Take a look at that cephalopod. Caffeinated? I’m gonna say yes.
Most schools in rural India lack basic facilities like desks. Students have to sit on the floor with their backs hunched for hours. Aarambh, an NGO that works with children, worked with agency DDB Mudra Group Ahmedabad to create a desk that doubles as a school bag made from discarded cartons. Help Desk plays an important role in improving the quality of education in rural India, and has just been awarded a D&AD White Pencil 2014.
Pictures courtesy of D&AD/DDB Mudra Group
5.16 - Golden Platonic
The points of an Icosahedron (one of the 5 Platonic Solids) an be made by intersecting 3 Golden rectangles (based on the proportion Phi - 1:1.618 - the Golden Ratio). An icosahedron has 20 triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. See also: Icosahedron Golden Rectangules.
In geometry, a Golden rectangle is a rectangle whose side lengths are in the golden ratio, 1 : (1+sqrt(5))/2 , which is 1: φ (the Greek letterphi), where φ is approximately 1.618. A Golden rectangle can be constructed with only straightedge and compass by 4 simple steps:
- Construct a simple square
- Draw a line from the midpoint of one side of the square to an opposite corner
- Use that line as the radius to draw an arc that defines the height of the rectangle
- Complete the golden rectangle
- Source: Golden Rectangle on Wikipedia
Well, I know what I’m doodling tonight.
I’ve uh… been doodling lately.
Floor to ceiling whiskey and ladders everywhere. I’d like to apply for a library card, please. (at Multnomah Whiskey Library)
Currently watching PBS’s Prohibition… sipping a whiskey… and reblogging this Instagram photo here on Tumblr.
Believe in yourself and you can do great things.
Let’s slow down the growth of the great pacific garbage patch. Save a few Octopus while we’re at it.
I am absolutely in love with this watch and this mindless game for it.
Wearable tech is still years away from major adoption, but this little retro gadget feels like the future.
I mean, is there really any value to video on your wrist. Talking into your wrist? Music from your wrist? No thanks.
But information at a glance? Yes please.
Beautiful aesthetic design that feels like jewelry? Like the other watches I own? Yup.
I’ve turned off all notification alerts on my phone. I have everything coming to my Pebble now. Which has also helped me cut down on my notifications in general. There’s something about getting a new season notification from the Netflix app on my wrist that has me wondering why I put up with those notifications on my phone for this long.
Anyway, yeah, Pebble Steel. I’m a fan.
Any other Tumblrs with Pebbles? Any recs from the Pebble App Store?
Pvt. Dmitri Chernenko of the Third (Ukranian) Shock Army poses in NBC gear, The Palms, Connecticut, 1968. A member of the Third’s elite parachute detachment, Chernenko’s unit was the second into the ravaged USA after the bombs fell.
This photo is one of several taken of Chernenko’s unit around and inside The Palms, a lavish country estate owned by Frank Sinatra. Currently, the photos reside in a scrapbook at the Victory Museum in Minsk. Titled “Revenge of the Proletaritat”, they show the Soviet soldiers looting and vandalizing The Palms, some jokingly trying Sinatra’s clothes on over their suits.
Chernenko himself died of leukemia in 1971, testament to the poor quality of Soviet equipment.