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Posts tagged rad

Sep 14 '14

Kusukazu UraguchiShima no Ama” (Ama Diver Women of Japan)

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Apr 2 '14

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Mar 31 '14

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Mar 29 '14

Quality engineering

Design That Matters


Quality engineering

Design That Matters

Mar 29 '14


Let them think they have the upper hand over the little girl. Let them relax while the adrenaline leaks out of their systems. Let them believe they’re closing their grips on a shrinking violet. And when their guard is down and their pride is rising… let me kick their butts up around their ears. 

[Batgirl: Year One]

(Source: historymaker)

Mar 1 '14
Feb 28 '14
"Girl, bite. Girl, devour. Girl, don’t forgive.
Girl, stay angry. Girl, be selfish.
Girl, walk away from him when he raises his hand.
There is no place that can handle you,
but you must go anyway, to the hills,
the mountains, the cities.
They’ll call you monster,
and they’ll be so right.
Girl, show them.
Girl, run your hands along the
wound and seal it with your
heat. Cauterize.
They thought they could get to you.
They though they could take you
and make you small.
There may be bruises but you are
no little thing.
Girl, show them your claws.
Show them your wings.
Show them your army of injuries
who have come to fight.
Show them the others like you.
Take over the city. Own the mountains.
Bite the hand and the one
behind their back with all the good stuff.
Girl, show your teeth.
Never forget what you can do with them."
Feb 27 '14

Cover illustration by Edward Gorey


Cover illustration by Edward Gorey

Feb 9 '14


Kesh Angels: The Female Biker Gangs of Marrakesh (Photos by Hassan Hajjaj)

Feb 1 '14




It looks like a piano and it’s played like one too. But Leonardo da Vinci’s invention, the concept of which is preserved on paper records hundreds of years old, would sound like a violin.

For centuries, the instrument has not been heard — until now.


Polish concert pianist, Slawomir Zubrzycki, presents an extremely rare Viola Organista, based on a late 15th-century design by Leonardo da Vinci on October 18, 2013 in Krakow. The instrument which was unveiled this month was built over the last three years by him. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki recently built the “viola organista” and debuted his interpretation of it at a piano festival in Krakow, Poland, last month.

Zubrzycki posted video of his concert last week [above]. A Q&A by Tygodnik Powszechny with Zubrzycki (translated via Google Translate) reported the pianist finding Vinci’s notes on the instrument dating to 1489.

Further research led Zubrzycki to learn about physical constructions of the instrument dating to the 1600s, but “none has survived to our times,” he said.


Viola organista, Codex Atlanticus, 1488–1489 (Image source: Istituto Comprensivo di Ponte in Valtellina via Wikimedia)

Zubrzycki took it upon himself to begin reconstructing the instrument in 2009.

But he wasn’t the only one. Akio Obuchi constructed and played his own viola organista in 2004. Zubrzycki said though that Obuchi’s several iterations of the instrument have flaws.

Here’s another example of the viola organista’s music. Check out this video for a more in-depth look at the instrument and its inner workings (Note: the audio is in Polish).

‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ Zubrzycki said of his reconstruction of the instrument, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Actually teared up…what a beautiful instrument. Those lower tones are absolutely marvelous.

(Shoutout to thosefourstrings for bringing this to my attention and honestly making my day.)

Well this is amazing.