Behind the glass (by Elisa Verdirosi)
The Triumph of the Genius of Destruction
Nothing can compare to books and writing while it’s raining.
Burning News | Tim Parchikov
Conceptual photos of solitary figures reading a burning newspaper against a snowy landscape, exploring how human consciousness reacts to the flow of information by being constantly bombarded with ‘hot news’ until it reaches a critical point. (Via.)
With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves; bigger version & download here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-sn
Apparently there are places in the world where this is starting to happen? I wouldn’t know since Austin still has the summer dial turned up to like 8.5, and our trees don’t so much “change color” as “exhaustedly whither into a brown winter dormancy as if finally exhaling after the release of soul-crushing weight.”
This color-changing thing sounds nice though, I hope to check it out sometime!
PS - “Autumnal carotenoids” would make a great indie band name.
Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), 2013 (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
How do we say @?
It’s called a “malpa” in Poland (that’s the word for “monkey” in Polish), a “sobaka” in Russia (the word for “dog” in Russian), and a “papaka” in Greece (the word for “duckling” in Greek). My favourite is one of the names it’s received in Finland: “miukumauku” - Finnish for “miaow-meow”."
A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, Page 64. (via linguaphilioist)
#we say ‘snabel-a’ (proboscis ‘a’)…… (hyperballad)
A lovely rainy day in the English Lake District
Photo by Tony Richards