Medical. The Legendary Jens Risom Shows Off His Hidden Prefab Beach Home. Most of us know Jens Risom as the Danish furniture designer who, at the tender age of 26, cofounded Knoll Furniture Company with the titular Hans. From his perch at Knoll--and later from his own firm, JRD--Risom popularized midcentury modern design in America (his chairs sat in the Oval Office for a time in the 1960s). Risom’s legacy as a furniture designer has blossomed over the past decade, thanks in part to shelter magazines like Dwell, which has single-handedly rekindled popular interest in midcentury design. But in the magazine’s November issue, Amanda Dameron features Risom in a lesser-known role: the architect. In 1965, Risom designed a modular home on Block Island, a largely seasonal beach town a ferry ride away from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Whether because of privacy concerns or mere inattentiveness, it has remained largely unacknowledged.
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The past century has seen significant changes in the social organization, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions. A Dogon hunter Geography and history The Bandiagara Cliffs The principal Dogon area is bisected by the Bandiagara Escarpment, a sandstone cliff of up to 500m (1,640 ft) high, stretching about 150 km (90 miles).
Among the Dogon several oral traditions have been recorded as to their origin. Dogon art Dogon wood sculpture, probably an ancestor figure, 17th-18th century Dogon art is primarily sculpture. Culture and religion Circumcision Banbara wood sculpture. R.twenga.fr/g3.php?pg=VDs4NzI4OTAzMTczOTMxODM1Mzk2OzE1NDE2MztodHRwOi8vd3d3LmFydGFmcmljYS5mci9sZXMtYmFtYmFyYS1iYW1hbmEtbWFya2EtbWFsaW5rZS8xNDUxLWNpbWllci1jaS13YXJhLWJhbWJhcmEuaHRtbDs%3D&dac=1. Our history is not what we think!
The Propaganda Posters of the 1% Banks and governments own all the money and power thus controlling society and they will do absolutely anything to keep it that way, To top it off we are now paying off there huge debt again, as planned -not a mistake. To be honest I have very little hope for society especially when people are trying to do something about this whether it the right way or not but still trying, only to be met with total denial from all sides. As history has has told us, people only do something when its all or nearly too late and we are close to that point and even have an opportunity that will soon be gone.
I consider the polar bear already extinct and in some ways I don’t think people even deserve the polar bear. Anyone that claims to feel bad about it when the bear is truly gone can stick it, because we had our chance but we have already decided financial gain for people who already have most the money is the best option. Nice posters Benjamin Star, did you make them?
World. Anthony De Mello - Wake Up! (Pray) 1/4. Open Courses for Free | Open Learning Initiative. At Harvard Extension School, free and open learning is hardly a new concept. In fact, the Extension School was founded with this mission in mind: to create an affordable way for any motivated student to take courses at Harvard. We stay true to this mission today, offering several free courses and nearly 800 for-credit courses at reasonable tuition rates. Explore our series of free or low-cost courses below. In addition, you can also browse Harvard University's Digital Learning Portal, which features online learning content from across the University, both free and fee-based options.
OpenDemocracy. Political Science — Open Yale Courses. Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States. The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2011. Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was.
Click any of the pictures below to be taken to the individual post to learn more about the photographer and picture taken. Enjoy and stay sifty my friends! John Hodgman: Aliens, love -- where are they? How to Make Love Like a Caveman | Think Tank. Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2. Yochai Benkler on the new open-source economics. Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy. Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat. Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration. Barry Schwartz on our loss of wisdom. Porto-Prefabs: Modular Cabin Plans + Prefab Home Building. Prefabricated homes have come a long way from the boring boxes of days gone by, but this design takes them to the next level with cabins that blow other plans and kits way out of the water.
For the modern nomad, this mobile nature-centric getaway is not only sustainable but surprisingly portable: its (mostly wood and glass) parts can be disassembled and moved with relative easy. It has a small physical footprint, making it an eco-friendly way to leave as little trace behind as possible. Sitting on a square that is only six feet across in each direction, the Fincube cabin sits solidly on a platform that both affords it better views and keeps it from physically impacting the forest floor below it. It is also constructed to work as well in fall and winter as it does in spring and summer.
A wooden framework lets light in and views out but maximizes interior privacy, particularly at a distance.