thelovelyseas: Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) travels down opening leads of ice, making deep dives under ice to hunt Antarctic Cod, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica by Norbert Wu  / minden pictures

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“In this surreal, upside-down vision of the world, it almost seems as if it is the Israelis who are occupied by the Palestinians, and not the other way around. In this skewed universe, the inmates of an open-air prison are besieging a nuclear-armed power with one of the most sophisticated militaries in the world.”
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University’s Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, on the United States’ support of current Israeli policy: http://nyr.kr/1nZTIwZ (via newyorker)

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blueberrymodern:

roden’s collection of 1940s ceramics by the potter eugene deutch (former student of the brancusi) photo by leslie williamsonnew york times magazine - here

blueberrymodern:

roden’s collection of 1940s ceramics by the potter eugene deutch (former student of the brancusi) photo by leslie williamson
new york times magazine - here

architizer:

Inflatable concrete homes could be affordable housing’s newest hope. Read more.

So cool! But “newest” is a bit misleading — as noted in the article, Binishells were first made in the 60s, and Wallace Neff was building Airforms, aka bubble houses, in the 40s and 50s. I wonder if Neff inspired Bini or if they developed the idea independently? 

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An Airform residence with garden. (Huntington Library, Maynard Parker Collection.) Image from “No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff” by Jeffrey Head. Princeton Architectural Press. Image via “Inside the Last Bubble House.”

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“When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.”
— Stevie Nicks  (via thatkindofwoman)

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continuants:

cbsundance:

sslibrarianship:

historybyzim:

Orange is the New Black explaining the fun that is the Dewey Decimal System!

we need some READ posters featuring the OITNB ladies

Birding: 598.072

yessssss

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