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Seeking Inspiration Midair with @manonwethly

To see more of Manon’s artfully captured images of #flyingstuff, follow @manonwethly.

For Dutch designer Manon Wethlij (@manonwethly), the contents of her arresting #flyingstuff photos are less important than the conversations they provoke. “People are free to see or feel whatever they want in the shapes,” Manon says. “I love that they make people talk to me and ask questions.”

“I studied architecture for two years, then graphic design, but the thing that has always made me happy is photography.” When she found Instagram, Manon says, “it was exactly what I needed to keep my photography enthusiasm alive. I was taking lots of photos every day and just storing them in my computer for no one to see.”

These days, it’s the response to her photos on Instagram that keeps Manon evolving creatively. “Everybody’s enthusiasm encourages me to try new things,” she explains, “It’s sort of addictive.”

smallandtinyhomeideas:

via Wired | hat tip Architizer

Unlike traditional low-cost, temporary disaster relief shelters, Binishells are intended to be permanent fixtures. The technique is speedy and, according to Bini, costs start at just $3,500. A cluster of Binishells might look like a sci-fi film set, but the materials to build one could be found on any job site. “Aside from some special additives, our concrete mix can be sourced locally almost anywhere,” says Nicoló Bini

Binishells were pioneered by Dr. Dante Bini, Nicoló’s father, and the first Binishell, which popped up in 1964, is still standing. All told, over 1,600 Binishells have been built in 23 countries across the globe, including gymnasium-sized shells 120 feet in diameter and tiny bubble-shaped bungalows in the developing world. “Binishells have survived even extreme environments—such as the lava, ash and constant earthquakes on Mount Etna—for almost 50 years,” says Nicoló. The younger Bini is reviving the technique as a way to provide low-cost housing for refugees and displaced people, but believes Binishells could be used and to fabricate schools, military bases, sports stadiums and generally provide architects with a cost-effective way to explore convex construction.

I recommend this vintage mini doc about Binishells if only for the the soundtrack.

Ummmm, want! This is rad and possibly my new ideal home.

(via wardellwarfare)

coffee-liquor-and-lesbians:

old clocktower converted into a penthouse

It’s like a real life Birds of Prey clock tower!!!!!

It’s a lot bigger than I really desire but I wouldn’t be mad if I lived there.

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  1. You are stronger than you realise.
  2. You are crueller than you realise.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.

21 things my father never told me  (via forlornes)

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The Beyoncelogues: Single Ladies

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TOO MUCH INFORMATION

I don’t usually post videos on YouTube so I guess I’ll answer these here. If you read more than one of my answers, send me some love and I’ll send you a thank you!

1: What are you wearing? long sleeve and shorts - it might rain today!
2: Ever been in love? yup
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? yup
4: How tall are you? probably taller than you
5: How much do you weigh? more than a mouse, less than a giraffe
6: Any tattoos? 3 tattoos! I love them all
7: Any piercings? nope, my body rejects them almost instantly 
8: OTP? my ultimate OTP is, and will forever be, Molly and Shane from The L Word
9: Favorite Show? this is a toss up between Bob’s Burgers, Archer, Futurama and Doctor Who (nerd alert)
10: Favorite bands/musical artists? Ellie Goulding, The Neighbourhood, Queen, Explosions In The Sky, Macklemore - just to name a few top favs
11: Something you miss? my best friends, cooler weather, sleeping in
12: Favorite song? This changes periodically but my most listened to song right now is a cover of Your Song by Ellie Goulding
13: How old are you? 25
14: Zodiac sign? Taurus
15: Hair Color? at the moment, it’s super dark brown. It might be changing soon
16: Favorite Quote? I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. - Mike Todd
17: Favorite singer? see number 10
18: Favorite color? coral and grey
19: Loud music or soft? depends on the situation
20: Where do you go when you’re sad? under the covers
21: How long does it take you to shower? 10 minutes…?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? depends on how late I woke up
23: Ever been in a physical fight? no but I have been punched before
24: Turn on? being genuine, being able to make fun of yourself (not taking everything so fucking seriously)
25: Turn off? rudeness
26: The reason I joined Tumblr? I thought I was going to start a blog! but then I just realized I’m lazy
27: Fears? insects, aggressive/angry humans
28: Last thing that made you cry? probably a cat gif - no! I cried from laughter the other day :)
29: Last time you cried? see above
30: Meaning behind your url? i’m rad and I’m from Texas
31: Last book you read? book…? what does this word mean?
32: Last song you listened to? Spun by Grouplove
33: Last show you watched? Probably an episode from season 6 of The L Word
34: Last person you talked to? a telemarketer at my job
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? good friend
36: Favorite food? AVOCADOS, burgers, tacos
37: Place you want to visit? London
38: Last place you were at? home
39: Do you have a crush? kinda - does it count if I’ve never even met her? (hashtag Hannah Hart)
40: Last time you kissed someone? if my dog counts (which he does), last night
41: Last time you were insulted and what was it? yesterday, don’t know, couldn’t hear her
42: What color underwear are you wearing? (I had to check to see if I had some on…)
43: What color shirt are you wearing? grey
44: What color bottoms are you wearing? black
45: Wearing any bracelets? yep
46: Last sport you played? *obnoxious laughter* you’re joking, right?
47: Last song you sang? Mine by Beyonce
48: Last prank call you remember doing? uuuuuuuuh, when I was like 10?
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? last night
50: Favorite movie? top 5 (in no particular order): The Birdcage, Dirty Dancing, The Little Mermaid, The Hangover, The Big Lebowski

Alright yall, send me your questions or thoughts on this. And if you’re brave enough, you should answer these and repost them for me to see. xo

wardellwarfare:

theheatofthesouth:

1. First cut up some strawberries and soak em in vodka for as long as you can bear to wait (if you do it overnight it’s even better)
2. Then add some lemonade.
3. Stir and serve with mint.
4. Be drunk.

theradtexan NOW

wardellwarfare:

theheatofthesouth:

1. First cut up some strawberries and soak em in vodka for as long as you can bear to wait (if you do it overnight it’s even better)
2. Then add some lemonade.
3. Stir and serve with mint.
4. Be drunk.

theradtexan NOW

YEEEEEEESSSSSS. Sat after work?

Things you’re doing wrong every day: everything.

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craftbeerlibrary:

What is this sorcery?

craftbeerlibrary:

What is this sorcery?

CAN WE FOCUS ON THOSE LOWS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS?!

CAN WE FOCUS ON THOSE LOWS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS?!

JULY. IT’S JULY IN TEXAS AND IT’S SEVENTY FIVE DEGREEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!

JULY. IT’S JULY IN TEXAS AND IT’S SEVENTY FIVE DEGREEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!

rachelsuggs:

Another piece I did for an assignment last semester which also goes with the pattern I just posted. I’ve been trying to feel more comfortable with photoshop without incorporating traditional media into it. I’m not giving up on painting, but I do want to find a quicker way to meet deadlines and be a little more flexible.

rachelsuggs:

Another piece I did for an assignment last semester which also goes with the pattern I just posted. I’ve been trying to feel more comfortable with photoshop without incorporating traditional media into it. I’m not giving up on painting, but I do want to find a quicker way to meet deadlines and be a little more flexible.