Cardboard animal masks by Czech artist Jozef Mrva

Previously on paper masks:

Paper masks by Saul Steinberg

Dragon head by master maker Tanaka Satoshi

High Himalaya

High Himalaya by French photographer and film director Eric Valli.

“For 20 years I trekked this unforgiving region always with a Leica in my hand. I remain captivated by the stunning landscapes and the kindness of the people.”








Rajasthan, India



Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Cave Homes in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

Omo Valley, Ethiopia



Going Home from Steve McCurry’s blog.


Worlds and Dreams

Cave Houses

from time to eternity

Illustration for Einstein Tomb  by Lebbeus Woods 1940-2012
“I’m not interested in living in a fantasy world … All my work is still meant to evoke real architectural spaces. But what interests me is what the world would be like if we were free of conventional limits. Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules”  New York Times. August 25, 2008.

R.I.P. Mr Woods

In our veins

Ongoing project from artist Justin Kaneps, on the interdependency between the American coal industry and it’s sourrounding communities. Photo above Shippingport, PA

Blue Run, PA/WV Border

Glouster, Ohio

Shippingport, PA

Chasity, Cheshire, OH

Swansea MA

Coal Mine Bathhouse, Moundsville, WV

Shippingport, PA

via peanut butter thoughts

pink pull

Oil painting by American artist Russ Noto. 

via peanut butter thoughts

Rot / Erica Luke

Stop motion film by UK artist and illustrator Erica Luke. Sound by Matthew Perryman

via colossal

lava meets water

Lava meets water off the shores of Hawaii,  photos by Nick Selway from Lava Light Galleries.


via twisted shifter

Operation Crossroads

Series of photos taken by German-born photographer Fritz Goro in July 1946 at Bikini Atoll (aka  coconut place) in the Pacific, when the United States conducted two atomic tests.

Able (an atmospheric explosion) and Baker (underwater), were among the very first of the more than 1,000 tests that the U.S. would eventually conduct in Nevada and the South Pacific over the next five decades.

A machine graphing the radioactivity broadcast by one of the nuclear explosions in the S. Pacific & Sailors shield their eyes during a nuclear test (photos above)

Among the sailors and other military personnel, scientists and hundreds of civilian observers, primarily members of the press, were on hand to witness the explosions and the resulting destruction, none of whom wore protective clothing of any kind.

Gathering up dead birds for radiation testing & Feeding a goat used as a test animal (above).

Scientists conducted countless tests to gauge the radiation exposure that resulted from the blasts and many animals were intentionally exposed to radiation during the tests but didn’t survive for more than a few days.

Taking a bomb of bacteria samples for radiation testing from the sack in which it was lowered from the USS Bracken (in the background) during nuclear testing &  The sign atop the Officers’ Club at the Bikini Atoll station (above).

Among those civilians observers was photographer Fritz Goro, who was with Operation Crossroads (as the July 1946 tests were collectively called) as an official observer. Goro died in 1986.
The effect on sailors and other military personnel who observed the tests has been debated for decades in US. A 1996 government study found that Crossroads veterans who had died appeared to have a lifespan three to four months shorter than a control group of similarly aged American non-veterans who had died.
All Goro’s photographs are from Time & Life  / Getty Images. Find more at  LIFE
  • Previously

Vintage Atomic propaganda here

The one who doesn’t want to hug me

Illustrations created by Hu Xiaojiang from the creative collective Edge, commissioned by -a famous Hongkong director- Pang Ho-Cheung, for his love and sex serial “The One Who Doesn’t Want to Hug Me”.