Mt Yamnuska

I couldn't decide which versions I liked more for those first 4 pics, so yeah.

George Bellows

"George Wesley Bellows (1882 - 1925) was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City"

Panorama at ya

I've decided to document my jaunts in panorama form, so here are a couple bonerable panoramas to pleasure your occipital lobe and celebrate a return to a blog layout that actually works. The first is Horseshoe Canyon west of Drumheller and the second is a bit below the fire lookout at Barrier Lake in Kananaskis. Alberta Canada. Cha.

BBC - The Perfect Suit

I bought my first suit the other day. All of a sudden I'm looking at the GQ website to see if I bought the right fit and all that nonsense. Here's a BBC documentary on suits that delves into the history of the suit and how it forms the male identity. And stuff.

Picture of the day

For some reason I was really into lava the other day. Via

Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, but cells taken from her tumour have lived on to the present day as the HeLa immortal cell line. The mutated cancerous cells can divide an unlimited number of times. Of course, normal cells don't do that, which is why we age and die, and also why we aren't all dead from cancer. Fascinating and deeply ironic at the same time, no?

"HeLa cells have an active version of telomerase during cell division,[21] which prevents the incremental shortening of telomeres that is implicated in aging and eventual cell death. In this way the cells circumvent the Hayflick Limit, which is the limited number of cell divisions that most normal cells can later undergo before becoming senescent." (Senescence being aging)

Apparently about 20 tons of Henrietta's cancer cells have been grown to be used in the testing of various things.

Van Trip Part 3

uh oh, here come the tourist photos.

Anaal Nathrakh - More of Fire Than Blood

Something to contrast with the last musical post. The cover of the album is an illustration by Gustave Doré for an edition of Poe's The Raven.

Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind + Documentary

Obviously the best version of the song, plus a documentary about her. Check it.

More dazzle camouflage

This is new to me, but it seems like dazzle patterns have been making a comeback recently over the past couple years. Check out some of these modern dazzle camouflage inspired items and art:

Installations by Tobias Rehberger:

Art by Håvard Pedersen:

Billionaire Dakis Joannou's yacht, the "Guilty", designed by Jeff Koons:

uhurudesign's War Craft coffee table:

Alexander McQueen Fall 09:

Silent Disco by architect Barbara Bestor (image-Joshua White):

London Underground x maharishi x Hardy Blechman’s DPM umbrella:

Man Half-Tube

Found this guy's awesome work on iStockphoto of all places. He has a pretty sweet collection of spot illustrations of objects and characters. I couldn't find an "official" site, but his flickr page has more stuff that kind of look like they might be gig posters. His real name might be Человек Полтюбика... I don't know Russian.