Inspiration Medley

Inspiration Medley #4

A mix of links to beautiful or funny content.

The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook – A cartoon by Roz Chast.

Lisha Simpson’s body art – A makeup artist transforms her arms and hands in scary, amazing ways.

Calm, lovely landscapes – By Michelle Morin.

Insomnia Jeopardy – Another excellent Roz Chast cartoon.

Photos of decaying staircases – By Ralph Graef.

Alphanumeric butterfly wings – What patterns did photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved find on wings?

Glass installations with rainbow beauty – By Chris Wood.

Inspiration Medley #3

Another collection of beautiful, funny, interesting things.

A map of pubs in the UK and Ireland – Only the pubs.

A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles – Tumblr blog that pairs rare words with striking images.

Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderland – And their impact on book illustrations.

Misty Copeland combined with Degas – Famous ballerina recreates works by Degas.

Women and trained wild animals – Katerina Plotnikova’s photographs.

ATP Hotline Bling – Drake as a Sodium-Potassium Pump.

Live in a Hobbit home – Go barefoot with hairy toes.

Inspiration Medley #2

Occasional collections of the beautiful and creative.

Michael Faraday’s thoughts on mental discipline – The pioneering 19th century physicist and chemist discusses how to battle the tendency to accept without question our beliefs and desires.

Candy anatomy – A medical student in Glasgow makes diagrams of body parts and pathogens using candy.

When poisons had personality – Agatha Christie’s use of poisons, based on knowledge acquired while volunteering at a hospital pharmacy during WWI.

Tube worm thoughts – Our life is difficult to imagine, from certain perspectives.

Stunning animated gifs – Some of Lara Paulussen’s enchanting forests, doorsteps and paths.

You can do a lot with finger painting – Well, maybe you can’t, but Judith Ann Braun can.

Anatomy of songs 1 and anatomy of songs 2 – Through cartoons, John Atkinson dissects typical songs from different music genres.

Inspiration Medley #1

Every so often, I’ll share a collection of links I’ve found inspiring for their beauty, creativity or humor.

Century of Hairstyles – US hairstyle fashions, 1910s to 2010s.

Hôtel de Glace – Canada has a hotel made entirely of snow and ice, built fresh every year and used for a few months (really, people stay in it). Then it dissolves with the spring…

HYBYCOZO – Otherworldly polyhedron sculptures, a joint project of Serge Beaulieu and Yelena Filipchuk.

Mushrooms Glowing – Martin Pfister’s magical photos of mushrooms.

Stunning Trees – Beth Moon photographs incredible trees from around the world.

Weather Zones in America the Beautiful – I live in the “snow-covered moonscape.”

– Hila