Ha Bun Shu: a Japanese Book of Wave and Ripple Designs (1919) – The Public Domain Review

Wonderful selection of wave and ripple designs produced by the Japanese artist Mori Yuzan, which would have found their way onto swords and associated paraphernalia, as well as lacquerware, Netsuke, religious objects, and a host of other items. Source: Ha Bun Shu: a Japanese Book of Wave and Ripple Designs (1919) – The Public Domain …

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The American Woods – The Public Domain Review

a selection of pages from Romeyn Beck Hough’s epic fourteen volume work The American Woods, a collection of more than 1000 paper-thin wood samples representing more than 350 varieties of North American tree Source: The American Woods – The Public Domain Review

The Reconstruction of Religious

The true infinite does not exclude the finite; it embraces the finite without effacing its finitude, and explains and justifies its being Source: Microsoft Word – The Reconstruction of Religious.doc – The Reconstruction Of Religious Thought In Islam.pdf

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Nothing is as old as the truth, and nothing is as new as the truth. Man’s desire to search for something traditional, for something original, and man’s desire for something new – all these tendencies can be satisfied in the knowledge of truth. Source: Hazrat Inayat Khan

Growth of Man – like Growth of Nature Poem by Emily Dickinson

Growth of Man – like Growth of Nature –

Gravitates within –
Atmosphere, and Sun endorse it –
Bit it stir – alone –

Each – its difficult Ideal
Must achieve – Itself –
Through the solitary prowess
Of a Silent Life –

Effort – is the sole condition –
Patience of Itself –
Patience of opposing forces –
And intact Belief –

Looking on – is the Department
Of its Audience –
But Transaction – is assisted
By no Countenance –

Source: Growth of Man – like Growth of Nature Poem by Emily Dickinson – Poem Hunter

The constructal law of design and evolution in nature

Constructal theory is the view that (i) the generation of images of design (pattern, rhythm) in nature is a phenomenon of physics and (ii) this phenomenon is covered by a principle (the constructal law): ‘for a finite-size flow system to persist in time (to live) it must evolve such that it provides greater and greater …

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Saudi Aramco World : The Tiles of Infinity

Sufism in particular is closely linked to the practice of geometry, above all in the form of symmetries, as a way of giving physical expression to mystical thought. Source: Saudi Aramco World : The Tiles of Infinity

Saudi Aramco World : The Tiles of Infinity

Robert Irwin writes in his study of Islamic art, such patterns may have been viewed “as exteriorized representations of abstract, even mystical, thought”—aiming to inspire contemplation or to make a statement about the imponderable harmonies of a divinely ordered universe. Source: Saudi Aramco World : The Tiles of Infinity

Michael Amery’s “Trees By Man”, Drawn in Charcoal & India Ink | Hi-Fructose Magazine

Cape Town artist Michael Amery shares his concerns about human impact on the environment in his series of drawings, Trees by Man. In charcoal, pen and India ink, the artist depicts forests grown fo… Source: Michael Amery’s “Trees By Man”, Drawn in Charcoal & India Ink | Hi-Fructose Magazine

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, …

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How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History – The New York Times

the existence of a particle in space is fractured along many alternate timelines, all of which must be considered to understand the full chronology of its life cycle. Source: How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History – The New York Times

Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter. – The New York Times

We don’t know enough about the nature of physical stuff to know that conscious experience can’t be physical.

Source: Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter. – The New York Times