The blooming Underground: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Tube Map The 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show is well under way: the blossoms have been installed, the gnomes have been allowed back in and the Royals have had a nose around. Now all that’s left is to celebrate in the best way we know how – with a Tube map of course. Here’s the London Transport Museum ‘s floral tribute to the annual bouquet bash. Plant buffs, can you guess the flowers for each line? 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. Separate egg yolks like a boss
46 Incredible Photos You May Not Have Seen Before. #22 Is Unbelievable. 1. Path-Laying Machine 2. The Internal Mechanism of a Watch by Patek Philippe, Considered the Finest Watchmaker in the World 3. Old people looking at their younger selves in the mirror Old people looking at their younger selves in the mirror Photographer and artist Tom Hussey portrays old people looking at their younger reflection in the mirror. View Tom’s photos on his website. We feel all sad now, we never knew that we’d get old. 50 Faces in Everyday Places May 7, 2013 Have you ever looked at an object or building and thought, “hey that kind of looks like a face!”? It’s actually a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. Pareidolia involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant; it’s a form of apophenia (seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data). Online you can find entire communities dedicated to finding faces in everyday objects, places and buildings. On Flickr, the group FACES IN PLACES has over 6,365 members and a staggering 23,563 pictures.
Burglars Return Loot To Group That Helps Sex Assault Victims : The Two-Way (Update at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 9: Click here for new information about efforts to help the agency pay for the damage done to its office.) Let's start our day with a feel-good story: The burglar (or burglars) who broke into the offices of the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sexual Assault Services on July 31 and stole several computers and monitors apparently had a change of heart after finding out that the people at the agency help victims of sexual violence. The next night, someone returned the stolen goods and also left behind a note, as the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and local news outlets report.
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.
These 22 Far Away Perspectives Of Famous Places Will Change The Way You See Them Forever Many of us only know the world’s most famous landmarks through images that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. The world has changed since these structures were built, so the surrounding landscapes might not be what you’d expect. The Pyramids of Giza Hilda, 1950s Pinup Girl, Makes Us Very Happy The phrase "pinup girl" often conjures up images of hourglass figures and vintage fashion. But how often are the pin-ups we see actually plus-size women? Not often enough. That's why we're so excited that Hilda, originally drawn in the 1950s by illustrator Duane Bryers, resurfaced on the Internet this week. Archives: 2013 Dec 31, 2013 Picture of the Day: Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014! GOODBYE 2013, HELLO 2014!
Visually Beautiful Arrangements of Everyday Objects by Emily Blincoe June 12, 2015 in Art, artist, Color, Colour Nashville, Tennessee-based photographer Emily Blincoe arranges miscellaneous assortments of everyday objects into striking compositions, organized by color, shape, and size. In Blincoe’s skilled hands, even the most ordinary material can be turned into a work of art. Commonplace objects like leaves, cereal, and stones are meticulously laid out in orderly, geometric displays that show off a smooth gradient of hues. Aesthetically pleasing to the highest degree, Blincoe’s images provide a soothing moment of optical relief to anyone who lays eyes on them. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!
12 Photos Of the Strangest Weather Phenomena Ever Witnessed! (#3 Would Scare The Hell Out Of Me) We all know how quickly weather can change, but it also provides a wealth of strange pictures and phenomena. Some of these are funny, others strange or shocking, but all are bound to pique your interest. 1. Before there was air conditioning, the only thing these residents of Lincoln, Nebraska could do to bear the 91 nighttime heat was to sleep on the lawn of the statehouse, hoping to catch a stray breeze. Stunning Vintage Illustrations of Don Quixote by Spanish Graphic Design Pioneer Roc Riera Rojas donating = loving Brain Pickings remains ad-free and takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider becoming a Member and supporting with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good dinner: (If you don't have a PayPal account, no need to sign up for one – you can just use any credit or debit card.) You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount:
VETinfoNet - VET in Schools About VET in Schools The Department of Training and Workforce Development works with the education systems and sector, School Curriculum and Standards Authority and industry to support the delivery of quality VET in Schools programs in Western Australian schools. VET in Schools programs enable secondary students to undertake a nationally recognised VET qualification while completing their senior secondary certificate. Students receive vocational training reflecting specific industry competency standards and delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO) or a school in partnership with an RTO. VET in Schools programs allow students to: develop industry specific skills; gain nationally recognised VET qualifications and units of competency while still completing their senior secondary school qualification; develop employability skills; andgain an understanding of the world of work which is valuable experience to assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways.