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21st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from full time pineapple, part time deity with 9,582 notes

julianaegley:

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cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

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missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

Tagged: artinspirationfavoritevery cool

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21st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from L'iconoclaste with 1,230 notes

azertip:

Carl Friedrich Lessing

Tagged: art

20th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Lost together with 194,524 notes

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beckyybarnes:

Vin Diesel does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

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20th August 2014

Photo reblogged from W R I T E W O R L D with 522 notes

writeworld:

Writer’s Block
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

A picture says a thousand words. Write them.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

Tagged: artwritingprompt

20th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Mon méli-mélo with 1,882 notes

catagator:

These two pictures from the director of the Ferguson Public Library and the library’s instagram are also worth sharing. 

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20th August 2014

Post reblogged from Evil isn't born, it's made. with 62,265 notes

seriousjones:

hi everyone, it’s dorothy gale from kansas, and i nominate the wicked witch of the west for the ice bucket challenge

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20th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Evil isn't born, it's made. with 43,680 notes


A woman surveys a treacherous mountain pass in the Pyrenees of France, 1956  -  Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic
A woman surveys a treacherous mountain pass in the Pyrenees of France, 1956  -  Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic

Tagged: photo

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20th August 2014

Link reblogged from Archaeological News with 258 notes

Website allows access to the Dallas Museum of Art's entire collection for the first time →

archaeologicalnews:

DALLAS, TX.- Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced today the launch of an exciting redesigned digital database for the Museum’s collection of encyclopedic art through its website, DMA.org. This marks the first phase of an initiative to…

20th August 2014

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humansofnewyork:

"The youngest one is the most courageous. If somebody is picking on her sister in Sunday school, she’ll go after them!" (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"The youngest one is the most courageous. If somebody is picking on her sister in Sunday school, she’ll go after them!" 
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

20th August 2014

Audio post reblogged from ProZD Likes to Voice Act with 1,064 notes - Played 7,748 times

prozdvoices:

Anonymous said:

Can you do an anime protagonist that starts swearing at the antagonist because they’re losing the battle?

This is one of the first pictures that comes up when you search “anime villain.”  No, I don’t know who it is, and you don’t need to tell me, because now he will forever be known as the Great Bokugoku-sama.