1. "a mattress is the perfect size for me to just be able to carry it enough so that i can continue with my day, but also heavy enough that i have to continually struggle with it" -Emma Sulkowicz
    an aesthetic of burden.


  2. adhemarpo:

    He Jiaying, peintre chinois contemporain


  3. A Mobile Kiln! A super awesome project currently touring the USA by Henry James Crissman, doing amazing things in ceramics.


  4. jtotheizzoe:

    Look who’s got a new bioluminescent toy! I don’t know if I’m ready for this dinoflagelly.

    oh myyy, someone commercialized biolumi algae!


  5. Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood.

    Mary Rakow (via teabythesea)


    (via darqueandlovely)

    (via earlyhunting)


  6. after Detroit

    The oddest thing about moving is realizing the community and history that I’ve lost. I can’t claim myself to be a Detroiter much more; I’m no longer living and engaging with the city, occupying space and contributing in even the smallest sense—I’m just a spectator now.

    I miss you, Detroit, and all your history and activism and fiery passion!


  7. wired:

    Bear mace?!

    The TSA’s Instagram feed is terrifying — and totally awesome.


    whoa whoa whoa. i have something to scroll through for another 15 minutes…

    (Source: Wired)


  8. kalidraws:

    Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.

    Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.

    a moving illustration about the recent changes via legislation…


  9. staff:

    GIF by zolloc


  10. dannyschwartzart:

    A series of six illustrations I recently completed for Farleigh Dickinson University’s Alumni Mag for an article about faculty-student collaborative research projects and experiments. The article was composed of what ended up being six little vignettes, so I got to do six little narratives. I don’t regularly do series, and I found picking out all the colors and shapes for the layout a really fun challenge. Doing so much work in such a short period of time — I was balancing this with several other projects — was exhilarating. I felt like I kept on getting better with each one I finished, which was cool. I’m not really sure if it comes across, but one of my goals for this year is to start playing around with different characters and faces — I really want to start diversifying a bit more. Nooooot sure how well that ended up coming across this time, but at least I starting pushing a bit.

    (via emelem)


  11. soudasouda:

    Mitre Stool by Shaun Kasperbauer for Souda

    (via whatisindustrialdesign)


  12. I just finished reading the Transmetropolitan series by Warren Ellis—it’s about a futuristic news reporter at a time when we’ve come into contact with aleins and have begun expanding interalactically, but the same power relations remain. Definitely got me back in touch with social-political critiques and motivated to finally read Gombin’s The Radical Tradition…

    Transmetropolitan is short enough to read in a day! Do it.