Monday, December 30, 2013
Martha and her billions were undone by the complicated, pitiless tangle of our modern industrialized world, but Thoreau’s nineteenth-century protest—“Simplify, simplify”—will not help us in the twenty-first. Indeed, when it comes to our relationship to nature, the wish for simplicity may be the most destructive thing in the world. http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2014/01/06/140106crbo_books_rosen?currentPage=all
Monday, October 28, 2013
nevver:

One year ago, Sandy

nevver:

One year ago, Sandy

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

lolzpicx:

Honest Slogans

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Philly! I miss you.
philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt, born on this day in 1862. 
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Klimt’s “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)” in Gallery 158, on loan to the Museum from The Lewis Collection. Klimt began this piece in 1917 but it was discovered unfinished in the artist’s studio after his death in February 1918—you’ll notice this work is sketchier than most of Klimt’s densely decorated canvases. It is thought to be his third work to portray Maria (“Ria”) Munk, the daughter of Alexander and Aranka Pulitzer Munk, who had shot herself in 1911 at the age of 24, in despair over a lover.
"Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)", 1917, Gustav Klimt

Philly! I miss you.

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt, born on this day in 1862.

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Klimt’s “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)” in Gallery 158, on loan to the Museum from The Lewis Collection. Klimt began this piece in 1917 but it was discovered unfinished in the artist’s studio after his death in February 1918—you’ll notice this work is sketchier than most of Klimt’s densely decorated canvases. It is thought to be his third work to portray Maria (“Ria”) Munk, the daughter of Alexander and Aranka Pulitzer Munk, who had shot herself in 1911 at the age of 24, in despair over a lover.

"Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)", 1917, Gustav Klimt

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wow

Wow

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
explore-blog:

A breakdown of cat owners’s thoughts by Wendy MacNaughton.

explore-blog:

A breakdown of cat owners’s thoughts by Wendy MacNaughton.

You want a snapshot of nineteenth century French provincial bourgeois life? There’s an app for that: it’s called Flaubert. Lydia Kiesling, “Paucity of Art in the Age of Big Data: A Dispatch From San Francisco.” (via millionsmillions)
Monday, April 8, 2013
In 1994, an earthquake knocked out the power in Los Angeles. Many residents called local emergency centers reporting a strange “giant, silvery cloud” in the dark sky. That giant, silvery cloud was the Milky Way, which many residents had just seen for the first time. IFLS: International Dark Skies Week (April 5-11)