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
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Continuing his series on abandoned places, it is now the deserted amusement parks Francesco Mugnai launches into. Check out these amazing photos. [Read more...]
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
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1. They’re Easy
Just choose your fruit and veggies, throw them in a blender, and drink the smoothed mixture. OK, it’s not so easy if you don’t own a blender. In fact, it’s dashed difficult. Ever tried forcing raw spinach through a sieve? If you have a blender, then it takes no more time and effort to make a green smoothie than to drink one!
2. They’re Portable
Kept cool and sealed, most green smoothies will stay fresh for 24 hours or more. So with the right container, you can take a chilled green smoothie with you almost anywhere—work, the park, the gym, the train—to keep you refreshed. Glass or stainless steel containers are often suggested as the best storage options, so a vacuum flask might be the way to go if you want to keep your smoothie cool on the move. [Read more...]
When Mica Angela Hendricks, a professional illustrator, bought a new sketchbook, her young daughter ditched her own art supplies and wanted to contribute to her mothers work. The result is a charming combination of grown up perfection and youthful imagination.
Mica Hendricks is an admitted perfectionist, so sharing her high quality art supplies was a challenge… not to mention letting a young mind modify her drawings. That’s how their teamwork has played out though. Hendricks does a drawing of a head (often inspired by vintage movie stills) and then her daughter adds pen and marker drawings of her own. [Read more...]
Maned Wolves: look prissy, but they are tough carnivores that live in South America. They are simply majestic. Learn more Animals [Read more...]
This movie is called The Guardians Tale, and it’s kind of like a sci-fi version of Beauty and the Beast, but with a great dark twist to it. I loved the story, and it’s told incredibly well. The art and animation are also absolutely beautiful. Here’s the synopsis:
On a lonely alien planet shrouded in mystery, an ominous beast guards a powerful treasure. One day he receives an unexpected guest – A seemingly innocent girl crash lands on his world. The two will forge an unusual friendship, and teach one another that looks can indeed be deceiving. To view film [Read more...]
More and more consumers want to buy from socially responsible companies. A big new survey from Nielsen finds that 50% of shoppers are now willing to spend more with brands “that have implemented programs to give back to society.” That’s a 5% increase from 2011, when Nielsen last carried out the survey.
Not all consumers are the same, though. Nielsen, which interviewed 29,000 people in 58 countries, finds big differences depending on age and where people live. For example, people under 29 are 20 points more likely to reward socially responsible brands than those who are
over 65. Indians are almost three times more likely to pay a premium than Estonians (75% versus 27%). [Read more...]
Coca-Cola has just launched Coca-Cola Life, a brand new alternative to regular Coca-Cola that is sweetened using sugar and the natural, calorie-free sugar substitute Stevia. The new drink sports a green label instead of the classic red and comes packaged in the award-winning PlantBottle — a fully recyclable bottle using 30 percent plant materials. Coca-Cola Life comes in at less than half the calories of traditional Coke — 108 calories per 600mL as opposed to classic Coke’s 258. For now, Coca-Cola Life is only available in Argentina. Find out more here.