Fela Kuti’s Queens

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Love. You. A’dam.

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Skating on Prinzengracht next to Noordermarkt. I could cry, this is so beautiful.

Amsterdam’s Canal Fairyland > The Global Mail

That’s why I always…

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catalhoyuk

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Neolithic Anatolian settlement extraordinaire.

Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong – The Blues Are Brewin

Occupy Design: Visual Tools for the 99 Percent

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On writing: Kurt Vonnegut

Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way — although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something. A petition to the mayor about a pothole in front of your house or a love letter to the girl next door will do.

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Original Goths in 20 Scenes From A Mall In 1990

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Faceted Planter by (mgmy) on Etsy

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Completely amazing planters by Greenpoint’s mgmy – from etsy.com

Sebastien Verdon

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Genius of the day: Charlotte Perriand

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“The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living – living in harmony with man’s deepest drives and with his adopted or fabricated environment.”

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Anish Kapoor: Monumenta 2011 – Leviathan

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It is in that golden stain of time that we are to look for the real light

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Armadillo handbag. Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

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Breathtaking YSL campaign

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Louie Cordero

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Artem Gridin

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Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh’s 1 Litre Faucet #design cuts #waste, increases awareness of #water use

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Now here’s a great idea: a design that limits the amount of water released in one blast, to make you more conscious of how much water you need, and how much you waste. Can you believe a tap dispenses 6 litres of water in 30 seconds? A classy design that will change the way you think about water use every day.

It’s so perfect for a drought-afflicted country like Australia that it should be standard in every new development.

Best of London #fashion week: Jenny Postle patching it together at Central St. Martins

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to do: get (or #build) a sprouter… maybe some eggshells and cartons will do the trick? #rawfood #DIY

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Best of London #fashion week: Bethan Silverwood’s fantastic ponchos at Central St. Martins

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Loveliest of lovely things are they, On earth, that soonest pass away

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The Girl Store

The site asks visitors to “buy a girl her life back” by donating school materials to girls in India — thus helping prevent the common practice that its title alludes to. Visitors can scroll through a gallery of girls (the images are models, but names and ages belong to real girls) and choose who to purchase shoes, a uniform, pencils, or books for. When all of the items a girl needs in order to be allowed to attend school are purchased, the site displays an “off to school” label over her image.

Girls whose names are on the site are among the 57,000 that Nanhi Kali helps educate in India, a country where female children are often seen as economic burdens and more than half of women are illiterate. Because their families are often reluctant or unable to pay for their education and dowries, they are at risk of being sold into slavery or marriage at an early age.

- from Mashable

ON/OFF wall

French design firm Quarks has created a tactile “switch,” a fusion of paint and embedded electronic mechanisms that enable a wall to act as an electronic switch.
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