I read in the paper that my brothers are being thrown from rooftops blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs for violating sharia law. I heard the crowds stone these fallen men if they move after they hit the ground. I heard it’s in the name of God. I heard my pastor speak for God too, quoting scripture from his book. Words like abomination popped off my skin like hot grease as he went on to describe a lake of fire that God wanted me in. I heard on the news that the aftermath of a hate crime left piles of bodies on a dance floor this month. I heard the gunman feigned dead among all the people he killed. I heard the news say he was one of us. I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty. That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think, although it wouldn’t shock me if it wasn’t. Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist. Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else. Many don’t see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year. So we say pride and we express love for who and what we are. Because who else will in earnest? I daydream on the idea that maybe all this barbarism and all these transgressions against ourselves is an equal and opposite reaction to something better happening in this world, some great swelling wave of openness and wakefulness out here. Reality by comparison looks grey, as in neither black nor white but also bleak. We are all God’s children, I heard. I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself. If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself never could be. I wanna know what others hear, I’m scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God. Do the insane hear the voice distorted? Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely?
Un error garrafal han hecho los de Adidas, cuando escribieron mal el nombre de Colombia, para un anuncio que se mostró en Estados Unidos, sede de la Copa América 2016.
Ya hay una gran reacción en las redes sociales sobre el error.
Do you know the country is called COLOMBIA and not ColUmbia? Seems as though you don't. Disrespectful. @adidas
— Caleña (@cristinasofiaaa) June 7, 2016
— Steph (@steph_uhny95) June 7, 2016
— astrid rivera (@astriddrivera) June 7, 2016
Take DIY home decor to a whole new level with 3D printing, whether you’re just purchasing a pre-printed geometric aquarium ornament or custom-designing an object you just can’t find anywhere else. This small-scale, low-impact manufacturing model makes it easy to produce all sorts of complex items, from lampshades and mini greenhouses to replacement parts for broken objects. Print them yourself if you can, or just browse the thousands of ‘digitally hand-crafted’ 3D-printed products on sites like Shapeways.
‘Waterscapes’ by Haruka Misawa is a series of 3d printed objects inspired by aquatic plant life, intended for use in aquariums for a minimalist look that’s still fun and functional for fish. In addition to sculptural creations mimicking coral, the objects include bubbles of air that fit within the aquariums to make surface-growing aquatic plants the visual centerpiece.
Cityscapes sprout from the tips of LED light bulbs in the ‘Huddle’ series by designer David Graas, available for purchase at Layers. “Just like the penguins in the Antarctic huddle to survive the extreme cold during the winter time also people have taken on huddling as a strategy for survival. The mega city, despite its many problems, seems to be our destined habitat now that resources are becoming scarce. It also holds the key to a sustainable future with its concentration of information, technology and talent.”
A slightly curved, connected collection of twelve universal PET bottle screw tops turns a dozen used plastic bottles into a collective vase, each bottle holding one or two stems of flowers and greenery. You can use bottles of various colors and sizes, as long as the three center bottles supporting the weight of the collective vase are the same size.
Anyone who already knows what a tardigrade (aka ‘water bear’) is will love this bottle opener, and the rest just need to watch this video about the strangest creature to ever be sent to outer space. Available in a variety of steel colors at Shapeways, it’s definitely an unusual item to have in your house.
Got access to your own 3D printer, or a shared one? Try your hand at building some of the thousands of items that have been made available online in the form of printable STL files. This one will print out a kit of parts to build a flexible mini greenhouse dome with a geometric pot, perfect for seed starting.
Nu Infinity designed this apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a photographer and frequent traveler with a focus on natural, high quality materials, like solid wood, plants, and real stones. The concept was to make it feel like a sanctuary in the sky after returning from a trip.
Dark mirrors on one side of the dining room reflect the plant wall giving the illusion that the dining room is outside surrounded by nature.
Upon entering the unit from it’s private elevator, you’re greeted with a dark wooden ceiling, a rough stone wall, and a vertical plant wall that act as a division between the living room and dining room.
The master bedroom is long and narrow with a large, curved wall of windows at one end overlooking the city.
They incorporated more vertical plant walls in the bedroom which are interspersed between panels of wood.
Cuando se piensa en los animales de peluche hechos de textiles, los mejores candidatos probablemente incluirían osos de peluche o conejitos rosas. Tal vez en la galería que os dejamos más abajo, los calamares, cigarras, y las babosas de mar sean lo más bonito. Sin embargo, la artista con sede en Vancouver, Hine Mizushima ha elegido estas criaturas inusuales como sus juguetes hechos a mano.
Hine Mizushima nació y se crió en Japón, se especializó en la pintura tradicional japonesa antes de trabajar como diseñadora e ilustradora en Tokio. Más tarde se trasladó a Roma, luego a París, y luego a Nueva York. Hace diez años que salió de Nueva York para Vancouver, Canadá, donde vive con su familia. En la actualidad es también una artesana, needlefelter, hace miniaturas artistticas collage, y vídeos stop-motion de animación con marionetas.
Ella se ha encargado de una serie de vídeos comerciales, y sus ilustraciones son principalmente con recortes de papel y luego las digitaliza. Sus manualidades de fieltro se han expuesto en galerías de los EE.UU. y Japón, y están publicadas en libros y revistas, y puesto en marcha para el evento ‘Adobe Creative Cloud’ en Nueva York. También hizo collages en miniatura para varios libros en Japón. Después de la galería con sus manualidades, os dejamos donde puedes ver más sobre su trabajo.
Sus únicas y especiales criaturas de peluche han sido expuestas en galerías de todo el mundo como os hemos comentado anteriormente, y se venden en Etsy y Society6. Se puede ver un poco de su último trabajo en Behance.
El artículo Las creativas manualidades de fieltro de Hine Mizushima ha sido originalmente publicado en Creativos Online.
Hmm... whoever could Sansa be writing to at the end of Game of Thrones' Season 6 Episode 7? We've got our guesses and you probably do, too. If you want answers - scroll down. If not - back out now. Because SPOILERS, obviously.
Shout out to HBO and the sleuths over at r/gameofthrones for these screen shots.
Hovertext: People on the left and right have never been so CUT.
― Lundy Bancroft
read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d t h i s
Située sur la rivière Mapocho, dans la région de Las Condes à Santiago au Chili, la Casa Farellones est une villa à flanc de coteau toute en transparence, offrant une vue imprenable sur la Paloma et le cratère de El Altar. Un design signé Max Núñez Arquitectos.
Photographie par James Silverman.
A negative story about Nestle posted today on the Guardian was partially funded by one of the food giant's competitors -- Mondelez International -- showing how sponsored content can put marketers in potentially embarrassing situations.
The story is headlined "Nestl admits slavery in Thailand while fighting child labour lawsuit in Ivory Coast." Just below the headline is a note that the piece is "Supported by Mondelez International." Mondelez, whose brands include Oreo and Cadbury, is also running several banner ads throughout the story plugging one of its sustainability programs called "the call for well-being."
While the juxtaposition of Mondelez's name near the headline makes it appear the company participated in a negative story about a competitor, Mondelez says that is not the case. "As with any publication, there's a strict separation between the advertising and the editorial content, so we do not have a say in the editorial content that is featured in that particular section," a Mondelez spokeswoman said in an email. She added that the article is part of a media partnership with the Guardian that supports the publication's "Sustainable Business Supply Chain" section that is "fully independent editorially."