Maria Popova: What I Read - Business How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? What sources can't they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions. This is drawn and condensed from a conversation with Maria Popova, the editor of Brain Pickings. Please don't be terrified by how omnivorous my day is. In the morning, I check my email for anything that needs addressing immediately.
Dirkon - The Paper Camera [pinhole.cz] During the 1970s, magazines published in Communist Czechoslovakia were controlled by the state, like the majority of other enterprises. Very few good magazines were available and were difficult to get hold of, so people would borrow and exchange them when given the opportunity. This also applied to magazines aimed at young people, which was probably one of the reasons why almost everyone from my generation, when we get on to the subject of pinhole cameras, has fond memories of the cut-out paper camera known as Dirkon*, published in 1979 in the magazine ABC mladých techniků a přírodovědců [An ABC of Young Technicians and Natural Scientists]. Its creators, Martin Pilný, Mirek Kolář and Richard Vyškovský, came up with a functional pinhole camera made of stiff paper, designed for 35 mm film, which resembles a real camera. It may not be the most practical of devices, but it works!
Strange statues around the world This is one of our most successful post ever. In fact, with this post, haha.nu is known to the world through several big world medias, incl. Yahoo! 7 TV, Deutsche Welle, MSN, Daily Mails… Offices Reminiscent of the Past Working in an office back in the days used to be real fun. The kind of corporate environment that existed within the office in the past and the office apparatus they used to have is utterly extraordinary compared to what we know now. You had to learn stylistic ways to carry a stereo anywhere in one hand; whether within the office, or in corporate parties. Office gadgets definitely changed. Forget how the keys in type machines looked like shooting daggers; it was an in-thing being a typewriter geek. And with such a kind of office, you got to have a bit of live around you; preferably a dog pet.
The golden ratio and aesthetics November 2002 Mario Livio is a scientist and self-proclaimed "art fanatic" who owns many hundreds of art books. Recently, he combined his passions for science and art in two popular books, The Accelerating Universe, which appeared in 2000, and The Golden Ratio, reviewed in this issue of Plus. The former book discusses "beauty" as an essential ingredient in fundamental theories of the universe. The latter discusses the amazing appearances of the peculiar number 1.618... in nature, the arts, and psychology. Here he gives us a taster.
Eye See You: The 100 Most Exquisite Human Eyes - Flash Web Desig Posted by Ariela Ross on 11/12/2009 in Photography | ∞ The windows into the soul, eyes are the most captivating attribute of an individual. As such, it is also focused on highly in photography.
Forums - View Single Post - The Uses of Underpaintings (as explained by Ilaekae and Jason Manley) Here's a little demonstration of the reasons underpainting is used. I used acrylics, and the glazes aren't as carefully done as they could have been, but it gets the point across. Oils would be a lot smoother overall, but would take a lot longer to work with. The Magnificent Eleven: The D-Day Photographs of Robert Capa Something woke me early on the morning of Tuesday, June 6, 1944. I drew the blackout curtain and saw that it was just another dull, gray day, colder than an English spring had any right to be. The streets were empty, and I was alone in the flat I shared with Frank Scherschel on Upper Wimpole Street in London's West End. He had departed — vanished, actually, without saying a word — several days earlier for his battle station, a camouflaged airfield from which he would fly reconnaissance over the English Channel to photograph the largest armada ever assembled. My job was to stay behind, to edit those and other photos for LIFE as picture editor of the London bureau.
Mysterious Shadow People (6 total) City View Kumi Yamashita has a secret power. She can place wood or metal objects in just the right light to make mysterious shadow people show their true selves. The genius of it all lies in the fact that without the lighting and shadows the objects would never give away her secret. These surprising silhouettes only come out when beckoned to do so. After being completely blown away by artist Kumi Yamashita's mysterious shadow people, I had to get in touch with her. Webdesign unter R-Klein-Webdesign I decide to give you an introduction to the the world of Photomanipulation. With this techniques you will be able to create some art like they’ve done on www.deviantart.com. In my opinion everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is an artist. The difference between the most well-known artists and normal people may only be the fact that they know how to realize their minds in drawn art, music etc. They know, how to deal with their tools.
s Curiosities Allegedly, these homes in Iran, carved out of solid rock, were built on the order of 700 years ago and are still inhabited by people who have given them modern touches (you know, the little things like windows, doors, and electricity). Pretty impressive when you consider that houses in America barely survive a century without extensive maintenance.