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Aug 27
thekidshouldseethis:

There is a massive, persistent, hexagon-shaped jet stream on Saturn’s north pole, and four Earths can fit inside of it. Bonus: auroras.
Watch the video.

Go forth through video.

thekidshouldseethis:

There is a massive, persistent, hexagon-shaped jet stream on Saturn’s north pole, and four Earths can fit inside of it. Bonus: auroras.

Watch the video.

Go forth through video.


Aug 25

brucesterling:

artnouveaustyle:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

Plz bring back art nouveau design in everything *_*

*I like it when people just make up entire cultural sensibilities


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Aug 23
estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

(via bigredrobot)


Finally committed to the pie I’ve been agonizing over all week. Kadota figs atop blueberries in peach butter. Hardly doctored any of it past adding a little spice, maple syrup, and demerara to the peach skins, so the kadotas aren’t too sweet, but the rest isn’t too dark, and it’s a rather jammy evocative affair throughout. The crust turned out good enough—vegan and gf, mostly almond-based, so pretty graham crackery. Overall it’s a gurgly mess, but a jewel of one.

Finally committed to the pie I’ve been agonizing over all week. Kadota figs atop blueberries in peach butter. Hardly doctored any of it past adding a little spice, maple syrup, and demerara to the peach skins, so the kadotas aren’t too sweet, but the rest isn’t too dark, and it’s a rather jammy evocative affair throughout. The crust turned out good enough—vegan and gf, mostly almond-based, so pretty graham crackery. Overall it’s a gurgly mess, but a jewel of one.


comicbookcovers:

Captain Rocket #1, November 1951


Helmet hair.

comicbookcovers:

Captain Rocket #1, November 1951

Helmet hair.

(via bigredrobot)


Aug 21
johnnyideaseed:

daveboogie:

Here is a pic of Grace Jones shoving cake into Divine’s mouth at what I believe was Grace’s 30th birthday party…you’re welcome!

It’s like “The Creation of Adam,” but relevant to my interests.

johnnyideaseed:

daveboogie:

Here is a pic of Grace Jones shoving cake into Divine’s mouth at what I believe was Grace’s 30th birthday party…you’re welcome!

It’s like “The Creation of Adam,” but relevant to my interests.

(via love-and-radiation)