The Museum Of Endangered Sounds
"I launched the site in January of 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by my favorite old technologies and electronics equipment. For instance, the textured rattle and hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a 1983 JVC HR-7100 VCR. As you probably know, it’s a wonderfully complex sound, subtle yet unfiltered. But, as streaming playback becomes more common in the US, and as people in developing nations like Canada and the UK get brought up to DVD players, it’s likely that the world will have seen and heard the last of older machines like the HR-7100. And as new products come to market, we stand to lose much more than VCRs.
"Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. Imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of angels lodged deep within the recesses of an old cathode ray tube TV. And when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads? Tell me that. And tell me: Who will play my GameBoy when I’m gone?
"These questions and more led me to the undertaking that is The Museum Of Endangered Sounds…"
(link via junkyarmessiah)
In June 2010, a team of scientists and intrepid explorers stepped onto the shore of the lava lake boiling in the depths of Nyiragongo Crater, in the heart of the Great Lakes region of Africa. The team had dreamed of this: walking on the shores of the world’s largest lava lake. Members of the team had been dazzled since childhood by the images of the 1960 documentary “The Devil’s Blast” by Haroun Tazieff, who was the first to reveal to the public the glowing red breakers crashing at the bottom of Nyiragongo crater. Photographer Olivier Grunewald was within a meter of the lake itself, giving us a unique glimpse of its molten matter.
Credit: Olivier Grunewald/Paula Nelson
30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy
I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.
"This video shows a rabbit heart that has been kept beating outside of the body in a nutrient and oxygen-rich solution. The new cardiac device — a thin, stretchable membrane imprinted with a spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes — is custom-designed to fit over the heart and contract and expand with it as it beats."
Jewelry made from coins by Stacey Lee Webber
Philadelphia based artist Stacey Lee Webber uses pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters as building blocks to construct jewelry. Her work is currently being shown at the “The American Made Show” in Philadelphia through February 21, 2014.
Impressive Coin jewelry
I drew this up last night/this morning and I’m in love with it. I think I may get this as a tattoo.
1940s Pennsylvania Railroad travel poster featuring the T1, the last steam locomotives built in the U.S.
This is something I initially designed for myself.
The Mother Oracle Salome’ Table, photographed at our studio in 2012.
A piece inspired by the kitchen italian tables of the 30’s and the 50’s .
It’ s a tribute to the marvellous Aubrey Beardsley.
A base of toulipier black wood and a slab of pure white crystal macedonian marble, hand crafted and hand polished.
The laminated marble print is the 1893 illustration The Peacock Skirt by illustrator Aubrey Beardsley
It will soon be presented at several art spaces.
Mother Oracle Studio is an interior design, scenography & creative direction project.