everlane:

Artist Ursus Wehrli applies his need for tidiness and organization to famous paintings. 

(Source: kunstaufraeumen.ch)

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympicstheatlantic.com
With the world’s atten­tion focused on Sochi, I thought it would be inter­est­ing to take a look back at some of the ear­li­est Win­ter Olympics. At the first Win­ter Games in 1924 in Cha­monix, France, 16 coun­tries sent 250 ath­letes to com­pete…

Cool vintage photos of early Olympics

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics
theatlantic.com

With the world’s atten­tion focused on Sochi, I thought it would be inter­est­ing to take a look back at some of the ear­li­est Win­ter Olympics. At the first Win­ter Games in 1924 in Cha­monix, France, 16 coun­tries sent 250 ath­letes to com­pete…

Cool vintage photos of early Olympics

futuramb:

Ethan Gilsdorf looks back on four decades of pen-and-paper role-playing tradition:

The tools of D&D gave me permission to imagine a better me, and a better story for myself. They gave me the courage to imagine a different future. And taught me how to change myself. Not happy with lowly Level 1 Ethan, I worked hard to level up to my better, stronger, faster level 17 version today.

The period of playing role playing games in the 1980’s and up until the early 1990’s (when I met my wife) was really a fantastic time and I agree that we all learned a lot by playing RPGs. Before and during the university years I was heavily involved in both playing and writing RPG scenarios for our local gaming event Gothcon. I even met Gary Gygax once at Games Fair in Reading, UK in the mid 1980’s.

For me I think one of the key learnings was how to think hypothetically about the society and it’s mechanisms, a way of thinking that together with a fair amount of science fiction novels and studies in philosophy has brought me into the futures field,

(via emergentfutures)

I saw this talk at the Seattle Interactive Conference last week and it brought me back to being an editor on the high school newspaper in the late 80s. It was a great talk, but he totally lost the audience when he got to Step #5.

ncascades:

Institute instructor Todd Horton’s dynamic exhibition of breathtaking paintings is hanging at Smith-Vallee through 10/27— what a great excuse to get down to sunny Edison this weekend! 

http://www.smithandvallee.com/gallery/exhibitions/current-exhibition

Washington state leading the way in implementing ACA.

explore-blog:

For Jim Henson's birthday today, the iconic Muppeteer's never-before-seen sketches and journals.

explore-blog:

For Jim Henson's birthday today, the iconic Muppeteer's never-before-seen sketches and journals.

(Source: )

wethinkwedream:

odditiesoflife:

The Twisted Trees of Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point is at the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The air streams loop the ocean, unobstructed for 2000 miles, until they reach Slope Point causing incredibly strong winds. In fact, the winds are so strong and persistent here that they perpetually warp and twist the trees into these crooked, wind-swept shapes. 

Slope Point is generally uninhabited, except for the herds of sheep that graze the land. There are no roads leading here, however backpackers regularly make the short 20-minute walk to see the fascinating tree formations that only Mother Nature could create. However there is no public access during the lambing season from September to November.

sources 1, 2, 3, 4

things like this make me feel like crying 

(Source: odditiesoflife, via trendytraveler)

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon
Mark Byrnes, theatlanticcities.com
Most coun­tries wouldn’t cel­e­brate a 1.1 per­cent GDP increase. But for Por­tu­gal, where the econ­o­my hasn’t expand­ed since 2010, even mod­est growth is a good sign. In the sec­ond quar­ter, the coun­try’s GDP grew and its unem­ploy­ment rate…

Best photojournalism I’ve seen on how economic crisis has changed a familiar European streetscape .

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon
Mark Byrnes, theatlanticcities.com

Most coun­tries wouldn’t cel­e­brate a 1.1 per­cent GDP increase. But for Por­tu­gal, where the econ­o­my hasn’t expand­ed since 2010, even mod­est growth is a good sign. In the sec­ond quar­ter, the coun­try’s GDP grew and its unem­ploy­ment rate…

Best photojournalism I’ve seen on how economic crisis has changed a familiar European streetscape .