Fuck your tennis racket tableau.
A New York Times slideshow, with images by Iwan Baan, shows a new development in Lagos waterfront stilt-village Makoko. Nigerian architect, Kunle Adeyemi has taken a creative and collaborative approach to urban planning. Asking what the Makoko community wanted and using money from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the United Nations, he devised a solar-powered floating school: “a low-cost three-story A-frame, buoyed by about 250 plastic barrels, with a 1,000-square-foot play area, classrooms, rainwater collection and composting toilets.” The school, which serves 100 elementary-school children, provides a pioneering prototype for Makoko housing and other potential structures.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
Men and dogs sit by a campfire in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, December 1998.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic
Jean & Scott, episode 4. By Max Wittert. Happy Halloween.
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I want to be jean… I want to steal candy from children.
This might actually be the best incarnation of Jean Grey. Of all time.
I seriously just want to reblog this about twice a day because its so perfect
Tom Felton for BELLO Magazine
Tunisian artist Meriem Bouderbala combines a variety of skills and mediums including photography, painting, installation and video, using canvas, paper, glass and textiles, to create her dynamic works of art that seek to “merge Eastern and Western sensibilities around the representation of the body and thus regain “the point where the human figure is both flesh and signs.”“
Most of the above pieces are taken from her 2008 series Bédouine.