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Blog April 15th, 2014 I recently said no to a contest featuring my books in a popular teen mag. The prize was some postcards of mine that were completed by celebrities. I turned it down because I feel that our society has an unhealthy obsession with celebrity culture, and a need to glorify superficial qualities in people (mainly appearance) and make them into role models.

Patternity ‘white’ Found 814 results White Hyperboloid | Isa Melsheimer Bright White Billow LIgHT BLOCKS | GREG WHITE WHITE LINES | roland fischer The Powerful Message Behind the 'Bad Blood' Music Video  Taylor Swift launched her "Bad Blood" music video as an opener for the Billboard Music Awards last weekend. We were all gearing up for this video as Taylor heightened our excitement by tweeting, Instagram-ing and Tumblr-ing myriads of posters of each one of the of characters that would guest star. However, we weren't emotionally prepared when she actually released it because not only did the video slay in every way, it taught a bigger lesson to the world than we were expecting. So, let's start with how we saw big female names star in Taylor's video, such as Hayley Williams, Cara Delevingne, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Lena Dunham, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya Coleman, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Serayah McNeill and Selena Gomez. Wow, that's a lot, isn't it?

About Parasol Press, LTD | Original Art | Famous Artwork| Parasol Press, LTD To Portland, Oregon and to a new web site. Drop in either place any time. We don’t always have what is shown on the site, but we always try to have some work that is representative of the artist. We welcome your questions, comments and random thoughts and can often provide you with answers you won’t find on Google. Lonely Lingerie Brand Profile Interview 28 September 2015 Divya Bala Feminism and lingerie have not always been the best of bedfellows, but one label is seeking to let love bloom between women and their intimates, discovers Divya Bala. New Zealand's Lonely Lingerie label was born when designer Helene Morris and her contemporaries were unable to find modern lingerie suited to their fashion-forward sensibilities. "There was no lingerie label that spoke to us and our customer," said Morris, who co-founded the label's parent ready-to-wear line, Lonely, with her partner Steve Ferguson. "We didn't want push-ups or linings so our starting point was soft-cups - sometimes knowing what you don't want makes it really clear what you do. I think coming from a fashion background, we've always done things our own way and I think our customer can really see that."

jillsies April 26, 2014 Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro of Table of Contents on FVF Permalink Do we need new laws for rise of the robots? Robotics is shaping up to be the next transformative technology of our time, says legal expert Ryan Calo, who argues in a new paper that we need laws to deal with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence. “Technology has not stood still. The same private institutions that developed the internet, from the armed forces to search engines, have initiated a significant shift toward robotics and artificial intelligence,” writes Calo, assistant professor in the School of Law at University of Washington. “Courts that struggled for the proper metaphor to apply to the internet will struggle anew with robotics.” Terminators and HAL

COS 2016 Spring / Summer Women's Lookbook COS has unveiled a look at its spring-summer 2016 collection full of minimal looks with a modern edge. Skirts are mid-length and long, moving away from the body while tops are more form-fitted with oversized coats and jackets. A color palette of neutrals is juxtaposed with blue denim and crisp whites. Made for mixing and matching, the separates are perfect for light layering. A standout of the season is the culotte pant—available in a shorts and pant-length.

Blog - Gravel & Gold We Are SIX 25 April 2014 Lisa Foti-Straus Wonderland 21 April 2014 Nastassia Clucas On a recent trip to L.A I was welcomed to visit Peter Shire‘s wonderful studio in Echo Park. Why robots won't destroy the economy SoftBank There's been quite a bit of concern recently that as robots become more capable they will squeeze into the workforce and replace our jobs. And to a certain extent, those concerns are justified. Robots are entering the workforce in a big way.

Serena Williams hits back at critics of her Sports Illustrated cover Serena Williams is used to winning on the court, but when it comes to her public image in the media, her battles are tougher. Just look at what happened when she won Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsperson of the Year” award and showed off her legs on the corresponding cover this week. Serena Williams on the 21 December issue of Sports Illustrated One conservative blogger declared the athlete looked like “a hooker” and “just took feminism back a generation.” “our appreciation of the apparent aesthetic simplicity of minimalism is accompanied today by an increasing interest in the development of new fabrics and combinations of materials. in this way fashion is catching up with industrial design, which has been dedicated to reducing the weight and volume of objects for many years. a well known and long standing collaboration between makiko minagawa and issey miyake aims to incorporate complex synthetic materials, like polyester and nylon, into high fashion. the german designer jil sander uses fabrics from the aeronautical industry in her designs, thus demonstrating her trust in technology as much as in aesthetics as a means of expression. philippe stark has created a garment for wolford using no more than 7 ounces of stretch polyamide, where merges the sweater with a tubular, seamless on-piece dress, and is at the forefront of clothing development.” (from a book i scanned @ the ucla arts library but not sure which one)

Robots at work: The economic effects of workplace automation From the first stone ax to the latest assembly-line robots, technology has long played an essential role in work. As technology has advanced, machines are increasingly working alongside employees, as they do at Amazon’s new warehouse in Trenton, N.J., and robots have even been developed to help provide therapy for children during long hospital stays. As we’ve moved from devices that reduce physical effort to those that can replace humans, however, the benefits of technology for individual workers have become less clear, according to a 2011 study in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. In 2014 the Pew Research Center canvassed nearly 2,000 industry experts and found them to be deeply divided on how robotics and artificial intelligence will affect jobs and the economy over the next decade.

EDF's 'pretty curious' STEM campaign criticised for 'sexist' name A new campaign that hoped to encourage young girls to enter STEM careers has come under fire for having a 'sexist' name. Pretty Curious was launched by EDF Energy in order to increase numbers of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers. According to Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), women make up just 14.4% of the STEM workforce -- around 1 in 7. The Pretty Curious campaign wanted to change that by "sparking the imagination of young girls, inspiring them to stay curious about the world around them and continue pursuing science-based subjects and school -- and in their careers".