"The other project was a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health as well as brevity. For it is plain that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lungs by corrosion; and consequently contributes to the shortening of our lives. An expedient was therefore offered, that since words are only names for things, it would be more convenient for all men to carry about them such things as were necessary to express the particular business they are to discourse on... It would serve as a universal language, to be understood in all civilised nations, whose goods and utensils are generally of the same kind, or nearly resembling, so that their uses might easily be comprehended." (J. Swift)



all concrete and cool too!

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Forth Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2012

on Flickr

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“A stereoscopic image of a proton anti-proton anihilation event in the UA5 streamer chamber” at CERN.

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Otto Steinert, Ein-Fuß-Gänger, 1950,

Moschea di Roma, Paolo Portoghesi, Sami Mousawi, Nino Tozzo. 1984-1995

Shinseon Play, Seoul, South Korea


kim zwarts: torres de satélite (1988)

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Edible mushrooms in the Canton of Neuchatel: and varieties with which they could be confused (1861) on Flickr.

Author: Favre, Louis, 1822-1904
Subject: Mushrooms — Switzerland Neuchtel (Canton) Pictorial works
Publisher: Neuchtel : Socit neuchateloise d’utilit publique
Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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This work from the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology,  Celestial scenery, or, The Wonders of the planetary system displayed (1845) was written by Thomas Dick, a Scottish minister and science educator. 

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Incineration Line in Roskilde / Erick van Egeraat


Living on the edge.


Robotic blood printer draws ted lawson’s nude self-portrait


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe contribution ‘Wabe’ (honeycomb) to the idea competition for the skycraper at the Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse, 1922

Large photograph, supplemented by drawing (140x100 cm)

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2009

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