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asylum-art:

 Burning Man 2014 Moments by Trey Ratcliff

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Embrace was a 72 ft wooden, cathedral-like sculpture of two human figures, “in celebration of all our relationships”. The site-specific artwork was created by the Pier Group for Burning Man 2014.
It was the largest project to date for the Pier Group, which gained acclaim for its previous Burning Man installations The Pier, Pier 2, and the Ichthyosaur Puppet Project. Crews began construction on Embrace in October 2013 at the Generator community art space in Reno, and in studios in Vancouver and Portland.
During this year’s festival the massive wooden sculpture was set aflame and Trey Ratcliff was on hand to capture the incredible moment. Below you can see what the interactive sculpture looked like before it was burned.

icychaoss:

Getting bad again for no reason after you’ve been so happy for a long time is literally one of the worst feelings ever

beesandbombs:

breathing circles

naked-yogi:

veryspecialporn:

Sasha Grey, from the book “NEÜ SEX
Photographs by Ian P. Cinnamon

cjwho:

Lake Cabin, Czech Republic by FAM Architekti | via

Erected within the same boundaries as the former 1970s cabin, which was lacking suitable insulation and infrastructure, the simple wooden structure offers an improved connection with the forested site. Wood was chosen as the most suitable building material because of the cabin’s environs and because the construction methods caused minimal disruption to the site.

"The lake is a holiday destination with timber construction already present in cottages and cabins," explained Nasadil. "We aimed at a lightweight building which would not embed itself in nature with concrete foundations, but was more sensitive."

The cabin is raised above the forest floor on steel screws that allow the sandy terrain to continue underneath. The use of prefabricated construction techniques also helped to reduce the build time for the project, which was limited by the harsh winter weather.

Components for the timber framework were laser cut and transported to the site, where they were assembled in just one and a half weeks. The client oversaw the rest of the building process over a period of ten months. Vertical larch battens cladding the cabin’s exterior reference the trunks of the surrounding pine trees and continue across the folding shutters, creating a sealed facade that protects the cabin when closed.

When fully opened, the shutters reveal a glazed wall that provides an expansive view of the lake. The glass surface is split into sections that slide open to connect the interior with a small decked space outside.

Photography: Tomas Balej
Gifs: Christoph Sevcnikar

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"A person’s emotional being is like an ocean. The people in your life are separated into three different categories. You have the sailors: they won’t touch the water. They opt to stay inside the boat. These people are your acquaintances, or “surface” friends, and they never make it deep.
You then have the snorkelers. These are the friends who want to go deep, but don’t have the emotional capacity to carry the pressure and weight. If they make an attempt, they either drown or are forced to go back to the surface for oxygen.
Finally, let’s talk about the deep sea divers. These are the people who stay with you through storms and violent waters, and they aren’t afraid to dive to the darkest parts of the ocean floor: they stay with you, in the water, through the worst times. They aren’t afraid to call out your bullshit. They’re the people who are there for you no matter what happens.
We all need the third type of people in our lives."

- Yahya Bakkar (via psych-facts)

plastexxx:

National Geographic Magazine, May 1987, “At Home with the Arctic Wolf”.

Photos: Jim Brandenburg

Basically my favourite NGM article when I was a kid.

emariimaw:

Song Hye Yeol
fallkirkshire:

Oh hay guys I’m just a bear doin bear things don’t kind me

"Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen."

- Anne Lamott  (via sundaysmuse)

(Source: jerfreyy)