Nothing Fancy

Here's some things I find interesting.
nbcnightlynews:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls U.S. Soccer’s Tim Howard to thank him for defending the U.S. at the World Cup

Perfect.

nbcnightlynews:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls U.S. Soccer’s Tim Howard to thank him for defending the U.S. at the World Cup

Perfect.

#IBelieve

#IBelieve

moma:

Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was born today in 1852. This grille is from Casa Milà, his final civil project. 
[Antoni Gaudí. Grille from the Casa Milá (La Pedrera), Barcelona, Spain. 1906-1912.]

Barcelona was one of my favorite places I visited in Europe, in part because of the incredible work of Gaudi. Happy Birthday, creative genius!

moma:

Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was born today in 1852. This grille is from Casa Milà, his final civil project. 

[Antoni Gaudí. Grille from the Casa Milá (La Pedrera), Barcelona, Spain. 1906-1912.]

Barcelona was one of my favorite places I visited in Europe, in part because of the incredible work of Gaudi. Happy Birthday, creative genius!

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

Ernest Hemingway  (via euphoricnonsensee)

Another argument for being present, and mindful. I’m working on this, every day…

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Sound advice from Mr. Hemingway

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npr:

Youtube/Klemens Torggler

Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the door, and it’s mesmerizing. The Evolution Door, referred to as the “flip panel door” or (“Dryehplattenüh”) by the artist, consists of four panels that fold together effortlessly. The product is currently a prototype and comes in glass, steel and wood. 

L. Katz

So bad ass. I need this for every door in my house!!

imwithkanye:

Life in 420 Square Feet. Graham Hill, Founder of TreeHugger.

I’m not usually interested in the “tiny house” ideas, but this NYC apartment actually looks livable.

jtotheizzoe:

Holy Metal
I’m hard at work today on a pretty awesome if-I-do-say-so-myself script for the YouTubes, and I learned something neat. As you probably already know, at least if you’ve ever looked at a periodic table, Iron gets its symbol Fe from its Latin name “ferrum”. That’s not what I learned.
But what you might not know (I didn’t) is that “iron” comes from an Anglo-Saxon word which definition traces back to “holy metal”. Why? Because the earliest samples of pure iron collected by ancient humans, Egyptian beads dating back to 3500 BC, were collected directly from meteorites. 
It’s only natural that they viewed this metal as a gift from the gods!
(image of meteoric iron via Wikipedia)

You learn something new every day!

jtotheizzoe:

Holy Metal

I’m hard at work today on a pretty awesome if-I-do-say-so-myself script for the YouTubes, and I learned something neat. As you probably already know, at least if you’ve ever looked at a periodic table, Iron gets its symbol Fe from its Latin name “ferrum”. That’s not what I learned.

But what you might not know (I didn’t) is that “iron” comes from an Anglo-Saxon word which definition traces back to “holy metal”. Why? Because the earliest samples of pure iron collected by ancient humans, Egyptian beads dating back to 3500 BCwere collected directly from meteorites

It’s only natural that they viewed this metal as a gift from the gods!

(image of meteoric iron via Wikipedia)

You learn something new every day!