Chicago based designer Matthew Hoffman started distributing stickers with the phrase ‘you are beautiful’ about 10 years ago, who knew it would take off so well and inspire all these charming installations and public art works. Hats off to you Matthew Hoffman and your simple and satisfying message to the world.
I just can’t resist to point out the photoshop error!
Dear ; If you don´t change your new intellectual property policy, I’ll eliminate my account on 15/01/2013 !!!
interesting. a little dark, but interesting…
The modern bourgeois philosophy pins its hopes firmly on two great, presumed ingredients of happiness: love and work. But there is vast unthinking cruelty discreetly coiled within this magnanimous assurance that everyone will discover satisfaction here. It isn’t that these two entities are invariably incapable of delivering fulfilment, only that they almost never do so for too long. And when an exception is misrepresented as a rule, our individual misfortunes, instead of seeming to us quasi-inevitable aspects of life, will weigh down on us like particular curses. In denying the natural place reserved for longing and disaster in the human lot, the bourgeois ideology denies us the possibility of collective consolation for our fractious marriages, our unexploited ambitions, and our exploded portfolios, and it condemns us instead to solitary feelings of shame and persecution for having stubbornly failed to make more of ourselves.
From The Pleasures of Pessimism | via: therestisbullshit
Windswept by Charles Sowers
Art installation fixed outside a gallery’s wall, displaying natural flow and turbulence of the wind - via dezeen:
Hundreds of spinning blades reveal the invisible patterns of the wind in American artist Charles Sowers’ kinetic installation on the facade of the Randall Museum in San Francisco.
The installation, titled Windswept, consists of 612 rotating aluminium weather vanes mounted on an outside wall. As gusts of wind hit the wall, the aluminium blades spin not as one but independently, indicating the localised flow of the wind and the way it interacts with the building.
“Our ordinary experience of wind is as a solitary sample point of a very large invisible phenomenon,” said Sowers. “Windswept is a kind of large sensor array that samples the wind at its point of interaction with the Randall Museum building and reveals the complexity and structure of that interaction.”
You can find out more at Dezeen here, with photos and a video of the work in action.
so the other day my mom looked outside and saw my cat and freaked out because he’d escaped so she bribed him back in with a treat and closed the door
then she turned around and saw two of my cat sitting there and realized she’d let in a practically identical stray so she shooed him out again
now my (actual) cat spends HOURS every day with his nose pressed against the window or screen door and the twin cat on the other side and they just hold their paws out to one another and sit there mournfully
it’s actually the most tragic romantic cat love story of all time