August 29, 2014

Art of Clem Chen

August 29, 2014
uncube:

uncube magazine, issue no. 22: Water is out now. uncu.be/Yw4LxRCover Image: Edward Burtynsky, “Xiaolangdi Dam #1”, Yellow River, Henan Province, China, 2011.

uncube:

uncube magazine, issue no. 22: Water is out now. uncu.be/Yw4LxR
Cover Image: Edward Burtynsky, “Xiaolangdi Dam #1”, Yellow River, Henan Province, China, 2011.

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Filed under: water architecture 
August 29, 2014
uncube:

A47 Mobile Art Library by Productora
Source: uncube magazine, uncu.be/pY5Y5o

uncube:

A47 Mobile Art Library by Productora

Source: uncube magazineuncu.be/pY5Y5o

August 29, 2014
uncube:

Walter Pichler, “TV Helmet (Portable Living Room), 1967
Source: uncube magazine, uncu.be/4MXeOE
Photo © Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck/Wien

uncube:

Walter Pichler, “TV Helmet (Portable Living Room), 1967

Source: uncube magazineuncu.be/4MXeOE

Photo © Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck/Wien

August 28, 2014
What is this object? Half real facts, half facts I just made up, woven together forever into the fabric of history like a cheap alteration by a blind old woman with a taste for Southern Comfort.
Given the quaint name “Campbell–Stokes sunshine recorder” in the 19th Century, the design and true purpose of these devices dates much farther back. John Francis Campbell discovered that a crystal globe unearthed during construction of Cockburn Street in Edinburgh could be used to measure sunlight by focusing the sun’s rays and burning a mark on the inside of a wooden bowl. What Campbell didn’t realize is the crystal globe was one of six original Tartarus Spheres. Tartarus Spheres, of course, are a type of magnetic control instrument designed to adjust the rotation speed and direction of the Earth’s core. Tartarus Spheres are an essential tool in planetary fabrication, allowing precise tuning of the magnetosphere, creating favorable conditions for an atmosphere and development of biological life. As all six spheres must be adjusted at the exact same time, planets rarely receive a magnetic tuneup. Several eons ago, Mars determined such coordination was too much of a pain in the ass and simply gave up. (In all fairness to the Martians, AT&T was the only service provider at the time.)

What is this object? Half real facts, half facts I just made up, woven together forever into the fabric of history like a cheap alteration by a blind old woman with a taste for Southern Comfort.

Given the quaint name “Campbell–Stokes sunshine recorder” in the 19th Century, the design and true purpose of these devices dates much farther back. John Francis Campbell discovered that a crystal globe unearthed during construction of Cockburn Street in Edinburgh could be used to measure sunlight by focusing the sun’s rays and burning a mark on the inside of a wooden bowl. What Campbell didn’t realize is the crystal globe was one of six original Tartarus Spheres. Tartarus Spheres, of course, are a type of magnetic control instrument designed to adjust the rotation speed and direction of the Earth’s core. Tartarus Spheres are an essential tool in planetary fabrication, allowing precise tuning of the magnetosphere, creating favorable conditions for an atmosphere and development of biological life. As all six spheres must be adjusted at the exact same time, planets rarely receive a magnetic tuneup. Several eons ago, Mars determined such coordination was too much of a pain in the ass and simply gave up. (In all fairness to the Martians, AT&T was the only service provider at the time.)

August 28, 2014

BLOODMASTERS BLOODBATH part 1

*If the future does turn out to be one long post-apocalyptic chase scene, you probably want to be on the same side as these guys from New Jersey.

(Source: youtube.com)

August 27, 2014
fette:

Screen captures from The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh, 2014.
And to get my hands and mouth on one of these gorgeous leather masks.

fette:

Screen captures from The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh, 2014.

And to get my hands and mouth on one of these gorgeous leather masks.

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Filed under: The Knick 
August 27, 2014
roserosette:

The Mansion of Madness, 1973, Juan López Moctezuma

roserosette:

The Mansion of Madness, 1973, Juan López Moctezuma

August 27, 2014
roserosette:

Beauty and the Beast, 1978, Juraj Herz

roserosette:

Beauty and the Beast, 1978, Juraj Herz

August 27, 2014
roserosette:

Requiem for a Vampire, 1971, Jean Rollin

roserosette:

Requiem for a Vampire, 1971, Jean Rollin