Behind the Scenes of La Belle et La Bete

fastcompany:

Kids Need A Flashlight To Read This Adorable Pop-up Book

Motion Silhouette tells a story through its shadows.

Reading by flashlight when you’re supposed to be asleep is practically a rite of passage for kids. An adorable new children’s book celebrates that tradition.

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peachybeam:

Sailor Moon on the runway

Koan: Mugler FW 1992, Setsuna: Chanel FW 1992, Serenity: Dior Haute Couture SS 1992, Hotaru: Mugler FW 1992, Calaveras: Christian Lacroix Haute Couture FW 1992

urban-tank:

Kendin Yap Kentsel Tasarım: Merasimsiz İyileştirme Pratikleri

Chicago Üniversitesi’nden Gordon Douglas, 14 şehirde Kendin Yap (DIY) Kentsel Tasarım projelerinin izini sürüyor. Sokak banklarından trafik işaretlerine örnekler veren proje, bu tarz çalışmaların kentsel politikalar ve bölge halkı için geniş kapsamlı etkilerini araştırıyor.

Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement”

Gordon Douglas from Chicago University, examines several DIY Urban Design Projects in 14 different cities across United States. From street benches to traffic signs, these projects make us realize the impact of small sized projects on local communities and urban policies.

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In Turkey, tea is shared in the same way as a handshake in the United States; when you meet someone, whether for the thousandth time or a first time, you have a glass together. Tea in Turkey isn’t just a drink. It’s a ritual deeply ingrained into the fabric of day-to-day social life. Because of this, the way tea is brewed in Turkey is very different from the way it is done in the United States.

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From a design perspective, it’s hard not to admire the Turkish teakettle. Distilled to the essence of its function, the çaydanlık solves many problems at once.

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— A design ode to Turkish tea. Compare and contrast with George Orwell’s 11 golden rules for brewing the perfect (British) cup of tea. (via explore-blog)

murphyandrew:

Gifts Under $50 for Creative People

What do you get the person who thinks differently? Whether they are a writer, designer or just a naturally creative person. Getting them a gift that they will love can be a challenge. We have compiled a list of several great products that are sure to inspire a few ideas.

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