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11 May 23:27

Monsoon

by Blog Import
Sofía Henao

"During the year I spent following the monsoon in a dozen countries, I learned to see it as a critically important event, and not the disaster it had first seemed to my Western eyes."

Rajasthan, India

For months there is no rain, and then there is too much.
Half the world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon.

Bihar, India

I was eleven years old when I saw a photo essay on the monsoon in India in Life Magazine by Brian Brake, the New Zealand-born Magnum photographer. His work established his reputation as a master color photo essayist. Twenty years later, I proposed a story to National Geographic to photograph the monsoon.

Worli, India

Bombay/Mumbai, India

Australia

Australia

Monsoon History
by Shirley Geok-lin Lim
The air is wet, soaks
into mattresses, and curls
In apparitions of smoke,
Like fat white slugs furled
Among the timber
Or silver fish tunnelling
The damp linen covers
Of schoolbooks, or walking
Quietly like centipedes,
The air walking everywhere
On its hundred feet
Is filled with the glare
Of tropical water.
Again we are taken over
By clouds and rolling darkness.
Small snails appear
Clashing their timid horns
Among the morning glory
Vines.

Porbandar, India

Porbandar, India

The rains fall on one horn of the buffalo, and not on the other.
-Indian Proverb

Rajasthan, India

Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me
by Mary Oliver 
Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!

Bojonegoro, Java, Indonesia

Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal

During the year I spent following the monsoon in a dozen countries, I learned to see it as a critically important event, 
and not the disaster it had first seemed to my Western eyes. 

Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal

Rain is grace;
Rain is the sky descending to the earth …
– John Updike

Bangladesh

Indonesia

Sulawesi, Indonesia

Farmers experience the monsoon as an almost religious experience as they watch their fields come back to life after being parched for half the year. 

Varanasi, India

For half the world’s people, good monsoons, those rain-bearing winds of
Asia and the Subcontinent, 
 mean life and prosperity.
Poor ones are marked by famine and death.

Porbandar, India

Porbandar, India

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Only He shakes the heavens and from its treasures takes out the winds. 

He joins the waters and the clouds and produces the rain.

He does all those things. 
– Michael Servetus (1511-1553)
Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Rajasthan, India

12 May 18:12

MONSOONFor months there is no rain, and then there is too...


India


Indonesia


India


India


India


Australia


Indonesia


Nepal


Sri Lanka

MONSOON

For months there is no rain, and then there is too much.
Half the world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon. 
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From These Hands, published by Phaidon Press, will be released on
May 6. From the foothills of the Andes to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, images document the realities of life for the people working at the source of this familiar commodity - coffee.

See our other blog on the monsoon:
http://www.stevemccurry.wordpress.com

02 Apr 09:55

Episode 3: When Knowledge Conquered Fear, Cosmos: A SpaceTime...















Episode 3: When Knowledge Conquered Fear, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
23 Mar 15:13

(tweet via dyldonot)

Sofía Henao

I usually said something like: "when you grow up you'll find out there are worst thing in life to cry about" :P (moms usually don't like it)



(tweet via dyldonot)

20 Mar 13:39

Pavlov’s Tongue

by The Awkward Yeti
Sofía Henao

David...

Pavlov's Tongue

20 Mar 21:01

otfilms:"When I was young, I invented an invisible friend called...



otfilms:

"When I was young, I invented an invisible friend called Mr Ravioli. My psychiatrist says I don’t need him anymore, so he just sits in the corner and reads."

Mary and Max (2009)

17 Mar 19:55

Photo





16 Mar 14:12

Reservoir Dogs + Soundtrack









Reservoir Dogs + Soundtrack
11 Mar 12:04

Photo







11 Mar 15:14

-teesa-:"Puerto Rico has more American citizens than 21 U.S....











-teesa-:

"Puerto Rico has more American citizens than 21 U.S. states, but less voting rights than any of them."

22 Sep 13:20

Daft Punk LEGO Minifigs

08 Mar 08:48

blushm: Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)"Who’s to say that...





















blushm:

Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)

"Who’s to say that love needs to be soft and gentle?"

07 Mar 06:50

sandandglass:TDS, March 5, 2015





















sandandglass:

TDS, March 5, 2015

24 Feb 12:52

brillhart house in miami references florida’s vernacular architecture

by philip stevens I designboom

two porches at the front and rear of the dwelling not only provide additional floor space, but also enhanced protection against the region's elements.

The post brillhart house in miami references florida’s vernacular architecture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

24 Feb 01:45

Highlights from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

by Christopher Jobson

Cat-mothers
© Ramil Gilvanov/Rimma Gilvanova, Russia, Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Old Shepherd
© Saeed Barikani, Iran, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Ukraine.Kiev. Euromaidan
Ukrainian protester plays piano on a barricade in front of the riot police line during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine on October 2, 2014. © Vladyslav Musiienko / UNIAN, Ukraine, Shortlist, Current Affairs, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

On the Tundra....
© Simon Morris, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Pelican Feeding
© Melissa Little, Australia, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Blue Fields
The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft. The height was crucial in order to flatten perspective by using long focal lengths. Time of day and cloud cover were also critical, the abstract effect being heightened by complete lack of signifying shadow. © Simon Butterworth, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Landscape, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Award

Underwater Grace
© Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Singapore, Shortlist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

BLNgold
© Alexander Klebe, Germany, Shortlist, Panormaic, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

First Sight
West Bengal, India. October 21, 2013. Blind girls Sonia, 12, and Anita Singh, 5, are born into poverty with congenital cataract blindness. They must accompany their parents everywhere as they cannot be left alone without risk. The surgery to cure this is simple and takes 15 minutes but because of the level of poverty in this family they have been unable to pursue the necessary operation. India has more than 12 million blind, the majority of which suffer from cataract blindness. Poverty is the main reason these millions of people are trapped in this condition. Donor funding has recently enabled both sisters to finally go for this operation. This essay is an attempt to tell the story of their lives before surgery, during the operation to regain their sight and after as they begin to discover light. © Brent Stirton, South Africa, Shortlist, Contemporary Issues, Professional, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Creating a shortlist was no small feat. This year submissions swelled to a record 173,444 photographs from 171 countries. Shortlisted images will be on view at Somerset House in London from April 24th through May 10th, and Winners are announced April 23rd. You can see all shortlisted photos online in three categories: Professional, Open, and Youth.

09 Feb 06:04

Comic for February 09, 2015

Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
26 Jan 22:25

The only awards season gif you need. 



The only awards season gif you need. 

07 Jan 12:53

montt en dosis diarias - 252

by noreply@blogger.com (montt)

30 Dec 20:45

LIVING COLORThe world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying...


Afghanistan


Vietnam


United States


Ethiopia


Tibet


Yemen


Paraguay


Mauritania


United Kingdom


India

LIVING COLOR

The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.
- James Allen

EXHIBITIONS

Finding the Sublime 
December 16, 2014 - April 2015 
CT Gallery 
112 rue Saint-François 74120 
Megève, France

Iconic Photographs
Bait Al Zubair Museum
Muscat, Oman
Opens December 16, 2014

Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Riale di Monza
Monza, Italy
October 30 - April 6, 2015

19 Dec 01:59

 Sri Lanka is the finest island of its size in all the world.-...





















 Sri Lanka is the finest island of its size in all the world.
- Marco Polo

EXHIBITIONS

Finding the Sublime 
December 16, 2014 - April 2015 
CT Gallery 
112 rue Saint-François 74120 
Megève, France

Iconic Photographs
Bait Al Zubair Museum
Muscat, Oman
Opens December 16, 2014

Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Riale di Monza
Monza, Italy
October 30 - April 6, 2015

29 Nov 15:13

Crayon Ammo Belt

28 Nov 22:40

Photo



20 Nov 13:14

montt en dosis diarias - 227

by noreply@blogger.com (montt)

15 Nov 19:10

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments

by Christopher Jobson

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments flipbook books

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments flipbook books

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments flipbook books

These fun little flip books made in Japan feature a number of unexpected designs that make use of negative space and secret “compartments” that are gradually revealed as you flip through the books. There are several books in the series published by Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo and you can pick them up on Amazon. Here’s the bug one. (via Travelry)

05 Nov 22:23

Colors of Afghanistan

by Blog Import

 

 Kabul

If my heart trembles
for Kabul,
it’s for the slow step of summer noons,
siestas in my father’s house which,
heavy with mid-day sleep,
still weighs on my ribs…

It’s for the hawker’s cry
of the vegetable seller doing his rounds,
lost in my neighbours’ troubled dreams,
that my heart’s trembling.
– Shakila Azizzda

Bamiyan 

Pul-e-Khumri

 Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress
travellers with
their dignity and hospitality as much as their fierce independence.
- William Dalrymple,  author of Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839–42

Kabul 

Mazar-e-Sharif 

Bamiyan

Afghanistan/Pakistan border

Qala-e-Sabzi

Herat

In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual.
You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody,
an uncle to somebody.
You are part of something bigger than yourself.
- Khaled Hosseini

Kandahar

Kabul

Kabul
Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye
Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs
And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
– Saeb-e-Tabrizik
Translation by Josephine Davis

Kabul

Bamiyan Province

Jabal Siraj

God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.
- Unknown

Kabul

Afghanistan/Pakistan border

Maimana

 

Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Reale di Monza
Monza, Italy
October 30, 2014 – April 6, 2015

 

Finding the Sublime
CT Gallery
112, rue Saint-François
74120 Megève
France
December 16, 2014 – February 8, 2015

http://instagram.com/stevemccurryofficial

 



02 Nov 16:55

Grammar Police

by The Awkward Yeti

Grammar Police

28 Oct 03:33

Un aparato es capaz de convertir el clima en música

La empresa Quintronics ha desarrollado un aparato capaz de transformar el clima en música. Ahora ya se puede escuchar la melodía de un amanecer soleado o un fuerte aguacero.

Weather Warlock, hace posible escuchar la sintonía de las condiciones climáticas. Este novedoso aparato existe desde 2011 y se utiliza un sintetizador de bajo voltaje controlado por drones capaces de traducir la temperatura, el sol, el viento y la lluvia en ritmos de percusión y sonidos estéreos, los cuales suenan como música ambiental, según informó la revista Muy Interesante de México.

El dispositivo está localizado en el Spellcaster Lodge en Nueva Orleans, Estados Unidos, pero en ocasiones es llevado de gira junto con bandas musicales que brindan todo un espectáculo con este curioso aparato. La particular estación meteorológica musical transmitirá sonidos cada día y noche como un servicio público y gratuito.

Así mismo, sus creadores han anunciado la creación de estaciones similares en todo el mundo con el fin que más personas puedan experimentar los sonidos musicales del clima.  








27 Oct 14:43

OK Go’s Latest Music Video Features Hundreds of Umbrella-Wielding Dancers

by Christopher Jobson

OK Gos Latest Music Video Features Hundreds of Umbrella Wielding Dancers umbrellas music video dancing

Only four months after their music video for the “The Writing’s on the Wall” filled with optical illusions, OK Go are back with yet another meticulously choreographed dance video for “I Won’t Let You Down.” Filmed in Japan, this new clip features more than a few umbrellas, Honda UNI-CUB personal vehicles (a kind of tiny robo scooter), and a cast of hundreds. Make sure to stick around for the final shot, hard to believe it’s even real, but knowing OK Go, it certainly is.

18 Oct 01:00

siemens foodlab by studio rygalik creates a mobile module kitchen

by tim spears I designboom

siemens, studio rygalik and concordia taste designed the open kitchen as a system of interrelated movable modules that resemble wooden cargo boxes and casters.

The post siemens foodlab by studio rygalik creates a mobile module kitchen appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

28 Sep 21:43

this isn't happiness™

by turn