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22 Sep 15:24

List: Has Autumn Arrived?

by DREW DISABATINO

1. Have the leaves begun their colorful transformation?

2. Are cooler temperatures sweeping into the forecast?

3. Is flannel clothing popping up everywhere?

4. Do your food stores contain sufficient wheat, oats, and cured meats to see your kin through winter?

5. Has college football kicked off its first game of the season?

6. Did a temporary Halloween shop move into a vacant strip mall?

7. Did an improperly latched silo door lead wolves to decimate your food rations?

8. Are pumpkin-flavored coffee specials back on the menu?

9. Did your favorite fall sitcom return with new episodes?

10. Do the ramifications of the wolf raid keep you tossing in your rough-hewn straw mattress?

11. Is your local corn maze open for business?

12. Are you prepared to do what is necessary should baby Josiah succumb to the harsh grasp of winter?

13. Did you move your sweaters out of storage yet?

14. Are you questioning your god?

15. Did you make plans to go apple picking?

16. Can you live with the weight of your sins?

17. Have you taken a selfie in a pumpkin patch?

22 Sep 15:11

Photo

by dorrismccomics
Roslyn

It's me :/



22 Sep 15:10

Ukiyo-e Come to Life in New Animated GIFs by Atsuki Segawa

by Johnny
Roslyn

So great!

Doc and Marty travel back to 1885 Japan’s Tokaido in their DeLorean. Original print: “Fujikawa” by Utagawa Hiroshige, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido.

Atsuki Segawa is a Japanese filmmaker and animator who takes traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and sets them into motion through digital animation. He began his collection of “moving ukiyo-e” in 2015 and has been slowly adding to his collection.

A time-lapse of cars speeding down Japan’s Tokaido. Original print: “Minakuchi” by Utagawa Hiroshige, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido.

Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of floating worlds” were woodblock prints that became wildly popular in 17th -19th century Japan. Emerging as a spontaneous artistic development, they remain, to this day, as some of the most well-known imagery and, by extension, some of the most readily available glimpses into what life was like in Japan.

But this was before the age of computers, or even hand-drawn animation, so of course each represents a moment, frozen in time. But Segawa thaws those images and brings them to life, more often than not adding surreal elements from today.

If anyone has ever eaten oden you’ll know how this man feels. Original print: “Nakamura Konozo and Nakajima Wadayemon” by Toshusai Sharaku

This marketplace in Osaka sells all the latest gadgets. Original print: “Fish Market at Zakoba” by Utagawa Hiroshige

we hope these fisherman have their sea legs. Original print: “Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai

22 Sep 06:31

algopop:  Cola Parody T-Shirts on Amazon by Sunshine...





algopop:

 Cola Parody T-Shirts on Amazon by Sunshine T-Shirts

This bot is going through a dataset of food-names and placing them inside a Pepsi-Cola logo, to generate t-shirts to sell on Amazon. The collection includes everything from “Welsh Cakes” to “Chicken Cacciatore”. 

Odd.

20 Sep 20:14

Eat the ice cream.

Roslyn

🍦



Eat the ice cream.

20 Sep 01:53

‘seinfeld’ scriptwritten by 10 people using predictive text...

Roslyn

It took me until page 3 to realise this was not a real Seinfeld script :/







‘seinfeld’ script

written by 10 people using predictive text keyboards

source: transcripts of episodes from season 3 of seinfeld. source texts specific to character with separate source for stage directions. 18 word options at each step. finished script also includes one or two stage directions generated by a recurrent neural network.

writers: carl s, corey g, elle o, erin m, gabe m, jonah c, joseph p, kai c, rob d

editors me and rob d

transcript:

INT. COMEDY CLUB
JERRY
What’s the the problem with the
minimalism? You know, if you enjoy
being around alcoholics, I’m gonna
go ahead and never return that
dog.
CUT TO:
INT. JERRY’S APARTMENT - DAY
JERRY and ELAINE are carrying leaves in their hands. He tries
to grab a door and she imitates the door.
JERRY
Well the elevator opens and wrong
side of the door… I thought
maybe the door’s not waiting, but
it said “going down” and Kramer
couldn’t help me move it.  I just
wanted to get out of it, just get
out.
He slams his hand on the door. KRAMER enters dancing with
garbage.
KRAMER
Hey hey hey, great idea for a big
sponge: Make it so large you think
it’s got a fat clock in the
middle.
JERRY
(takes off his bones)
Kramer, do you have a fun
flashback to do?
CUT TO:
INT. MONK’S CAFE - DAY
George is wearing a $20 hat that says “Hello to Horse.”
GEORGE
I’m kinda like the captain of
hygiene.
JERRY
Mind the fish, George! Elaine, say
something to George. Look for
anything wrong with him.
2.
ELAINE
Right now I want to find someone
who doesn’t believe George is back
from the bathroom.
GEORGE
(takes the garbage and moves
back)
Elaine isn’t exhausting but I’ll
bet three days of straight fear
I’m not bitter.
ELAINE
First dog to get George will be my
friend.
George walks at her seriously.
ELAINE
I’ll pay attention to George when
he talks louder. He never says
anything wrong but his intellect
is dying with him.
George walks back to George’s parents.
INT. JERRY’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Kramer enters quickly, sliding around the floor on his knees.
Jerry is watching TV. Jerry notices something in the
refrigerator. Elaine smoking at the crowd.
KRAMER
Hey I’m thinking Jerry, I’m really
sweating Jerry. Jerry, I have a
woman comin and she does it mean,
you know?
JERRY
(relaxously handily talking)
Well, the couch is not going to be
washed by me you know, I’ve got
Knick tickets this Wednesday and
George gets soup on the road.
Snacks are piled high in the guest room. Jerry spots them and
takes a photograph.
KRAMER
(cynical voice)
Jerry can you be a big salad and
give me a meal?
George enters acting very strange. He picks up the remote
control and tries to run with it.
3.
JERRY
Hey George, what’s wrong with you?
GEORGE
Oh Jerry, Jerry just sit there and
try to hear my machine. Jerry I
really have a hot dog in there and
I’m not going to lie to it.
JERRY
What’s the difference? You became
a legend, I got a big picnic.
George, Elaine and Jerry lean back and forth. Elaine, laughing
hypocritically, sports a couple of muscle relaxers. Jerry
looks at the psychic’s apartment, the phone and George. Helen
walks toward Elaine and George is a double look at the
bathroom. George is touching the cowbanes. Kramer is barely
laughing. Elaine making the newspaper. Jerry looks at Jerry.
Jerry unlocks the hot ends. He like it. Jerry is not heard
with his fingers. Jerry walks out of the blade, with a music
pause.
CUT TO:
INT. COMEDY CLUB
JERRY
No no no no no no no no god no no
god no you should get out of here
right now. You’re real turkey club
without any crackers, aren’t you?
What’s the deal with this ping
pong guy? He mumbles something
like ya ya huh ha ha oh no no go.
I’ve never been called an egg but
you could do it.
ROLL CREDITS

17 Sep 13:18

A room with a mural – 12 rooms plus tips…

by Jill Macnair
Roslyn

These are at once ridiculous and quite lovely!

Adding a panoramic wall mural to your home is an adventurous way to bring colour to your walls and quite different to hanging a repeat wallpaper, or a single piece of art. Murals create a more complete-feeling environment, whatever their design. Some are about bringing big garden views inside, others blow-up versions of paintings by Old Masters or focus on one striking animal. You can have a scenic forest on a single wall, or beautiful delicate Chinoiserie on all surrounding walls. Contemporary, traditional, surreal, realist – images can usually be printed to any size and some brands offer the option  to enlarge and print you own images.

The one thing to consider is the height of the eye line in the room you choose for your mural. If, for instance, your mural is for a dining room then it makes sense to lower the point of perspective because you’ll be looking at it when seated. You might also save murals for rooms with fewer items of furniture so that you can really get the most out of seeing them. However, as our edit of 12 inspiring rooms below proves, murals can work just about anywhere with a bit of spacial planning.

Image from Marie Sixtine

If choosing a mural for a bedroom, pick something calm and sedate that will promote the idea of sleep. Above, in the apartment of Paris boutique Marie Sixtine, the print itself is very calm. Below, in the London apartment of designer Alvise Orsini, rice paper has been hand painted to match two eighteenth century Chinese wall panels that were found at auction. The pattern is quite rich, but the palette is quiet.

In the Bloomsbury Group’s country house, Charleston in East Sussex, owner and painter Duncan Grant took his distinctive style to many of the surfaces of the house to give it it’s unique decorative charm. In the living room, the fireplace mural transforms the room’s focal point into one large work of art.

Image from Charleston Trust

Turn a hallway or landing into more of a place to pause by adding a masterpiece mural – painting your woodwork to match its dominant colour. Surface View offers a vast and varied collection of wall murals, including the National Gallery collection which is full of beautiful paintings from one of the world’s greatest art archives. You can customise your chosen painting to your chosen size. Below is Flowers in a Vase with Shells and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast.

Image from Surface View

Another hallway, this time by uber designer Kelly Wearstler for Miami’s Viceroy hotel. If space allows, place furniture centrally to give your mural plenty of space to become the main feature.  

Image from de Gournay

If you choose a wonderfully bold mural then try to keep your daring going with the rest of the room too. The curtain in this room is just as flamboyant as the flamingos mural it clashes with – it’s an all or nothing approach. But there is a point of continuity between the two in the colour green.

Image from de Gournay

Why not take your mural up onto the ceiling, especially if your ceiling is not a regular flat affair? There are no pauses in this room and it’s all the better for it.

Image from Pinterest

For a mural with almost all the colours of the rainbow in it, which colour do you pick out for the skirting boards? Black in this instance, gives a bit of grounding to the white-backed design above it.

Image from Design Sponge

Think about adding some decorative lighting either directly onto the wall mural or to stand or hang in front of it. This is about building up layers of decor and helps to pull the mural into the whole design. An especially useful tip if you’re having a mural on one wall only.

Image by Sarah Hogan from House & Garden

Spend a lot of time thinking about the curtains that will work with your mural. Think about the colour or colours it’s sitting with and also the overall tone – by nature, murals are decadent so choose a fabric that feels as sumptuous – linen, velvet, silk, a good quality cotton in a rich colour. A utilitarian blind won’t cut the mustard in your ‘room with a mural’.

Image from Sian Zeng

Lastly, pick something that will bring some fun to your room and consider something that your house lacks. Got no garden? A botanical print will give you the missing connection to nature that you might need.

Image from Elli Popp

Image from Ananbo

The post A room with a mural – 12 rooms plus tips… appeared first on The Chromologist.

16 Sep 17:40

Swiss Army Bed: The Ultimate Modular & Multifunctional Furniture Design

by Kurt
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

It’s hard to imagine a more flexible and functional piece of furniture to spend a third of your life in than this one from Singapore, featuring an array of creature comforts and high-tech customizations.

USB ports and plugs tie into charging and speaker systems for lounging around with tunes and devices, while an optional massage chair can help relax the restless before sleep.

An array of benches and loungers lets users lay down or sit up in any number of positions, while a fold-out desk attachment allow for laptop use as well. Storage options include a linen-and-pillow trunk beneath the bottom-of-bed bench and a built-in safe for valuables, plus a bunch of shelves and cabinets.

Perhaps the best part: all of these features can be swapped out because the modules around the bed itself are not permanently fixed. Buyers can choose which ones they want to prioritize then surround themselves with choice luxuries accordingly.

At $500 to $1000 depending on options, materials and finishes, they are pretty reasonably priced, too, though be sure to check the measurements: they are designed for the Asian market and shorter individuals, so tall people may want to consider them inspiration rather than potential purchases.

Flexible Furniture: Mold this Seat into All Sorts of Shapes

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When the rest of the house is carefully furnished and decorated to be both practical and a visual representation of the adult residents' style, why should kids' rooms be a primary-colored ...

GoGo & Multiplo: Modular Building Blocks for Kids & Adults

Two very similar designs with somewhat different audiences, Multiplo emphasizes their kit-of-parts approach as a means toward making convertible adult furniture, while Gogo Blocks are presented ...

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16 Sep 16:47

betterbooktitles:Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened



betterbooktitles:

Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened

16 Sep 16:47

List: Grad School or Pre-School?

by LAUREN JONIK

1. You will be encouraged to play nice and work with others.

2. Snacks may be eaten during class.

3. You will be expected to practice your reading and critical-thinking skills daily.

4. Group projects may be messy and lead to certain disaster.

5. If you are enrolled in a private program, it may cost your parents a lot of money.

6. You get to go outside and run around.

7. By the mid-point of the year, you will question why you chose this path while repeatedly hitting your head on your desk and crying.

8. Your class has a goldfish you are expected to help care for.

9. You want to take a nap during school, but know that you can’t.

10. You don’t want to take a nap during school, but you are forced to.

- - -

Grad school: 7, 9
Pre-school: 6, 8, 10
Both: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

12 Sep 16:47

For the Guardian.Order my new book here: https://goo.gl/6sypYT



For the Guardian.

Order my new book here: https://goo.gl/6sypYT
10 Sep 10:35

Anaphoric ambiguity of the week

by Mark Liberman

Obeying the sign:

See also "Another step towards gender equality", 8/20/2006, "Dogless in Albion", 9/12/2011, and John Wells on "carrying dogs", 3/15/2013.

[From here via Carmen Fought]

05 Sep 11:08

A full room looks pretty empty when you remove all the men. 



A full room looks pretty empty when you remove all the men. 

31 Aug 22:43

InstagifAbhishek Singh hacked together a digital camera with a...

Roslyn

Made me smile!







Instagif

Abhishek Singh hacked together a digital camera with a removable Polaroid-inspired display:

I built a camera that snaps a GIF and ejects a little cartridge so you can hold a moving photo in your hand! I’m calling it the “Instagif NextStep”. Don’t ask me why I built it, it sounded like a fun challenge and I always wanted to hold a moving photo. If it wasn’t obvious, I was inspired by the Polaroid OneStep. What I love about these kinds of projects is that they involve a bunch of different skill sets and disciplines - hardware, software, 3D modeling, 3D printing, circuit design, mechanical/electrical engineering, design, fabrication etc that need to be integrated for it to work seamlessly. Ironically this is also what I hate about these kinds of projects :P I have detailed all the steps here and have released all the code, eagle files and design files so you can create your own. 

More Here

29 Aug 20:16

I want to get off this 2017 ride

Roslyn

I love this Tumblr so much



I want to get off this 2017 ride

22 Aug 07:06

tastefullyoffensive: The perfect card. (by anemone letterpress)

Roslyn

There are so many people I want to give this to...!



tastefullyoffensive:

The perfect card. (by anemone letterpress)

17 Aug 11:59

Photorealistic balls of precious metals placed outside their mines

by Nathan Yau

Artist Dillon Marsh uses CGI balls of metal placed outside of mines to show how much was extracted from each location. The project is called For What It’s Worth.

These images combine photography and computer generated elements in an effort to visualise the output of a mine. The CGI objects represent a scale model of the materials removed from each mine, a solid mass occupying a scene showing the ground from which it was extracted. By doing so, the intention is to create a kind of visualisation of the merits and shortfalls of mining in South Africa, an industry that has shaped the history and economy of the country so radically.

The one above is for the Nababeep South Mine in Nababeep. Love the sense of scale the pieces provide, especially the ones for diamonds, which actually show quite little.

Tags: mining

17 Aug 00:06

“David Duke and the Nazis really seem to like Donald...



“David Duke and the Nazis really seem to like Donald Trump, which is weird because Nazis are a lot like cats: If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.”

14 Aug 04:58

basic truth



basic truth

11 Aug 05:52

2017



2017

10 Aug 05:59

Illustrator Nadine Redlich on her most-loved books

by Rebecca Fulleylove
Roslyn

It's so creepy when another bird is doing it...

Nadine-redlich-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list

Illustrator and cartoonist Nadine Redlich is known for her ability to distil witty one-liners and punchlines through sophisticated four-panelled comics and single character studies. Tapping into universal feelings such as embarrassment, worry and confusion, Nadine has published several books including Ambient Comics, Ambient Comics II, and Paniktotem last autumn.

Read more

09 Aug 01:59

Luzinterruptus creates a “labyrinth” of plastic waste for new installation

by Ayla Angelos
Luzinterruptus-installation-news-itsnicethat-1

Luzinterruptus, the anonymous art collective, have launched their latest installation featuring a “labyrinth” of plastic waste at Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. The team were invited by the Madrid City Council to participate in the 4th Centennial Celebration of Plaza Mayor within the Four Seasons art program.

Read more

07 Aug 22:38

Boeing draws a plane in the sky with flight path

by Nathan Yau
Roslyn

This.......!

In a test flight, Boeing took the thing where you draw using your GPS path to a whole different level. They drew the outline of a plane that spanned the latitude of the conterminous United States.

Tags: Boeing, flight

05 Aug 23:22

Ten Years AgoWebsite put together by Neal Agarwal lets you see...

Roslyn

This is fun!



Ten Years Ago

Website put together by Neal Agarwal lets you see what popular websites looked like 10 years ago on the day.

Have a look for yourself here

29 Jul 06:48

Benjamin Sisko reviews movies

Roslyn

Same



Benjamin Sisko reviews movies

29 Jul 06:48

the world, basically



the world, basically

27 Jul 11:44

The Eerie Humanoid Driftwood Sculptures of Nagato Iwasaki

by Rachel Mimms
Roslyn

This is beautiful and horribly, grotesquely ugly at the same time?

all photos courtesy Nagato Iwasaki

Artist Nagato Iwasaki‘s lifelike driftwood sculptures are perfect examples of the uncanny valley — the feelings of revulsion and uneasiness one experiences from non-human objects that appear a bit too similar to real human beings. Japan seems to excel at this in areas like robotics technology, and indeed, the term “uncanny valley” itself was coined in 1970 by a Japanese roboticist, Masahiro Mori. Iwasaki takes this concept out into nature, blurring the line between flesh and wood.

 

installation at Mount Fuji, November 2008

Over the past 25 years, Iwasaki has been crafting these sculptures as part of a collection he simply calls “torso.” The sculptures themselves are life-sized at around 180 centimeters tall, or 5 feet 9 inches and made entirely of driftwood the artist collects in various locations in Japan. No one sculpture is exactly like another which makes them all seem like individuals with their own quirks and personalities. Descriptions of Iwasaki’s sculptures by viewers run the gamut from scary, unsettling, and imposing, to profound, intriguing, and otherworldly.

“Gathering bits of wood from here and there, like an insect building a nest, I create sculptures”

Iwasaki’s driftwood sculptures have been exhibited in installations both in Japan and abroad. They have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Tokyo area for the past 25 years, and in 1996, a collaboration with fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto was included in that year’s Florence Biennale in Italy. A bit more recently, Tokyo-based indie rock band The Back Horn used Iwasaki’s driftwood sculptures for the cover of their 2008 compilation album. Though there is little written by the artist about his work, perhaps it is intentional as the sculptures themselves are powerful enough on their own.

23 Jul 04:00

Cat mesmerized by optical illusion

by S. Abbas Raza

Video length: 2:04

21 Jul 07:14

Cross-Sections Form a Technicolor Cubist Home in Tokyo

by Johnny
Roslyn

What madness is this!

From the outside this nondescript Tokyo home, with its cream-colored façade, looks just like all its other neighbors. But inside it’s anything but. A vibrant palette of pastel-colored walled differentiate the rooms, which give the impression that you’ve stepped into a cubist painting.

Ana House is the work of Tokyo-based Kochi Architect’s Studio. Lead architect Kazuyasu Kochi is known for his unique method of dividing spaces using a grid-based system, and, after Kame House (2013) and Apartment House (2014), this is the 3rd home that he’s applied it to.

In each case, Kochi slices out a portion from the grid, revealing a large void that connects the entire home. Each space is then color-coded to delineate it, which is what creates the cubist feel.

The void creates a central space in the home for family members to gather. And as we’ve said before, in the truest sense it’s a case where subtractive architecture creates a more endearing space.

16 Jul 00:11

So hot recently! Here is another summer Dinosports!! Please...







So hot recently! Here is another summer Dinosports!! Please enjoy dino diving~