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"We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have."

- Good advice from Jonathan Harris (via swissmiss). (via arlojamrog)
Source: arlojamrog

eptrashbyrv3:

Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Avenue

Today, Wednesday, I was in my old neighborhood and was soooo craving a margarita! I miss $2.50 margarita Wednesdays at Barragan’s!!!

eptrashbyrv3:

Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Avenue

Today, Wednesday, I was in my old neighborhood and was soooo craving a margarita! I miss $2.50 margarita Wednesdays at Barragan’s!!!

Source: eptrashbyrv3

California Hits New Records for Renewables on the Grid

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/renewables/california-texas-hit-new-records-for-renewables-on-the-grid

California Hits New Records for Renewables on the Grid

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/renewables/california-texas-hit-new-records-for-renewables-on-the-grid

nprfreshair:

Cinematographer Gordon Willis, who did the photography for The Godfather series and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall and Manhattan, has died. He was 82.

Also known as the Prince of Darkness, Willis was not afraid of shadows in his images, often letting certain parts of the image fall into darkness — something that was considered unusual by studios (why would you put a movie star like Marlon Brando in the dark?!).  He served as the cinematographer on influential 1970s films including  Klute, The Paper Chase, The Parallax View and All the President’s Men.

Roger Ebert wrote of Manhattan, “All of these locations and all of these songs would not have the effect they do without the widescreen black and white cinematography of Gordon Willis. This is one of the best-photographed movies ever made… Some of the scenes are famous just because of Willis’ lighting.” 

His images were deceptively simple. In a recent interview Willis said:

"We’re in a business where people perceive complexity as good. It’s not good. Complexity is not good. People don’t understand the elegance of simplicity. There are very few people left that do understand it. The whole idea is to take a sophisticated idea and reduce it to the simplest possible terms so that it’s accessible to everybody — and don’t get simple mixed up with simplistic. It’s how you mount and present something that makes it engaging…Simplistic is doing it badly…simple is your choices."

You can listen to the Fresh Air interview with Gordon Willis here.

Stills from Manhattan (1979, dir. Woody Allen), The Godfather (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola), and Gordon Willis with Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III (1990)

Source: nprfreshair

Cumulative US PV Market to Approach 20 GW by the End of 2014
http://www.displaysearchblog.com/2014/05/cumulative-us-pv-market-to-approach-20-gw-by-the-end-of-2014/

Cumulative US PV Market to Approach 20 GW by the End of 2014

http://www.displaysearchblog.com/2014/05/cumulative-us-pv-market-to-approach-20-gw-by-the-end-of-2014/

(via fingerskneesandtoes)

Source: rebelartssociety

California’s water guzzlers and sippers

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25090363/california-drought-water-use-varies-widely-around-state

California’s water guzzlers and sippers

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25090363/california-drought-water-use-varies-widely-around-state

arlojamrog:

When the earth becomes scorched, we’ll start turning the floor into the ceiling, like this proposed park design in Abu Dhabi. (via Thomas Heatherwick unveils “sunken oasis” for Abu Dhabi)

arlojamrog:

When the earth becomes scorched, we’ll start turning the floor into the ceiling, like this proposed park design in Abu Dhabi. (via Thomas Heatherwick unveils “sunken oasis” for Abu Dhabi)

Source: dezeen.com

eptrashbyrv3:

Not so trashy Echo Park Lake.

In my mind I still need a place to go,All my changes were there.

eptrashbyrv3:

Not so trashy Echo Park Lake.

In my mind I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Source: eptrashbyrv3

The disruptive potential of solar power
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/energy_resources_materials/the_disruptive_potential_of_solar_power?cid=ResourceRev-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1404

The disruptive potential of solar power

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/energy_resources_materials/the_disruptive_potential_of_solar_power?cid=ResourceRev-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1404