King Tungsten

Building relationships, capturing magic, and the power of imagination & thought.
kateoplis:

People Powered: A Kenyan bicycle taxi, also known as a boda-boda, equipped with an extra-large passenger seat at the rear and a hand-pumped radio at the front.

kateoplis:

People Powered: A Kenyan bicycle taxi, also known as a boda-boda, equipped with an extra-large passenger seat at the rear and a hand-pumped radio at the front.

(via mai)

Soldiers of change or princes of power. 

Is American law enforcement on track for a changing America or becoming chauffeurs to the county jail system. 

While lines have existed in the sand as long as man learned to communicate cycles of change and growth never seemed to be very far apart until now. 

Political unrest on the street level has forced law enforcement to strap on their armor to control a spiraling conflict between the social and racial classes to a boiling point in #Ferguson MO.  

Although a solution to the conflict seems to be a distant shore to democracy, hope is rooted in the not so near last that created American history. 

Civil rights, womens lib, civil war, and even world war has defined our dreams and ambitions which always seem to lead to the same fishing boat called peace. 

Also common in all of the triumphs of the past has been one overwhelming solution, talk. As noted in an art work called World Peace, by artist, Bruce Naumann, “You talk, I’ll listen. I’ll talk, you listen. We’ll talk, we’ll listen.” 

allthingsblackwomen:

Kimberly Elise, Oprah, and Thandie Newton in Vogue (1998)

This is hilarious actually. I kind of expected the Story of Oprah to be played by someone else.

(via wendyss)

Forest Haven in Grantwood Village, Missouri reports a thriving community of 245 homes and an increasing number of children calling it home. 

However, another search for Forest Haven may direct you to the children’s developmental and mental institution in Laurel, Maryland. The Maryland alternative closed it’s doors in 1991 after stacked lawsuits and a decline in need for asylums in the United States. 

That decline trend is curious in relation to the increase in working professionals that continue to suffer from everything from asbergers to schizophrenia. Perhaps some of it’s residents settled in the Gateway to the Midwest once they closed. #grantwoodvilllage #foresthaven #historicplaces #stlouis 

Timothy is ready for the mysteries today has to reveal. #bitstrips #kingtungsten #today #time #readysetgo

Timothy is ready for the mysteries today has to reveal. #bitstrips #kingtungsten #today #time #readysetgo

This photograph selection of a girl from Italy caught my attention from a special exhibit at the St Louis Art Museum in 1991 and has beckoned the call of the work from photographer Paul Strand ever since. 

Paul Strand was able to capture the silence, integrity, independence, and energy of his subjects with little more than his deeply saturated silver gelatin prints from a time and age when few considered photographs on a level plane as the expression of a direct brush stroke of a painting. 

The silent gaze in her eyes, holding a simple yet well crafter straw hat and carefully buttoned article of clothing that tells us little more than intrigue and comfort. Her hair is well groomed and held back with a single barett. 

We shall never know what she is thinking but trust in her purpose of staying within her gaze of her own time. 

This photograph selection of a girl from Italy caught my attention from a special exhibit at the St Louis Art Museum in 1991 and has beckoned the call of the work from photographer Paul Strand ever since. 

Paul Strand was able to capture the silence, integrity, independence, and energy of his subjects with little more than his deeply saturated silver gelatin prints from a time and age when few considered photographs on a level plane as the expression of a direct brush stroke of a painting. 

The silent gaze in her eyes, holding a simple yet well crafter straw hat and carefully buttoned article of clothing that tells us little more than intrigue and comfort. Her hair is well groomed and held back with a single barett. 

We shall never know what she is thinking but trust in her purpose of staying within her gaze of her own time. 

The beginning of autumn in the year of 2014 appears to be that of the day after writer Debra Bass of the St Louis Post-Dispatch deemed the last day of summer. 
Others note the start of Fall from the phenology perspective as the time of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, or the revelation of the color of orange and yellow leaves. 
However, without debate the beginning of the changing seasons begins when we reflect on the glory days we created under the sun, sipping water steeped with fine black teas, and watching the wind ripple patterns on the surface of swimming pools. Some wander off into the deep end, others hold the hands of their friends when they let go of the safety of the edge. 
Wherever you are, let is bathe in the day we call rest and get back to the preparations of new beginnings. 

The beginning of autumn in the year of 2014 appears to be that of the day after writer Debra Bass of the St Louis Post-Dispatch deemed the last day of summer. 
Others note the start of Fall from the phenology perspective as the time of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, or the revelation of the color of orange and yellow leaves. 
However, without debate the beginning of the changing seasons begins when we reflect on the glory days we created under the sun, sipping water steeped with fine black teas, and watching the wind ripple patterns on the surface of swimming pools. Some wander off into the deep end, others hold the hands of their friends when they let go of the safety of the edge. 
Wherever you are, let is bathe in the day we call rest and get back to the preparations of new beginnings. 

Definitely not a car freak and happy to have just about anything that works. We assign far too much attention to material possessions in life that only rear their importance when life demands it’s respect. 

Then I caught a glimpse at this navy blue Dodge Challenger. Hats off to Dodge for re-inventing the classic car by focusing on the stylings and performance that created a glorious history of the American hotrod. 

With the exception to the extreme beauty of the top builders such as Ferrari and Porsche, most automobile choices are relatively simple and quite boring when viewing the overall shape and style. Mercury is at the top of the list for building stale automobiles with their uneventful shape of their front grill. 

Even BMW has become homogenous with the same shapes of a Lexus or Toyota. 

But Dodge is doing something different, they’re making style sexy again. As a former hotrod builder I know the lure of raw horsepower and wheel-chirping rear ends but I can be equally excited by style and beauty. 

If someone designed a 18-speed roadster with the power of a sewing machine, simple controls, USB port, auxiliary jack for a phone, and the power window and heated seats buttons within reach that would be completely acceptable as long as the body shape was reminiscent of natural shapes and spoke words of beauty with a curve here and a twerk there. 

Less is more as long as it has style. I could care less that this owner was overweight and had a handicapped sticker, and carried a venti sized  whipped cream starbucks smoothie, she’s driving a Dodge Challenger. #dodge #challenger #musclecar #modernchariot

Definitely not a car freak and happy to have just about anything that works. We assign far too much attention to material possessions in life that only rear their importance when life demands it’s respect. 

Then I caught a glimpse at this navy blue Dodge Challenger. Hats off to Dodge for re-inventing the classic car by focusing on the stylings and performance that created a glorious history of the American hotrod. 

With the exception to the extreme beauty of the top builders such as Ferrari and Porsche, most automobile choices are relatively simple and quite boring when viewing the overall shape and style. Mercury is at the top of the list for building stale automobiles with their uneventful shape of their front grill. 

Even BMW has become homogenous with the same shapes of a Lexus or Toyota. 

But Dodge is doing something different, they’re making style sexy again. As a former hotrod builder I know the lure of raw horsepower and wheel-chirping rear ends but I can be equally excited by style and beauty. 

If someone designed a 18-speed roadster with the power of a sewing machine, simple controls, USB port, auxiliary jack for a phone, and the power window and heated seats buttons within reach that would be completely acceptable as long as the body shape was reminiscent of natural shapes and spoke words of beauty with a curve here and a twerk there. 

Less is more as long as it has style. I could care less that this owner was overweight and had a handicapped sticker, and carried a venti sized  whipped cream starbucks smoothie, she’s driving a Dodge Challenger. #dodge #challenger #musclecar #modernchariot

"Great moments never end, nor do they have the restrictions of time." -soix @knaturalbeauty#ashleycollins #addinahobson #birthday #vodka #cheers #BFF

"Great moments never end, nor do they have the restrictions of time." -soix @knaturalbeauty#ashleycollins #addinahobson #birthday #vodka #cheers #BFF

Unknown visitors at the Missouri Botanical Gardens @mobotnews #strangersinthegarden #strangersinthegarden #good

Unknown visitors at the Missouri Botanical Gardens @mobotnews #strangersinthegarden #strangersinthegarden #good

Dragonflies at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, by kingtungsten @mobotnews #dragonflies