Boards of Canada / Northern Lights – more by FroschYankee

music, nature, video — Evan @ September 30, 2010

Boards of Canada – Macquarie Ridge (Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights) from FroschYankee on Vimeo.

Plants on Paper

Art, Drawing, nature — Tags: — Evan @ September 29, 2010

taken from BibliOdyssey
Nikolaus Joseph (van) Jacquin (1727-1817) was a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany in Leiden, Paris and, most notably, Vienna. As a regular visitor to the gardens at Schönbrunn Palace* in Vienna, Jacquin met the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and was invited to accompany a botanical collecting voyage to the Caribbean and Central America in the 1750s.

The four year expedition gave rise to Jacquin’s first botanical publication and brought him to the attention of the great Carl Linnaeus*, who became a life-long correspondent and friend of Jacquin. Linnaeus commented about that first Jacquin publication ['Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum' (1760)] on West Indian plants:

“I have seldom seen such a small booklet so rich in golden knowledge. I read it during the evening and could not sleep at night because I dreamed of your beautiful plants.”


Zamia integrifolia


Piper umbellatum

Ornithogalum caudatum

Phyllanthus speciosa

Arum helleoborifolium

Pleasant Surprises

Art, Pictures — Lauren @ September 28, 2010

I brought this book on Modern Radio Reception…

And this is what I found inside.

I also found this tucked away inside of a modest white envelop.

“Kutistissimo” or cold water makes manhood small

video — Tags: , — Evan @

But I think this tykylevits is from Finland, he’s not ice swimming but it does look a bit chilly. You may remember his video We Have Many American Cars I posted not long ago…

Pier 54 is my favorite spot in NYC right now.

Architecture, Pictures, Words — Tags: , , — Evan @ September 27, 2010

Pier 54 used to be really beautiful, a landing for luxury ships on Manhattan’s west side. The Titanic was supposed to land here, instead The Carpathia arrived bearing the survivors of the Titanic. The structure was torn down in 1991 in favor of the West Side Highway (gag).
As it is now it’s one of my favorite spots because there’s nothing on it, a rarity in Manhattan. Hardly any people use the two benches at the end so you can actually be alone there. Don’t tell anyone about it. I’ll try to go back and get some more photos of it soon.
Here’s a throwaway image from my cellphone.


this image looks to me like it was taken from a VHS ‘back in the day’.


Here is the pier in its glory days with The Lusitania docked along side.

There is a banner on the gate to the pier laying out some rough plans for a park there, they currently host concerts.

APOD

Pictures, Science, Words — Tags: , — Evan @ September 24, 2010

This is NGC 4911: Spiral Diving into a Dense Cluster, taken from this great website ‘Astronomy Photo of the Day‘. On their site they have explanations of the pictures and huge versions so you can really get into them. Very cool.

Last Walk Around Mirror Lake

music, video — Tags: , — Adam @ September 23, 2010

Watch this in fullscreen HD if you can.

Last Walk Around Mirror Lake – Boom Bip (Boards of Canada Remix) from FroschYankee on Vimeo.

Tabor Robak

Art — Tags: — Evan @ September 22, 2010

Apparently created using the ‘Content-Aware’ Auto fill tool in Photoshop
artist’s site here.

Strength in Numbers and Repetition

Advertisements, Design, propaganda — Tags: , , — Lauren @ September 21, 2010

This is a postcard was sent on June 13, 1918.  Send from a soldier attending boot camp, who was throughly enjoying himself.

“This is a great life.  So far it has done me a great deal of good.”-James H. Balm

The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”- Chris Hedges

Soviet Art Photos of the 60’s and 70’s

Art, propaganda — Evan @

Taken from one of my favorites…

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