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Valtari

soooo does anybody know if they have notified the winners of the valtari giveaway?

Sigur Rós To Release New Album

albumsandales:

The hiatus is over. After a four year break, fans of Sigur Rós will finally get a new album from the celebrated Icelandic group. Their sixth studio album entitled Valtari will be released on May 26th.

The eight track LP will feature more “electronic” style songs than their last album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. Following the announcement, the band released the first video off the new album, Ekki Múkk, which you can watch below.

Sigur Rós is heading out on tour this coming August with their first stop at the incredible Osheaga Festival in Montréal. The rest of the tour dates can be seen HERE.

Valtar

1. Ég anda
2. Ekki múkk
3. Varúð
4. Rembihnútur
5. Dauðalogn
6. Varðeldur
7. Valtari
8. Fjögur píanó

upside down under ice (ORIGINAL) (by juusdo)

mohandasgandhi:

The Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so it can move islanders under threat from rising sea levels, in what could be the first climate-induced relocation of a country.

Anote Tong, the Kiribati President, said he was in talks with Fiji’s military government to buy up to 2000 hectares of freehold land on which his 113,000 countrymen could resettle.
[…]
”This is the last resort, there’s no way out of this one,” Mr Tong said. ”Our people will have to move as the tides have reached our homes and villages.”
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It’s time to start seriously talking about climate change. It should have never gotten to this point.

mohandasgandhi:

The Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so it can move islanders under threat from rising sea levels, in what could be the first climate-induced relocation of a country.

Anote Tong, the Kiribati President, said he was in talks with Fiji’s military government to buy up to 2000 hectares of freehold land on which his 113,000 countrymen could resettle.

[…]

”This is the last resort, there’s no way out of this one,” Mr Tong said. ”Our people will have to move as the tides have reached our homes and villages.”

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It’s time to start seriously talking about climate change. It should have never gotten to this point.

ruineshumaines:

Table and Rise - Artist Paul Villinski presents a visual melody of butterflies blooming out of the crevices of a cello and an electric guitar, respectively. It feels as though you can hear the music.

The sculptor’s conscious choice to represent butterflies in his work stems from their transformative nature. Like the metamorphosing creature, the used aluminum cans evolve and are given new life in a beautiful form. Villinski’s process for producing each piece, which he refers to as three-dimensional paintings, is rather open. The artist suggests that the constructed butterflies take on a form of their own, saying, “As the butterflies alight on the walls of my studio, they lead into an exploration of formal, painterly issues. Often, they want to gather into a certain shape, or fly off on a particular tangent, and I let them.”

Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels.

How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations. Interestingly enough, he said, “The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of getting exercise”. (via)

staceythinx:

Peter Gentenaar’s makes beautiful paper sculptures that appear to float weightlessly like petals or leaves in an imaginary breeze. This resemblance to leaves begins with his process: 

Because I started out as a printmaker and sculptor, it took time to lose the idea that paper was a helpful carrier for prints or a filler for moulds. Gradually I found that the single sheet of paper, which had not dried yet, had all the possibilities I needed. A paper sheet is thin and strong and can be compared to the leaf on a tree or plant. Reinforced with very thin ribs of bamboo that look like the ribs of a leaf, the analogy between the sheet of paper and the plant form is emphasized even more. By beating my pulp very long, an extraordinary play of forces occurs during the drying processes of my paper sculpture. The paper will shrink considerably, up to 40%, and the forces associated with this, put the non shrinking bamboo framework under stress. The tension between the two materials transforms itself into a form reminiscent of a slowly curling autumn leaf.

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