Who needs tape when you have post-it notes?
So there is currently/going to be a place in Ames that delivers cookies until 3 I the morning. It’s called Insomnia Cookies and it’s going to be on Welch Ave.
And under here, Hedwig”—Harry pulled open a door under the stairs—“is where I used to sleep; You never knew me then— Blimey, it’s small, I’d forgotten… .”
Harry looked around at the stacked shoes and umbrellas, remembering how he used to wake every morning looking up at the underside of the staircase, which was more often than not adorned with a spider or two. Those had been the days before he had known anything about his true identity; before he had found out how his parents had died or why such strange things often happened around him. But Harry could still remember the dreams that had dogged him, even in those days: confused dreams involving flashes of green light and once—Uncle Vernon had nearly crashed the car when Harry had recounted it—a flying motorbike..
Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it – De la terre à la lune, 1874.
The front cover of the book carries an embossed illustration of the frontispiece. Note the “First”, “Second”, and “Third” class carriages. Smithsonian
Highly recommend visiting the flickr stream for more ! Interesting translations from drawing to sculptural objects….matt-niebuhr
Marius Watz is an artist working with visual abstraction through generative systems. After abandoning his studies in Computer Science, he pursued graphic design and media art in parallel, becoming known for his hard-edged geometric compositions and bold use of colors. After winning multiple awards for his design work, he was featured in I.D. Magazine’s “40 under 30” list in 2000. In 2002 Watz quit design to focus on his artwork, exploring software processes as an aesthetic medium. He has since exhibited at venues like Todaysart (The Hague), Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Melkweg (Amsterdam), ITAU Cultural (São Paulo) and Club Transmediale (Berlin). He continues to explore the boundaries of code as method, producing work that ranges from realtime software works to physical output using digital fabrication technology. In 2005 Watz founded Generator.x, a curatorial platform that has resulted in a series of events related to generative art and design, including a conference, a travelling exhibition and an audiovisual concert tour. The most recent incarnation, Generator.x 2.0, focused on digital fabrication and computational architectural processes and was a part of the Club Transmediale 2008 festival. Watz is a lecturer at the Oslo School of Architecture and at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of design. He presents workshops and lectures on computational aesthetics, live cinema and digital fabrication. He also does audiovisual performances with musician Alexander Rishaug. Marius Watz is represented by [DAM]Berlin. He is currently based in Oslo and New York.
Thanks to http://nearlya.tumblr.com/Marius was briefly on Tumblr. I wish he was still around in these parts.
This flower shaped confetti contains flower seeds that grow into wildflowers. It is hand made and biodegradable so it leaves no waste. Via
This is actually kinda perfect for outdoor weddings omg
casually reblogging this entire tag lol whoop
I really wanted to make some hot cocoa, so I searched google to see if I could find a recipe. I kept running into ones that made batches that made hot cocoa for a group of people. Added “for one” to my search terms to finally get what I had been looking for.