INFOGRAPHIC: What You Should Post On Each Social Media Platform | Thought Catalog
die theresienwiese ist nicht die achse der welt - auch wenn der ein oder andere in den vergangenen wochen fest daran geglaubt hat, die drehung der welt intensivst vernommen hat und die apokalyptischen marien- und biererscheinungen in den reihen unzähliger mitpilger aus aller welt vernahm. die bierzeltgasse ist nicht der äquator, die bavaria keine anzubetenden gottheit und die seichten anhöhen an den flanken der bavaria sind kein unüberwindbarer gebirgskamm, selbst wenn es sich in bierseeliger umnachtung so angefühlt haben mag.
im zuge dessen, dem irrglauben erlegen, dass sich das zentrum unserer erdenzivilisation zwischen paulskirche, poccistrasse und verkehrsmuseum befindent, würden folgende menschen gerne ihren wohnsitz in die nähe dieses epizentrums der völkerverständigung verlegen. andere werden durch die gentrifugalkräfte des münchner teufelsrades aus dem zentrum des rotierenden wohnzirkuses geschleudert und fallen über den rand der erdscheibe hinab - in der der hoffnung in einem see aus starkbier oder einer wolke aus zuckerwatte zu landen. — Quote from an message sent by Andreas Kräftner; he’s a Munich “real character”. His emails are legendary — huge lists of classified ads from people who are looking for (or renting) apartments, flats, and houses in Munich. It is really hard to find something adequate in Munich. His emails are not only collections of ads, but also signs of how desperate some people are who need to find something in Munich. The classified ads also include a lot of self-advertising, people trying to sell themselves to potential landlords. Although I have the most amazing apartment in Munich (lucky me), I am still on the mailing list, because Andreas usually adds an introduction (such as the one quoted above) that serves as the “mirror” of what concerns normal people in Munich. This is from his email sent after the Oktoberfest
Wir alle müssten viel mehr über das Werk der alten Meister wissen. Es geht dabei nicht nur um Malerei sondern auch um Geschichte und Gesellschaft (im Wandel). Aber weder wir noch Ihr sind in der Lage, einen Cézanne von einem Littbarski zu unterscheiden. Zum Glück hat uns Kunsthistoriker und redditor DontTacoBoutIt eine kleine Übersicht zusammengestellt, anhand derer wir ganz grob mitreden können. Das ist doch schon mal ein Anfang.
If everything is highly-contrasted and sharp, sort of bluish, and everyone has gaunt bearded faces, it’s El Greco.
If you see a ballerina, it’s Degas.
Jan van Eyck
If everyone – including the women – looks like Putin, then it’s van Eyck.
If everyone is beautiful, naked, and stacked, it’s Michelangelo.
If the painting could easily have a few chubby Cupids or sheep added (or already has them), it’s Boucher.
Rembrandt van Rijn
If everyone looks like hobos illuminated only by a dim streetlamp, it’s Rembrandt.
If the paintings have tons of little people in them but otherwise seem normal, it’s Bruegel.
If the paintings have lots of little people in them but also have a ton of crazy bullshit, it’s Bosch.
Amerighi da Caravaggio
If all the men look like cow-eyed curly-haired women, it’s Caravaggio.
Peter Paul Rubens
If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens.
If the images have a dark background and everyone has tortured expressions on their faces, it’s Titian.
Stanford Graduate School of Business: 5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators -
“Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems,” explained author and founder of Innovation Studio Lisa Kay Solomon. Solomon and Emily Shepard of The Graphic Distillery discussed the key role of visual thinking in innovation at a recent
EXTRA: there is a column in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung, which is called “gefühlte Wahrheit”; literally “the perceived truth” (example). Mine is:
The reason why single people live in small apartments:
Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.
Fail Safe – Debbie Millman's fantastic illustrated essay of timeless advice on courage and the creative life.
How 17 Equations Changed the World | Brain Pickings
What is creativity? An omnibus of favorite definitions and explanations by celebrated thinkers, including Ray Bradbury, Charles Eames, Maya Angelou, Malcolm Gladwell, Albert Einstein, David Byrne, Marcel Duchamp, Chuck Close, Maurice Sendak, and Austin Kleon, who created the above artwork.
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Heady times, the 1990s. Before we all realised that technology is there to send our details to the NSA, there was a brief flowering of libertarian cyber-utopian fantasies that, armed only with a Palm Pilot and a copy of the jargon dictionary, you too would be able to defeat the system.
A feature from the contemporary Mondo 2000 magazine captures this perfectly - which the added bonus of fashion styling from Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction.
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I just emptied my brain with this blog post. (via The Art Of Gifting & Mists And Mysteries, A New Series Of Paintings (In 2469 Words) | Sinaspace.net | Sports, Inspiration, Notes, Arts)
Do you know that feeling? I was in the middle of doing something (laundry, as a matter of fact; and preparing the packages for KleiderKreisel, a trading platform for clothes and accessories, which I have to send out tomorrow), but then some kind of inspirational flash hit me and all the pieces for this blog post fell into place. So here we go!
13 Things It’s Time To Stop Avoiding — 8. Understanding that “happy” doesn’t mean not having problems, it just means being able to deal with them. —
13 Things It’s Time To Stop Avoiding | Thought Catalog
You have to stop avoiding the fact that happiness is something you find within yourself even if you’re in the trenches of life; it’s not something that will come upon you when you’re out of them.
Best quote on coffee that has ever been enunciated: “it’s like a hug in a cup.”
15 Guaranteed Things That Will Happen To You In Your 20s | Thought Catalog
Wising Up: 35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World — DMNK.me -
I rarely stumble upon articles that contain insane amounts of knowledge in a very compact form. This is one of them. It was written by Aimee Groth of Business Insider and was published in BI’s “strategy” section, which tells you enough about the of the content: “Use it!”
These 35 concepts can help you better understand a whole range of different phenomena; personal, global, scientific, social. The piece doesn’t go in depth at all, but it is a great starting point to venture deeper into certain subjects. It’s a highly recommended read.
The entire Sandman Slim series—five books as of July and a sixth on the way—came out of two sentences in two different notebooks. In one notebook I found the line, “Character name: Sandman Slim.” In another book I found, “Hitman from Hell.” That’s all it took to get going. — Story behind Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey - Upcoming4.me