#art #culture #history
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The definition of life is in flux, complexity is overrated, and humans are shrinking. Viruses are supposed to be sleek, pared-down, dead-eyed machines. But when one microbiologist stumbled upon a [...]
17 Nov. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
In this episode we introduce you to a part of our bodies that was invisible to Western scientists until about five years ago; it’s called "the interstitium," a vast network of fluid channels inside [...]
10 Nov. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
Back when Robert was kid, he had a chance encounter with then President John F. Kennedy. The interaction began with a hello and ended with a handshake. And like many of us who have touched greatness, [...]
3 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Back in February of 2022, anyone who knew anything thought the War in Ukraine would be over in a few weeks. Russia simply had more bodies to fight with and more steel to kill with.Fast-forward to [...]
27 Oct. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a [...]
20 Oct. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a [...]
13 Oct. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a [...]
6 Oct. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Producer Sindhu Gnanasambandan wants to know how she can live the longest feeling life possible. The answer leads her on a journey to make one week feel like two. And the journey leads her to a whole [...]
29 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Originally aired in 2018, this episode features reporter Brena Farrell as a new mom. Her son gave her and her husband a scare -- prompting them to call Poison Control. For Brenna, the experience was [...]
22 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Summer 2023 was a pretty scary one for the planet. Global temperatures in June and July reached record highs. And over in the North Atlantic Sea, the water temperature spiked to off-the-chart levels. [...]
Imagine a time with no computers but with lots of craftsmanship and #creativity. This is my library of #art & #design #history, inspiration from the past.
24 Nov. 2023 - 22:11 UTC
Christopher Dresser, Teapot and milk jug, 1875-1880. Terracotta, partially glazed. Made by Watcombe Pottery Co, Torquay. Photo: Felix Bielmeier. Grassi Museum Leipzig.I am always amazed at how [...]
23 Nov. 2023 - 21:33 UTC
Naum Gabo, Linear Construction NO. 1 , 1963/64 (Design 1942/43) Via Kunsthalle HamburgIn the 1930s, the Russian constructivist came across models that mathematicians had built from wire, wood and [...]
23 Nov. 2023 - 12:16 UTC
Massimo Vignelli, Harper’s Illustrated Handbook of Cats or Dogs, 1985. Via Vignelli Archive
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Herbert Bauer, Cover of Gebrauchsgraphik: International Advertising Art, December 1970, a German magazine dedicated to graphic design. Via Letterform archive
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Achille Castiglioni, “Bavero” Teapot with Lid, 2001. Porcelain. Alessi, Italy. Via philamuseum
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Eva Zeisel, Museum Dinner Service, 1945-1970. Porcelain. Designed for the MoMA exhibition, which was the first for ceramics and the first which featured a woman designer. Via Goldstein Design [...]
23 Oct. 2023 - 21:21 UTC
Susi & Ueli Berger, Soft Chair, 1967. Synthetic: cover imitation leather matt (Cuiril Vistram); filling polyether foam. Switzerland. 3. Studies for seating landscape, 1967.4. Variations on the [...]
23 Oct. 2023 - 21:07 UTC
Gerrit Rietveld, armchair, 1927. Mass Museum
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Vico Magistretti, Dalù Table Lamp, 1969; Re-edition 2005. Made by Artemide Italy. Via philamuseum
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F. C. Gundlach, photography of Grace Coddington, 1967. 1/ Chiwitt 2/ Missoni 3/ Daniel Hechter. Via MKG Hamburg
From prehistoric life and #archaeology to the more bizarre realms of #astronomy, #physics, #psychology, and even #tech...
#history #science
27 Nov. 2023 - 21:42 UTC
Brumalia was likely a derivation of the ancient Greek Lenaia festivals dedicated to Dionysus, where excesses in wine drinking and the liberalization of customs also took place.
27 Nov. 2023 - 21:05 UTC
Koliada is a traditional Slavic event that features carol singing. It originally celebrated the winter solstice but now celebrates the time between Christmas and Epiphany.
27 Nov. 2023 - 20:59 UTC
In feudal Japan there were many different swords used by samurai.
27 Nov. 2023 - 20:02 UTC
A typical theatrical portrayal of the Christmas narrative based on the birth of Jesus Christ is the Nativity Play, which is a kind of Christmas play. During the Christmas Vigil, the Nativity drama is [...]
27 Nov. 2023 - 19:10 UTC
In Norse mythology, "Einherjar" refers to the chosen warriors who have died in battle and are taken to Valhalla by the Valkyries. These warriors are honored by Odin and prepare for Ragnarök, the [...]
27 Nov. 2023 - 18:37 UTC
Christmas Peace was a kind of royal authority in medieval Sweden that allowed the sovereign to exert control over groups that were considered kinfolk.
27 Nov. 2023 - 17:23 UTC
In Nazi Germany, Sunnwendmann ("Solstice Man") replaced Santa Claus.
27 Nov. 2023 - 8:49 UTC
In Norse mythology, Odin sacrificed his eye in exchange for wisdom and knowledge. He willingly gave up one of his eyes at Mímisbrunnr (Mímir's well), a source of great wisdom.
26 Nov. 2023 - 20:13 UTC
Plants with narcotic or medicinal effects used by ancient people.
25 Nov. 2023 - 21:23 UTC
You may be familiar with the iconic temple of the Parthenon, but you should also know about the other important temples of Ancient Greece.
#history #photography
27 Nov. 2023 - 1:09 UTC
Take a step back in time through these vintage photos capturing Dublin in its old-time glory. Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Dublin was in the midst of change. These photos? They freeze [...]
24 Nov. 2023 - 19:08 UTC
Ann-Margret Olsson, famously known as Ann-Margret, emerged as a megastar of the silver screen with an unmistakable blend of talent, charisma, and beauty. Born in Sweden and raised in the United [...]
20 Nov. 2023 - 19:33 UTC
In the swinging 1960s, the motto for hair was crystal clear: “Go big or go home!” Celebrities like Dolly Parton, Priscilla Presley, and Brigitte Bardot rocked those larger-than-life [...]
16 Nov. 2023 - 21:16 UTC
In the early 1900s, when traditions held tight, a different kind of adventure was roaring to life: women on motorcycles. These vintage photos aren’t just snapshots; they’re windows into a [...]
13 Nov. 2023 - 21:05 UTC
The 1980s was a time of strange music and odd fashion, but it was also a period of innovation for many car companies. In this article, we’re looking back at some of the great cars from the [...]
12 Nov. 2023 - 3:25 UTC
Fashion in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and 1970s was influenced by the socio-political environment of the time. In an era characterized by political rigidity, the women of the Soviet Union [...]
10 Nov. 2023 - 17:54 UTC
In the history of the bicycle, the penny-farthing stands tall—or rather, stands tall and rides even taller. With its distinctive design, characterized by a comically large front wheel and a [...]
9 Nov. 2023 - 19:21 UTC
The 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero is just a cool car; it’s a crazy dream come true, showing off what cars could be if designers threw the rulebook out the window. Crafted by the genius brain of [...]
7 Nov. 2023 - 21:23 UTC
The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, an American single-engine helicopter, was designed by Igor Sikorsky. Its original design featured a single three-blade rotor that was powered by a 75 horsepower (56 kW) [...]
6 Nov. 2023 - 3:57 UTC
Tina Louise, is an American actress widely known for her role as movie star Ginger Grant in the CBS television situation comedy Gilligan’s Island. She began her career on stage in the mid-1950s [...]