It’s no secret that the essence of Broccoli City derives from the energy of youth. So when we began to build out an idea that became known as the Smile Project – a premier, family friendly street carnival–it was a foregone conclusion that we’d enlist the partnership of some of DC’s remarkable young students. Enter the sustainability patrols: a program employed by the District Department of Environment, consisting of DC Public School students who are selected each year to ensure the sustainability of their schools. Now, I’ve been introduced to some super dope educational concepts over the years, but this program takes it to another level! Considering I was a safety patrol in my day; an honor I held at the highest regard, this new version of what that position entails reflects the times in which we now live adequately. [Read more...]
David Eppley’s “Flatbush Trees” installation really brightens up the neighborhood!
Technology companies have been trying to make computers speak “naturally” since before the PC was first introduced. Now, with more advanced software and an elaborately crafted process, companies are getting closer to making computer-human interaction seamless. In this feature, take a look at how Nuance Communications, the company behind Siri, makes machines that can talk to us. [Read more...]
The following is an excerpt from “1,227 Quite Interesting Facts” [W.W. Norton, $15.95], a collection of difficult to believe yet entirely true miscellanea, assembled by the creators of British quiz show, “QI.”
1. One in ten European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
2. Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.
3. British spies stopped using semen as invisible ink because it began to smell if it wasn’t fresh.
4. A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops. [Read more...]
Focus on this excellent series and collection by photographer Emily Blincoe based in Texas. All candy and sweets were stored and arranged in colors and themes. Everything is to be discovered through its “Sugar Series.” [Read more...]
Artist and photographer Carl Warner began his career in landscape and still photography, working many years in the advertising industry. Seeking new inspiration and direction one day, he happened upon a market with Portobello mushrooms that reminded him of trees from an alien world. This would become his first foodscape and the start of a new and exciting direction in his career. See All [Read more...]
If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by Spanish graphic designer Jesús Prudencio. [Read more...]
When: Saturday, September 21st at 9am-Noon
Where: Surfas in Culver City (8777 W Washington Blvd)
What: A chance for urban farmers, backyard growers and community gardeners throughout Los Angeles to showcase the best produce from their summer gardens!
Participants can submit produce in one of three categories:
Tastiest tomato: a chance to share your favorite tomato varietals with your friends and neighbors.
Edible Oddity: anything from oversize pumpkins to unusual crop varieties are fair game.
Best-in-show: A subjective evaluation by the judges of the most “impressive” vegetable submission.
A panel of three urban farming experts – Kevin West, author of Saving the Season; Brandon McEachern of Broccoli City; and Renee Gunther of Daily Organics – will then select the winners for each category and award prizes.
Following the state fair portion of the event, Kevin West will conduct a cooking demonstration, where he will prepare a homemade tomato sauce using tomatoes from the event.
To reserve your spot in the state fair competition, please send an email to StateFair@farmscapegardens.com with your name and the category(s) in which you would like to submit produce. Participation will be limited to the first 25 submissions in each category. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome, although we cannot guarantee space (capacity is 85 people).
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We’ve all heard that food is the best medicine, but a new study out of the University of Arizona found that nutrient-dense foods could also be useful as topical applications. According to researcher Sally Dickinson, a naturally occurring compound in broccoli is loaded with chemopreventive properties. The nutrient is known as Sulforaphan, and if added to the list of ingredients in sunscreen, could dramatically increase the products cancer-preventing properties. “Sulforaphane is the kind of compound that has so many incredible theoretical applications if the dosage is measured properly,” Dickinson says. “We already know that it is very effective in blocking sunburns, and we have seen cases where it can induce protective enzymes in the skin.”
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Photographer Andrew B. Myers presents snapshots of a high quality and often funny and very well thought out. With successful compositions and quirky look, Canadian artist reveals the extent of his talent. To see [Read more...]
Thought-provoking quotes – seemingly simple, yet interestingly profound phrases that have the power to get our minds thinking straight.
1. Dealing with Problems
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
In the world of advertising, logo design & branding is one of the key pillars of a company’s identity. The amount of thought and work that goes behind the seemingly simplest of logos would boggle the mind of any advertising outsider. (Above) GoodWill: The iconic smiling face is in fact the ‘G’ in Goodwill zoomed in an cropped slightly. Clever For more logos
In the world of advertising, logo design & branding is one of the key pillars of a company’s identity. The amount of thought and work that goes behind the seemingly simplest of logos would boggle the mind of any advertising outsider.
(Above) GoodWill: The iconic smiling face is in fact the ‘G’ in Goodwill zoomed in an cropped slightly. Clever
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Too often, a conversation results in wasted time — and nothing productive to show for it. Whether you’ve run into someone at a conference or you have a scheduled call, you can use specific tactics to have a more meaningful conversation. Here are 13 ways to add meaning to your conversations:
1. Don’t get too excited about your next thought.
People can tell when you aren’t truly listening because you just can’t wait to spit your next thought out. Before they’ve finished, you’re already eager to tell them about an amazing experience you had. Make it a point to listen before you speak. If your story’s really interesting, it will still be interesting in five minutes. [Read more...]
OCTOBER 5TH. WASHINGTON, DC. ALL AGES. #THESMILEPROJECT
Learn More: www.SmileProjectDC.com
Continuing his series on abandoned places, it is now the deserted amusement parks Francesco Mugnai launches into. Check out these amazing photos. [Read more...]