This Common Mistake Might Be Costing You Money Ruining Your Clothes

Nobody really likes doing laundry, do they? While it's nice to have clothes that are fresh and clean, the chore itself is a bore. And on top of that, it's tedious — even more so if you're doing it right. Oh yes, there is a wrong and a right way to wash laundry, and you're … Continue reading This Common Mistake Might Be Costing You Money Ruining Your Clothes

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Why Artists Are Allowed to Copy Masterpieces from the World’s Most Prestigious Museums

  Each week this spring, 15 artists will congregate in a special office at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , where they will pick up easels, drop-cloths, and their works-in-progress, before parting ways. Source: Why Artists Are Allowed to Copy Masterpieces from the World’s Most Prestigious Museums

Lola’s First Tour Photo Book

9/6 Lola’s First Tour Photo Book This post just goes to show you that it’s “better late than never” with documenting your life. We took our then 5-month-old daughter out on tour with her dad’s band Mutemath last fall and it was definitely a trip that needed documenting to show her later on all the … Continue reading Lola’s First Tour Photo Book

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Somewhere between The Amazing World of Gumball and Overwatch my youngest son (he's not so young any more) builds Gundam models. Back in my day it was the Spitfire and Chieftain Tank that we assembled from Airfix kits bought from that model shop up on New Street. Source: Rgm-89 Jegan

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The Drama Of Space: The Typology And Dramaturgy Of Interior Spaces

  “The experience of architectural spaces and sequences of spaces is formed by the way they are staged. Understanding, formulating, analyzing, and preparing this dramaturgical repertoire for design use is the subject of spatial dramaturgy,” writes Holger Kleine, author and professor of conceptual spatial design at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany, summarizing … Continue reading The Drama Of Space: The Typology And Dramaturgy Of Interior Spaces

The Mauritania Railway: backbone of the Sahara

Mauritania, on the northwest coast of Africa, is characterised by arid desert plains that make most of the country non-arable. Beneath the surface, however, the land is rich in the iron ore that sustains the Mauritanian economy. Since 1963, the Mauritania Railway, running 704 kilometres (roughly 440 miles) across unforgiving terrain, has connected the country’s … Continue reading The Mauritania Railway: backbone of the Sahara

COLOMBOS

The decorative pigeon is a metaphor of the carrier pigeon and a caring message from DAM - always happy to welcome you. Its name - Colombo - is inspired by the etymology of pigeon (“columbus”) and also in the navigator and explorer Cristóvão Colombo. The Colombo pigeon flies by day and by night, expressing the … Continue reading COLOMBOS

Geometric Tattoos: An Update from Stanislaw Wilczynski

Former IT tech now tattooist for the last five years, Stanislaw Wilczynski (aka digimatism) is all about producing clean-looking geometric compositions that are inspired by “abstract expressionism, minimalism, suprematism, constructive architecture and techno music.” Often geometric forms and lines are the hardest to tattoo, as they require great technical skill to get the ink straight... … Continue reading Geometric Tattoos: An Update from Stanislaw Wilczynski

Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers

If you saw my pizza post from earlier this week then you might know that I’m on a bit of a protein-kick. I’ve been experimenting with a bunch of different recipes, aiming to make higher protein plant-based options for myself. Some of my attempts are terrible! But the good ones I’m sharing with you. 😉 … Continue reading Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers

Georgian Grandeur Or Luxurious Victorians? Period Property Restoration

The restoration of period properties is becoming more popular, as people try to recreate the grandeur, glamour and charm relating to certain eras in our heritage. Unfortunately, over time original features such as fireplaces and cornicings have been stripped from many period properties, leaving modern, bland interiors that don’t reflect the grandeur of it’s facade. … Continue reading Georgian Grandeur Or Luxurious Victorians? Period Property Restoration

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Rescam – hit scammers where it hurts

Who has not received an email from an alleged Nigerian relative who urgently wants to deposit an obscene amount of money into our bank account? And who has not been shocked when receiving a warning from Dropbox or Netflix, Apple iTunes in which they urge us to change our password urgently? These scams and fraud seem to be a growth industry. Fortunately, my mail account manages to keep the bulk of the attacks in the spam folder.

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HBO Drops a Teaser Trailer for Fahrenheit 451, Its New Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Classic Dystopian Novel (Open Culture)

From HBO comes the latest teaser trailer for a new adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1953 dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451. Scheduled to debut in May 2018, the new film will feature Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. Ostensibly Fahrenheit 451 is a story about government censorship.

How Creativity is Measured—And Why It’s So Difficult

How Creativity is Measured—And Why It’s So Difficult (artsy.net)

How would the world be different if people had tails? It's an open-ended question that doesn't have a right answer. That's why Marjorie Taylor, a psychologist and professor emerita at the University of Oregon, uses it to measure the creativity of children.

The first Christmas Card – 1846

One of the first edition copies of the original Christmas card was discovered by a housewife in Essex England in 1954.  The quaint old card bears the date of 1843 and the signature of the artist, shows in the centre panel, a family at their festive board, their glasses all raised in a holiday toast.  … Continue reading The first Christmas Card – 1846

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Feedly – get your content to come to you

As a web design professional I like to keep up-to-date as possible with industry news and developments.  Over the years I have been able to develop my own strategies for keeping up with the news that I want to read.  I was sad to see Google Reader go and I used it to keep track … Continue reading Feedly – get your content to come to you

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Wayback machine offers living history

It is not the Tardis however it can still take you back in digital time and space. Nostalgic for the Web of yesteryear - those golden oldie sites that have been severed or erased from their servers?  Then take a wander down memory lane a project aimed at preserving the rapidly changing web. ❝ Information … Continue reading Wayback machine offers living history

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The Importance of Privacy Policy

The collection of accurate personal information from your site users is essential to the health of small and medium businesses. According to a 2006 Singapore research, the adoption of privacy notices is a "fundamental prerequisite for firms soliciting information from their clients". Regardless of the sensitivity of the information being sought privacy notices are vital … Continue reading The Importance of Privacy Policy

Mary Tyler Moore – combined wit and grace

I was saddened to hear of Mary Tylers passing yesterday.  All the TV legends that I grew up with are dying.  She came to represent a style, combining wit and grace, that made her stand out.  Her on-screen persona was enhanced by a raised eyebrow, a well timed nod, or even silence. She introduced television … Continue reading Mary Tyler Moore – combined wit and grace

Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years

A boom in gadgets and a growing middle class has contributed to a spike in e-waste in East and South-East Asia, raising environmental concerns Source: Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years There seems to be and insatiable appetite for these materials. E-waste includes everything from discarded electronic devices … Continue reading Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years

The psychology of stop signs

If yellow is the easiest colour to see why are stops signs red? Yellow is the most natural colour for people to see.  So if that is the case, why would stop signs be red? Colour influences our emotions, while yellow is the easiest colour to see, red is known to cause heightened awareness, excitement … Continue reading The psychology of stop signs