Amazing Transparent Cabin in the Desert
In the splendid beauty and serenity of the desert in Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith III revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead. Composed of mirrors, LED lighting and custom-built electronic equipment, the cabin transforms depending on the time of day.
In daylight, the 70-year-old cabin reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or a hallucination. As the sun sets behind the mountains, slowly shifting geometric color fields emerge and produce incredibly beautiful colors that pierce the night sky.
Smith states, “Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.”
We see all sorts of impressively ugly Christmas sweaters this time of year, but ugly Hanukkah sweaters are much less common. This dazzling specimen is a cornucopia of holiday awesomeness. Featuring googly-eyed reindeer, fuzzy letters, and frilly gold trim, it’s also proudly worn by a gentleman sporting a fantastic mustache. We think that magnificent cookie duster is like icing on a cake.
This photo is from the collection of Brian Clark Howard, co-author of a book called Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater.
Visit Mental Floss to view more delightfully unattractive sweaters from Brian’s collection.
I’m going to design the most lovely cross-stitch and it’ll simply state this:
NERD CULTURE DELENDA EST
Always and forever
ok ew no.
I don’t agree with having a woman as watson but not because it takes away from the idea of the sherlock/watson sub-textual homo-eroticism.
It’s because Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote watson as a man and I’m so used to it it just doesn’t fit for me like this. that said, other people disagree with having a modern-day set Sherlock remake at all because to them that doesn’t fit.
these are relevant and normal opinions to have, because we get used to things being the way they were written
Now with that said, if you’re in the Sherlock Holmes fandon only for the gay undertones I think you need to reevaluate your views on what the series is about because there is so much more than two men running around in promiscuity.
“I’m so used to it” breaking news, people are so used to gender inequality and the lack of prominent women in tv shows that they literally do not want a leading woman character just because her character was canonically a man
I dunno, I think tis pretty much the first time I’ve heard people use the terms interchangeably… but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few confused them for each oher either. .u.
Yeah like I really don’t know, like I said, I honestly am very bad at gauging general consensus (as much as I like to pretend that I’m not haha), and I don’t know enough people to poll them or really have an effective way to
I’d say my dad’s like the first time I’d heard them used interchangeably except I hardly ever hear people talk about medleys so I’m not sure I can really say that
I guess a medley is more of a series of songs and a mash up is blending songs? Both seem to involve matching the key, though.
Yeah that’s what I think? And what it sounds like to me, so I assume so. I don’t know, like when my dad first heard the term “mash up” and like heard some of the ones on my iPod he sort of went with mash up as a modern term for medley but I don’t see it that way and I think I’ve convinced him that they are two different things based on the blending/string of songs thing but I’m curious how common that idea is I guess
Edit: Like maybe it’s generational so I guess tumblr would be the wrong place to ask that but I haven’t the foggiest place where I could ask that because I don’t have a Facebook or anything I don’t know
Mash-up is when you use a part of one musical composition DURING a different musical composition. Medley is one after another
So yeah the former, synthesis vs. strung together
Is that a general consensus then? I’ve never been good at knowing what the general consensus is
Do you think the difference between a mash up and a medley is one of synthesis on the part of mash ups (whereas medleys are simply snippets of tunes strung together) or do you think that they’re the same and that medley will just be relegated to a technical term used by the orchestral types in certain situations and mash up will be the common term used by pretty much everyone in everyday life?
I happen to think the former, but maybe I’m wrong, I don’t know
What do you think?