may news - a hard man's work

“Ding Jinhao was here” - this 15-year-old Chinese kid scratched his name in the Temple of Luxor, an Egyptian artwork founded in 1400 BCE

Wingsuit flight by Cedric Dumont over Nazca linesa set of giant mystic markings stencilled into the Peruvian desert 1,500 years ago

Workers set up a dust screen on a demolition site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province

With the pitch drop experiment Professor Thomas Parnell illustrates the fluidity of an everyday material like pitch. In 1927 Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel. From 1930 on the pitch has slowly dripped out of the funnel. 83 years later, the ninth drop is only just fully formed.

(image source: De Morgen)

the polonaise

Our Royal Family doing the polonaise in their living room, somewhere in the eighties, with a smiling King Baudouin in the middle.


My Life in Flux - and Vice Versa

Woodcut by Yoko Ono

1963, Darmstadt-Arheilgen, Studio Ordo

Vancouver 1984: Printing with the foot of a duck

Paris 1963: Scenes from The Son of Man Trio. With Lette Eisenhauer. Photo Hans Emil Staub

With George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Wolf Vostell, Ben Patterson, and Emmett Williams. Photo Helmut Rekort, Archiv Sohm

From Emmett Williams, My Life in Flux - and Vice Versa, Thames and Hudson, 1992
'A digressive catalogue raisonnée, a book of free associations based upon all of my performances that I have been able to remember or track down'


let's talk fungus

Plants can communicate the start of an attack from plant lice by making use of an underground network of fungi. Read the whole article on BBC News: Science & Nature.


window looking

visited the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels

let's jymmin

Stepper, Tower and Stomach Trainer2012, from Ben Van den Berghe


blue red white green

Guy Mees

René Daniels

Walter Swennen

Blinky Palermo

Justin Stephens

Blinky Palermo

Richard Tuttle

Raoul De Keyser



Georg Andreas Böckler, 1664

Le Tigre, from Anthropologie

Ortigia Sicilia, a small italian soap and fragrance company
Wilhelm Caspar Wegely, 1752 - 1757
Adriaen Collaert, 1595 - 1652


Bolt & Shakira

A pigeon called Usain Bolt became the world’s most expensive racing bird when his Belgian breeder sold it for €310,000 ($400,000) to a Chinese businessman.

Ricardo Cases photographed the practice of pigeon racing in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia, a game consisting of releasing one female pigeon and dozens of male pigeons, painted in primary colors. 


w. m. dudok

Dudok, Dutch modernist architect and urban planner, from top to bottom:
Town Hall, Hilversum
Hogere Burgerschool, Leiden, 1913/17
Dark-red brick building for Leids Dagblad newspaper (in conjunction with J.J.P. Oud) , 1916/17
Esso petrol station, 1953
Design for school furniture

from 'W.M. Dudok', Herman van Bergeijk, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2001