What is the reason to follow the calendar? Don`t mind what day it is today … just live
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Beautiful take on the calendar.
I’m a drawer
I’m a drawer sometimes.
Photograph by Alex Prager
Prager’s colorful, elaborately staged photographs of crowds, on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from Nov. 23, 2013 – March 9, 2013, comprise the artist’s most ambitious project to date.
The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer make music hack games and start coding.
I would have gone nuts for something like this starting when I was 9 years old to now! That’s right, I have a 15in MB Pro with still not enough processing power and I want this DIY kit. Why? First because it’s pretty, and because it’s an adorable but realistic idea, but mostly because I know it would be one of the most rewarding things to use a computer I put together myself, even for simple tasks like Pong. For those reasons, especially the last, this is a superb idea for all children. The world is only going to get more digital, more internet, more computer science (to use some unscientific phrases). Kids need to learn code, and they need to understand how the mini computers in their pockets work. I wish I knew a child to buy this for!
P.S. I’m thinking I could do this for cheaper by myself since I am not a kid but an adult woman. I will look into it.
Water, Grass, Cloud, GIF, C. Tripp. 2013.
A gallery of reader-submitted images from high-rise living in cities around the world. So beautiful and poignant. My favorite is from Havana, Cuba. From The New York Times.
This is a really cute concept. It employs the idea of the car being “one of the family” like pet dogs. I love the comparison between the dog breeds and car models. I think most of them are spot on. If I was in a car-buying place in life, I would definitely give Volkswagen a look for this campaign—and probably develop an emotional connection to a specific car based on the dog personality associated with it. Via Fast Company Co.Create
And the commercial is darling, too.
Cool is a sword to live and die by, a binary system that pits you against others. It requires not only love, but hate: a rejection of the mainstream. Or the alternative. Whatever.
Because the conscious pursuit of cool is a sacrifice: to win the approval of the elite or mainstream alike means the loss of autonomy, the exchange of one establishment for another. This kind of coolness is less an act than a reaction, the satisfying friction of opposition—without realizing the constant churn is merely capitalism at work. Cool is more of a dead end than ever: The same Internet that provides the shovels to dig so deeply through pop culture allows for coolness’ immediate mainstream co-option.
The true meaning of “cool”—especially in relation to society and to our relationships with other people—displayed.
A 12-year-old boy falls in love with his neighbor’s derelict 1977 Volkswagen camper van, and after much persistence, and bartering some yard work, brings the van home.
This is a wonderful story. I’m impressed and inspired with this family that worked so hard to bring this classic and incomparable vehicle back to life. And not just to life, but also back to regular use! It made a lot of sense that Ian’s mom Lesley studied at Parsons School of Design. Her eye for design probably led her to believe in Ian’s passion. My parents would have never agreed to this! What a beautiful vehicle.
I need to get my hands on a VW van soon, especially now that Volkswagen is stopping assembly. Alas, I will probably have to wait until I have my own driveway and some money to spare.
The companies are offering co-branded note-taking products for a digital age.
This is really cool! This is perfect for insane list-makers who like writing things down and love the functionality of Post-its, but want everything accessible all the time and digitally (like myself). Obviously it’s kind of frustrating that you have to buy whole new sets of Post-its (especially if you buy them in bulk and already have a ton ….), but it’s fun and functional advancement in digital organization.
With Post-it Notes, color plays a major role. The lineup for the new Post-it Super Sticky Notes includes electric blue, electric yellow, neon pink, and limeade.
I love that limeade is an officially recognized color.