Pejac (Spain) - Miniature Silhouettes and Optical Illusions
Spanish artist Pejac creates on his window miniature silhouettes in cut paper or acrylic paint. The window is then captured on camera, showing the riskiness and fragility of the art of tightrope. Over the past couple of years, Pejac has been getting recognition for his simple, clever public art and gallery work. Using brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper, he creates works that blend into their surroundings using existing elements and textures. Often socially and politically engaged, his works vary from small interventions to large mural-like pieces. (src. Hi-Fructose Magazine)
© All images courtesy of the artist
Originally a posterdesign for design history class.
The task: create an Art Déco poster advertising a trip to a city or a continent.
I wanted to do something autumn-related (because autumn will be over too soon), so I decided to come up with an imaginative island, where all cool autumn-stuff is always happening and never has to end. And because I liked the way the poster turned out, I decided to do a fancy little gif, something I wanted to do for some time now.
font: DK Carambola
Because it’s Fall, my favorite time of year and the time to be laying thousands of eggs, kicking out the drones, digging holes to live in for 7-17 years, building tiny houses out of rocks, or dying because you only live a couple months.
Thank you @lilmissrue for sharing this beautiful photo!
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PHOTO OP: Damn, I Look Good
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Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.
Delano Las Vegas - NV, USA
Situated right on the Strip, Delano Las Vegas is a new addition to Sin City’s fabulous hotel scene. Featuring warm shades of cream, golden, and white along with boulders brought from the Mojave, the property’s desert-inspired interior design is as stylish and sophisticated as it can be. In terms of accommodation there are 1,117 luxurious suites, all decorated in pure whites and neutrals, with separate sitting areas, plush spa-style baths, and all sorts of glamorous touches. Dining options are extraordinary and range from Alain Ducasse’s famed Mix to the enchanting Della’s Kitchen with its “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen” concept. Two classy lounge bars, a state-of-the-art spa, and a wide range of high-end business facilities complement the hotel’s services.
I like pumpkins and I like lattes, but I gotta admit - pumpkin spice lattes are pretty gross.
DALLAS – A Texas man just back from West Africa has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S.
Some good information: Should You Worry About an Ebola Outbreak in the US?
How Ebola Spreads
According to Fabian Leendertz, an epidemiologist and disease ecologist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, the West African outbreak is spreading via contact with bodily fluids from an infected person. Those at greatest risk are women caring for sick relatives, those handling the dead, and health care workers.
However, he notes that Ebola doesn’t spread as easily as most people might think. Again, person-to-person transmission requires close personal contact with an infected individual or their body fluids during the late stages of infection, or after death.10
Leendertz recently told Science News11 that “even if an infected person were to hop on a plane and fly to the United States, Europe, or elsewhere, tight health care measures would ensure that Ebola will never get far.”
Researchers have also confirmed that Ebola is not airborne. Like HIV/AIDS, the Ebola virus requires contact with bodily fluids of an infected person.
Interestingly, the Ebola virus is inactivated by UV radiation.12 It certainly isn’t the first time sunlight has been shown to be beneficial in the fight against disease, although bacteria appears to be more susceptible to UV radiation than viruses.
Additionally, regular sun exposure will help optimize your vitamin D, which is crucial for overall robust immune function. Americans in particular may want to take that advice to heart, seeing how most are vitamin D deficient and therefore more open to infections of all kinds.
So, unless you plan on going to Dallas and French kissing the patient, I wouldn’t worry. Go lay out in the sun for awhile.