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Hans Holbein, Oval pendant set with a ruby, sapphires and pearls, one of nine designs for pendant jewels, from the Jewellery Book 1532-1543 © The Trustees of the British Museum


Étienne-Jules Marey

"Like his contemporary Eadweard Muybridge, Marey, a physiologist, was interested in the science of human movement. By 1882, he had developed a single camera method that he called chronophotography, which allowed him to make images of human and animal movement. His camera was the forerunner of the motion picture camera.

Marey’s chronophotographs were some of the first images to illustrate the exact process of body movement.”

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© Pedro Vilaverde

"Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don’t have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity."

- Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. (via kelledia)


William Morris, Initial Letter L entwined with Laurel Leaves, 1866-67. Wood engraving, print. Via, Birmingham Museums, England.

This design was intended for use with Morris’ metrical romance Love is Enough from 1872, finally issued by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. 


Thomas Maitland Cleland, Grammar of color, 1921. The Strathmore paper company, USA. The complete book via Linda Hall Library.

Arrangements of papers in a variety of printed color combinations according to the Munsell color system, illustrating the application of the system to work in the graphic arts.

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