How to Create Amazing Terrariums That'll Green Up Your Space Year-Round Avid gardeners and outdoor lovers tend to mope all winter long because of the lack of greenery around them, but there's an easy way to fix that! Indoor plants give any space a lively splash of green, and terrariums aren't just beautiful—they're fun to make too. Any glass container can be transformed into a terrarium, from a tiny glass pendant to a 50-gallon fish tank, so you can have several all around your home in all shapes and sizes, with an assortment of different plants inside! Read on to learn how you can make your own today. Plants are remarkably versatile, and you can rest assured that there are plenty of species ideal for your space.
Agnes Obel Life Early life Agnes Obel was born in Gentofte, Copenhagen. 5 Doctor Strange Comics to Read Before You See the Movie Doctor Strange has never been a conventional superhero. You could even make a strong argument that he isn’t one — though he wears a cape (more of a cloak, really) and fights evil, his mystic abilities and demonic foes place him more in the traditions of horror and fantasy. Nevertheless, he’s tightly woven into the tapestry of the Marvel universe, right alongside Spider-Man, Captain America, and other spandex-wearers.
Michelle Gurevich Michelle Gurevich is a Canadian singer-songwriter, also known by her former stage name Chinawoman. Her music is influenced by her Russian heritage, and has been described as slowcore rock and "lo-fi pop". Her largest fanbase is in Eastern Europe. Life Michelle Gurevich was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Russian immigrants and was raised with Russian as her first language. Her father was an engineer in Soviet Leningrad and her mother a Kirov ballerina (the subject of Gurevich's "Russian Ballerina"). Gurevich originally wanted to become a filmmaker and worked ten years in the industry before turning to music. "I eventually tried to write a song and found it was not only cheaper but much easier to get a good result."
Films & Architecture: "Inception" This time we want to share a very contemporary film. An amazing story stunningly described by Christopher Nolan, in which dreams within dreams can be manipulated by “architects” who can construct an imaginary reality. Imagine: being able, as architects, to create whole environments, just using our minds as the resource.
Anna Calvi A not-so-funny thing happened to Anna Calvi on the way to making her live US debut a month ago. The British goth-cabaret-indie-rock artist reagitated an old arm injury, and doctors instructed her to lay off her beloved guitar (she’s been playing since the tender age of 9) for up to a month, which meant having to postpone her first New York shows as well as gigs at South By Southwest in Austin. But disappointing as the news was, that bit of drama was nothing compared to the swirling sturm und drang of Calvi’s songs, ten of which are featured on her justly lauded self-titled debut album, released in March.
What Inspired Doctor Strange’s Visual Effects? Spoilers for Doctor Strange below. Opinions about the plot, characterization, and racial politics of Doctor Strange have been mixed, but one point has been more or less unanimous among critics: It’s freaking gorgeous. As we here at Vulture have said, the CGI in Marvel’s latest are among the best of any film in the past 15 years, seamlessly merging human figures with reality-warping landscapes and objects that feel hallucinogenic without looking hokey. Cityscapes fold in on themselves while heroes and villains slide along skyscraper walls; miniature wormholes open up, taking people from one gravitational locus to another. Though Benedict Cumberbatch may be playing the titular mage, the wizard at the postproduction keyboard was visual-effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti.
Joanna Newsom Joanna Caroline Newsom (born January 18, 1982) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Northern California, Newsom was classically trained on the harp in her youth, and began her musical career as a keyboardist in the San Francisco–based indie band The Pleased. Early life Newsom was born in Nevada City, California on January 18, 1982. the second child of Christine (née Mueller) and William Newsom. Her parents, both doctors, were "progressive-minded professionals" who had previously lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newsom was raised in Nevada City along with her older brother, Peter, and younger sister, Emily. She is the second cousin, twice removed, of Gavin Newsom, Governor of California.
Debut: Prefuse 73’s Video Brings M. C. Escher’s Work to Life If you know the work of Prefuse 73, you know the producer tends to make song-within-a-song kind of tracks that intertwine many different layers. Now he has a music video to go along with that sound—so much so that it looks like a M. C. Escher image. Death Of Jon Hiseman, Prog-Rock Drummer, Colosseum Founder Jon Hiseman, who died from a brain tumour aged 73 on 12 June 2018, was a drummer distinguished in both rock and jazz idioms, a bandleader, recording engineer and producer, and music publisher. His band Colosseum, often billed as Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum, had UK Top 20 albums with Those Who Are About to Die Salute You and Valentyne Suite, both in 1969. An energetic man involved in multiple projects, Hiseman was a supreme organiser as well as an open-minded bandleader. His impressive grasp of these and other skills was acquired over the course of a long and successful career shared with his wife, the composer, saxophonist and flautist Barbara Thompson. Jon Hiseman (actually born as ‘John’ Hiseman) was born in Woolwich, London on 21 June 1944, to Lily (nee Spratt), who worked in the music library at the Bank of England, and Philip Hiseman, a senior lecturer in printing at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Colosseum’s first appearance was at a disco in Scarborough in 1968.
Bonus: Luma Pictures’ new tools for Doctor Strange Doctor Strange has been a huge film for Marvel. To achieve their sections of the film, Luma Pictures developed a set of new tools, including some they will even be sharing with the community. Luma Pictures worked on several key sequences including the opening London sequence and they also booked ended the film with the Dormammu sequence and the Dark realm. We discussed the tools they developed especially for the film, and below is an exclusive fxinsider podcast with Luma Pictures' visual effects supervisor Vince Cirelli, discussing the new tools. London For the London sequence Luma developed a new fractal tool to do volumetric meshing and transforming of the buildings.
[WIP] Procedural fractal mesh generation Hi everyone! Example settings for the branching generator. It's fast enough on my computer that it's pretty much realtime in the editor when changing values. I'll try to update a gif example of this later on