background preloader

Trends Forcasting

Facebook Twitter

Trends Forcasting. In a Lenggong jungle retreat, Nature is the best medicine. Fancy quitting the rat race to live on a remote island? Think again. Hyke’s Utilitarian USP. TOKYO, Japan — Heritage and evolution.

Hyke’s Utilitarian USP

These two disparate ideas form the ethos of Hyke, a Japanese womenswear label founded in 2013 by husband-and-wife team Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode. Businessinsider. Virtually disconnected. The over-exposure to distressing news is making us angry, scared and anxious on the one hand and indifferent on the other I wish I could recall the name of this short story I read in my literature class more than 20 years ago.

Virtually disconnected

Banksy Shares Vancouver Street Artist's Work. IHeart is a street artist based in Vancouver.

Banksy Shares Vancouver Street Artist's Work

Up Next: Banksy In NYC A man poses in front of Banksy's latest work October 18, 2013 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The British street artist Banksy has been creating new street art for the month of October in New York. This is a collaboration with Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Work by British graffiti artist Banksy is displayed on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New Banksy pokes fun at social media. Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media 'is not real life' An Australian teenager with more than half a million followers on Instagram has quit the platform, describing it as “contrived perfection made to get attention”, and called for others to quit social media – perhaps with help from her new website.

Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media 'is not real life'

Essena O’Neill, 18, said she was able to make an income from marketing products to her 612,000 followers on Instagram – “$2000AUD a post EASY”. Is Instagram model Essena O’Neill a fraud? Essena O'Neill can't really seem to win.

Is Instagram model Essena O’Neill a fraud?

Since she shattered social perceptions earlier this week by revealing the truth behind her “perfect” online life, the Instagram model has been ambushed by accusations over her authenticity. As a result, all her social media sites have been shut down, and her online presence has been significantly diminished. Was the whole thing really just a big hoax? Is she just trying to boost support for her new business venture? Was any of it actually real? Ed Sheeran is Leaving Music to Go ‘Off Into the Wilderness’ Next Year. Buzz To the dismay of Sheerios around the world, Ed Sheeran decided to leave his musical career behind for a while to take on other endeavors like a recurring role on Kurt Sutter's The Bastard Executioner and launching his own label, Gingerbread Man Records.

Ed Sheeran is Leaving Music to Go ‘Off Into the Wilderness’ Next Year

The break isn't undeserved, seeing as how the X singer notched a #1 album, performed 179 tour dates and has an impending concert film on the way. Skylodge adventure suites suspended 400 feet above ground. Jul 09, 2015 transparent sleeping capsules suspended above peru's sacred valley transparent sleeping capsules suspended above peru’s sacred valleyall images courtesy of natura vive.

skylodge adventure suites suspended 400 feet above ground

Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health. "I've been arguing for a while that connection to nature should be thought of as a human right," Richard Louv told the crowd assembled in the courtyard of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health

Louv was there to inspire the staff about the benefits of spending time outdoors. Louv, the author of the bestsellers Last Child in the Woods (2005) and The Nature Principle (2011), coined the term "nature-deficit disorder" to describe the loss of connection children increasingly feel with the natural world. Nature-deficit disorder is not a clinically recognized condition, he explains, but rather a term to evoke a loss of communion with other living things. Nevertheless, he argues, nature-deficit disorder affects "health, spiritual well-being, and many other areas, including [people's] ability to feel ultimately alive.

" (See "The Nature-Deficit Disorder and How It Is Impacting Our Natural World. ") Quite a bit. Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Ken Kaminesky. Movie: Marcel Wanders on Container Table Bodhi for Moooi. Stefano Boeri's La Tour des Cedres will be covered with plants. Lakefront Austin house by Aamodt Plumb Architects. Aamodt Plumb Architects divided this prefabricated house in Texas into two wings to avoid felling a group of trees, covering one half in black-charred timber and the other in bright white stucco.

Lakefront Austin house by Aamodt Plumb Architects

The 6,000-square-foot (557 square metres) family home, called Modern Texas Prefab, is situated on a scenic site bordering a lake in Austin, Texas' state capital. Aamodt Plumb Architects – which has offices in both Texas and Massachusetts – divided the house up into two wings: a two-storey block for sleeping and a single-storey block for dining, entertainment and recreation. Those weird photos of Kim and Kanye are on show in London. There are a couple of times that the internet has been broken – usually it occurs when Kim Kardashian is involved.

Those weird photos of Kim and Kanye are on show in London

Add Kanye and you’re onto a sure thing. Love them, hate them; earlier this year the couple dropped a, kind of odd, photo book that was shot by photographer Juergen Teller. The images show the trio frolicking in the French countryside – okay, Kanye is more pouty/cross-armed and less frolick-y but Kim and Juergen make up for it by getting down to their pants. As Ye hides behind a tree and Kim mounts a pile of dirt, Teller uses ski poles to navigate a shallow lake as he attempts to hunt down the infamous duo at Château d'Ambleville. Premiering the images in System magazine, the book went on to be published by IDEA and sells both online and in Dover Street Market. Teen Modern Family star shuts down Instagram slut-shamers. Increasingly, Instagram is proving itself a hotbed for feminist dialogue. Case in point: 17-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter’s eloquent shutdown of Instagram users who implied she was “asking for it” after she posted a picture of herself in a bikini with her nieces.

The young actress posted said picture on Saturday and subsequently received a barrage of misogynistic comments. Why cabin fantasies shut out reality. The use of the word porn to refer to things that aren’t porn – food porn, stationery porn, etc – is a bad and irritating thing. But in the case of the recent book Cabin Porn, based on a blog of the same name, it seems apt: for most of us, these luscious photos of hideaways are every bit as removed from real life as the nudes that Playboy recently announced it would stop publishing.

It’s destined for coffee tables in Stoke Newington and Williamsburg, owned by people with little intention of moving to a cabin. 7 people who gave up on civilization to live in the wild. A story of hope: the Guardian launches phase II of its climate change campaign. A year ago, more than 300,000 people took to the streets in New York to demand action from their leaders on climate change. Nearly the same number took part in similar events in 161 countries across the globe. For 24 hours, the sun did not set on the largest climate protest in history. TOM PARKER BOWLES' mission is to carry Mark Shand's ashes across India by tuk-tuk.

REUSE It! 7 Home Tips to Reduce Waste & Save Cash. London adopts re-use hubs to tackle waste issues. French seek friends, shelter on social media after Paris attacks. Why leaving Facebook has made me happier. According to new research this week, by the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, giving up Facebook for even just seven days boosts happiness and reduces anger and feelings of loneliness.

Wildlife and nature. Launch of Tesco's frozen avocados could help reduce Britain's food waste. The real Grizzly Man: No one knows brown bears like Vietnam vet, monkey-wrencher, wild man Doug Peacock. It was somewhere late in our pilgrimage to see Doug Peacock, after the buffalo traffic jams of Yellowstone but before we reached the tiny Montana town of Emigrant, that I realized I was wearing shorts. Shorts are a common enough summer fashion choice for me, but I suddenly saw them in a new light, a light in which they looked very wrong.

This was not the sort of thing you wore to meet a man who had lived with bears. Ntitled. Instamums: meet the London women turning parenting into social media gold. Black Woman, White Movement: Why Black Women are Leaving the Feminist Movement  In this space, I continue to publish blogs from University of Delaware students as part of my Blog Blog Project. What follows is a blog from UD Senior, Georgina Class-Peters, who is majoring in Political Science and International Relations. Here, she examines the conflict between Black and White women in the women's movement. The Women's Liberation movement fought to bring hardships of womanhood to light; from suffrage rights to income inequalities, the movement has, and is, continually addressing issues that inhibit women to live a fully free life.

However, fragmentation within the women's movement, specifically between Black and White women, has contributed to the rapid decline of the movement and hindered the effectiveness of a shared collective identity. According to Black Feminist scholar Barbara Smith, the Black Feminist movement focused on reproductive issues, equality in healthcare prevention of sexual harassment, and other pertinent issues. Staying off Facebook can make you happier, study claims. Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild review – the London family living on a volcano in Chile. Discovering the delights of d'Urville. Italy couple head to the wild to 'escape modern life' EU-backed Croatian projects to reuse wastewater for agriculture using MBR technology. London adopts re-use hubs to tackle waste issues.