The role of the investment banks in the financial crisis of 2007–2008 … is the most disturbing recent example of the economic and the unethical coming together with catastrophic consequences for the former. The trading teams at Goldman and the executives who presided over them were inhabiting an extreme variant of a closed world, where their reality was populated by the electronic images and databases of their systems. Their obsessive focus on these images, driven by an equal obsession for the bottom line, excluded the human realities tethered to the symbols.
In 1988, Charles Eames’s only daughter, Lucia, inherited the iconic Eames house in Pacific Palisades, California after the death of her stepmother, Ray. The house—along with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe’s…
Same principles apply to a wealth studio.
Hobo Nickels Carved from Clad Coins by Paolo Curcio
About two years we featured a great selection of skull nickels, a numismatic curiosity where miniature bas relief sculptures are carved into coins, an artform that’s broadly referred to as hobo nickel art. While researching a follow-up article on Hobonickelart.com I stumbled onto the work of Paolo Curcio (aka “mrthe”) who appears to have taken the process of carving coins to an entirely new level. Using a variety of different coins the Barcelona-based artist creates etched homages to pop culture, illustrations of figures from literature, and most commonly: macabre portraits of skulls and death, probably the most prevalent theme in hobo nickel art.
NEW VIDEO! Hopefully this will keep your brain warm because it’s cold in Amurika today.
This one is about snowflakes. And science. Snowflake science. So many “s” sounds! Stupendous!
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This just set my mood for today. Love the progression of the journey.
Polly Scattergood - Wanderlust
You need to eliminate first. You need to be a productivity minimalist in order to be a success.
Read: 5 Ways To Do Nothing and Become More Productive
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity. If the book is rare or by your favorite author or one you didn’t know about, reward them with the most perverted sex act you can think of. Otherwise, you can just make out.
art and nothing but art! it is the great means of making life possible, the great seduction to life, the great stimulant of life.
One of the most fascinating archeological finds in Russia has been the discovery of hundreds of “birchbark documents” (messages written on the bark of birch trees with a sharp stylus) that were created from the 11th to the 15th century…
The drawings from Novgorod that we have found appear to all come from a Russian boy named Onfim, who lived at the end of the twelfth century or beginning of the thirteenth century in the city of Novgorod. By the estimate of the archaeologists who unearthed his works, he was around seven years old at the time that he made these drawings.
These are so great and even better with the captions. (“I am a wild beast!”)
Doodles of youth and yore.