Your whole life's horoscope.

"The first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe." Albert Camus

 first via the dream walking society ; second?


Thanks, Hal.

Perhaps it can be owed to the semester-long journey from Phlogiston theory to Quantum Mechanics that I've managed to evolve into a bit of a sci-fi fan.. okay, nerd. And perhaps escaping my formerly barren understanding of these realms somewhat lent itself to the extreme enjoyment I got out of watching Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, sprawled out on my bed, post-24-hour-finals-cram-session. Then again, it could have simply been all of the pretty colors, and Mr. Kubrick's nifty camerawork.


.. and it feels like infinity all over again

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. 

Angelina Jolie in Mojave Moon, painting by Sea Hyun Lee via but does it float


When you can't find your way, get lost

Old maps already bare a mysterious beauty unaltered, but with a total reinterpretation, Matthew Cusick breathes new life into them. The pictures above are a few of my favorites from his Map Works and Constellations collections. Each one is masterfully crafted from maps and little else, worlds away from any collage you made in grade school.
And speaking of grade school, below are a few pages torn from Cusick's "Defacements" collection, in which he tears pages from old schoolbooks and strips them of everything but a page number, an illustration and a few well-chosen words. These instantly captivated me as they are so simple and simultaneously complex- they had me laughing and they had me thinking. Full of double entendres, some seem to carry a message about a deep societal issue and a (somewhat childish) joke. 
In an interview with Live Fast Mag, Cusick said of these pages, "The voice behind the Defacements is that of a smart-ass 5th grader who is possessed by an oracle, acting like a shaman, and trying to be a poet."

All images from mattcusick.com, click here to see the rest of his work.


Energy Shift

An assortment of photos from blurry nights out and about. 
Barcelona, Palm Beach and Miami.