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Jan 11
fleurdulys:

Echo and Narcissus (detail) - John William Waterhouse
1903

fleurdulys:

Echo and Narcissus (detail) - John William Waterhouse

1903

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Jan 5
spaceexp:

Images of Saturn From the Cassini Mission Source

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spaceexp:

Images of Saturn From the Cassini Mission

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Dec 13
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Dec 7
andillseeyouinthetrees:

Tiny tree pincushion, just finished and for sale on my etsy store, Woodland Teatime
After working on needlecrafts and crochet for a while, it feels so good to be making things out of metal again. I’ve got a few silver rings in the works and will post them soon! 

Tiny trees!

andillseeyouinthetrees:

Tiny tree pincushion, just finished and for sale on my etsy store, Woodland Teatime

After working on needlecrafts and crochet for a while, it feels so good to be making things out of metal again. I’ve got a few silver rings in the works and will post them soon!

Tiny trees!

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Nov 18

inebriatedpony:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

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Nov 12

andillseeyouinthetrees:

Woohoo, my Etsy store is alive! Check out my embroidery for sale. Soon there will be more work, including jewelry!

Woodland Teatime

Signal boost!

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jtotheizzoe:

NASA, JPL and the Cassini imaging team debuted a new view of Earth today. 
I know what you’re thinking. That’s not Earth, that’s Saturn. Look closer.
Earlier this year, as Cassini happened to pass behind Saturn, eclipsing the sun, its camera was turned toward home. A new silhouette of the ringed planet was captured (you NEED to view it larger here), and just wow, man.
Amid dozens of background stars, four planets and a few million pixels worth of wonder, my favorite part is the hazy outer ring of water vapor, spewed out from the leaky moon Enceladus and its geysers.

Earth appears in the lower right, clear and blue, joined by our moon in this enlarged image:

There’s your new selfie.
Science truly begets beauty.

jtotheizzoe:

NASA, JPL and the Cassini imaging team debuted a new view of Earth today.

I know what you’re thinking. That’s not Earth, that’s Saturn. Look closer.

Earlier this year, as Cassini happened to pass behind Saturn, eclipsing the sun, its camera was turned toward home. A new silhouette of the ringed planet was captured (you NEED to view it larger here), and just wow, man.

Amid dozens of background stars, four planets and a few million pixels worth of wonder, my favorite part is the hazy outer ring of water vapor, spewed out from the leaky moon Enceladus and its geysers.

Earth appears in the lower right, clear and blue, joined by our moon in this enlarged image:

There’s your new selfie.

Science truly begets beauty.

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Nov 9
theycallmerum:

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
Carl Sagan.

theycallmerum:

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

Carl Sagan.

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Nov 3
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oupacademic:

Printing the Oxford English Dictionary, in 1925.
Stereotyping was invented in the 18th century to avoid the repeated setting of pages in type for reprints of a text. This process lay behind much mass printing in the 19th and 20th centuries, including The Oxford English Dictionary as shown in this clip.
These clips are from a silent film made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry, illustrating industrial life and including the work of Oxford University Press. See more video clips on our Tumblr OUP Archive stream to learn about the History of Oxford University Press. OUP’s Archive Department collects, catalogues, and preserves all material of long-term importance associated with the Press’s commercial and social activities in Britain, from the 17th century to the present day.

OED!

oupacademic:

Printing the Oxford English Dictionary, in 1925.

Stereotyping was invented in the 18th century to avoid the repeated setting of pages in type for reprints of a text. This process lay behind much mass printing in the 19th and 20th centuries, including The Oxford English Dictionary as shown in this clip.

These clips are from a silent film made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry, illustrating industrial life and including the work of Oxford University Press. See more video clips on our Tumblr OUP Archive stream to learn about the History of Oxford University Press. OUP’s Archive Department collects, catalogues, and preserves all material of long-term importance associated with the Press’s commercial and social activities in Britain, from the 17th century to the present day.

OED!

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Oct 28
freakinsweetbookcovers:

The Odyssey - Homer, translated by W. H. D. Rouse

The man of twists and turns

freakinsweetbookcovers:

The Odyssey - Homer, translated by W. H. D. Rouse

The man of twists and turns

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Oct 27
tocamelot:


Oxford, England – The Bodleian Library

tocamelot:

Oxford, England – The Bodleian Library

(Source: robertmealing, via musicmusingsandpoetry)

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“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coalbins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.” Ray BradburyThe October Country (via bookmania)

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Oct 24

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