Yesterday I saw the latest incarnation of the Nike Pegasus. It made me think of my first pair of real running shoes as a kid. I loved those shoes. The colors, the design, the name. Looking at them the name made perfect sense. They looked light and fast.
"Jack U" (Diplo and Skrillex) - Ultra 2014 Live Set by Thissongissick.com
Scientific engravings from 1850
by John Philipps Emslie
(via the Wellcome Collection)
I move to give John Philipps Emslie his own posthumous Tumblr, like now.
I hit the pinnacle of my nerdom. Science meets design meets illustration.
Mars and Spica Blue
The reason that Mars appears so bright is that Earth and Mars are close to each other in their long orbits around the Sun. Spica, on the other hand, shines constantly as one of the brightest blue stars in the night sky. Pronounced “spy-kah”, the blue-hued star has been visible throughout human history and the sounds that identify it today date back to ancient times. Pictured above, the planet and the star were photographed rising together toward the southeast after sunset last week through old oak trees in Sweden.
Via Big Think