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wnycradiolab:

awkwardsituationist:

the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier

(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)

Can’t…look…too…beautiful.

(via rchtctrstdntblg)

sprawlnation:

No, Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Crazy Congestion
While they do increase congestion, the effect is minimal. The Fast Company article does stress that roads should be selected based on their existing design to accomodate the new lanes in order to deal with the realities of car reliant cities. Pushing to hard to make bike lanes work in less pedestrian freindly areas could have detreminal effects. Congestion that slows emergency responsiveness is an example.
While the article is light on content, the headline alone is enough of an eye-grabber to start a conversation about when, where and how fast, bike lanes appear on our roadways.

sprawlnation:

No, Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Crazy Congestion

While they do increase congestion, the effect is minimal. The Fast Company article does stress that roads should be selected based on their existing design to accomodate the new lanes in order to deal with the realities of car reliant cities. Pushing to hard to make bike lanes work in less pedestrian freindly areas could have detreminal effects. Congestion that slows emergency responsiveness is an example.

While the article is light on content, the headline alone is enough of an eye-grabber to start a conversation about when, where and how fast, bike lanes appear on our roadways.

(via landscape-a-design)

doitwithhart:

John Franzen - Each Line One Breath (2011-)

Artist’s statement: 

"In the best case… and for this reason I draw … it’s as if the universe vibrates on my skin and wakes up a powerful emotion inside my body. It’s like I’m listening to the inaudible sound of the energy in the universe which flows around and through me . This triggers a feeling of conjunction with incomparable originality. I disappear completely as a person or thing and I merge completely this bare energy to merge with the whole being.

… When I draw, I draw the void. Not the line. I focus on the nothingness around the line. It is a sort of meditation. My mind is clear. My focus is on the mere moment. There is only this one moment. Every time the same moment.

Everything else is still. Never thoughts are louder and feelings profounder than in this moment. My mind transcends into bare presence. Personality becomes formless and nameless. With each breath the emptiness is filled more and more. 

With every line I get closer to my real origin…

Starting with a straight line, I draw each following sequence by copying the character of the previous. I concentrate on breathing and focus on drawing the successor. Again and once more. Again and again. In the process of drawing, my lines evolve into a kind of logarithmic pattern and layering, steered merely by aberrances and anomalies of human failure in contrast to the precision of a machine.

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via taaylow)

ummhello:

Dutchess County Residence, Allied Works Architecture
Doug Aitken’s video projection, Lighthouse, 2007, envelopes the house.

gasoline-station:

30 Cities From 200 Years Ago…And Where They Are Now

by NYU Stern Urbanization Project

(via thisbigcity)

inspectormoss:

dichotomized:

The yellow brick road from the abandoned theme park “The Land of Oz” in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

*A munchkin supposedly hangs himself in the background (but in reality it is a bird spreading its wings)*

inspectormoss:

dichotomized:

The yellow brick road from the abandoned theme park “The Land of Oz” in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

*A munchkin supposedly hangs himself in the background (but in reality it is a bird spreading its wings)*


The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world which covers parts of India and Bangladesh by NASA

The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world which covers parts of India and Bangladesh by NASA

(Source: vvolare, via taaylow)

wnycradiolab:

awkwardsituationist:

the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier

(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)

Can’t…look…too…beautiful.

(via rchtctrstdntblg)

(Source: rastafariancomehere, via carex)

sprawlnation:

No, Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Crazy Congestion
While they do increase congestion, the effect is minimal. The Fast Company article does stress that roads should be selected based on their existing design to accomodate the new lanes in order to deal with the realities of car reliant cities. Pushing to hard to make bike lanes work in less pedestrian freindly areas could have detreminal effects. Congestion that slows emergency responsiveness is an example.
While the article is light on content, the headline alone is enough of an eye-grabber to start a conversation about when, where and how fast, bike lanes appear on our roadways.

sprawlnation:

No, Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Crazy Congestion

While they do increase congestion, the effect is minimal. The Fast Company article does stress that roads should be selected based on their existing design to accomodate the new lanes in order to deal with the realities of car reliant cities. Pushing to hard to make bike lanes work in less pedestrian freindly areas could have detreminal effects. Congestion that slows emergency responsiveness is an example.

While the article is light on content, the headline alone is enough of an eye-grabber to start a conversation about when, where and how fast, bike lanes appear on our roadways.

(via landscape-a-design)

doitwithhart:

John Franzen - Each Line One Breath (2011-)

Artist’s statement: 

"In the best case… and for this reason I draw … it’s as if the universe vibrates on my skin and wakes up a powerful emotion inside my body. It’s like I’m listening to the inaudible sound of the energy in the universe which flows around and through me . This triggers a feeling of conjunction with incomparable originality. I disappear completely as a person or thing and I merge completely this bare energy to merge with the whole being.

… When I draw, I draw the void. Not the line. I focus on the nothingness around the line. It is a sort of meditation. My mind is clear. My focus is on the mere moment. There is only this one moment. Every time the same moment.

Everything else is still. Never thoughts are louder and feelings profounder than in this moment. My mind transcends into bare presence. Personality becomes formless and nameless. With each breath the emptiness is filled more and more. 

With every line I get closer to my real origin…

Starting with a straight line, I draw each following sequence by copying the character of the previous. I concentrate on breathing and focus on drawing the successor. Again and once more. Again and again. In the process of drawing, my lines evolve into a kind of logarithmic pattern and layering, steered merely by aberrances and anomalies of human failure in contrast to the precision of a machine.

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via taaylow)

eightiesart:

FRED BORCHERDT

eightiesart:

FRED BORCHERDT

(via probingtheearth)

ummhello:

Dutchess County Residence, Allied Works Architecture
Doug Aitken’s video projection, Lighthouse, 2007, envelopes the house.

gasoline-station:

30 Cities From 200 Years Ago…And Where They Are Now

by NYU Stern Urbanization Project

(via thisbigcity)

inspectormoss:

dichotomized:

The yellow brick road from the abandoned theme park “The Land of Oz” in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

*A munchkin supposedly hangs himself in the background (but in reality it is a bird spreading its wings)*

inspectormoss:

dichotomized:

The yellow brick road from the abandoned theme park “The Land of Oz” in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

*A munchkin supposedly hangs himself in the background (but in reality it is a bird spreading its wings)*


The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world which covers parts of India and Bangladesh by NASA

The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world which covers parts of India and Bangladesh by NASA

(Source: vvolare, via taaylow)

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