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    Ndebele housing painting

    In the 18th Century the Ndzundza Ndebele people of South Africa created their own tradition and style of house painting. These Nguni people are very fierce warriors and large land owners. In the autumn of 1883, the Ndebele people went to war with the neighboring Boer farmers. The loss of the war brought on a harsh life and horrible punishments for the Ndebele. Through those hard times expressive symbols were generated by the suffering people expressing their grief. These symbols were the beginning of the African art known as Ndebele house paintings.

    Arne Quinze

    Arne Quinze (born 1971, Belgium) is an artist, self-taught designer, futurologist, visionary and businessman, best known for his giant public art installations.

    Elvira Garner

    Elvira Garner (Wiki)

    Little known children’s book author with some great covers and illustrations, although super racist by today’s standards.

    Kamler, Piotr

    Beginning in the 1960s, Polish-born animator Piotr Kamler created 10 films combining techniques of animation, stop-motion, and early CGI.


    Diego Garcia

    Diego Garcia is a tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean. Several groups claim that the military base on Diego Garcia has been used by the U.S. government for transport of prisoners involved in the controversial extraordinary rendition program.

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    Pieroth, Kirsten

    If you have to do post-Conceptual work, this is not a bad way to do it.

    Fashion links of the day

    Skeleton Legs. – Blog focusing on men’s wear.

    Refinery29. – New York focused fashion site.

    The Imagist.

    We Are The Market. 


    Carmine is a pigment of a bright red color obtained from the carminic acid produced by some scale insects, such as the Polish cochineal, and is used as a general term for a particularly deep red color of the same name. Carmine is used in the manufacture of artificial flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge, and other cosmetics, and is routinely added to food products such as yoghurt and certain brands of juice, most notably those of the ruby-red variety.


    The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembles a zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of an airplane propeller located at the rear, and only a single example was ever built.

    d’Aubigny, Julie

    Julie d’Aubigny was a 17th century swordswoman and opera singer. Her tumultuous career and flamboyant life were the subject of gossip and colorful stories in her own time, and inspired romances and novels afterwards. In the following years, d’Aubigny gathered a reputation as a wild woman who hit shopkeepers and fought duels with young aristocrats. She became involved with an assistant fencing master named Serannes. In about 1688, when lieutenant-general of the police Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie tried to apprehend Serannes for killing a man in an illegal duel, the pair fled the city to Marseille. In Villeperdue she fought a victorious duel against three squires and drove her blade through the shoulder of one of them. Next day she asked for his health and found out he was Louis-Joseph d’Albert Luynes, son of the Duke of Luynes. Next evening one of his companions came to offer his apologies and she appeared in his room in female clothing. They became lovers.

    Dumas, Marlene

    The unfuckwithable Marlene Dumas.


    Slaves of New York

    El Croquis

    El Croquis

    Terra Australis

    Terra Australis was a hypothetical continent appearing on European maps from the 15th to the 18th century.

    Superpressure balloon

    A superpressure balloon is style of balloon where the pressure of lifting gas changes as the balloon temperature changes due to the heating and cooling of the diurnal cycle. This is an alternative to the more common approach of allowing the gas volume to change in response to diurnal heating and cooling. However, a change in gas volume will necessarily produce a change in the buoyancy of the aircraft which will necessarily lead to a change in altitude.