Du blog de Vincent Mahe.

If you choose to believe me, good. Now I will tell how Octavia, the spider-web city, is made. There is a precipice between two steep mountains: the city is over the void, bound to the two crests with ropes and chains and catwalks. You walk on the little wooden ties, careful not to set your foot in the open spaces, or you cling to the hempen strands. Below there is nothing for hundreds and hundreds of feet: a few clouds glide past; farther down you can glimpse the chasm’s bed.
This is the foundation of the city: a net which serves as passage and as support. All the rest, instead of rising up, is hung below: rope ladders, hammocks, houses made like sacks, clothes hangers, terraces like gondolas, skins of water, gas jets, spits, baskets on strings, dumb-waiters, showers, trapezes and rings for children’s games, cable cars, chandeliers, pots with trailing plants.
Suspended over the abyss, the life of Octavia’s inhabitants is less uncertain than in other cities. They know the net will last only so long.
—Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Illustration by Colleen Corradi Brannigan, 2003, part of a full series.via sivahami.

If you choose to believe me, good. Now I will tell how Octavia, the spider-web city, is made. There is a precipice between two steep mountains: the city is over the void, bound to the two crests with ropes and chains and catwalks. You walk on the little wooden ties, careful not to set your foot in the open spaces, or you cling to the hempen strands. Below there is nothing for hundreds and hundreds of feet: a few clouds glide past; farther down you can glimpse the chasm’s bed.

This is the foundation of the city: a net which serves as passage and as support. All the rest, instead of rising up, is hung below: rope ladders, hammocks, houses made like sacks, clothes hangers, terraces like gondolas, skins of water, gas jets, spits, baskets on strings, dumb-waiters, showers, trapezes and rings for children’s games, cable cars, chandeliers, pots with trailing plants.

Suspended over the abyss, the life of Octavia’s inhabitants is less uncertain than in other cities. They know the net will last only so long.

—Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Illustration by Colleen Corradi Brannigan, 2003, part of a full series.

via sivahami.

Source: cittainvisibili.com

Micah Lidberg with Nowness.

Micah Lidberg with Nowness.

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Michael DeForge, king trash.via drawnblog:

Michael DeForge’s Spotting Deer is online at What Things Do in its entirety. Buy the book itself from Michael’s shop.

Michael DeForge, king trash.

via drawnblog:

Michael DeForge’s Spotting Deer is online at What Things Do in its entirety. Buy the book itself from Michael’s shop.

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Source: whatthingsdo.com

Jon Klassen (front row, third from the right). * This is his half-minute horror, The Legend of Alexandra & Rose.via kavalierandclay, rickkanelives, bedfordstation.

Jon Klassen (front row, third from the right). * This is his half-minute horror, The Legend of Alexandra & Rose.

via kavalierandclay, rickkanelives, bedfordstation.

(via captainsunbeam)

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Source: bedfordstation

The Burj Birdmen.

via Robert.

The Great Showdowns

Woah, wait, wait. Scott C.'s been drawing great showdowns and I haven't been following his tumblr?









…heehee.

Fleet Foxes, Your Protector. My friend James is playing this right now. I keep forgetting that I like it, so I thought I’d post it here.

Reblogged from lunadelica.

Source: jesuisperdu

Ella ja Aleksi is a Finnish musical group featuring two four-year-old rappers.

According to GoogleTranslate, their fourth album saw the light of day 23 September.

Thanks, Jordan.