Tie: ‘Vintage’ (90s??) Gap Madras, thrifted .50
Fly Art, a Tumblr account created by students Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano has been perfectly mixing popular rap lyrics and Renaissance paintings since December 2013 and we only can hope that they never stop.
Galvani was an 18th century Italian scientist who electrocuted dead frogs to see their muscles twitch, which was pretty amazing at the time. So “to galvanize” originally meant to cause something to jolt into action, as if shocked by electricity (which is what most people use it today for). Then “to galvanize” meant shocked by electricity. Which is the base of electroplating, which is an earlier iteration of the chemical process we know as galvanization — covering metal with zinc to prevent rusting. Which scientists and builders use the word for, confusing everybody else.
The number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 50 million for the first time since the second world war. More
Graphic: Cath Levett
An improvised air filter that I’ve been using for half a semester - basically it’s a HEPA filter fitted over a fan, and you can see how clean the air is in Beijing based on the state of the filter…
The amount of feels this post gives us! We all probably know these beloved Western art masterpieces, but not like this! Here are 20 great examples of classic paintings that have been reproduced creatively by a few very creative art lovers with photo cameras.
Singapore is the world’s largest country without any farms. Its city has expanded so much they are even beginning to remove cemetaries to make room for the living.