vissi d'arte from tosca by maria callas
royal opera house, london (1964)


"work with animals is a source of suffering to all of us. we treat them like babies who cannot speak. the more time passes, the more i'm sorry about it. we shouldn't have done it... we did not learn enough from this mission to justify the death of the dog."

oleg gazenko, on laika (1998)

oh boy, oh boy!

belle & sebastian - white collar boy (the life pursuit, 2006)


deutsche straßen

by conny blom
by unknown artist

by ömer polak

* images via http://www.facebook.com/StreetArtGermany



"...but i wasn't done waiting for them. just let me wait forever, knowing they will one day come."

paw paw, the future (by miranda july, 2011)


via http://blog.artflakes.com/

"accidental archives" is a project by sara cwynar based on arrangement and documentation of saved objects, personal photographs and found images sorted by color, which she transformed into a series of beautiful photographic still lifes.


stairway to heaven

via http://www.jeanniejeannie.com/

the 16th ave tiled steps in san francisco s a collaborative work between irish ceramist aileen barr and mosaic artist colette crutcher that took 2.5 years and 300 volunteers to execute, and it was finished in 2005 using 2,000 handmade tiles and 75,000 fragments of tile, mirror and stained glass.


perfect 10

nadia comăneci, montréal olympics (1976)

at the age of 14, comăneci became one of the stars of the 1976 summer olympics in montreal. her routine on the uneven bars was awarded a perfect ten. it was the first time in modern olympic gymnastics history that the score had ever been awarded. since the scoreboards were not equipped to display scores of 10.0, nadia's perfect marks were flashed as 1.00 instead. over the course of the olympics, comăneci would earn six additional tens. she also holds the record for being the youngest olympic gymnastics all-around champion ever.


i ♥

the coolest reception desk ever made was produced by twisted image for boys & girls creative agency in dublin.

a new type of rubber composite was used to fabricate this genuinely air-tight permanent hot air balloons. then they were filled with an heluim/hydrogen hybrid gas which has an atomic weight 150 times lighter than helium alone. ribbons reinforced with carbo-titanium were used to secure the table top to the balloons.


via http://grantelhuber.tumblr.com/

conscientious objection is a human right.