mecre or ‘mechanical creatures’
Inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka and the work of artists HR Giger and Pierre Matter, Gaby is an artist who deals with the themes of individual ethics and humanity’s uninhibited intervention in complex biological systems.
The need to help individuals to achieve rebirth in the world of art through implantation and modification has become her key artistic focus. Gaby Wormann demonstrates the ability to reinterpret fragile and biomechanical contexts in her work on a mechanical and technical basis.
Sorry about the spider, but awesome fine-work.
runaway robot breaks into a workshop to fix a broken leg but is discovered by the mechanic who works there . …..
I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken. Not a very common idea in western culture!
Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!
Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.
And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway
An interesting essay on the art of kintsukuroi can be found in Flickwerk, The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics.
Photos source | Kintsugi Japan
I’m pretty sure that I’ve reblogged this before, but its actually one of my favorite posts on tumblr. The idea that something can be more beautiful after being broken is so moving to me. I kind of want one of these someday, or to make my own. It’s an amazing concept, and I love the fact that it’s an artform.
Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987.
Hover over the first letter of your first name.
This is the kind of thing I feel like I should be wearing all the time in case I accidentally get sucked back in time somehow. Instant goddess/queen/faerie/whatevs.
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If i were you, i would like or reblog this post, because it just changed your life.
HOW TO BUY LOW-COST GLASSES
If you are like me, you are low income. It doesn’t matter why, but you are and sometimes you need things to prevent your quality of life from dipping too much. Like a decent pair of eyeglasses.
Zenni Optical was brought to my attention by one of the residents at the clinic I interned at. The staff is remarkably skilled and it was my privilege to be able to work with them for 300 hours. Anyway, they serve many low-income folks and, instead of them sending them to their optician to look at frames, they recommended taking the up to date prescription and plugging it in at Zenni to get a good pair.
What you need
- Your eyeglasses prescription. Get it however:
Dig it up from your paperwork
Call the last place that did your exam and pick it up
Pay for a new eye exam, decline fitting, and take the paper
- Your pupillary distance
This is likely on your script somewhere. Look for “PD” and the number behind it. Otherwise, try this.
Here’s what you do:
Make an account at Zenni.
Plug in your prescription. I won’t go into the details of why and how scripts are written the way they are and how cool it is. Just plug in the values exactly as you see them. OD (ocular dexter) is the right eye and OS (ocular sinister) is the left. Sphere, cylinder, and axis for each.
It should look like this:
Now shop for some glasses and order.
Cheapest pair is about $7. Shipping is a flat $4.95 no matter how many pairs you order. Sales are often so, sometimes, shipping is free.
You can also order prescription sunglasses! Just make to order a regular pair in whatever frame, import the prescription you plugged in, and choose Add Standard Lens Tint.
I recently order my sunglasses because my eyes are going to boil out of their sockets. Took about a week. Came with a lens wipe cloth, PD ruler, and a case. Lenses are accurate and the frame doesn’t feel cheap or unbalanced.
Seriously just got prescription bifocal sunglasses through these guys, and they are fucking amazing.
This is BLK water. (see BLK Water Info at AlmondsofCobalt)
It is black spring water from Canada.
It’s infused with fulvic acid ( a naturally occuring substance found in pre-historic plant matter. Because fulvic acid is naturally black it binds the molecules of the water, making them black.)
It has a ph balance of 9.0
It has natural electrolytes and 77 trace minerals from the fulvic acid.
It actually regenerates the cells in your body faster than regular water and is a high antioxidant.
It tastes like WATER because that’s what it is.
i vote liquid leviathan
This post has been supernaturaled
Looks like what happened in Advent Children when Kadaj made all the kids drink the black water.
The incredible top of Mount Roraima, the 1.8 million year old sandstone plateau. It is also called Roraima Tepui or Cerro Roraima. The geological marvel is one of the oldest formations on Earth, a natural border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana in South America. The mountain is part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angel Falls is also part of this beautiful park. Roraima’s highest point is Maverick Rock at 2,810 meters (9,219 feet). For nature and landscape lovers, Mount Roraima is said to have some of the most fascinating hiking trails in the world.
Why are there no dinosaurs on this plateau? Have they read no fiction at all?
This mushroom - thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri, or “Devil’s Fingers” - takes the cake for being the strangest and creepiest specimen of a fungus looking like something else. It looks like a cold, dead hand reaching out to pull the rest of the zombie body out of the earth. Those even look like tattered sleeves down by the wrists of the hands.