Born May 7, 1909, physicist and inventor Edwin Land attended Harvard University briefly before setting up his own laboratory to study light polarization and to create filters for sunglasses and cameras. He founded the Polaroid Corporation in 1937 and introduced its instant camera with self-developing film in 1947. Harvard awarded Land an honorary degree in 1957.
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Inspiration for July 8th 2012: An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin Land
Born May 7, 1909, physicist and inventor Edwin Land attended Harvard University briefly before setting up his own laboratory to study light polarization and to create filters for sunglasses and cameras. He founded the Polaroid Corporation in 1937 and introduced its instant camera with self-developing film in 1947. Harvard awarded Land an honorary degree in 1957. #Inventor
Ray Eames, designer. Uncredited on most Eames designs.
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STYLE ICON - Ray Eames
Ray Eames . Dot Pattern Fabric- she also made contributions to furniture, architecture and graphic design.
Ray Eames. Dot Pattern Fabric #influentialwomen #designer .....worth looking into the Bauhaus textiles too.
Ray Eames with an example of her Dot Pattern fabric design 1947, our new post-war environment. American Design by Alki1, via Flickr
facing north with gracia: Mobiles & other stories
Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio
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Filme raro mostra Le Corbusier discutindo poesia e sua obra em seu apartamento em Paris | ArchDaily Brasil
Extraño video muestra a Le Corbusier comentando su obra en su departamento en París
Frida Kahlo, lucienne bloch portrait
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* Frida Kahlo photo Lucienne Bloch
Frida, Lucienne Bloch portrait #fridakahlo
With self portrait
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful I know it’s wrong. ---Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895 -1983)
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Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 -1983)
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful I know it’s wrong. ---Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895 -1983) For whom the Bucky ball is named
Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize, with Buckminster Filler's models
Nikolay Vavilov collected more seeds, tubers and fruits from around the world than any other person in history.
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Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (November 13] 1887 – January 26, 1943) was a prominent Russian and Soviet botanist and geneticist best known for having identified the centres of origin of cultivated plants. We should never forget the sacrifice by all twelve, nine of which died from starvation preserving the world's largest seed collection. I can't imagine starving to death surrounded by food. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Vavilov
Nikolay Vavilov, Russian botanist/ seed collector who preserved seeds from around the globe to end world famine...was imprisoned and killed by Stalin. Vavilov's loyal staff starved to death, protecting the Vavilov seedbank during WWII ...incredible story of heroic scientists
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Someday I will have a Dymaxion dome as a sanctuary.
Bucky Fuller. That man knew what's up
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Buckminster Fuller with Dymaxion car and Fly's Eye Dome.
Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices in 1981
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Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices in 1981. What a talent! I miss those old cartoons.
possibly the cutest man on earth. Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices in 1981
Man of 1,000 voices, the cartoon voices that live forever!
Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices  - AMAZING TALENT !! .... the voice of all our cartoons of my childhood!
Mel Blanc. The Man of 1000 Voices. 1981. with David Letterman.
Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices in 1981. MY HERO!!!
Mel Blanc. This guy voiced most of the characters from Looney Toons! Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Elmer Fudd, Tasmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, and more. ALL ONE GUY!
Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris
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Pre Raphaelites ! :) their works are being featured in the National Gallery in DC starting January 17, curated by my very own professor Prof Rosenfeld. Check it out!
Edward Burne Jones with William Morris. Photograph by Frederick Hollyer (1874)
Henry Ford, full-length portrait,
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"Henry Ford, an American hero and icon. He changed the lifestyle of the middle class and made owning an automobile possible for everyone. I think he would be proud to know The Ford Motor Company is still (and the only) US auto company following his business model."
Henry Ford, White House
Ravi Shankar sings ahead of his daughter Anoushka. I heard this on the radio in Humboldt county, CA, the day Ravi passed away.
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Father Daughter Moment The late Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka sharing the stage.
Sitar Legend - #RaviShankar
Sitar Legend Ravi Shankar & his daughter Anoushka Shankar (father and half-sister to Norah Jones). http://youtu.be/igDsu5QWhpo I'm a big fan of Norah Jones. http://this1that1whatever.com/blog/norah-jones/
Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001) was a Greek composer, music theorist, and architect-engineer. Xenakis pioneered the use of mathematical models in music such as applications of set theory, stochastic processes and game theory and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJCSjhUjm3g
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Iannis Xenakis (29 May 1922 – 4 February 2001) was a Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect-engineer. After 1947, he fled Greece, becoming a naturalized citizen of France. He is commonly recognized as one of the most important post-war avant-garde composers. Xenakis pioneered the use of mathematical models in music such as applications of set theory, stochastic processes and game theory and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music
Frederick Law Olmstead. Invented the suburb as well as the modern urban park.
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"I design with a view to a passage of quietly composed, soft, subdued pensive character, shape the ground, screen out discordant elements and get suitable vegetation growing." (Devil in the White City, 50) Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) Landscape architect rh
Frederick Law Olmstead - Apr. 22, 1822-Aug. 28, 1903. Co-designer of Central Park.
Frederick Law Olmstead, the father of landscape architecture
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Alice Waters (1944 - ). Waters is a US chef, restaurateur, activist, and author. Her restaurant, Chez Panisse, is one of the most awarded and renowned restaurants in the world. The recipient of more culinary awards than any other woman, Waters is one of the most visible supporters of local farms and the organic food movement. A food activist and humanitarian, she works with California schools to educate, grow, and prepare organic food in school lunch rooms.
Benjamin Franklin - America's founding polymath.
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Benjamin Franklin portrait (1778) by Joseph Siffred Duplessis at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Founding Father of the United States Benjamin Franklin Portrait by: Joseph-Siffred Duplessis Jacques-Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont a French admirer, commissioned Joseph Siffred Duplessis to paint a portrait of Franklin, which shows him in a red coat with a fur collar. From Sovereigns American Liberty Merchandise www.zazzle.com/sovereigns*
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Writes GREAT books!! Richard Phillips Feynman ( May 11, 1918 – Feb 15, 1988) was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, jointly with two others, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.
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You’re a little bit in love with Richard Feynman. | 26 Sure Signs You’re A Physics Graduate
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Vinyl Vault #1: Nick Drake’s Pink Moon (with video) A new video series featuring music suggestions from some of Vancouver’s top audiophiles
Nick Drake...Amazing musician. Died at age 26. ~ Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake - Melbourne Recital Centre - Music - Time Out Melbourne
Pink Moon (Nick Drake)
Deep, folk music.
Author Barry Lopez.
Author Barry Lopez. Love, love all his books - have read and re read...
Two of my absolute favorites in one: Einstein and Le Corbusier
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Architect LeCorbusier and Albert Einstein.
"Charles-Édouard Jeannette, pseudonym Le Corbusier; Oct 6, 1887 – Aug 27, 1965), was an architect, designer, urbanist, and writer, a pioneers of modern architecture. Born in Switzerland, became a French citizen in 1930. Career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. Pioneer in studies of modern high design, dedicated to providing better living conditions for residents in crowded cities." #alberteinstein
Le Corbusier meets Albert Einstein (being a physics graduate and want to be creative person this photo just made me chuckle)
Le Corbusier and Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, c. 1946. An architect and a scientist, both of high ethics and outspoken pacifism.
Two of the brightest minds of the past century. Le Corbusier (pseudonym of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret), master architect & urban planner, meets Albert Einstein, in 1946 at Princeton, after Le Corbusier travels to New York to present his design plans for the U.N. Headquarters building, for which he was a design consultant.