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 26
corporisfabrica:

If you have ever experienced discomfort during the experience of wearing contact lenses, this image of an early specimen is likely to make you wince. 
A video (courtesy of British Pathé) shows these archaic lenses being handmade and fitted for the individual use of a woman. The process required anesthesia of the eye, which is fortunately no longer necessary.

corporisfabrica:

If you have ever experienced discomfort during the experience of wearing contact lenses, this image of an early specimen is likely to make you wince. 

A video (courtesy of British Pathé) shows these archaic lenses being handmade and fitted for the individual use of a woman. The process required anesthesia of the eye, which is fortunately no longer necessary.


Sep 24

Say Hello to 3SIX0

ourrisd:

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As part of the state’s first ever DESIGN WEEK RI ­– Rhode Island’s celebration of local creative talent for the week+ between September 17 and 27 – 3SIX0 Architecture is opening its doors to the public this evening from 5–7:30 pm. RISD Architecture Professors Kyna Leski and Chris Bardt BArch 83 run the Westminster Street studio, where visitors will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at recent projects as well as light refreshments.


nypl:

Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? No seriously, can someone please tell us? One librarian researched extensively to try to find the exact location of Sesame Street in New York City. 

nypl:

Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? No seriously, can someone please tell us? One librarian researched extensively to try to find the exact location of Sesame Street in New York City. 


architags:

Architect Alexander Diem. Villa by the Lake. Austria. photos (c) A. Balon


likeafieldmouse:

Larry Bell - Iceberg and its Shadow (1975)

likeafieldmouse:

Larry Bell - Iceberg and its Shadow (1975)


Sep 23

likeafieldmouse:

Mike Brodie - A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (published 2013)

"At 17 Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to his home in Pensacola, FL thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, AL. Instead the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, FL.

Days later, Brodie rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something and Brodie began to wander across the U.S. by any means that were free - walking, hitchhiking and train hopping.

Shortly after, Brodie found a Polaroid camera stuffed behind a carseat. With no training in photography and coke-bottle glasses, the instant camera was an opening for Brodie to document his experiences.

As a way of staying in touch with his transient community, Brodie shared his pictures on various websites gaining the moniker The Polaroid Kidd [sic]. When the Polaroid film he used was discontinued, Brodie switched to 35mm film and a sturdy 1980s camera.

Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. amassing a collection, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography. When asked about his approach to travel and photography Brodie has said: ‘Sometimes I take a train the wrong way or…whatever happens a photo will come out of it, so it doesn’t really matter where I end up.’”

(via electrical-potential)


archatlas:

Settlements & Architecture Klaus Leidorf


Sep 22
iloveoldmagazines:

Scouting



1982 Vol. 70, No. 3

iloveoldmagazines:

Scouting

1982 Vol. 70, No. 3

(via ilovecharts)


Sep 21

Sep 20

shantellmartin:

Studio visit with UO. photos by Marisa Chavetz. Check out interview HERE.

(via traderoute-skin)


likeafieldmouse:

Dan Dubowitz - From the series Wastelands

likeafieldmouse:

Dan Dubowitz - From the series Wastelands



likeafieldmouse:

J. M. W. Turner

1. A Harpooned Whale

2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset

3. Storm Clouds


art21:

"I think of trash as a record of existence. They’re the archeological evidence of the present moment. History is permeating everything, whether you know it or not." —Abigail DeVille

New in the ART21 New York Close Up series: Artist Abigail DeVille stalks the streets of Harlem with a trash-laden push cart, creating temporary sculptural interventions along the way.

WATCH: Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories. © ART21, Inc. 2014.