Necklaces for Different Necklines Created by Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style here. There’s also a link to Polyvore for all the individual pieces. First seen on Donatella’s inspiration & realisation Facebook page.
3D Printing Photo Booth | That’s So Cool!
One of the reasons I started a blog was because I kept seeing awesome stuff on the internet that I wanted to share with other people and here is a perfect example! These figurines are of actual real people - and if you’re in Japan and willing to hand over the dosh ($238 to $476 depending on the size!) you can get one made too! Once you’ve made your appointment, you stand perfectly still for fifteen minutes whilst the technicians scan you, and then ‘you’ are created on a colour 3D printer! Not only is this just super cool, but wouldn’t it be great for travel photos (you’ll always look perfect!) or even for the top of your wedding cake!? I’m gonna save up my pennies so I can do this on my Japan trip!
1st Charm: As a mature woman, you finally learn how to throw a wicked and beautiful punch as we tread beautifully in our high heeled shoes.
2nd Charm: A mature woman will use her own money to buy her own bag to create her own story.
3rd Charm: A mature woman always has a friend who will…
Rock Ed Philippines partnered with the National Youth Commission (NYC) and theCommission on Human Rights (CHR) in an educational stretch called “The Memory Quarter.” From Sept 21, the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines until Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, the three groups will focus on a campaign called “TANDAAN. KALAYAAN. ALAGAAN.” (#TKA) This is the first of a series of animated videos by graphic novel writer and artist Arnold Arre depicting scenes and lessons we take from the dark years of Martial rule in the country. We encourage the use of the videos for educational purposes. Teachers are free to download the files from the internet. We only request that you acknowledge the artist and play the videos in full. (Copyright 2012 Rock Ed, NYC, & CHR.)
It is a nod to all the Filipinos who offered effort, blood, and life to fight for the freedom of our nation. To the thousands of students who offered their best years to the struggle, to all the children of desaparecidos, to all the innocents incarcerated, tortured, and killed, to all the academics who taught their students about justice, to all the parents who lost their sons and daughters because they were deemed rebels and wrong - we offer this campaign.
Feel free to invite representatives from Rock Ed, NYC, and CHR to your schools from now until December 10 for a forum on Human Rights and/or a forum-discussion on “The Lessons of Martial Law.”
Remember, we are free because Filipinos who came before us fought for us. Today was the tomorrow they dreamed of, therefore it is our responsibility to hand over a freer, more just Philippines to those who will come after us.
Tandaan. Kalayaan. Alagaan.
GTB/21 Sep 2012
Above: Graphic of one of the solutions San Antonio, Texas implemented to control their flooding issues.
San Antonio, because of its location, is one of the most flood prone cities in North America. Their solutions to handle flooding are multiple and in many ways innovative. Above, they built a spill control tunnel under the city. They have a system of dams located in the surrounding areas to control flooding; in other words they are cognizant of environmental and geographic issues that contribute to flooding.
While our current fascination is with trash management and garbage control; the fact of the matter is because of Metro Manila’s location we will always be prone to massive flooding. Hence, we have to think a little bigger and a little wider in developing solutions to address our flood problems. Other countries and cities offer templates, models, and solutions that we can borrow from.
We have a historical proclivity for flooding, while the trash issue has compounded that problem in recent decades, flooding is not a recent development. It is a centuries long issue tied directly to our location. Metro Manila has a bay, it has multiple rivers, it borders a major shallow lake, and it at the foot of a mountain ranges (thus making us susceptible to run-off). Additionally, a number of areas in Metro Manila are below sea-level. We are geographically pre-disposed to flooding. Any true and effective package of solutions must keep that in mind.
Flood management is not a simple one-off solution (like trash management), nor will it be easily solved in years. The time to properly address our issues will be measured in decades. Best we start thinking like that.
Note: For more information on San Antonio’s flood control solutions (of which they are constantly refining and adding to) please visit the San Antonio River Authority website.
iPhone Phone Dock | iRetrofone
It surprises a lot of people that I hatetalking on the phone. Not because I don’t like talking (oh I do. I really do) It’s because I hate talking on a mobile. Mobile phones are too small and get too hot. I prefer using a normal phone but I get free calls on my mobile… grr! This is like the perfect solution and is also incredibly cool! I can not only talk for hours, I can also pretend that I’m on Mad Men!
My Dearest Kaya,
I’m writing this in April of the year 2012, skin glowing from the kiss of the Palawan sun, head still rocking from the turbulence that jostled our tiny plane as we prepared to land back in Manila.
This is the return from a trip that was initially supposed to be about…