AerialMinds

`Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, THAT'S the great puzzle!'

sweater-report:

What is this amazingness *starry eyed*

migh-t:

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"Mysterious Peaks"

A winding path in the mountains leads to hidden valleys with unexpected
animals.  Snow covers the peaks and valleys like whipped cream.  Peculiar
creatures come and go from view.  Fluffy alpacas run up and down cake
mountains and stop sometimes for a nibble.  Wooly mammoths can be spied on distant slopes, their coats alive with colour in the crisp mountain air.  Sometimes a yeti can be seen through the trees, playing hide and seek with his friend bunny.  It is easy to get lost in a daydream in those mysterious mountain peaks.

migh-T AW14コレクション
『不思議な山頂

山の中の曲がりくねった道は思いがけない動物たちが住む秘密の谷につづいている。雪が山の頂や谷をクリームのように被っている。奇妙な生き物が目の前を通り過ぎて行く。フワフワのアルパカはケーキの山を登ったり下りたり。木々のあいだを雪男イェティと小さなウサギがかくれんぼしている。斜面を登って見下ろすと毛長マンモスの群れが遠くに見える。不思議な山頂での体験はまるで白昼夢のなかに迷い込んだようである。

sweater-report:

Miu Miu’s 2015 resort collection has brought the spotlight back on the crochet granny square tank top! And I couldn’t be happier, as this is probably one of the easiest and happiest crochet projects anyone can attempt.

If you haven’t got the patience to fashion one yourself, you can easily pick them up on Etsy for pennies (at least compared to Miuccia’s version). Like this great primary colored vest. Wear with a dove grey pussybow blouse and wide navy pinstripe trousers.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/186714628/vintage-colorful-crocheted-tank-top

resort pics from: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/2015RST-MIUMIU

Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

—Unknown  (via arcane-wanderer)

(Source: koreyan, via aphri)

jtotheizzoe:

See that woman? That is not Marie Curie.

I mean, it is Marie Curie, but only in a sense.

If you type “Marie Curie” into Google image search, you’ll likely see this colorized photo pop up several times in the results. You might even find the original black and white. Go ahead. Try it. You’ll see this picture on postage stamps, in meme photos, and even in the form of a Marie Curie bobblehead doll (one of which I own), all purported to be the one, true Marie Curie.

But it’s not her. I know this because I met this Marie Curie, just last week.

Her name is Susan Marie Frontczak. She performs as Maria Sklodowska in a living history stage show called Manya that tours around the world, bringing Madame Curie’s science and soul to life.

The photo shows Susan striking a thoughtful, Curiesque stance, dressed in her period-appropriate Curie garb (It was Marie who famously said “I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.”) The photo was posted to the web a few years ago, and thanks to that game of internet telephone known as “attribution-free viral image sharing” she has, in a very real way, become Marie Curie. At least in the eyes of Togo.

And Mali, and Zambia, and Guinea-Bissau, and the Republic of Guinea. All have released stamps using Susan’s photo as “Marie Curie”, often alongside real photos of Marie Curie, who Susan looks remarkably like, but not so close that one would be confused when looking at their pictures literally side by side

Susan has also been immortalized in science’s Last Supper (below), sandwiched between Galileo and J. Robert Oppenheimer, playing the part of the apostle James (son of Alphaeus, not the Zebedee one). It occurs to me that I have no idea which Redditor or other meme-oriented internet user originally made this Last Supper image. The irony does not escape me.

Susan’s trademark pose, with extended right arm holding aloft a mysterious blue liquid we can assume represents the mere tenth of a gram of radium chloride Curie painstakingly extracted from one ton of pitchblende, complete with the thousand-yard stare of Nobelian gravitas, is carved daily by Chinese factory workers into top-heavy, spring-necked plastic figurines. Ah, to be immortalized in bobblehead form, on someone else’s bobblehead! 

Did I mention no one has paid Susan for any of this?

This is an entertaining, but all-too-typical tale of the Modern Internet™. Susan doesn’t make a bunch of money from her show. I wonder how much she’s missed out on with people using her likeness without permission? I wonder how many other artists we could put in Marie’s … I mean Susan’s place, who lose out daily as their work is posted online without links or permission, spreading out of control like a radium-induced cancer? 

Susan would like to adapt Manya into a film some day, to help spread Marie Curie’s legacy worldwide to new audiences. Maybe Togo, Mali, Zambia, and the various Guineas could see it in their pilfering philatelist hearts to send her a small donation? And maybe we can all be a bit more careful in the future, and treat these wonderfully creative science artists a bit nicer, and show them off, instead of showing off ourselves?

I mean, what would Marie Curie do? I asked her, last week. She said she’d like to be recognized.

Stamp and portrait images courtesy of Susan Marie Frontczak

hel-looks:

Ina, 26“The 90s and the economic depression interest me. Backcombed hair looks good.”8 May 2014, Telakkakatu

hel-looks:

Ina, 26

“The 90s and the economic depression interest me. Backcombed hair looks good.”

8 May 2014, Telakkakatu
hel-looks:

Siiri, 17“The 90s inspires me. I like high-waisted jeans, turtlenecks and oversized sweaters and coats. I don’t have any coat or jacket in my size.”12 May 2014, Fredrikinkatu

hel-looks:

Siiri, 17

“The 90s inspires me. I like high-waisted jeans, turtlenecks and oversized sweaters and coats. I don’t have any coat or jacket in my size.”

12 May 2014, Fredrikinkatu
hel-looks:

Milla, 20“I’ve finally found colours that suit me. I’m a person of comfortable clothes. I rather have fun with my clothes than think too much whether I look neat and tidy enough.”15 May 2014, Mannerheim Square

hel-looks:

Milla, 20

“I’ve finally found colours that suit me. I’m a person of comfortable clothes. I rather have fun with my clothes than think too much whether I look neat and tidy enough.”

15 May 2014, Mannerheim Square