Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal


Arcosanti, AZ
Take exit 263, off of an unassuming stretch of I-17 in central Arizona — go between and beyond the pair of anonymous service stations, to the unpaved and seemingly endless gravel road off in the distance. Take that gravel road. In a mile and a half, you’ll find yourself in the future — or anyway, the future as it was imagined by one man in the late ’60s. This is architect Paolo Soleri’s legacy.

Arcosanti, the unfinished embodiment of Soleri’s utopian “arcology” philosophy, looks a little like a series of set pieces from Tatooine — beautiful retro-futurist concrete apses set against an unforgiving Southwestern landscape. And since his death a year ago today, it’s also become his fitting resting place.

Arcosanti, AZ

Take exit 263, off of an unassuming stretch of I-17 in central Arizona — go between and beyond the pair of anonymous service stations, to the unpaved and seemingly endless gravel road off in the distance. Take that gravel road. In a mile and a half, you’ll find yourself in the future — or anyway, the future as it was imagined by one man in the late ’60s. This is architect Paolo Soleri’s legacy.

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Arcosanti, the unfinished embodiment of Soleri’s utopian “arcology” philosophy, looks a little like a series of set pieces from Tatooine — beautiful retro-futurist concrete apses set against an unforgiving Southwestern landscape. And since his death a year ago today, it’s also become his fitting resting place.


Russia

Untitled work by the youthful abstract painter Sasha Pichushkin.


Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
At the Spring Equinox, day and night are of equal length all over the world. 
The sun’s journey along the horizon — its position as it kissed the giant columnated stones — was used as a seasonal calendar by the monument’s builders five thousand years ago. 
Today at dawn, druids and pagans gather at that ancient site to celebrate the Spring Equinox, and welcome the new season.
Photo by Nick Lomb, 1975.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

At the Spring Equinox, day and night are of equal length all over the world. 

The sun’s journey along the horizon — its position as it kissed the giant columnated stones — was used as a seasonal calendar by the monument’s builders five thousand years ago. 

Today at dawn, druids and pagans gather at that ancient site to celebrate the Spring Equinox, and welcome the new season.

Photo by Nick Lomb, 1975.


Earth, The Milky Way
Congratulations to Science. Almost one hundred years after Einstein predicted it, the team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics established direct evidence of cosmic inflation AKA they just put the “bang” in the Big Bang. This is big. 

Earth, The Milky Way

Congratulations to Science. Almost one hundred years after Einstein predicted it, the team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics established direct evidence of cosmic inflation AKA they just put the “bang” in the Big Bang. This is big. 


Paris, France
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Arty Graffiti by Ben, in the Parisian Metro

Paris, France

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Arty Graffiti by Ben, in the Parisian Metro

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Nihon Arupusu, Japan
Iconic model Veruschka photographed by Richard Avedon for the October 1966 issue of Vogue.
Still from the documentary “The Eye Has To Travel,” about the life and times of tenacious visionary Diana Vreeland.

Nihon Arupusu, Japan

Iconic model Veruschka photographed by Richard Avedon for the October 1966 issue of Vogue.

Still from the documentary “The Eye Has To Travel,” about the life and times of tenacious visionary Diana Vreeland.


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