First Glimpses

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On February 11, 1964 an 18 year old Mike Mitchell snapped the first glimpses of what would become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 50 years later after this first U.S. concert, a basement project of digitizing old negatives would fetch this once young photographer several hundred thousands of dollars at a recent auction.

VIA: USA TODAY

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Cassini Mission

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What has the Cassini orbiter seen since arriving at Saturn? The below music video shows some of the highlights.

In the first time-lapse sequence (00:07), a vertical line appears that is really Saturn’s thin rings seen nearly edge-on. Soon some of Saturn’s moon shoot past. The next sequence (00:11) features Saturn’s unusually wavy F-ring that is constrained by the two shepherd moons that are also continually perturbing it. Soon much of Saturn’s extensive ring system flashes by, sometimes juxtaposed to the grandeur of the immense planet itself. Cloud patterns on Titan (00:39) and Saturn (00:41) are highlighted. Clips from flyby’s of several of Saturn’s moon are then shown, including Phoebe, Mimas, Epimetheus, and Iapetus. In other sequences, moons of Saturn appear to pass each other as they orbit Saturn. Background star fields seen by Cassini are sometimes intruded upon by bright passing moons. The robotic Cassini spacecraft has been revolutionizing humanity’s knowledge of Saturn and its moons since 2004.

Soundtrack by Nine Inch Nails

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Maison Champs-Elysées by Maison Martin Margiela

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French fashion house maison martin margiela was commissioned by hotel maison champs-elysées to redecorate the historical building of the Maison des Centraliens at 8 rue Goujon in Paris. The designer has imagined 17 rooms and suites as well as the reception, restaurant, bar and cigar room.
La Maison Champs Elysées consists of two buildings, one of which dates from the Second Empire under Napoleon III. The property was designed in the now iconic Haussmann style and finished in 1866. While Margiela’s known for his Avant Guard designs, he’s toned down the sharp edge a bit to focus on a more crisp, clean and subtly detailed space- blending old and new aesthetics. White paint, deconstruction, trompe l’oeil, reappropriation, the artisanal and, last but not least, pure, dry wit are key characteristics.
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