"Peak," landscape agate, Mexico
From The Writing of Stones by Roger Caillois (L’ecriture des pierres, 1970).
“‘The Writing of Stones is a fascinating meditation on the human imagination contemplating the interior of stones. Caillois examines patterns that are revealed by polishing sections of minerals such as agate, jasper, and onyx. He considers the impact these configurations have had upon the human imagination throughout history and he reviews man’s attempt to categorize and explain them”
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8:34 pm • 17 December 2013 • 10 notes
Near the end of my trip to Chile, I was informed that my father Steve is in the hospital with cancer. We have always been very close, and I am certain this wandering, mongrel-dog artist lifestyle I lead is due to his example. Realizing that someone I have respected so much my entire life is still a mere mortal came as a deep shock. My greatest wish for 2014 is that I can wander the desert like a mad fool with him again when he is well.
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father and son
8:12 pm • 17 December 2013 • 18 notes
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WAXED-CANVAS SHIRT
1. Lay shirt flat and unbutton all buttons.
2. Wax around all seams first. Spread the wax on evenly, press firmly. More wax means less coats. We like to use Greenland Wax.
3. Iron with the steam off on level 1 or 2. It must be a dry iron setting. Slowly iron over all waxed surfaces.
4. Repeat wax coats until your achieve your desired look. More wax means more character, texture and waterproof. (We usually go with four coats for a perfect finish.)
8:02 pm • 17 December 2013 • 1,278 notes
Last stop before EBay… RedWing Irish Setter boots, size EU 44.5/US 11/UK 10, worn a couple winters, in good shape, retail EUR 359.
EUR 99 + shipping from Berlin SOLD!
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11:03 pm • 16 December 2013 • 7 notes
Prince or Captain Constantine was, according to legend, forcibly tattooed by Burmese or Chinese tattoo artists. The tattoos “consisted of 388 symmetrically arranged and closely interwoven images that covered his entire body, including his face, eyelids, ears, and penis. The designs, according to his publicity, consisted of crowned sphinxes, dragons, serpents, monkeys, elephants, leopards, tigers, lions, panthers, gazelles, cats, crocodiles, lizards, eagles, storks, swans, peacocks, owls, fishes, salamanders, men and women, fruit, leaves, and flowers. Most of them were quite small but exceptionally exact in their detail.” (via)
(Source: theparisreview, via youthofthebeast)
5:51 pm • 11 December 2013 • 1,166 notes