Calembredaines & Coquecigrues

cjwho:

Light Matters: Europe’s Leading Light Festivals

In mid autumn, when the nights get longer in the northern hemisphere, we encounter numerous light festivals. And indeed, within the last ten years, more and more light festivals have globally emerged. The reason for the success of light festivals is simple, as the German curator Bettina Pelz concludes: “It’s actually fairly easy, because whenever you do something with light in cities in the night, then people do come. If you do it good, they come twice.”

As Pelz points out, light is an apt medium for evening events, since it easily attracts people. Communities have discovered the potential of lighting for city marketing, and the closer they plan their date to Christmas, the more they merge their illumination with the festive blinking lights of commercial Christmas markets.

(via thymoss)

thesanityclause:

221cbakerstreet:



Secret cinema found beneath Paris.
In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.
When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)


SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA
I WANNA GO

LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE

thesanityclause:

221cbakerstreet:

Secret cinema found beneath Paris.

In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.

When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)

SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA

I WANNA GO

LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE

(via thymoss)

urbanpaysan:

A man who can ‘taste’ words has created a flavour map of the London Underground network after visiting every stop during a 49 year project.

James Wannerton has synaesthesia, a neurological condition that links senses which are normally experienced separately. The map is now being used by researchers to help understand the link between word formations and the tastes synaesthetes experience.

As an example, Baker Street in central London is one of the ‘tastiest stops,’ says Mr. Wannerton:

Baker Street is lovely. The best way to describe it is crusty and sweet, like jam ropy-poly but slightly burnt. It has got loads of different tastes and textures. I love getting out there.

(via thymoss)

ckck:

Supreme Detective Agency. New York City, circa 1943.

Photographs by Weegee.

(via elucipher)

workman:

vivipiuomeno:
Robert Hutinski  ph. The Mirror serie

workman:

vivipiuomeno:

Robert Hutinski  ph. The Mirror serie

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rebeccayanovska:

The second piece in my Winged series — sequel to “Ascent of Man”.
This is “Descent of Man”
Ballpoint on Moleskine
15.5x10.5”
22K Gold Leaf & Shell Gold

rebeccayanovska:

The second piece in my Winged series — sequel to “Ascent of Man”.

This is “Descent of Man”

Ballpoint on Moleskine

15.5x10.5”

22K Gold Leaf & Shell Gold

(via thymoss)

crownless-quest:

Arthur Leipzig

Children Looking at Christmas Toys, New York, 1944.

(Source: luzfosca, via morgan-leigh)

thatjessjohnson:


An edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. The incomplete fonts found in the PDFs were reassembled into the text of Frankenstein based on their frequency of use. The most common characters are employed at the beginning of the book, and the text devolves into less common, more grotesque shapes and forms toward the end. (via The Frankenfont project reconstructs Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein using parts of incomplete fonts found in PDFs from the internet. | Fathom)

"This project started because of a fascination with the way that PDF files contain incomplete versions of fonts. The shape data is high enough quality to reproduce the original document, however only the necessary characters (and little of the font’s “metrics” that are used for proper typographic layout) are included in the PDF. This prevents others from extracting the fonts to be used for practical purposes, but creates an opportunity for a curious Victor Frankenstein who wants to use these incomplete pieces to create something entirely different."

thatjessjohnson:

An edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. The incomplete fonts found in the PDFs were reassembled into the text of Frankenstein based on their frequency of use. The most common characters are employed at the beginning of the book, and the text devolves into less common, more grotesque shapes and forms toward the end. (via The Frankenfont project reconstructs Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein using parts of incomplete fonts found in PDFs from the internet. | Fathom)

"This project started because of a fascination with the way that PDF files contain incomplete versions of fonts. The shape data is high enough quality to reproduce the original document, however only the necessary characters (and little of the font’s “metrics” that are used for proper typographic layout) are included in the PDF. This prevents others from extracting the fonts to be used for practical purposes, but creates an opportunity for a curious Victor Frankenstein who wants to use these incomplete pieces to create something entirely different."

(Source: jenarcherwood, via thymoss)

“Much like fairy tales, there are two facets of horror. One is pro-institution, which is the most reprehensible type of fairy tale: Don’t wander into the woods, and always obey your parents. The other type of fairy tale is completely anarchic and antiestablishment.”

—   Guillermo del Toro on how horror is inherently political as a genre, Time Magazine (x)

(Source: cerulean-spork, via thymoss)

historicaltimes:

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s.

historicaltimes:

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s.

(via elucipher)

preliminarygaieties:

French medical students and their mistresses.

Gavarni, “Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni : études de moeurs contemporaines” (1847), translated by and screencapped from F. Pallualt’s “Medical Students in England and France 1815-1858” 

(via greencrook)

Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s poems by Edmund Dulac - “The Raven”, “To Helene”, “Alone”, “Lenore”, “To One in Paradise”, “Annabel Lee”

(Source: saltatio-crudelitatis, via elucipher)

thebeardsnotes:

Skeletal Creatures Carved Out Of Everyday Objects

Artist - Maskull Lasserre 

(via sea-change)

fuckyeahmodernflapper:


Street gramophone player. London, 1920.

fuckyeahmodernflapper:

Street gramophone player. London, 1920.

(via yukidoll)