jelly streaming
ephemeralol:

Alexander Calder
Mercury Fountain
For many years, the world’s greatest source of mercury were the mines at Almadén, Spain, which produced some 250,000 metric tons of mercury over nearly two millennia of operation.
So when Spain decided to build a monument to the mine (which was long worked by criminals and slave laborers, most of whom died of mercury poisoning), they commissioned American sculptor Alexander Calder to build a graceful fountain which, instead of water, would pump pure mercury. It was to be displayed at the 1937 World’s Fair.
At the time, the inherent beauty of the liquid metal was well understood, but its toxicity was not. Today, the fountain resides in the Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona, Spain, and continues to pump pure mercury, though now it does so behind a pane of glass to protect viewers from touching or breathing fumes produced by this deadly work of art.

ephemeralol:

Alexander Calder

Mercury Fountain

For many years, the world’s greatest source of mercury were the mines at Almadén, Spain, which produced some 250,000 metric tons of mercury over nearly two millennia of operation.

So when Spain decided to build a monument to the mine (which was long worked by criminals and slave laborers, most of whom died of mercury poisoning), they commissioned American sculptor Alexander Calder to build a graceful fountain which, instead of water, would pump pure mercury. It was to be displayed at the 1937 World’s Fair.

At the time, the inherent beauty of the liquid metal was well understood, but its toxicity was not. Today, the fountain resides in the Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona, Spain, and continues to pump pure mercury, though now it does so behind a pane of glass to protect viewers from touching or breathing fumes produced by this deadly work of art.

let-s-build-a-home:

The Fiat Lingotto factory in Turin (built 1923) on Flickr.
A rooftop racetrack: http://wp.me/pgGDG-2kg
fashionfaves:

Sky Ferreira by Hedi Slimane

fashionfaves:

Sky Ferreira by Hedi Slimane

lesbeehive:

 Les Beehive – Photographer Tim Walker
ibkodfashion:

Harry Wakefield

ibkodfashion:

Harry Wakefield

hautekills:

Krikor Jabotian haute couture s/s 2013

hautekills:

Krikor Jabotian haute couture s/s 2013

visualizingmath:

3D Anamorphosis with a spherical mirror and a distorted shape put on a cylinder. Created by Francesco de Comité.

stormtrooperfashion:

Fresh Looks: Kajsa Stina (Fashion Cult) in “Drama” by Fenia Labropoulou

stormtrooperfashion:

Fresh Looks: Kajsa Stina (Fashion Cult) in “Drama” by Fenia Labropoulou

dormanta:

Jessica Pitti in "Mode Med (Meget) Mening" by Oliver Stalmans for Elle Denmark May 2013 

dormanta:

Jessica Pitti in "Mode Med (Meget) Mening" by Oliver Stalmans for Elle Denmark May 2013