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24 Feb 16:21

‘What Will They Say About You?’ Nike’s New Ad Celebrating Arab Women In Sports

by dmitry

An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. It begins with a woman nervously peering out of her doorway and adjusting her veil before going for a run in the street, while a female voice narrates in a Saudi dialect: “What will they say about you? Maybe they’ll say you exceeded all expectations”. Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube.

Balquees Fathi, pop singer, poses in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Amal Mourad, parkour trainer, performs a handstand in scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Zahra Lari runs in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Amal Mourad, parkour trainer, looks on in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Arifa Bseiso boxes in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

Arifa Bseiso boxes an opponent in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai, UAE:

Reuters/Nike

24 Feb 01:53

Captured a Dragon! Congrats to the Space Station crew, Mission...



Captured a Dragon! Congrats to the Space Station crew, Mission Control, and everyone @spacex. Making the near-impossible look inevitable.

23 Feb 22:09

NASA Just Released Travel Posters For Our New Sister Solar System, And They’re Cool As Hell

by dmitry


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith

A few hours ago, NASA announced the discovery of a potentially habitable ‘Sister Solar System’ just 39 light-years away – boasting seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1. These planets appear to be made of rock, have life-friendly surface temperatures, and some could potentially host liquid water, so NASA went ahead and created a whole bunch of travel posters and fan art of the coolest new place in the Universe for us to get all misty-eyed about.

More info: TRAPPIST-1 (h/t: sciencealert)


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith

We’ve got a whole lot more to learn about the TRAPPIST-1 system – and a lot of speculation that will need to be backed up by more data – but holy crap, this is an incredible discovery. And NASA went all-out to mark the occasion, launching an entire website dedicated to our Sister Solar System, complete with travel posters, infographics, videos, and glimpses into the future of our investigations of TRAPPIST-1.


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith


NASA/IoA/Amanda Smith

23 Feb 22:06

Digital Light Illustrations of Animals

by Hoel

L’artiste russe Ilya Shapko réalise des illustrations digitales très originales qui donnent l’impression d’être des projections lumineuses multicolores. Des oeuvres représentant des animaux aussi variés que des ours, des colibris, des coqs ou des poissons, qui témoignent de la palette incroyable qu’offre l’art digital. Un projet intitulé Fantasy Light Sets, à découvrir dans la suite de l’article.

23 Feb 11:21

Stunning Photos Of Haile Selassie I, The Emperor Of Ethiopia

by dmitry


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Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.


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At the League of Nations in 1936, the Emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people. His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, and his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring. His suppression of rebellions among the nobles (mekwannint), as well as what some perceived to be Ethiopia’s failure to modernize adequately, earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians.


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Haile Selassie is revered as the returned Messiah of the Bible, God incarnate, among the Rastafari movement, the number of followers of which is estimated between 200,000 and 800,000. Begun in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity. He himself remained an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian throughout his life.


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Negusa Negasti, Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, known as “Lord of Lords”, “The Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah”, “Light of the world”, “Elect of God”, in full ceremonial regalia following his coronation:

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Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I seated in state in Addis Ababa with his courtiers in elaborate national dress:

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Negusa Negasti, Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I sitting in full imperial robes on an open air throne with his wife Menen beside him after the coronation ceremonies:

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His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930, previously Prince Ras Tafari Makonnen:

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22 Feb 23:37

microsoft offices inside herzog & de meuron’s feltrinelli building in milan

by natasha kwok I designboom

with spaces opened also to the public, the new offices is designed with an approach that gives greater flexibility to the staff in terms of smart working and technologically innovative spaces.

The post microsoft offices inside herzog & de meuron’s feltrinelli building in milan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

22 Feb 23:32

xkcd: Projecting country borders by time zone

by Nathan Yau
22 Feb 23:26

Cooking Utensils.



Cooking Utensils.

22 Feb 23:25

Some recent illustrations


Moonlight poster for Delve


Agent Orange / Editorial illustration for Usbek & Rica Magazine


Editorial illustration / Toulouse


The Robots

Some recent illustrations

21 Feb 21:45

One per foot, Marc Johns





One per foot, Marc Johns

21 Feb 18:32

The Pursuit of Idleness

by Grant

Spring is almost here! I can think of no better time to resist the urge to write poetry.

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20 Feb 23:29

maureen2musings: The Big Bang Yinan Mao

20 Feb 23:29

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20 Feb 00:36

Incredible journey, landing a reusable rocket after it’s...



Incredible journey, landing a reusable rocket after it’s done its job and pushed a satellite into orbit. Well done, @spacex!!! (at Cape Canaveral, Florida)

19 Feb 21:14

Falcon 9 and Dragon lift off from Launch Pad 39A for CRS-10

by Official SpaceX Photos

Official SpaceX Photos posted a photo:

Falcon 9 and Dragon lift off from Launch Pad 39A for CRS-10

 

19 Feb 21:13

Falcon 9 and Dragon lift off from Launch Pad 39A for CRS-10

by Official SpaceX Photos

Official SpaceX Photos posted a photo:

Falcon 9 and Dragon lift off from Launch Pad 39A for CRS-10

 

19 Feb 02:44

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17 Feb 00:47

allthingseurope:Acropolis, Athens (By Stephan Rudolf)



allthingseurope:

Acropolis, Athens (By Stephan Rudolf)

15 Feb 16:33

Open data from The White House returns no results

by Nathan Yau

When you search for datasets on The White House site, you get nothing. So yeah. That’s where we’re at.

Tags: closed data, government

15 Feb 02:10

Dreamlike Pictures of a One-Month Trip in New Zealand

by Léa

Il y a quelques semaines, le photographe suisse Renaud Kritzinger nous faisait voyager au Groenland. Cette fois-ci, il nous emmène en Nouvelle-Zélande. Il a effectué un road trip durant un mois, en solitaire au volant d’un van. Il est ainsi parti à la découverte des deux îles, entre montagnes, volcans et paysages maritimes, mais également à la découverte de la faune locale.

13 Feb 13:20

littlelimpstiff14u2: Gareth Was Here Tumblr/Blog of Toronto...





















littlelimpstiff14u2:

Gareth Was Here

Tumblr/Blog of Toronto Graphic Designer/Artist Gareth Fowler

More excellent accurate animations from Gareth

13 Feb 13:18

selgascano fills second home lisbon co-working space with 1,000 plants

by natasha kwok I designboom

set inside a historic food market, the creative co-working space offers an array of facilities including a library, a fitness center, and a surf bus that takes members to the beach.

The post selgascano fills second home lisbon co-working space with 1,000 plants appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

11 Feb 18:43

HUS-1 – The Ultra Tiny House Of Your Dreams

by dmitry

Over the past few weeks we have seen a massive popularity spike in “small space” architecture and design. It seems that design and architecture firms are starting to really think outside the box, creating projects that are targeted toward the minimalist consumer.

More info: Torsten Ottesjö

The beautiful project to come across our desks is this beautiful Hus-1 Residence. The tiny dwelling is just 270 square feet and was both built and designed by the Swedish architect Torsten Ottesjö. The entire objective of the home was to create something that was far away from an urban environment in an attempt to provide an optimal living environment.

”Hus 1 regularly houses two people all year round but visiting friends always have room. Kitchen, sleeping quarters, dinner table, hallway and other functions are well integrated on just 25 square metres of living space.”












09 Feb 20:03

cadaval & solà morales use stone to construct angular house in rural mexico

by natasha kwok I designboom

nestled in between two mountains, MA house features three pavilions that are unified by a roof and the circulation planned around its perimeter.

The post cadaval & solà morales use stone to construct angular house in rural mexico appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

09 Feb 10:40

These Funny Photos Show A Rather Annoying Crow Irritating An Eagle

by dmitry


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency

The crow tirelessly circles the bird of prey and repeatedly lands on his head – much to the crows displeasure. The encounter was spotted by Greaves Henriksen in Tamilnadu, India. The 52-year-old amateur photographer believes the eagle was sitting close to a nest, which the crow was trying to defend. Here: A crow lands on the eagles head much to the eagles displeasure.


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency


Greaves B. Henriksen/Caters News Agency

08 Feb 12:12

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

by Costanza

Situé à côté d’un fleuve, ce cottage a été réalisé par Mizuishi Architects Atelier in Japan. Construite dans un espace minuscule de forme triangulaire, la maison est agencée d’une façon très surprenante, un véritable défi en matière de décoration d’intérieur, qui se révèle parfaitement réussi. A découvrir en images ci-dessous.

07 Feb 21:54

marc goodwin photographs the workplaces of architecture’s biggest firms

by philip stevens I designboom

the ongoing series offers a rare look at the studios of ma yansong, renzo piano, and david chipperfield.

The post marc goodwin photographs the workplaces of architecture’s biggest firms appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

07 Feb 20:26

Cliff collapses in Hawaii, causing a firehose of lava.



Cliff collapses in Hawaii, causing a firehose of lava.

07 Feb 16:05

Russian Journal by Robert Capa

by Costanza

Le livre « A Russian Journal », publié en 1948 par The Viking Press, rend compte du voyage de John Steinbeck, écrivain, et Robert Capa, photo-journaliste, en URSS pendant l’année 1947.

Un reportage incroyablement vrai et percutant ayant comme intention d’illustrer la vie dans l’Union Soviétique sous Staline, pendant les premières années de la Guerre Froide. Un document historique de valeur inestimable.

Location : USSR. Ukraine. Kiev / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Moscow / Date : 1947

Location : USSR / Date : 1947 / Title : Statues of Stalin with Lenin.

Location : USSR. Ukraine, Kiev / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Ukraine, Kiev / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Ukraine, Kiev / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Ukraine / Date : 1947 / Title : Shevchenko collective farm

Location : Ukraine / Date : August, 1947 / Title : Families of a collective farm seated for a meal.

Location : USSR. Ukraine, Kiev / Date : 1947 / Title : Destroyed monastery on cliffs above Dnieper river

Location : USSR. Moscow / Title : Gum department store

Location : USSR. Ukraine / Date : 1947 / Title : Reaping wheat on Shevchenko collective farm

Location : USSR / Date : 1947 / Title : Moscow’s Red Square with the Church of St Basil in the background

Location : USSR. Ukraine, Kiev / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Ukraine / Date : 1947 / Title : Reaping wheat on Shevchenko collective farm.

Location : USSR. Moscow / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Moscow / Date : 1947

Location : USSR. Moscow / Date : September 1947.

Location : USSR. Stalingrad / Date : 1947 / Title : Women walking in a deserted landscape.

Location : USSR. Stalingrad / Date : 1947

07 Feb 14:58

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