Yuni Kim Lang‘s hair piece made me look. Beautifully absurd.
Luzinterruptus carried out one of their most popular installations Literature vs. Traffic in Toronto. The piece points out, in a very poetic way, the battle between pedestrians and vehicles going on in most of the world’s large cities.
Luzinterruptus wants literature to take over the streets and conquer public spaces, freely offering those passersby a traffic-free place which, for some hours, will succumb to the humble power of the written word.
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My friend Céline, founder of Slow Factory is one of the most courageous women I know. She uses fashion as a tool for social and environmental change. On cooler days like today, I always leave my house wearing one of her Slow Factory scarves. Her recent Women That Inspire collection is a thing of beauty.
You’re an inspiration, Céline!
“Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”
Part of a post by Maria Popova in which she shares 10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings.
What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse of the future — and American companies are taking notice: Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else
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If only more people would realize that being kind and generous is the biggest lifehack of all.
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) October 20, 2016
Soviet Innerness is a touching photo project showcasing forgotten interiors walls in former Soviet Bloc nations. Absolutely beautiful! So many stories that want to be told. Well done, Elena Amabili and Alessandro Calvaresi!
(This brings back memories: For my thesis in 1999, I created a 200 page photo book on the beauty in the mundane!)
Psst… Tattly is currently running a Stoop Sale! (Think the Brooklyn version of a Yard or Garage sale) Use discount code STOOPSALE20, it ends Sunday!
The idea behind the FOMO Survival Kit made me chuckle. It’s a student project by Lara Défayes, a fresh Media & Interaction design graduate of ECAL in Lausanne.
(FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out)
Part of the beauty of owning vinyl is the artwork and too often it sits in a crate. Now Playing is a wall-mounted holder for your vinyl that displays the cover in all it’s glory. So simple.
New life goal: Office slide that takes you outside and not just one floor down, like we’ve seen in so many startup offices.
If I was a photographer I would jump on buying the Palette Controllers for faster and more convenient photo retouching.