The Art of Wonder

A Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design Dual-Degree student (BRDD, 2017), artist, writer, urbanist, and explorer of the world dedicated to finding Wondrous things. Art, design, science, literature and the connections between them. For my original artwork see http://arianamakesart.tumblr.com/

Sep 1

archatlas:

Interface: People, Machines, Design Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

  • 2+7 Telephone. Designed by Marcello Nizzoli, made by SAFNAT, Italy, 1958.
  • Regency TR-1 pocket-sized radio. Designed by , made by Texas Instruments and Industrial Development Engineering Associates (IDEA), USA, 1954.
  • The Blickensderfer 6 portable typewriter. Designed by George Canfield Blickendsderfer, USA, 1906.
  • The Olivetti Valentine typewriter, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1969.
  • Divisumma 18 portable calculator, designed by Mario Bellini, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1973.
  • Macintosh Icons. Designed by Susan Kare, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 1984.
  • IPOD Digital Media Player. Designed by Jonathan Ive, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 2001.

This exhibition examines how design has been applied to information technology products; and about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. It is also about the visionaries who started some of the great consumer product companies of the 20th century and how the designers and engineers they hired found a means of imparting their ideals into the products they designed.”


“Last year I abstained
this year I devour

without guilt
which is also an art”
Margaret Atwood, Last Year I Abstained (via foxesinbreeches)

(via sb-wilde)


So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

(via electrical-potential)


stylepatte:

Swiss National Exhibition 1964

(via hexagonalawarenessproject)


zpfutterer:

I started talking with a street artist on the river bank who had been chalking this drawing for over two hours. When I asked him what led him to do it, he said that it relaxes him and that he likes how it sparks different opinions. #berges #placemaking #paris

zpfutterer:

I started talking with a street artist on the river bank who had been chalking this drawing for over two hours. When I asked him what led him to do it, he said that it relaxes him and that he likes how it sparks different opinions. #berges #placemaking #paris

(via thisbigcity)


Aug 31
“Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.” Carl Sandburg (via violentwavesofemotion)

(via electrical-potential)


fromquarkstoquasars:

What would happen to time if we lived in a two dimensional universe?

fromquarkstoquasars:

What would happen to time if we lived in a two dimensional universe?

(via dywiann-xyara)


“I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?””

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

(via startrekrenegades)

THANK YOU (via girlevolving)

Helpful for friends with anxiety and social anxiety too.

(via alrighthidingtonight)


Aug 30

likeafieldmouse:

Sara Bjarland - Collapses (2013)

(via stunninglyy)



explore-blog:

An 11-year-old boy recreates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in Lego – a superb addition to these visual interpretations of the massive novel.

explore-blog:

An 11-year-old boy recreates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in Lego – a superb addition to these visual interpretations of the massive novel.


archatlas:

Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest - 2014

Now in its fifth year, ARCHITECTURAL RECORD's Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest demonstrates there is still a passion for drawing within the architecture profession. ARCHITECTURAL RECORD received submissions that represent a wide range of architectural experience and background, from college students to long-practicing professionals. The nine winners, including a firm, were selected after a thorough evaluation process.


7knotwind:

ALICE AYCOCK
sand/fans
2008 (recreation)
1971 (original)


“…it happens over time: Little piles of sand make ripples and waves and little dunes. It takes hours.”

—Alice Aycock

(via jaimemixtapes)


fiore-rosso:

Santiago CalatravaLisbon Orient Station Lisbon, Portugal

fiore-rosso:

Santiago Calatrava
Lisbon Orient Station
Lisbon, Portugal

(via conceptarchitect)