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05 Mar 14 at 11 am

dwdesign:

Mondo and Disney has teamed up for a show during this years SXSW in Austin. I was commissioned to create a screen print for the classic Disney Sci-fi The Black Hole. Turned out like this. The show opens on March 7.

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05 Mar 14 at 11 am

The Miniature Model Behind ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Via

While “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is busy with smaller design elements, one of its most striking designs is the hotel itself. Outfitted in shades of pink and purple and situated atop a hill, the hotel is grandiose and picturesque. It also happens to be nine feet tall. For wide shots of the hotel, the director Wes Anderson and his team decided to use a handmade miniature model.

“I’ve always loved miniatures in general,” Mr. Anderson said, speaking by phone from Paris. “I just like the charm of them.” He used miniatures in “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” and more extensively in “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” He said he feels that audiences tend to recognize what is artificial, whether in computer-generated effects or otherwise, and that gave him liberty to use models. “The particular brand of artificiality that I like to use is an old-fashioned one,” he added.

He collaborated again with the production designer Adam Stockhausen (“Moonrise Kingdom”) to come up with the look of the hotel, then had it built by a crew. Here is a closer look at the hotel, including commentary and ideas from Mr. Stockhausen.

(Source: scalesofperception, via waltzofthesnowflakes)

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28 Feb 14 at 5 pm

nihtegale:

Dream Vision by Albrecht Dürer, 1525

'In 1525, during the night between Wednesday and Thursday after Whitsuntide, I had this vision in my sleep, and saw how many great waters fell from heaven. The first struck the ground about four miles away from me with such a terrible force, enormous noise and splashing that it drowned the entire countryside. I was so greatly shocked at this that I awoke before the cloudburst. And the ensuing downpour was huge. Some of the waters fell some distance away and some close by. And they came from such a height that they seemed to fall at an equally slow pace. But the very first water that hit the ground so suddenly had fallen at such velocity, and was accompanied by wind and roaring so frightening, that when I awoke my whole body trembled and I could not recover for a long time. When I arose in the morning, I painted the above as I had seen it. May the Lord turn all things to the best.'

(Source: wga.hu, via printmakersopenforum)

nihtegale:
Dream Vision by Albrecht Dürer, 1525
'In 1525, during the night between Wednesday and Thursday after Whitsuntide, I had this vision in my sleep, and saw how many great waters fell from heaven. The first struck the ground about four miles away from me with such a terrible force, enormous noise and splashing that it drowned the entire countryside. I was so greatly shocked at this that I awoke before the cloudburst. And the ensuing downpour was huge. Some of the waters fell some distance away and some close by. And they came from such a height that they seemed to fall at an equally slow pace. But the very first water that hit the ground so suddenly had fallen at such velocity, and was accompanied by wind and roaring so frightening, that when I awoke my whole body trembled and I could not recover for a long time. When I arose in the morning, I painted the above as I had seen it. May the Lord turn all things to the best.'
midcenturymodernfreak:
Kitchen in Rancho Santa Fe | Design: Fred Antelline - Via
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23 Feb 14 at 10 am

"Oh dear" says Peter.

(Source: citizendev, via zediahcnoir)

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16 Feb 14 at 9 am

Breadcrumb Trail, A film by Lance Bangs

"Breadcrumb Trail is a 90-minute documentary about Slint and their classic 1991 album Spiderland. It’s directed by Lance Bangs and includes interviews with the band, plus James Murphy, Steve Albini, David Yow, Ian MacKaye, Matt Sweeney, and others." - Pitchfork

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28 Jan 14 at 4 pm

midcenturymodernfreak:

Welcome To The Future

1961 Theme Building - Los Angeles Airport (LAX) | Architects: William Pereira, Paul R. Williams, Charles Luckman, & Welton Becket

midcenturymodernfreak:
Welcome To The Future
1961 Theme Building - Los Angeles Airport (LAX) | Architects: William Pereira, Paul R. Williams, Charles Luckman, & Welton Becket

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All animal agriculture, from backyard operations to factory farms, is based on inflicting great physical and psychological pain on its victims before subjecting them to a violent, untimely death. Mutilations like debeaking, detoeing, dehorning, tooth scraping, tail docking, nose ringing, branding and castration (all done without anesthesia) are routine in all “free range” farming. So is confinement (albeit to larger cages). So is the denial of a natural life. So is the serial rape of females used for breeding or milk production. So is the ripping apart of families, maternal deprivation and the devastating separation of mother and child. So is the mass killing of “trash” babies (roosters, in the egg industry; male calves, kids, and lambs in the dairy industry, “excess” babies in the meat industry). So is the mass killing of the young “spent” females used for breeding, egg or dairy production when their exhausted bodies can no longer produce babies, eggs or milk at a profitable rate. So is the genetic manipulation that forces farmed pigs, chickens and turkeys to grow morbidly large, abnormally fast, and that forces hens used for egg production to lay over 250 eggs a year (compared to the nestful of about 12 eggs that free-living hens lay only once a year). And, of course, regardless how farmed animals live their short, captive lives, they all end up being brutally slaughtered at a fraction of their natural lifespan.

If living ethically is important to you, please remember that there is nothing humane about “humane” animal farming, just as there is nothing ethical or defensible about consuming its products. When confronted with the fundamental injustice inherent in all animal agriculture—a system that is predicated on inflicting massive, intentional and unnecessary suffering and death on billions of sentient individuals—the only ethical response is to strive to end it by becoming vegan, not to regulate it by supporting “improved” methods of exploitation.

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The cruiser vanished back into hyperspace and he was alone in the observation bubble, ten thousand light-years beyond the galaxy’s outermost sun. He looked out the windows at the gigantic sea of emptiness around him and wondered again what the danger had been that had so terrified the men before him.

Of one thing he was already certain; he would find that nothing was waiting outside the bubble to kill him. The first bubble attendant had committed suicide and the second was a mindless maniac on the Earthbound cruiser but it must have been something inside the bubble that had caused it. Or else they had imagined it all.

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25 Jan 14 at 2 pm

Stage set design for The Great Highway (1923) and The Dead City (1921)

by Ludwig Sievert

(Source: germanexpressionism)

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25 Jan 14 at 1 pm

germanexpressionism:

Above, the expressionist restaurant set from Dr. Mabuse (Dir. Fritz Lang, 1922)

Below, the casino dance floor of the Scala restaurant in Berlin (1921-22)

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25 Jan 14 at 1 pm

dantepenman:

Eldritch Abomination No. 2 (Mastodon), January 2014. Mixed fungus & corn husk

by Dante Penman