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A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking. And I wish I could get lost in the stars.

Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.

– E.E. Cummings (via skeletales)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via skeletales)

Lawrence Anthony rehabilitated a number of elephants. Three days after he died, they showed up at his house to mourn. What a life, what a world.
Here’s an excerpt from the article: “For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.” Read more →

Lawrence Anthony rehabilitated a number of elephants. Three days after he died, they showed up at his house to mourn. What a life, what a world.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.” Read more →


What you see above is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. It’s not just the view of the sky from one location, but is instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010. The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs. Check out the massive zoomable high-definition version of the photo here.
Via PetaPixel

What you see above is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. It’s not just the view of the sky from one location, but is instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010. The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs. Check out the massive zoomable high-definition version of the photo here.

Via PetaPixel

Do something. Anything. And fuck, do it well.

Forbes on How to Be Interesting. 
Key points: 
Do something. Anything.
Give it a shot. (Bien sûr, pourquoi pas?)
Grow a pair.

Forbes on How to Be Interesting

Key points: 

  1. Do something. Anything.
  2. Give it a shot. (Bien sûr, pourquoi pas?)
  3. Grow a pair.
I love the ocean when the light plays on it.

Julius Shulman, Woman and the Ocean, ca. 1930. Thank you, birikforever.

I love the ocean when the light plays on it.

Julius Shulman, Woman and the Ocean, ca. 1930. Thank you, birikforever.

(via crashinglybeautiful)

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
– Leo Rosten (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: ancora-imparo, via thefreestyle)

theatlanticvideo:

A Photographer’s Return to 19th-Century Tools and Life in a Cabin

John Coffer, a tintype photographer, has spent the past 25 years living a Thoreauvian existence in a cabin in New York. This beautifully shot documentary is one in a series of short films, This Must Be the Place, which explores the idea of home and the connection between people and their most personal spaces, by David Usui and Ben Wu of Lost & Found Films.

Do this with your time.

Two 17 year olds just sent a Lego man to space, and recorded the whole thing. Stay tuned for some breathtaking shots of the most intrepid plastic person ever.  

In speaking of this desire for our own faroff country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence … Wordsworth’s expedient was to identify it with certain moments in his own past. But all this is a cheat. If Wordsworth had gone back to those moments in the past, he would not have found the thing itself, but only the reminder of it; what he remembered would turn out to be itself a remembering. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself … for they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.
– C. S. Lewis (Thank you, veareflejos)

(via crashinglybeautiful)

Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look, or behave… To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support, or feel isolated, and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone. People around the globe are working hard to support you, and to bring an end to the injustices and dangers you face. That is certainly true for my country. And you have an ally in the United States of America. And you have millions of friends among the American people.
– U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Giving vocal support to the plight of oppressed LGBT persons worldwide, at a meeting of diplomats in Geneva. Clinton’s speech is being hailed as a landmark event in terms of U.S. foreign policy towards LGBT rights, and dovetails with the Obama administration’s memo earlier today pledging foreign aid support for the same cause. After her speech, she received a standing ovation. This could well be worth marking down on your calendar for future reference, everyone; this could be a big, big deal, whether Rick Perry likes it or not. source (viafollow)

(Source: shortformblog, via kthread)

There’s something deeper than making money off stuff. Being part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome.

Ilya Zhitomirskiy (R.I.P.)


Self-referential video about busy people. Interesting lyrics and it brightened my mood.

A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking. And I wish I could get lost in the stars.

Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.

– E.E. Cummings (via skeletales)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via skeletales)

Lawrence Anthony rehabilitated a number of elephants. Three days after he died, they showed up at his house to mourn. What a life, what a world.
Here’s an excerpt from the article: “For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.” Read more →

Lawrence Anthony rehabilitated a number of elephants. Three days after he died, they showed up at his house to mourn. What a life, what a world.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.” Read more →


What you see above is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. It’s not just the view of the sky from one location, but is instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010. The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs. Check out the massive zoomable high-definition version of the photo here.
Via PetaPixel

What you see above is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. It’s not just the view of the sky from one location, but is instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010. The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs. Check out the massive zoomable high-definition version of the photo here.

Via PetaPixel

Do something. Anything. And fuck, do it well.

Forbes on How to Be Interesting. 
Key points: 
Do something. Anything.
Give it a shot. (Bien sûr, pourquoi pas?)
Grow a pair.

Forbes on How to Be Interesting

Key points: 

  1. Do something. Anything.
  2. Give it a shot. (Bien sûr, pourquoi pas?)
  3. Grow a pair.
I love the ocean when the light plays on it.

Julius Shulman, Woman and the Ocean, ca. 1930. Thank you, birikforever.

I love the ocean when the light plays on it.

Julius Shulman, Woman and the Ocean, ca. 1930. Thank you, birikforever.

(via crashinglybeautiful)

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
– Leo Rosten (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: ancora-imparo, via thefreestyle)

theatlanticvideo:

A Photographer’s Return to 19th-Century Tools and Life in a Cabin

John Coffer, a tintype photographer, has spent the past 25 years living a Thoreauvian existence in a cabin in New York. This beautifully shot documentary is one in a series of short films, This Must Be the Place, which explores the idea of home and the connection between people and their most personal spaces, by David Usui and Ben Wu of Lost & Found Films.

Do this with your time.

Two 17 year olds just sent a Lego man to space, and recorded the whole thing. Stay tuned for some breathtaking shots of the most intrepid plastic person ever.  

In speaking of this desire for our own faroff country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence … Wordsworth’s expedient was to identify it with certain moments in his own past. But all this is a cheat. If Wordsworth had gone back to those moments in the past, he would not have found the thing itself, but only the reminder of it; what he remembered would turn out to be itself a remembering. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself … for they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.
– C. S. Lewis (Thank you, veareflejos)

(via crashinglybeautiful)

Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look, or behave… To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support, or feel isolated, and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone. People around the globe are working hard to support you, and to bring an end to the injustices and dangers you face. That is certainly true for my country. And you have an ally in the United States of America. And you have millions of friends among the American people.
– U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Giving vocal support to the plight of oppressed LGBT persons worldwide, at a meeting of diplomats in Geneva. Clinton’s speech is being hailed as a landmark event in terms of U.S. foreign policy towards LGBT rights, and dovetails with the Obama administration’s memo earlier today pledging foreign aid support for the same cause. After her speech, she received a standing ovation. This could well be worth marking down on your calendar for future reference, everyone; this could be a big, big deal, whether Rick Perry likes it or not. source (viafollow)

(Source: shortformblog, via kthread)

There’s something deeper than making money off stuff. Being part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome.

Ilya Zhitomirskiy (R.I.P.)


Self-referential video about busy people. Interesting lyrics and it brightened my mood.

"

A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking. And I wish I could get lost in the stars.

Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.

"
"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."
"In speaking of this desire for our own faroff country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence … Wordsworth’s expedient was to identify it with certain moments in his own past. But all this is a cheat. If Wordsworth had gone back to those moments in the past, he would not have found the thing itself, but only the reminder of it; what he remembered would turn out to be itself a remembering. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself … for they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited."
"Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look, or behave… To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support, or feel isolated, and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone. People around the globe are working hard to support you, and to bring an end to the injustices and dangers you face. That is certainly true for my country. And you have an ally in the United States of America. And you have millions of friends among the American people."
"There’s something deeper than making money off stuff. Being part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome."

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90 Years is a webzine devoted to glimmering art, design, ideas and people.

Look, the way things are going, we might live for 90 years. Or more.

It's a lot of time to fill, and the opiates we used to rely on are wavering.

Time to try something new. We at 90 Years are packing ourselves full of all that glimmers, to heighten our experience instead of dulling ourselves to it.

Follow along as we explore the reaches of existence, deep caves of sunkissed seas.

Submit what means something to you, ask about anything, and share, to spread the glimmering.

"Art, like the universe itself ... has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival." C.S. Lewis