Kame. For Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano A hybrid polycarbonate-fabric suitcase for Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano, an upcoming Italian brand specialising in creative, unique suitcases and bags.
The polycarbonate body is light yet strong, and the cloth lid supple for easier packing. We named the suitcase ‘kame’, ’tortoise’ in Japanese, for this structural resemblance to the animal with its hard shell. Unlike most suitcases, the lid unzips from the top as well as the side, making it easy to take things in and out of the suitcase when it’s upright. It also rolls up neatly so that the suitcase can be opened even in tight spaces like cars and crowded, busy corridors. Photos by Ayao Yamazaki. Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, "I Would Not Want To Be A Designer" Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer?
What was your training? Dieter Rams: I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in 1947. I was interested in interior design, but always the emphasis was on architecture. After I finished school, I joined an architectural firm in Germany, Apel, which was doing work with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, so I came into contact with what was happening in architecture in the U.S.
It was a very interesting time after the war; it was like a new beginning in Germany. One day a colleague of mine saw an advertisement that Braun was looking to hire an architect. Can you talk about how architecture influenced your design work? But it also influenced me in other ways, like the procedural methods. How would you characterize your design philosophy? Can you tell me those 10 points? How has design changed in the last 50 years? We need to deal with our resources differently, in terms of how we waste things.
They took a camera to a remote area in Greenland, and what they recorded is simply terrifying. Who Will Control Tibetan Reincarnation? - The New Yorker. In Beijing this week, delegates to the National People’s Congress took a moment away from debating annual targets for consumer price inflation (3 per cent), unemployment (4.5 per cent), and cuts to carbon intensity (3.1 per cent), to reiterate their policy position on the migration of the soul.
Not any soul, to be precise: the soul of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan leader in exile, and those of other high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist lamas. Padma Choling, the chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress, explained to reporters that the power to determine the future location and durability of the Dalai Lama’s spirit properly resides with the Communist Party in Beijing. “It’s not up to the Dalai Lama,” Padma said. For the current bearer of that soul to suggest anything else is “blasphemy against Tibetan Buddhism,” he added. The microwave that shows you when your food is cooked. 'Only 50 years left' for sea fish. There will be virtually nothing left to fish from the seas by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a major scientific study.
Stocks have collapsed in nearly one-third of sea fisheries, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Writing in the journal Science, the international team of researchers says fishery decline is closely tied to a broader loss of marine biodiversity. But a greater use of protected areas could safeguard existing stocks. "The way we use the oceans is that we hope and assume there will always be another species to exploit after we've completely gone through the last one," said research leader Boris Worm, from Dalhousie University in Canada.
"What we're highlighting is there is a finite number of stocks; we have gone through one-third, and we are going to get through the rest," he told the BBC News website. Spanning the seas Catch records from the open sea give a picture of declining fish stocks. Protected interest Richard.Black-INTERNET@bbc.co.uk.
Athletes Help Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Defy Bullies. Alyssa Smith readjusts Desiree Andrews' hair as they cheer for the seventh grade basketball team at Lincoln Middle School on Monday in Kenosha, Wis.
The gym has been dubbed "D's House" in Desiree's honor. Kevin Poirier/Kenosha News/AP hide caption itoggle caption Kevin Poirier/Kenosha News/AP Alyssa Smith readjusts Desiree Andrews' hair as they cheer for the seventh grade basketball team at Lincoln Middle School on Monday in Kenosha, Wis. The gym has been dubbed "D's House" in Desiree's honor.
Kevin Poirier/Kenosha News/AP In Wisconsin, what began as a heartwarming show of courtesy and affection is now making Desiree Andrews, 14, into an international celebrity. Desiree is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wis. After realizing members of the crowd were making fun of Desiree during a game, three players went into the crowd during a timeout with a simple message: "Don't mess with her.
" "She saw that I was upset," Andrews told the newspaper Thursday.