Josie Northern

designer. student of architecture. for professional blog, visit josienorthern.wordpress.com

elitisticvogue:

ethnicdukaan:

Bollywood was in full attendance at Lakme Fashion Week this season. Here’s a look at the celebs who walked the ramp

Omg LOVE it

— 2 weeks ago with 12 notes

skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!

If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.

If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*

*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.

(via scientificillustration)

— 2 weeks ago with 3413 notes
redintoothandclaw:

And artist’s interpretation of a Siglit (Inuvialuit) house.
From Arnold 1992, The Mackenzie Inuit House

redintoothandclaw:

And artist’s interpretation of a Siglit (Inuvialuit) house.

From Arnold 1992, The Mackenzie Inuit House

(via scientificillustration)

— 2 weeks ago with 89 notes
architectureofdoom:

icancauseaconstellation:

Alles ist Kontext / depends on the context

View of Haarlem, Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael, c. 1670

architectureofdoom:

icancauseaconstellation:

Alles ist Kontext / depends on the context

View of Haarlem, Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael, c. 1670

(Source: dcontrog, via nickkahler)

— 3 weeks ago with 493 notes

im-simply-me:

I will never not reblog this. 

(via exhibition-ism)

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nickkahler:

Imagined Plan of King Minos’s Labyrinth, Knossos, Crete, 1997 (via field)
"In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek λαβύρινθος labyrinthos) was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at the palace Knossos. Its function was to hold Minos’s son, Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it. Every nine years, Minos made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus’s creation, the Labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. After his death, Minos became a judge of the dead in the underworld. The Minoan civilization of Crete has been named after him by the archaeologist Arthur Evans. In colloquial English, labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching (multicursal) puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.”

nickkahler:

Imagined Plan of King Minos’s Labyrinth, Knossos, Crete, 1997 (via field)

"In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek λαβύρινθος labyrinthos) was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at the palace KnossosIts function was to hold Minos’s son, Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it. Every nine years, Minos made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus’s creation, the Labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. After his death, Minos became a judge of the dead in the underworld. The Minoan civilization of Crete has been named after him by the archaeologist Arthur Evans. In colloquial English, labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching (multicursal) puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.”

— 1 month ago with 7070 notes
"Street art continually reveals that no urban space is neutral: walls and street topography are boundaries for socially constructed zones and territories, and vertical space is regulated by regimes of visibility. Leaving a visual mark in public urban space is usually technically illegal and often performed as an act of non-violent civil disobedience. The artists understand that publically viewable space, normally regulated by property and commercial regimes for controlling visibility, can be appropriated for unconstrained, uncontainable, antagonist acts."
Martin Irvine The Work on the Street: Street Art and Visual Culture (2012)

(Source: sociology-of-space, via socio-logic)

— 1 month ago with 32 notes

monsieur-mac:

not—banksy:

Os Gemeos are bringing their “Giants” project to Canada where they are currently transforming six giant industrial silos with their signature characters for the Vancouver Biennale 2014 on Granville Island in Vancouver.

Orange-jacket-guy looks like he has a truck-penis.

— 1 month ago with 125 notes
Two-Thirds of Men Prefer Giving Themselves Painful Electric Shocks to Thinking →

Lol omg

(Source: antoine-roquentin, via socio-logic)

— 1 month ago with 1161 notes

dragon ball z with dutch subtitles is my favorite thing right now.

— 1 month ago
#dutch  #niederlandisch  #dragon ball z  #childhood  #dat kan niet  #anime 
atlashuggedd:

 Michel Foucault as turtleneck model.

There should be something similar for notorious architects.

atlashuggedd:

 Michel Foucault as turtleneck model.

There should be something similar for notorious architects.

(via socio-logic)

— 1 month ago with 264 notes

snailconvention:

"Unidentified"

"Consensual Abduction"

"abOriginal"

I discovered gelpens. After many years of arduously dipping quils into jars of ink and working at brushstroke speed I have finally found a medium that swiftly and meticulously renders DMT-cartoons into existence…

new works by Michaelangelo

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— 1 month ago with 2711 notes

showslow:

Peter Gentenaar’s Ethereal Paper Sculptures Float in the Air Like Jellyfish

Peter Gentenaar‘s art was born out of the limitations of what he could (or couldn’t) create with store-bought paper. So with the help of the Royal Dutch Paper Factory, he built his own paper factory and devised a custom beater that processes and mills long-fiber paper pulp into the material you see in his artwork. He saw the potential that wet paper had when reinforced with very fine bambooribs, and he learned to form the material into anything his imagination would allow.

Gentenaar describes the process: “By beating my pulp very long, an extraordinary play of forces occurs during the drying processes of my paper sculpture. The paper will shrink considerably, up to 40%, and the forces associated with this put the non-shrinking bamboo framework under stress. The tension between the two materials transforms itself into a form reminiscent of a slowly curling autumn leaf.”

(Source: showslow)

— 1 month ago with 3408 notes