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A Trio of Architectural Installations by Steve Messam at Mellerstain — urdesignmag Environmental artist Steve Messam has installed three inflatable, fabric sculptures into the buildings and landscape of the Borders Sculpture Park at Mellerstain. Messam’s fascinating site-specific installations work with the surrounding landscape and buildings to transform the way we see them. His three inflatable fabric sculptures are bold celebrations of form and have to be experienced in their environment to be appreciated fully. a photography blog: A (Rainy) Walk in Paris Won't you join me for a rainy walk in Paris?So far, we've wandered the charming streets of Montmartre, and breathed in the sweet perfume of roses at Albert Kahn's garden oasis. This afternoon I thought I'd show you The City of Lights from a new perspective, thirty feet up and eye level with the treetops. Stretching 4.5 km from Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes, the Coulée Verte is a hidden garden high in the sky, perched on an abandoned elevated railway. Under the grey skies and gentle raindrops, we're going to enjoy a little afternoon break amongst the trees, enveloped by lush greenery, waving towers of bamboo, and coral roses climbing trellises. And if you're lucky, you might even catch the heavenly scent of lavender lingering in the air.The Coulée Verte, also known as the Promenade Plantée, is one of my favorite spots in Paris when I'm itching for an escape from the screeching and honking cars dominating the city below.

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Declaration of the Independence of the Mind: An Extraordinary 1919 Manifesto Signed by Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Jane Addams, and Other Luminaries Decades before Martin Luther King, Jr. made his timeless case for the ancient Greek notion of agape as a centerpiece of nonviolence, another luminous mind and soaring spirit challenged humanity to pause amid one of the most violent periods in history and consider an alternative path. The declaration was published in the socialist newspaper L’Humanité on June 26, 1919, and was later included in the out-of-print treasure Hermann Hesse & Romain Rolland: Correspondence, Diary Entries and Reflections (public library) — Rolland enclosed the text in an April 1919 letter to Hesse, asking the beloved German writer to be among the signatories. “I want to express at once at least my unreserved approval of your admirable [declaration],” Hesse wrote in reply. “Please add my name to it as well.” Rolland writes: May this experience be a lesson to us, at least for the future!

PROJECT 365 TEMPLATES: SKETCHED THEME - eyecandyoverlays Please be aware that this is a VERY large file (sized at 1.30 GB when unzipped) please make sure you have the room on your computer before agreeing to purchase. :) ♥ Each template is sized at 12"x12" ♥ Less is more: I designed these with those very words in mind. I wanted to keep the templates super simple, so the focus would stay on my pictures. You can definitely add your own journaling, or embellishments, background colors or patterns to the layouts. 80 Beautiful Data Visualizations Using Location Data and Maps — CARTO Blog As the importance of location data continues to grow so do the ways you can visualization this information. We’ve scoured the web in search of data visualizations showing the value of location data in its many varieties, and have compiled this mega list to bring you the very best examples. The 80 entries below surprised us, taught us, inspired us, and drastically changed the way we understand location data.

Artist 'domesticates' plant roots into intricate geometric forms Our perception of plants probably paints them as passive, slow-growing green things that aren't particularly intelligent -- at least, not like us humans. But recent research is showing how arrogantly anthrocentric that view may be, revealing that plants do indeed sense, learn, remember and react much like how a human might. Scientists aren't the only ones having fun with this new research into what is now informally being called plant neurobiology (though this is a bit of a misnomer, as plants do not have neurons per se). In a series of grown artworks called Interwoven, Amsterdam-based German artist Diana Scherer explores how the sensitive roots of plants -- sometimes likened to the 'brains' of a plant -- can be molded and shaped into intricate, man-made forms. © Diana Scherer © Diana Scherer

Be Inspired - On the Road Somewhere on your journey don't forget to turn around and enjoy the view.Idea to InspireI love to travel by car. The easiest way to clear your mind and be inspired is to hop in a car and enjoy the views from the road. Photo's to Inspire Enjoy these amazing shots of roads from Flickr. Coco Fronsac Vintage Photos Coco Fronsac Coco Fronsac Vintage Photos by Chris Nelson Coming from a family of artists, French artist Coco Fronsac culls sepia-toned vintage portraits from flea markets and enhances them in various ways, primarily by painting over their faces with bright tribal masks. In this way, her characters become frozen in their elegant, shamanic finery, an unlikely meeting producing a magical veneer.

Ya cool stuff ! I think there needs to be a new category for this type of art /photography . The terms "Surrealism"or "Photo-shopped" just doesn't do it anymore ! by mirlen101 Jun 6