"Nerds like us are allowed to be un-ironically enthusiastic about stuff...nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is 'you like stuff.' Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, 'you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'. "
- John Green
Zander Olsen’s Tree, Line project is almost preposterously simple. He wraps segments of tree trunks in white linen so that, when photographed from a particular distance, this negative space lines up perfectly with its surroundings.
Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.