We Are All Made of Star Stuff

And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in every thing. I would not change it.

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Joint Perspectives, a young design studio based in London formed by María Meller and Mirja Sick, recently completed a sideboard inspired by discarded pieces of materials the encountered around the shop.

Using copper and oak, the irregularity of the pieces, which were laid side by side to create the design, has an intense visual impact.
The pieces of copper and oak are in different stages of their lives – from old weathered oak is matched up with sheets of copper left outside for a month. Each piece of oak was cut individually, so they don’t line up, creating a sculptural effect and hiding the storage inside.

More: Oak and Copper Sideboard by Joint Perspectives - Design Milk

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Joint Perspectives, a young design studio based in London formed by María Meller and Mirja Sick, recently completed a sideboard inspired by discarded pieces of materials the encountered around the shop.

Using copper and oak, the irregularity of the pieces, which were laid side by side to create the design, has an intense visual impact.

The pieces of copper and oak are in different stages of their lives – from old weathered oak is matched up with sheets of copper left outside for a month. Each piece of oak was cut individually, so they don’t line up, creating a sculptural effect and hiding the storage inside.

More: Oak and Copper Sideboard by Joint Perspectives - Design Milk

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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

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Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

I had a professor who dreamed of studying how people read - posture, location, furniture, surrounding noise, etc.

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With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Since its release, Minecraft has become that doorway for a great many players of all ages and demographics, especially those that might not label themselves as a “gamer.” Like Farmville or Candy Crush, it is entry-level gaming. Minecraft is casual; there are no explosions or politics or machismo-heavy protagonists. You are in control of its world and it is only as difficult as you want to make it.
What Microsoft has essentially done is buy a very popular doorway. As new players enter the world of video games through Minecraft, either in its current or possible future versions, Microsoft will now be the doorman ushering that player into its game room instead of the competition’s.
Photo Credit:  Miles Willis/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

nprplays:

With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Since its release, Minecraft has become that doorway for a great many players of all ages and demographics, especially those that might not label themselves as a “gamer.” Like Farmville or Candy Crush, it is entry-level gaming. Minecraft is casual; there are no explosions or politics or machismo-heavy protagonists. You are in control of its world and it is only as difficult as you want to make it.

What Microsoft has essentially done is buy a very popular doorway. As new players enter the world of video games through Minecraft, either in its current or possible future versions, Microsoft will now be the doorman ushering that player into its game room instead of the competition’s.

Photo Credit:  Miles Willis/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

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