moma:

Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. The existentialist philosopher Jean–Paul Sartre praised Calder’s mobiles, describing them as “lyrical invention.” 

[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.] 

moma:

Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. The existentialist philosopher Jean–Paul Sartre praised Calder’s mobiles, describing them as “lyrical invention.” 

[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.] 

In the ordinary jumble of my literary drawer, I sometimes find texts I wrote ten, fifteen, or even more years ago. And many of them seem to me written by a stranger: I simply do not recognize myself in them. There was a person who wrote them, and it was I. I experienced them, but it was in another life, from which I just woke up, as if from someone else’s dream.
Fernando Pessoa (via writingquotes)
so you see lebron went back to cleveland?!

garage operator with whom i exchange a hello every morning, shouting to one of his buddies across the street just after i passed him today.

at first, i jumped in thinking this was directed at me and turned back to respond. it did not take long to realize, however, that if he’s going on appearance and the content of our conversations alone, he has no reason to assume this means anything to me. still cause to smile for a few extra blocks. moving to new cities. what a weird thing.

nprfreshair:

Have a great weekend! 
By @dublinbymouth

yes

nprfreshair:

Have a great weekend! 

By @dublinbymouth

yes

skunkbear:

Tastes Like Art

We eat first with our eyes. When strawberries are perfectly red, they seem to taste sweeter. When chicken is painted blue, it’s disturbing. The ancient Romans understood that, and certainly today’s top chefs exploit it when they plate their food.

A new study shows that diners thought an artistic salad (arranged to look like a Kandinsky painting) was tastier than salad in other configurations. Here’s the full story.

Now my friends over at NPR’s food blog are challenging YOU to create dishes based on other pieces of art. Send us your pics @NPRFood #NPRfineartfood.

Image Credit: Museum of Modern Art; Crossmodal Research Laboratory

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Sheep at Sunrise
Photography by Ernest Wright (Phoenix, AZ); Þórsmörk, Iceland.

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Sheep at Sunrise

Photography by Ernest Wright (Phoenix, AZ); Þórsmörk, Iceland.

today is definitely a day for strawberries. happy father’s day, whatever it may mean to you.

basava:

Cui Fei - Manuscript of Nature V (2002)

explore-blog:

How wonderful that a Google Doodle is celebrating the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, the self-trained, citizen-scientist fossil hunter who discovered the very first dinosaur skeleton.

explore-blog:

How wonderful that a Google Doodle is celebrating the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, the self-trained, citizen-scientist fossil hunter who discovered the very first dinosaur skeleton.

weirdpictures:

Children Not Looking At Modern Art

weirdpictures:

Children Not Looking At Modern Art