We picked up a stowaway and decided to bring her home. #rubyspaghetti #miniaussie (at Wilton, California)

We picked up a stowaway and decided to bring her home. #rubyspaghetti #miniaussie (at Wilton, California)

Just passing through. #nyc #thatlight (at Willamsburg Bridge)

Just passing through. #nyc #thatlight (at Willamsburg Bridge)

Tags: thatlight nyc

"It takes true Accomplishment to know how to respond to the sequential text messages ‘Yeah shes ok I guess’ and ‘Sorry sent that to the wrong person whats up?’"

— In this week’s issue, Cora Frazier updates “Pride and Prejudice” ‘s ideals of feminine accomplishment for the twenty-first-century woman. (via newyorker)

"O Gentler Sex, Heed your calling: to truly merit the word “Accomplished,” it is not sufficient for a female to display her Virtues exclusively among her close social Circle. On the contrary, she is to act as a Beacon among the Sexes in the Public Realm; for example, by employing the phrase “best practice” in a business meeting with the authority of someone who knows its true Meaning."

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

lorim:

Exciting news: my portfolio is updated, redesigned, and ready for sharing. Click through, browse around, and let me know what you think!

So impressed by my dear (and TALENTED!) friend lorim ‘s portfolio. Bravissima bella!

lorim:

Exciting news: my portfolio is updated, redesigned, and ready for sharing. Click through, browse around, and let me know what you think!

So impressed by my dear (and TALENTED!) friend lorim ‘s portfolio. Bravissima bella!

kontraptionist:

TESLA COIL ACTION!

This tesla couil is OVER 8 feet tall…. I’m talking just the part at the tip top making the sparks. In other words, FREAKING HUGE. But this is a special kind of tesla coil on top of being enormous. It’s a singing Tesla Coil. You can play it like a piano! No joke. It’s got MIDI in. Built by Matt Faulkner and David Brown here at the shop (with the occasional Kontraptionist consultation and wiring assistance) it’s powered off a 750 volt 3 phase circuit, and driven my MOSFET transistors each the size of a jelly donut, which is amazing because on the other end of the spectrum, Intel brags about how many BILLIONS of transistors they can fit on a wafer the size of your finger nail. I’d like to see your Pentium jump a 10 foot spark!

Anyway, were going to be exhibiting this at the STEAM carnival here in LA (among other amazing things) on October 25th and 26th at the port of Los Angeles. And if you want to see it, buy some tickets at http://2bc.io/tickets and use the promo code “STAFF” to save 20% and get an RFID bracelet for special perks. 

Super excited to attend the STEAM carnival (they’ve added Art to the STEM education model), and see what my crazy clever friend kontraptionist has been creating.

newyorker:

Poetry inspired by New York City’s subways:

Subway Crunching

There is a man
flexing
his chest muscles
in repeated jolts
for the entire journey.
I guess it’s an effective workout,
because his pectorals are enormous.
Maybe I’ll try it.

Photograph by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty

(Source: newyorker.com)

peterwknox:

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sun. Oct. 18 and they’re my favorite band to see live these days. Get your tickets now.

Oh god I love this, thank you peterwknox!

(Source: youtube.com)

Midwestern storm a’brewin (at Eichtens Cheese and Bison)

Midwestern storm a’brewin (at Eichtens Cheese and Bison)

Still lake with dog.  (at Stout’s Island Lodge)

Still lake with dog. (at Stout’s Island Lodge)

(Source: amypoehler, via buzzfeedceleb)