All posts filed under: life

Where do they keep it all?

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compilation / history / life / nature

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. has a massive collection of reference materials. Insects, whale bones, plants, exotic birds, fossils, anthropological items; countless secret treasures carefully cared for and stored out of sight by the experts, so we can have a better understanding of our planet. Photos by Chip Clark (via: designboom.com)

Slow Life

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beauty / film / life / nature / video

Corals and sponges live a secret life below the ocean’s surface; their motion so slow we cannot see it, but coral reefs are indeed teeming with life. Thanks to the time lapses made by Bioquest Studios we are now able to experience the awesome colours and movements of these underwater creatures we still know so little about.    

Make It Fast

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friendship / life / stories / words

‘Make it fast’ I said to the nurse as she was unwinding the bandages on my right hand. About a week ago I had gone drinking with a couple of buddies and the night had been kind of crazy. It all started innocently enough with sushi at some new hotspot in town; the sake had flowed generously and our conversation was getting more excited. This tends to happen with us. Now that we all have […]

Interesting Ladies 15

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art / Classics / family / film / humanity / life / observations / vintage / women

A little while ago I went to see the play Grey Gardens by Abattoir Fermé, a Belgium theatre company at De Toneelschuur in Haarlem. The stage was completely trashed with rubbish, the two actors – in drag – talking simultaneously and constantly contradicting each other; it was complete chaos. Somehow it all seemed familiar and after about fifteen minutes I suddenly recognized the narrative and the two eccentric characters and realized it was a stage […]

Cool Dude 3

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Poet, artist, printmaker, visionary William Blake (1757-1827) is an unique representative of the (pre-) Romantic period. His work is strongly symbolic, philosophical, mystical and very expressive. Many of his views were unusual at the time; he strongly opposed organised religion (although the New Testament God is often present in his work) and he believed in sexual and racial freedom. Blake professed to have visions from a young age and much of his imagery seems to be […]

In Deep Water

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Jason deCaires Taylor does something very special: he creates site-specific sculptures and installations under water that slowly become part of their natural environment, functioning as coral reefs. The newest addition to his subaqueous world is an underwater museum in the Atlantic off the coast of the island Lanzarote. One of the installations, The Raft of Lampedusa, refers to the current global crises in which desperate and displaced people take that giant step into the unknown, often […]