Wisconsin, USA


Site Curiosity Leading You To:
– Alfred Lawson
– Invention of the “airliner” – first passenger plane (midnight liner)
-“penetrability”, “suction and pressure” and “zig-zag-and-swirl” He published numerous books on these concepts, all set in a distinctive typography.-…the University of Lawsonomy in Des Moines to spread his teachings and offer the degree of “Knowledgian…
-Driving north on I-94 a sign on the roof of the building nearest the freeway says “Study Natural Law.”

– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lawson

“Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal”

iiiinspired _ left, stella mccartney dress_right, courtney price artwork flipped iiiinspired _ stella mccartney Velvet and silk floor length evening dress1 iiiinspired _ whatshehasfound.tumblr _ courtney price

This is my drawing – and this observant blogger discovered
something interesting enough:

She says:

1 _ art by courtney price. her works are available at rectangular objects.
2 _ stella mccartney brigitte dress, detail. available at stella mccartey.
3 _ the dress and the artwork (flipped verically) side by side.
whether or not the designer was really inspired by this artwork, i don’t know
(i personally think she was), but i kinda think that this kind of
“stealing” is rather legitimate in design… i mean transforming
a work of art into a dress or design.
i remember when i was much younger and drew dresses for fun
(well, i still do) i would use all kinds of things for transforming them into
dresses. think furniture, ceramics, buildings or jewelry.
what’s your opinion? i’m curious.


good artists borrow – great artists steal”


Empirical and Conceptual Objects

Empirical and conceptual objects
[edit]Objects and their properties

Further information: Problem of universals

The world seems to contain many individual things, both physical, like apples, and abstract such as love and the number 3; the former objects are called particulars. Particulars are said to have attributes, e.g. size, shape, color, location and two particulars may have some such attributes in common. Such attributes, are also termed Universals or Properties; the nature of these, and whether they have any real existence and if so of what kind, is a long-standing issue, realism and nominalismrepresenting opposing views.

Metaphysicians concerned with questions about universals or particulars are interested in the nature of objects and their properties, and the relationship between the two. Some, e.g. Plato, argue that properties are abstract objects, existing outside of spaceand time, to which particular objects bear special relations. David Armstrong holds that universals exist in time and space but only at their instantiation and their discovery is a function of science. Others maintain that particulars are a bundle or collection of properties (specifically, a bundle of properties they have).

Biological literature contains abundant references to taxa (singular “taxon”), groups like the mammals or the poppies. Some authors claim (or at least presuppose) that taxa are real entities, that to say that an animal is included in Mammalia (the scientific name for the mammal group) is to say that it bears a certain relation to Mammalia, an abstract object.[10] Advocates of phylogenetic nomenclature, a more nominalistic view, oppose this reading; in their opinion, calling an animal a mammal is a shorthand way of saying that it is descended from the last common ancestor of, say, humans and platypuses.[11]