Archives for the month of: April, 2011

Alex sent me this on Facebook and I loooove it! By John Martz, it is a poster of almost every Star Trek character in pixel form. Little Locutus! Little Morn! Even little Spot!

Trexels by John Martz

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Saw her at LAX, at my gate, as we were waiting to board the same plane to St. Louis. She was wearing cargo pants, trainers, a lime-green and gray horizontally-striped boyfriend cardigan, and an Alexander McQueen skull scarf (in hot pink). I saw her before she put on the big movie-star-in-hiding sunglasses (indoors), and was kind of shocked how she looks exactly the same as on TV. She’s extremely thin – we’re the same height but she probably weighs ten pounds less – and looks young (and not just because of the height).

lobby skylights

Concert Hall lobby, Sydney Opera House, February 2010

by Slinkachu – click to embiggen

via Buzzfeed

Movies I love but am scared to re-watch for fear of them not being as magical as I remember:

  • Memento
  • Moon
  • the Prestige
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Inception
  • District 9
  • the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Easy A

A team from a new NatGeo show launched a house, ‘Up’-style, with only weather balloons!

via Mighty Girl

by Juan Carlos Casado – click to embiggen


In a clear sky from a dark location at the right time, a faint band of light is visible across the sky. This band is the disk of our spiral galaxy. Since we are inside this disk, the band appears to encircle the Earth. The above spectacular picture of the Milky Way arch, however, goes where the unaided eye cannot. The image is actually a deep digital fusion of nine photos that create a panorama fully 360 across. Taken recently in Teide National Park in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, the image includes the Teide volcano, visible near the image center, behind a volcanic landscape that includes many large rocks. Far behind these Earthly structures are many sky wonders that are visible to the unaided eye, such as the band of the Milky Way, the bright waxing Moon inside the arch, and the Pleiades open star cluster.

See an annotated panorama here.

This is my current desktop wallpaper – I love looking at it and imagining who the pools belong to, and what all the little people swimming in them are doing. A mini-vacation in my imagination!

125 American Swimming Pools

from The Satellite Collection by Jenny Odell

by Raymond Meier

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via NotCouture

Google ‘helvetica’:

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90’s Hulu complete with iframes:

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