White Room by NATALIA MOLCHANOVA (via mindtripworld: White Room by NATALIA … | I don’t read - I just loo…)
Eburnean ivory. (via 11 Colors You’ve Probably Never Heard Of | Mental Floss)
in the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 month to complete that masterpiece that many might call “the strangest book on earth”. codex seraphinianus is divided to 11 chapters and two parts - first one is about nature and the second one is about people.
btw five hundred years ago there was another book somewhat like that - voynich manuscript. (via the_dimka: codex seraphinianus)

in the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 month to complete that masterpiece that many might call “the strangest book on earth”. codex seraphinianus is divided to 11 chapters and two parts - first one is about nature and the second one is about people.

btw five hundred years ago there was another book somewhat like that - voynich manuscript. (via the_dimka: codex seraphinianus)

New favourite artist: Nahoko Kojima, who brings obsessively detailed paper creatures to life. Here is her “byaku”, a polar bear.

New favourite artist: Nahoko Kojima, who brings obsessively detailed paper creatures to life. Here is her “byaku”, a polar bear.

I never even noticed those details until now! :) Via lavandula detail of primavera, by sandro botticelli ca.1482

I never even noticed those details until now! :) Via lavandula detail of primavera, by sandro botticelli ca.1482

Lee Price does gorgeous oil paintings of women eating in beds and bathtubs. Many of them are self-portraits. Aside from being clever and decadent and overall beautiful work, I think the paintings also speak about women and body image and how many women tend to have a complicated relationship with food. Enjoy viewing!

I found this artist thanks to my friend Karen (check out Karen’s blog for more sensual visuals!).

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The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies

The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.

Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”

http://thenuproject.com/

This is so cute I’m screaming

Amazing.

Sweet! :)
“What Happens When You Photoshop an Overweight Cat Into Art”

In the world of fractals, the Mandelbrot Set is a stunning geometrical shape that results when you take a particular equation and apply it to a number, and then to the result, and then to each subsequent result after, ad infinitum. But what happens when you go from two dimensions to three? You get a “Mandelbulb.” And if you want to see how such a shape evolves over time, check out this stunning computer animation of a Mandelbulb modeling the movement of 250,000,000 particles. — description by Scientific American

I was touched by Thilde Jensen’s stunning photo essay about human canaries— people who’ve suddenly grown ultra sensitive to common synthetic chemicals. Normal life becomes impossible and they are forced to live isolated lives. 

"The urban life I had previously navigated with ease became a toxic war zone… This life often carries a long trail of loss. Marriages fall apart, friends and family pull away."

Everything Makes Them Sick - NYTimes

I was touched by Thilde Jensen’s stunning photo essay about human canaries— people who’ve suddenly grown ultra sensitive to common synthetic chemicals. Normal life becomes impossible and they are forced to live isolated lives.

"The urban life I had previously navigated with ease became a toxic war zone… This life often carries a long trail of loss. Marriages fall apart, friends and family pull away."

Everything Makes Them Sick - NYTimes