Next pageArchive


In response to the September 11 tragedies, twenty Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala (sacred painting) at the Sackler in 2002. This seven-foot-square mandala, one of the largest ever created in the West, was offered for the healing and protection of America.

Learn more about this project and Tibetan mandalas. 

(via smithsonianlibraries)

I found a wonderful website with a lot of old botanical illustration about fauna and flora from the indian ocean, there is also a lot of old pictures from the colonial period. That’s perfect when you lack inspiration!

The wonderful Moebius’ designs for the movie Dune, from the Author Frank Herbert.

It was one of my first Sci-Fi books, I litteraly devoured it. And 13 years later, I listening it again , and it’s absolutely amazing.

"You’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There’s an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, testing Paul Atreides with the Gom Jabbar.

Maasaki sasamoto