Artist creates freakishly realistic doll faces | Dangerous Minds

Out of polymer clay, Russian artist Michael Zajkov creates doll faces and moveable doll body parts that are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. The detail within his work is utterly exquisite. The handpainted glass eyes are from Germany and the dolls’ hair is fashioned from French mohair. The end result, to me, is quite spooky. The longer I stare at them, the more lifelike they seem. The quality of the expressions is haunting, like they’re lost souls or have tortured pasts.

Michael Zajkov’s Instagram

Source: Artist creates freakishly realistic doll faces | Dangerous Minds

Brian Eno Shares David Bowie’s Final Email — Vulture

Read Eno’s full statement below:

“David’s death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now.

We knew each other for over 40 years, in a friendship that was always tinged by echoes of Pete and Dud. Over the last few years — with him living in New York and me in London — our connection was by email. We signed off with invented names: some of his were mr showbiz, milton keynes, rhoda borrocks and the duke of ear.

About a year ago we started talking about Outside — the last album we worked on together. We both liked that album a lot and felt that it had fallen through the cracks. We talked about revisiting it, taking it somewhere new. I was looking forward to that.

I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn’.

I realise now he was saying goodbye.”

“I realise now he was saying goodbye.”

Source: Brian Eno Shares David Bowie’s Final Email — Vulture

Scott Weiland Explains Why Grandaddy Is One Of His Favorite Bands – Stereogum

Grandaddy and Stone Temple Pilots were two of my favorite bands circa 2000, and I’m happy to report that they like each other, too. Actually, I can’t confirm how Jason Lytle feels about STP, but Scott Weiland apparently is a big fan of Grandaddy. Weiland told Esquire about his 10 favorite bands, and Grandaddy made the cut. Here’s what he had to see about the band’s unmistakable dystopian electronic twee-folk prog: They’re this lo-fi art punk pop kind of band that has a lot of experimentation with sounds and loops and funky guitar, and really great tongue-in-cheek lyrics, really well-written. My favorite album by Grandaddy is Sumday. I never did get a chance to see them live, but every song is basically amazing, starting with ‘Now It’s On,’ which is just a rollicking fuzzy pop song that’s still kind of bizarre. ‘The Go in the Go-for-It’ and ‘The Group Who Couldn’t Say’ are probably my favorites. The band’s from Modesto and I used to go to Modesto sometimes for Christmas because my

Source: Scott Weiland Explains Why Grandaddy Is One Of His Favorite Bands – Stereogum

Tenth Letter of the Alphabet: Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars

The film, Star Wars, premiered on May 25, 1977. Today, on its 36th anniversary, I’m examining the evolution of the film’s logo. During the film’s pre-production, a decal (below) was produced. In the first Official Star Wars Fan Club newsletter, reprinted in the Star Wars Scrapbook (Chronicle Books, 1991), there was an explanation about the decal by Ralph McQuarrie, who did the art:…“It was done as a symbol for the film—to go on film cans and letters. George [Lucas] had had one for American Graffiti, and wanted one for Star Wars.” …“It was done while we were working on costumes,” said McQuarrie. “This was how we first pictured Han Solo. It could be a sort of Luke character, but I think it’s more like Han. Anyway, George decided that Han Solo should be a more relaxed character, and his costume was changed. But this decal was designed before the change.”

Source: Tenth Letter of the Alphabet: Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars

The Tail End – Wait But Why

Fun visualization of life data…

Note: Hi. The last few posts turned out to be quite…thorough. So to bring things back to Earth, this will be the first in a string of short posts that will be coming out over the next few weeks.

No matter what your age, you may, without realizing it, be enjoying the very last chapter of the relationships that matter most to you. Make it count.

Source: The Tail End – Wait But Why

Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S. – First Draft. Political News, Now. – The New York Times

Donald Trump is a hate breeder!

Donald J. Trump called on Monday for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on,” an extraordinary escalation of his harsh rhetoric aimed at members of the Islamic faith in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.

Source: Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S. – First Draft. Political News, Now. – The New York Times

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) | Collective-Evolution

“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery.” Richard Feynman, a Nobel laureate of the twentieth century (Radin, Dean. Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences In A Quantum Reality. New York, Paraview Pocket Books, 2006) […]

Source: Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) | Collective-Evolution

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At Water Footprint Network, we believe that sustainable use of fresh water is a critical foundation for healthy lives and a healthy planet. As our consumer society grows and pressure on our limited supply mounts, the race is on for us to rethink and ultimately, transform the ways in which we use and manage water. To keep us on track, we have a vision of the world we would like to live in.

Our vision: A world in which we share clean fresh water fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity.

 

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