April 24, 2014

rubyetc:

a story in post it notes

(Source: rubyetc, via washingtonpost)

April 22, 2014
explore-blog:

What an amazing story: Beloved children’s book illustrator Eric Carle spent his life fascinated by a photograph of him at age 3, embracing a little girl whose name he never found out. His most recent book, Friends, was inspired by that enchanting and mysterious photograph. Now, 82 years later, Carl and his little friend were reunited.

On Easter Sunday, almost 82 years after the photograph was taken, Eric Carle learned his friend was not only alive. She was ready for his call. Her name is Florence Ciani Trovato; at 85, she’s a few months older than Eric, and shares his vibrancy. 

Read the full story here, and treat yourself to his wonderful Friends.

explore-blog:

What an amazing story: Beloved children’s book illustrator Eric Carle spent his life fascinated by a photograph of him at age 3, embracing a little girl whose name he never found out. His most recent book, Friends, was inspired by that enchanting and mysterious photograph. Now, 82 years later, Carl and his little friend were reunited.

On Easter Sunday, almost 82 years after the photograph was taken, Eric Carle learned his friend was not only alive. She was ready for his call. Her name is Florence Ciani Trovato; at 85, she’s a few months older than Eric, and shares his vibrancy. 

Read the full story here, and treat yourself to his wonderful Friends.

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April 20, 2014
nevver:

Lisa Congdon

nevver:

Lisa Congdon

(via washingtonpost)

April 18, 2014

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

(via washingtonpost)

April 16, 2014
The Amazing Tale of the Cherry Pit from Space

newyorker:

Michael Lemonick on the story about a cherry tree that has at least some scientists flummoxed: http://nyr.kr/RpSBua

“Back in 2008, at the behest of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, astronauts carried two hundred and sixty-five cherry pits from a nationally beloved,…

This article is very cute. Japanese space cherries: what’s not to love?

(Source: newyorker.com)

March 24, 2014
#obsessed

#obsessed

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March 22, 2014

This is lovely. And really reminded me of Wild Ones, which everyone should read.

March 18, 2014
washingtonpost:

THANKS, Obama.

Hahahahaha this is nuts but also really clever marketing.

washingtonpost:

THANKS, Obama.

Hahahahaha this is nuts but also really clever marketing.

February 28, 2014

zoezinnia:

jennilee:

While You Were Steeping: Geoff McFetridge (by Bigelow Website Team)

Love everything about this.

Perfect.

February 24, 2014

gohelloflo:

Last night as I was watching the Olympics Closing Ceremony my attention was immediately caught by this new Cover Girl commercial.

The commercial features Ellen Degeneres, Queen Latifa, PINK, and others looking straight into the camera telling us all that #GirlsCan do.

Yes, there will be critics calling out the products we’re being sold to make us look more beautiful. But, however you choose to look at this commercial, we’re loving the mainstreaming of this feminist message.

Alright, I have a contentious relationship with Covergirl advertising, but I love this a lot.

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