Life as a daydream

❝ It's a story looking for a meaning, with way too many endings, and not enough beginnings.❞
By Anna Sophia

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“Noun is a playful artist’s book about words and their definitions. It is like an exquisite corpse with words.

Starting with 27 real English words, each word and its definition has been divided into two parts. By turning the pages, you get to mix and match the word halves to create humorous and nonsensical new words and meanings.

With over 700 different combinations, this book is the perfect item for bibiophiles, lexicographers, writers, and any lover of words.

Here are a few examples of words and definitions you can put together:

whisper + umbrella = whisbrella: A low sibilan utterance for sheltering one from rain and sun.
banana + onomatopoeia = bananpoeia: A large herbaceous perennial tropical plant that bears fruit imitating the sound of the thing or action signified.
muffin + tyrant = muffrant: A quick bread made of batter unrestrained by law or constitution.
nomenclature + ancestry = nomencestry: A system or set of names for things derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors.”

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Paper insects by Rob Bailey

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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says:

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal.

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Yes/No – brilliant typographic illusion sclpture by Markus Raetz   (via)

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Yes/No – brilliant typographic illusion sclpture by Markus Raetz   (via)

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Santa hat brownies! So sweet.
Recipe Here

Santa hat brownies! So sweet.

Recipe Here

Scientists debate how (and even if) the world will endScientists may not agree on the how the universe will end, but dark energy, the unexplained force that is counteracting gravity, is widely believed to be the reason why.


Scientists debate how (and even if) the world will end

Scientists may not agree on the how the universe will end, but dark energy, the unexplained force that is counteracting gravity, is widely believed to be the reason why.

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The Exclamation Comma. “Just because you’re excited about something doesn’t mean you have to end the sentence.”

That’s true.

14 Punctuation Marks You Never Knew Existed

The Exclamation Comma. “Just because you’re excited about something doesn’t mean you have to end the sentence.”

That’s true.

14 Punctuation Marks You Never Knew Existed

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Nature’s Six Prettiest Light Shows

Star Trails

Incredible Star Trails

Beautiful Star Trails Photograph

Star trails refer to the paths left by stars as seen on earth. As the earth naturally rotates, the stars in the sky move across the horizon. The only star that does not move is in the northern hemisphere – the North Star (Polaris). The North Star remains stationary while the other stars leave tracks around it. Though not visible to the naked eye, the concentric light show has been captured at various times by eager shutterbugs.

Star Trails Picture

Star Trails Photo

Star Trails

Star Trail Natural Lights

Zodiacal Light

Zodiacal Lights Photograph

Zodiacal Light Picture

Though often hidden by prevalent smog and moonlight, Zodiacal lights are ever-present. They occur when sunlight reflects off dust in the cosmos (cosmic dust) and manifest into a faint triangular glow that extends across the sky.

Zodiacal Light Nature

Crepuscular Rays

Crepuscular Rays of Nature

Crepuscular rays are best described as “Gods light”, and refer to the rays of sunlight that appear as though radiating from a single point in the sky. The rays occur during dawn and dusk, when light and dark is easily discernible, and usually stream through gaps in clouds, or other landscape features, to obtain their effect.

Crepuscular Rays Picture

Crepuscular Rays Photograph

Glory

Glory Lights

A glory is an amazing natural light phenomena referred to as Buddha’s Light in China. Though a difficult to explain, they are formed when water droplets of a cloud interfere with the direct progress of sunlight. As a result, the waves of sunlight are back-scattered and split into the colors of the spectrum.

Glory Photograph

Glory Natural Lights

Rocket Exhaust Trails

Rocket Trails Picture

Rocket exhaust trails are the aftermath of a rocket launch, occurring when the small exhaust particles from the rocket diffract sunlight. Add high altitude winds to the mix that carry the particles throughout the sky and you have a brilliant, vivid light show that quickly dissipates.

Rocket Trails Photograph

Natures Rocket Trails Picture

Light Pillars

Light Pillars

Light pillars are an optical illusion created by light reflecting off of ice crystal surfaces. These ice crystals can be found in ice clouds, ice fogs, blowing snow or ground-level clouds, but the effect created is the same: a magnificent stream of light shooting up into the sky.

Natures Light Pillars

Light Pillars Photograph

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Majestic Circumzenithal Arcs

A smiling rainbow

The circumzenithal arc, CZA, is the most beautiful of all the halos. The first sighting is always a surprise, an ethereal rainbow fled from its watery origins and wrapped improbably about the zenith. It is often described as an “upside down rainbow” by first timers. Someone also charmingly likened it to “a grin in the sky”.

Look straight up near to the zenith when the sun if fairly low and especially if sundogs are visible. The centre of the bow always sunwards and red is on the outside.

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There is a pillow that connects distant lovers through heart beats.

Pillow Talk is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a ring sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one. 

 The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them.



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