"I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."

Stephen Hawking (via liberatingreality)

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Fact.

Fact.

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bl00dbl00dbl00d:

here, take this Roger Dean scan master post i’ve had rattling around in my drafts for months

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artchipel:

Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini (Switzerland) - HobbyBuddies

Camping and Caravanning Club
Butchers’ Friends Society
Dintefisch Diving Club
Friends of the Tattoo
Tamil Association

In their series Freizeitfreunde HobbyBuddies, the Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher (b. 1970) and Andi Cortellini (b. 1965) show group portraits of people who meet regularly due to a shared interest. No matter what they call themselves – interest group, association, club, clique or league – the focus in these groups is always on voluntary commitment and the joy of pursuing a common cause or shared idea. These staged pictures were each taken at a carefully selected location, at a scheduled time, with scenery built and specifically arranged to show a certain number of members of the group. The subjects of the group pictures come from all walks of life, age groups, ethnicities and religions. The pictures betray thorough research and organization: the number of subjects and their clothing, the props, accessories – nothing is left to chance. This approach results in unusual, intriguing and in some cases even perplexing images and compositions. The photo series has been exhibited internationally and published in numerous magazines, such as chrismon, Geo, Tageswoche and NZZ.

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Ursula Sprecher & Andi Cortellini | found via Slate]

kozyndan:

"Conflict Resolution"gouache and graphite on board with resin16x20 inches (40x50 cm)2012
While working on a series of paintings of endangered animals we became fascinated by bonobos (aka “dwarf chimpanzees”).  Unlike their warlike relatives, bonobos are peaceful and use sexual contact and affection in all manner of ways within their society, from strengthening familial bonds to conflict resolution.  They truly exemplify the phrase “I’m a lover, not a fighter”, Its interesting to think what our own society might look like had we gone down that same path, rather than the following the more violent gorilla and chimpanzee cultures.  Read more about this.

kozyndan:

"Conflict Resolution"
gouache and graphite on board with resin
16x20 inches (40x50 cm)
2012

While working on a series of paintings of endangered animals we became fascinated by bonobos (aka “dwarf chimpanzees”).  Unlike their warlike relatives, bonobos are peaceful and use sexual contact and affection in all manner of ways within their society, from strengthening familial bonds to conflict resolution.  They truly exemplify the phrase “I’m a lover, not a fighter”, Its interesting to think what our own society might look like had we gone down that same path, rather than the following the more violent gorilla and chimpanzee cultures.  Read more about this.

nevver:

Peanuts

nevver:

Peanuts

tastefullyoffensive:

Crazy Ideas That Just Need to Happen Already [via]

Previously: Mind-Boggling Shower Thoughts

Pretty brilliant

dutch-and-flemish-painters:

design-is-fine:

Pieter Gallis, Festoon with Fruit, Corn, Nuts and Flowers, mid 17th century.
Oil painting. Antwerp, Belgium. Via V&A

Pieter Gallis (1633, Enkhuizen – 1697, Hoorn), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

dutch-and-flemish-painters:

design-is-fine:

Pieter Gallis, Festoon with Fruit, Corn, Nuts and Flowers, mid 17th century.

Oil painting. Antwerp, Belgium. Via V&A

Pieter Gallis (1633, Enkhuizen – 1697, Hoorn), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

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tastefullyoffensive:

Name Improvements for Everyday Stuff [huffingtonpost]

Previously: Crazy Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

I love these.