01 9 / 2014

theinformationdump:

marauderofrp:

So I stumbled across this really useful thing which I use for writing and wanted to share it with you all.

(source: changingminds.org)

The eyes are often called, with some justification, ‘the windows of the soul’ as they can send many different…

01 9 / 2014

thisbigcity:

publicdesignfestival:

The act of lying in public space is often uncommon or (worse still) prohibited. Not in the park of the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland), where Mikołaj Smoleński has upset ordinary. Within the sixth edition of Archi-box series, he has created Polegiwacz, a temporary architecture designed to lie down and relax. 

Photos by Krzystof Smyk _ All rights reserved.

Want to go to there.

01 9 / 2014

thisbigcity:

nybg:

A Brief Survey of Vertical Gardens, Skyscrapers, and Edible Restaurants
Notice the bevy of green architectural concepts floating around the internet? I don’t mean the office building proposals with low carbon footprints, or novel approaches to solar farms. I’m talking about literal green concepts—bringing the bounty of the farm to urban landscapes.
Flavorwire has put together a stack of innovative and inspiring “plant buildings,” all with one thing in common: they’re taking after Patrick Blanc in a big way. Thanks to the French botanist’s Orchid Show designs here at the NYBG, New Yorkers are getting a taste of his creative ambition. The Green Man’s vertical gardens, or mur végétal, have directly or indirectly inspired everything from skyscraper farms to edible restaurants, and the author phrases Blanc’s legacy succinctly.

" … Our favorite green-haired botanist has helped to usher in the post-industrial era’s successor—a new design epoch that we think should be classified as The Age of the Plant."

Click through for a few of the more daring ideas being courted in countries around the world. —MN

How many of these ideas have been realized or are in the process of this? Any vertical gardens in your city?

thisbigcity:

nybg:

A Brief Survey of Vertical Gardens, Skyscrapers, and Edible Restaurants

Notice the bevy of green architectural concepts floating around the internet? I don’t mean the office building proposals with low carbon footprints, or novel approaches to solar farms. I’m talking about literal green concepts—bringing the bounty of the farm to urban landscapes.

Flavorwire has put together a stack of innovative and inspiring “plant buildings,” all with one thing in common: they’re taking after Patrick Blanc in a big way. Thanks to the French botanist’s Orchid Show designs here at the NYBG, New Yorkers are getting a taste of his creative ambition. The Green Man’s vertical gardens, or mur végétal, have directly or indirectly inspired everything from skyscraper farms to edible restaurants, and the author phrases Blanc’s legacy succinctly.

" … Our favorite green-haired botanist has helped to usher in the post-industrial era’s successor—a new design epoch that we think should be classified as The Age of the Plant."

Click through for a few of the more daring ideas being courted in countries around the world. —MN

How many of these ideas have been realized or are in the process of this? Any vertical gardens in your city?

01 9 / 2014

josiesimonet:

Model Favour Kibali 

Styled by Katelynn Bartiromo

(via skadichan)

01 9 / 2014

putthison:

It’s On Sale: Filson Stuff

Sierra Trading Post just received a large shipment of new Filson items. Included are some of Filson’s bags, which are pictured above. As usual, to get the best prices, you’ll want to use one of Sierra’s many discount codes. They mail a new one out every day to their DealFlyer newsletter subscribers and post them on their Facebook page (the codes are different, so it’s good to both sign up for their newsletter and check their Facebook page). With the code, you an expect to knock another 30-45% off. 

01 9 / 2014

(Source: simpatie, via art-and-sterf)

31 8 / 2014

heecawroo:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

thank you

(Source: eplans.com, via washingtondlc)

31 8 / 2014

(Source: legit-writing-tips, via thewritingcafe)

31 8 / 2014

patriciahandschiegel:

I want to talk a little about cancer.

If you are not aware, cancer is caused by damage to the DNA within your body’s cells. The reason the medical community tells you to eat a diet that helps fight cancer is because what we eat, drink and breathe in our bodies is directly pulled into the cell…

30 8 / 2014

fashioninfographics:

24-piece Year Round Wardrobe
Via

fashioninfographics:

24-piece Year Round Wardrobe

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30 8 / 2014

maptitude1:

This map imagines the political boundaries of Europe (and surrounding areas) in 2100, after the ice caps have melted.

maptitude1:

This map imagines the political boundaries of Europe (and surrounding areas) in 2100, after the ice caps have melted.

(via writersyoga)

29 8 / 2014

wildcat2030:

Infobesium: The aggregate (data) matter of (unprocessed) information in the modern hyperconnected mind.

Infobesium: A new kind of (emergent?) matter composed mainly of residue data, perceived (read or heard) by a modern hyperconnected mind and unprocessed, therefore remaining untouched by critical thought.

Infobesium: A byproduct of being subjected to a constant stream of infodata that has no possible way of being either accommodated ,digested or spat out for its sheer quantity, memetic attractiveness and perceptual saturation. 

related terms

Infobesity :The illness resulting from consuming too much information that the current mind cannot process.

Infobesiology :Defines itself as the future possible science of researching, finding and eliminating the causes processes and consequences of too much unprocessed and non digested infodata.

Please suggest usages

29 8 / 2014

hermajestyhelps:

I’ve decided to put some archetypes together and explain them to help spark some ideas for your character. Archetypes are credited to this site.

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29 8 / 2014

rphelper:

hello095:

I have the worst luck. I’ve broken five computers and four laptops but I’ve finally learnt my lesson. After losing my work so many times, I have been great at rewriting because I’d never backed anything up.

Take it from me:

  • Even if you backup your work in one…

29 8 / 2014

compoundchem:

Some pretty cool news: Compound Interest is now a contributing blog to Business Insider! This won’t affect the posts on the main site in any way, it just means that some posts will also feature on Business Insider’s Science page, spreading chemistry funs far and wide. The first post is the first of the chemical warfare graphics from a few days ago (on the Compound Interest site here if you missed it).

compoundchem:

Some pretty cool news: Compound Interest is now a contributing blog to Business Insider! This won’t affect the posts on the main site in any way, it just means that some posts will also feature on Business Insider’s Science page, spreading chemistry funs far and wide. 

The first post is the first of the chemical warfare graphics from a few days ago (on the Compound Interest site here if you missed it).

(via fixyourwritinghabits)