Craft In America / Nakashima, George and Mira George Nakashima George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a woodworker, born in Spokane, Washington. He attended the University of Washington and received his Masters in Architecture from M.I.T. During WWII, he was placed in an internment camp where he learned woodworking from a Japanese carpenter. In 1943 he opened up a woodworking shop and studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania and employed some of the world’s finest craftsmen.
madame hervé : behind the curtains 2013 was a good year, not superbe, but really ok. I'm looking forward to 2014 and I'm sure it's much better than this last year. We have big plans for 2014, I will tell you more when the time is right! Have a wonderful rest of the year and a perfect start 2014! Ce que Mandela nous apprend sur la notion de héros Arthur ConteLe journaliste et historien Arthur Conte, ancien ministre et PDG de l'ORTF, <a href=" target="_hplink">est mort jeudi 26 décembre à Paris à l'âge de 93 ans</a>.Mikhaïl KalachnikovL'inventeur du fusil d'assaut soviétique AK-47 <a href=" target="_hplink">est décédé le 23 décembre à l'âge de 94 ans</a>. L'inventeur de la Kalachnikov, produite à quelque 100 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde, avait déjà été hospitalisé à plusieurs reprises les mois précédents.Peter O'TooleL'acteur irlandais Peter O'Toole, mondialement connu pour son interprétation du rôle de Lawrence d'Arabie dans le film du même nom sorti en 1962, est mort à l'âge de 81 ans dimanche 15 décembreKate BarryLa fille de Jane Birkin <a href=" target="_hplink">est morte mercredi 11 décembre</a>. La demi-soeur de Charlotte Gainsbourg et de Lou Doillon, photographe, est décédée après être tombée de la fenêtre de son appartement parisien situé au 4eme étage.
Human-Centered Design Toolkit For years, businesses have used human-centered design to develop innovative solutions. Why not apply the same approach to overcome challenges in the nonprofit world? This project, funded by International Development Enterprise (IDE) as part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to provide NGOs and social enterprises with the tools to do just that. IDEO, in collaboration with nonprofit groups ICRW and Heifer International, developed the HCD Toolkit to help international staff and volunteers understand a community’s needs in new ways, find innovative solutions to meet those needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind. The HCD Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The HCD toolkit has been used by organizations throughout the developing world, including Acumen Fund, AyurVAID, Heifer International, ICRW, IDE, Micro Drip, and VisionSpring.
The Happiness Project Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: 8 reasons why it can feel inconvenient to exercise. Right now, I’m editing my next book, Before and After, an examination of the most interesting subject in the world: how we make and break habits. Capers With Carroll: Japanese Landscapes @ the Clark On Saturday, I celebrated my birthday with a visit to the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, and took along my wife and my father. I try to get this museum as often as their exhibitions change, and Near and Far: Landscapes by Japanese Artists. Rotation 1: Imagination of Nature closes December 22.
Tag, You're It! Graffiti Is Appearing Everywhere And On Everything. ShareThis Graffiti: Etymology: Italian, plural of graffito [scribbling; graffito, a scratch]: usually unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface. (source: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) above: Graffiti by tagger 'sweet' Graffiti, once synonymous with vandalism, reached an art form several decades ago. It was way back in 1972 that Hugo Martinez founded the UGA- United Graffiti Artists. delia creates: Pink lip balm This is a re-post of my guest post from the Color My Summer series Kojodesigns and I co-hosted in May…. Today I’m going to share a spin off my beeswax lip gloss. Instead of gloss, today we are going to make: The key is the amount of beeswax you include.
Tread: Expensive bags made from recycled bike truck tires - Boing Boing Gadgets The same people who make the Solio solar chargers have released a whole new line of bags, laptop sleeves, and gadget cases under the “Tread” brand. Each of the items is made from recycled inner tube tires from trucks. Most of the smaller bags look fairly typical, but the “Transient Attache” and the “Sleeve” are really nice looking.
Lemon Rosemary Scones I made these wonderfully delightful scones for my holiday cookbook as part of a big Mother’s Day spread, but I knew the day I made them that there’d be no way I’d be able to wait until fall to to share them with you. Waiting. It’s a problem I have. When I make something yummy, I want to post it here. I’m afflicted. Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing A whole bunch of animal drawings I did this past term.The birds were done with the help of a couple of lovelybird books. The pen drawings are characterized zoostudies. The zebra and gator sketches were for a clubcontest at school as were the kitty cat drawings butthose were also inspired by Robin Joseph. TheAustralian monitor lizard (goanna) studies were just for fun.And the dancing hysterical mice were for my color & story class.
we design brands NY Zuienkai Tea school is pleased to announce that So'oku Sen, 15th generation Grand Master of the Mushakouji Senke Tea School, will be visiting New York during Asia Week to give a special Contemporary Tea Practice demonstration at Christie's. Mr. Sen So'oku will give a lecture and demonstration on contemporary tea practices using his newly invented tea table and chairs called Ten'yujoku. This event is open to the public, but please RSVP soon as space is limited. This Zuienkai event is proudly supported by All Nippon Airways. March 21 (2pm to 4pm) at Christie's (20 Rockefeller Plaza)