorated bone pendant, a fragment of a mushroom-headed bone pin, two quartz crystals, several sherds of coarse pottery, three chert arrowheads and three chert/flint scrapers.
The burial evidence from Poulnabrone has given us rare glimpse into the lives of our early ancestors. It appears that they endured a relatively tough existence, that involved hard physical labour, childhood illnesses, occasional violent attacks and early deaths. Although only a small section of the community were deemed worthy of burial in the tomb, there is little evidence for gender or age discrimination, with both male and female remains present as well as young and old. Prior to interment their bones appear to have been stored elsewhere and this may indicate that they were venerated as ancestor relics. Why certain individuals were chosen to be buried in the seemingly exalted location of a megalithic tomb, however, remains a mystery. 
-Irish Archaeology

Photo courtesy of & taken by Nicolas Raymond.

ancientart:

The Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. Classified as a portal tomb, this structure dates to the Neolithic period, radiocarbon dates place its use between 3,800 - 3,600 BCE.

During excavations the skeletal remains of up to 22 prehistoric individual were found, which included both adults and children, as well as one newborn. Extensive specialist analysis has been done on these remains, offering us a rare insight into the lives of these Neolithic people. 

[…] A variety of artefacts, presumably representing grave goods, were also recovered from the burial chamber. These included a polished stone axe, two stone beads, a decorated bone pendant, a fragment of a mushroom-headed bone pin, two quartz crystals, several sherds of coarse pottery, three chert arrowheads and three chert/flint scrapers.

The burial evidence from Poulnabrone has given us rare glimpse into the lives of our early ancestors. It appears that they endured a relatively tough existence, that involved hard physical labour, childhood illnesses, occasional violent attacks and early deaths. Although only a small section of the community were deemed worthy of burial in the tomb, there is little evidence for gender or age discrimination, with both male and female remains present as well as young and old. Prior to interment their bones appear to have been stored elsewhere and this may indicate that they were venerated as ancestor relics. Why certain individuals were chosen to be buried in the seemingly exalted location of a megalithic tomb, however, remains a mystery. 

-Irish Archaeology

Photo courtesy of & taken by Nicolas Raymond.

hueandeyephotography:

Heron Statue, Middleton Place Gardens, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
hue and eye
the peacock’s hiccup

hueandeyephotography:

Heron Statue, Middleton Place Gardens, Charleston, SC

© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

hue and eye

the peacock’s hiccup

(Source: hueandeye.blogspot.com)

taktophoto:

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

(Source: petapixel.com, via xaverie)

My favorite band at Coachella - Warpaint

West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Coachella

bakerstreetbabes:

burnsides:

"I said pass me a pen."  “When?” “About two hours ago”Ethan Yazel 
Prints available through my Etsy 

Gorgeous.

bakerstreetbabes:

burnsides:

"I said pass me a pen."
“When?”
“About two hours ago”
Ethan Yazel

Prints available through my Etsy

Gorgeous.

Coney Island at night in Harold Lloyd’s Speedy (1928)

(via the-dark-city)

Article: Square Feet: 84. Possessions: 305.


Square Feet: 84. Possessions: 305.

humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

theatlantic:

The Origins of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Magic Realism

"Surrealism runs through the streets," the Colombian author, who died today at age 87, told The Atlantic in 1973. ”Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.”
Read more. [Image: Bjorn Elgstrand/AP]

theatlantic:

The Origins of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Magic Realism

"Surrealism runs through the streets," the Colombian author, who died today at age 87, told The Atlantic in 1973. ”Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.”

Read more. [Image: Bjorn Elgstrand/AP]