notebook 19nov10

November 19th, 2010 | notebook

* cassandramelena:

(Taken with instagram at Tybee)

* hammersley:

Google News Blog: Credit where credit is due

New Google meta tags to declare origins of stories. MMmmmmmm lots of tasty second-order data to get from this, given proper timestamps too.

* melisaki:

Christian falangist; Beirut, Lebanon 1978

photo by Raymond Depardon for Magnum

* xplanes:

more of the George White Ornithopter, 1928
(via Paul Dunlop, from the personal collection of Tim White – the inventor’s grandson)

notebook 17nov10

November 16th, 2010 | notebook

* “Printed patent drawing for a flying machine invented by W. F. Quimby, 1869”
(via Public Domain Images Online) (Xplanes)


* aluxuryproblem:

Clifford Hoyt, age 31, suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident in 1999. After he regained consciousness, he told a terrified nurse that he had died and visited Hell. He expounded on the tortures and anguish he experienced in frightening detail. He refused psychological treatment and was released.

Several weeks later, Hoyt’s neighbors complained to their landlord that strange music was playing in his apartment at all hours of the night. Upon investigating, the building’s owner found Clifford in this condition. Mr. Hoyt was still quite lucid and protested when the landlord attempted to call the police. Concerned for the damage done to his property, he took photographs of the apartment, of which the image above is an example. He left and contacted Mr. Hoyt’s family, who contacted authorities.

Clifford claimed that demons from Hell were still trying to capture him. He explained that his body would burn incessantly unless he played music to scare the demons away. He would only leave the house for short periods of time to get minimal supplies, including large blocks of ice to soothe the burning he felt as he tried to sleep.

Doctors attribute Clifford’s actions to brain damage suffered in the accident. He currently resides in a mental rehabilitation facility in Maryland.”


* kateoplis:


Hong Kong

* laphamsquarterly:

In 1820 a little-known architect named Thomas Wilson proposed a plan for “a metropolitan cemetery on a scale commensurate with the necessities of the largest city in the world, embracing prospectively the demands of centuries,sufficiently capacious to receive five million of the dead, where they may repose in perfect security, without interfering with the comfort, the health, the business, the property, or the pursuits of the living.” What he proposed, in short, was a massive pyramid, its base covering eighteen acres and its height well above that of St. Peter’s Cathedral-a metropolitan sepulcher,a skyscraper for the dead.


notebook 17may10

May 17th, 2010 | notebook


Kjell Henriksen Observatory in Norway byVincent Fournier

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Untitled – Collage on wood -Dash Snow


FORGIVENESS SoapbyCharles Krafft, soap and porcelain (via Ms Wurzel Tod)

notebook 3may10

May 4th, 2010 | notebook

(Kristamas Klousch, frequently linked here before: this image has special resonance for something I’m working on)


(as does this famous image of Maya Deren)


(and I’ll throw this in for the two people in the world who haven’t yet seen it, and so I can assemble my thoughts)

(and also, to some extent, Leyland Kirby/The Caretaker is implicated)

THE CARETAKER – von restorff effect by leylandkirby

notebook 20apr10

April 21st, 2010 | notebook


(from the final Alexander McQueen collection)