Stormy Sea with Lighthouse, 1826, oil on canvas by Karl Blechen. German, 1798-1840.  Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.

  Known for his landscapes, Blechen gives us this dark, stormy and dangerous seascape. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. Suffering from deep depression, he left the academy in 1836 and was hospitalized for the rest of his life. 


From Here To There: A growing map of Manhattan made only of directions from strangers on scraps. 


Bruno Pieters 2009


A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)


when I find myself in times of trouble,

Uncle Iroh comes to me

speaking words of wisdom:


"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism." - Carl Jung


Eleanor AntinBlood of a Poet Box, wood box containing blood samples taken from 100 poets, 1965-1968