todaysdocument:

Velocipede to Work Day!

Patent Drawing for J. O. Lose’s One Wheeled Vehicle, 09/01/1885

It’s a wet #BikeToWorkDay in Washington, DC, but luckily J.O. Lose’s patented one-wheeled velocipede is equipped with an umbrella!
Penny-farthing?  Monowheel? Fixie?  How are you biking to work today?

todaysdocument:

Velocipede to Work Day!

Patent Drawing for J. O. Lose’s One Wheeled Vehicle, 09/01/1885

It’s a wet #BikeToWorkDay in Washington, DC, but luckily J.O. Lose’s patented one-wheeled velocipede is equipped with an umbrella!

Penny-farthing?  Monowheel? Fixie?  How are you biking to work today?

blue-voids:

Astronomical prints of the solar system, c. 1760-1825
blue-voids:

Astronomical prints of the solar system, c. 1760-1825
blue-voids:

Astronomical prints of the solar system, c. 1760-1825
blue-voids:

Astronomical prints of the solar system, c. 1760-1825
blue-voids:

Astronomical prints of the solar system, c. 1760-1825

tumblropenarts:

A technical drawing of Blackwork Embroidery by Aisling Smyth, an Irish Textile Artist.

addingtonfurniture:


The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness… The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.

— Toshio Odate
addingtonfurniture:


The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness… The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.

— Toshio Odate
addingtonfurniture:


The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness… The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.

— Toshio Odate
addingtonfurniture:


The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness… The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.

— Toshio Odate
addingtonfurniture:


The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness… The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.

— Toshio Odate

addingtonfurniture:

The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness… The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.
— Toshio Odate
rudygodinez:

Rudolph Schindler, Lovell Beach House, (1926)
"In the Lovell beach house located in Newport Beach, living space was developed inside of five free-standing reinforced concrete frames, cast in the form of square figure eights. Schindler objected to pipe column stilts, calling his own system ‘projections of five visible concrete frames which form an organic skeleton.’
The Lovell house was not primarily a drawing board solution—as was much of the work done at that time by the Constructivists in Europe. Schindler’s purpose in using the frames was to raise the house above the public beach, and also to develop a skeletal system solid and flexible enough to withstand earthquakes.”
—Esther McCoy. Five California Architects.
rudygodinez:

Rudolph Schindler, Lovell Beach House, (1926)
"In the Lovell beach house located in Newport Beach, living space was developed inside of five free-standing reinforced concrete frames, cast in the form of square figure eights. Schindler objected to pipe column stilts, calling his own system ‘projections of five visible concrete frames which form an organic skeleton.’
The Lovell house was not primarily a drawing board solution—as was much of the work done at that time by the Constructivists in Europe. Schindler’s purpose in using the frames was to raise the house above the public beach, and also to develop a skeletal system solid and flexible enough to withstand earthquakes.”
—Esther McCoy. Five California Architects.

rudygodinez:

Rudolph Schindler, Lovell Beach House, (1926)

"In the Lovell beach house located in Newport Beach, living space was developed inside of five free-standing reinforced concrete frames, cast in the form of square figure eights. Schindler objected to pipe column stilts, calling his own system ‘projections of five visible concrete frames which form an organic skeleton.’

The Lovell house was not primarily a drawing board solution—as was much of the work done at that time by the Constructivists in Europe. Schindler’s purpose in using the frames was to raise the house above the public beach, and also to develop a skeletal system solid and flexible enough to withstand earthquakes.”

—Esther McCoy. Five California Architects.

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theartofgooglebooks:

Neon moiré.
Throughout Catalogue & Price List of Eugene Dietzgen Co.: Manufacturers of Drawing Materials and Surveying Instruments (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 19, 2007.
theartofgooglebooks:

Neon moiré.
Throughout Catalogue & Price List of Eugene Dietzgen Co.: Manufacturers of Drawing Materials and Surveying Instruments (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 19, 2007.
theartofgooglebooks:

Neon moiré.
Throughout Catalogue & Price List of Eugene Dietzgen Co.: Manufacturers of Drawing Materials and Surveying Instruments (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 19, 2007.

Space Colony Art from the 1970’s
Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Centre and Stanford University held a series of space colony studies that explored the potentiality of humans inhabiting giant spaceships. Structures that held over 10,000 people were constructed and the artistic representations of them are fascinating.

Space Colony Art from the 1970’s
Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Centre and Stanford University held a series of space colony studies that explored the potentiality of humans inhabiting giant spaceships. Structures that held over 10,000 people were constructed and the artistic representations of them are fascinating.

Space Colony Art from the 1970’s
Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Centre and Stanford University held a series of space colony studies that explored the potentiality of humans inhabiting giant spaceships. Structures that held over 10,000 people were constructed and the artistic representations of them are fascinating.

Space Colony Art from the 1970’s
Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Centre and Stanford University held a series of space colony studies that explored the potentiality of humans inhabiting giant spaceships. Structures that held over 10,000 people were constructed and the artistic representations of them are fascinating.

Space Colony Art from the 1970’s

Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Centre and Stanford University held a series of space colony studies that explored the potentiality of humans inhabiting giant spaceships. Structures that held over 10,000 people were constructed and the artistic representations of them are fascinating.

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ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx
ideageneration:

sagansense: The Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx

ideageneration:

sagansenseThe Beauty of Scientific Diagrams is a typography set by Khyati Trehan that “integrates the initial of scientists with the diagrams they were responsible for”.  via staceythinx

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de-salva:


Rhinoceros by David Kandel
* Copy of Dürer’s engraving.

de-salva:

Rhinoceros by David Kandel

* Copy of Dürer’s engraving.

alfiusdebux:

1634

The Mysteryes of Nature and Art: Conteined in foure severall Tretises, The first of water workes. The second of Fyer workes, The third of Drawing, Colouring, Painting, and Engraving, The fourth of divers Experiments, as wel serviceable as delightful: partly collected, and partly of the Authors Peculiar Practice, and Invention by J * B.