“The pie chart ﬁrst appeared in 1801 in a publication entitled The Statistical Breviary by William Playfair. In this publication, Playfair used a variety of graphs to present geographical areas, populations, and revenues of European states. We have Playfair to thank for many of the popular graphs that we use today, including the bar graph. Although he didn’t invent the line graph, his innovative work popularized it as a means to display quantitative values across time…
The term “pie chart” was not coined until years later and it is not the only food metaphor that has been used to describe it. The French referred to it as using the name of their soft round cheese—camembert.”
(“Save the Pies for Dessert,” by Stephen Few. From The Visual Business Intellegence Newsletter, August 2007)
(via the New Shelton wet/dry, idroolinmysleep, laphamsquarterly and @brainpicker)
Just emerged from a weekend long workshop on Environmental Graphic Design.
When Art meets Architecture- artist Barbara Kruger 2010, at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
- Auroville belongs to nobody in particular.
Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole.
But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
- Auroville will be the place of an unending education,
of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
- Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
- Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.
(i’m packing my things now)
A breathtaking global perspective
Clair de Lune visualized by the Music Animation Machine
Resource Furniture- Beautiful furniture for the efficient-minded
Jason Phillips Design- Butterfly Bar Stool