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What surprised Nixon most was the depth of feeling most adults still had for the toys of their childhood. “While they were waiting, people would tell me stories about their teddies — how a toy had almost been lost was a common theme — or would speak emotionally about what their stuffed animals meant to them.”
Reblogged from CO.DESIGN
"As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.
My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray.
Visit Justin’s DeviantART Gallery and A Mechanical Mind to check out more of his elaborate creations. Original sculptures (like the ones pictured here) and pieces of jewelry are available via his Etsy shop.”
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Reblogged from Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of AWESOME!
I’ll admit it, I’m completely jealous of Jack Levine’s studio with its tall, airy windows and rustic wide-plank floors.
Jack Levine working in his faculty studio, 1952 / unidentified photographer. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Studio dreams …
Reblogged from SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART
After discovering a batch of negatives that had been left in a thin layer of chemicals for months, Rohn Meijer decided, why not develop them?
To his surprise, the damaged negatives produced stunning images with fascinating coloration.