Don Hertzfeldt’s The Simpsons couch gag is a wonder.
Oh. Oh my.
I agree with this writer for The Verge. Beautiful and brilliant—I would love to see a full episode like this.
Easter morning, Southside Chicago, 1941. Photo by Russell Lee (via)
Wunderzeichenbuch (The Book of Miracles) Augsburg, ca. 1552.
"Learn to love solitude, to be more alone with yourselves. The tragedy of today’s young people is that they try to unite on the basis of carrying out noisy and aggressive actions so as not to feel lonely, and this is a sad thing. The individual must learn from childhood to be on his own, for this doesn’t mean to be lonely: it means to not get bored with oneself, because a person who finds himself bored when he is alone, it seems to me, is a person in danger."
Andrei Tarkovsky on being asked, ‘What would you like to tell young people? (via forlornes)
Paris by Jonas
love at the Soviet kitchen, 1980
The National Library in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan by Abdul Akhmedov in 1964. The three-storey concrete project is a magnificent example of Soviet modernism with brutalist tendencies. It utilizes highly Islamic, namely Iranian, forms as the basis of its plan. This is notably seen the central courtyard which functions for utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. It is shown as a focal point due to the nature of the social patterns in eastern societies which are centered around courtyards and atria, places where scholarly discussion and the sharing of ideas takes place have taken place for millennia. Islamic influences are also seen in the modernized screens and the Persian water gardens which have both been hardened and masculinized, contrasting their traditional femininity and etherealness. This library both established Turkmenistan as a distinct nation from Moscow while still embracing the modernist movement that came with the industrialization of the Soviet Republics.