her name is Mary Ellen Johnson and she is a painter from West Broadway, New York.




Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo documents identical twins in middle age, inspired by the Confucian notion that people begin to understand their fate at the age of fifty.

What makes his project especially curious is that it seems to challenge two different perilous ideologies: Astrology, since identical twins share a birthday, and scientific reductionism, since they share the exact same DNA yet end up being different people. 

For a photography project that takes a different angle on a similar issue, see Mark Laita’s Created Equal

(via The Dish)

Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.


“We delight in 
the beauty of the butterfly, 
but rarely admit 
the changes 
it has gone through 
to achieve that beauty.” 

― Maya Angelou

[Guy Catling Collage Art]



ive never identified with an animal so closely before

this still cracks me up so much. “nah not dis, I don’t like dis one.”

(Source: onlylolgifs)


Morning frost on a blade of grass as imaged using a low temperature scanning electron microscope (SEM). This grass fragment was held in liquid nitrogen (-196 degrees C or -320 F), to keep the frost crystals from melting, before it was imaged at the Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. Frost crystals form perpendicular to individual blades of grass. Note that although these plate type crystals are hexagonal, a number of them appear to be square-shaped. By Eric Erbe; Jim Foster.


Alex MacLean

"Alex MacLean is used to seeing the world from up high. The photographer is also a licensed pilot, and he’s spent years "sticking his camera out the cockpit" of a small Cessna 182, snapping what he sees below."


'Play' by Zhe-Tititi

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf (via thestreep)



Spring by Dawn Gardner


Spring by Dawn Gardner