Fabio Ongarato Design 

"No-Name Station begins with the idea of cross-cultural contact and its impact on individual histories. Central to the project is the belief that a true exchange requires more than the freighting of artworks between two countries. A residency gathered together the 22 Chinese and Australian participants for one week in the indigenous community of Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. This creative encounter provided a catalyst for the subsequent publication and exhibitions in China and Australia. All participants took an equal role in shaping the themes of the exhibition and exploring and expanding upon the project’s opening premise by sharing stories and ideas." 

- Fabio Ongarato Design

Previous ISTD premier award winning book, a beautifully elegant example of image and type. With unique and extravagant layouts and composition this piece has to be one of my personal favourites. 

k-town-fnm said:

Hey, Maro! My Playgroup run a monthly event, where the format is chosen by the previous winner. I won last week, and i'm wondering what format you think we ought to play. It can't be Standard, Modern, Draft or 2HG (as we run those on FNMS), or Commander (as that was the last one). Thanks for your advice!

How about Alphabet decks? Twenty six cards, one starting with each letter of the alphabet and fourteen basic lands. Note that at least three of your alphabet cards are going to want to also be lands. The format normally follows Vintage but you can adapt it to whatever works best for your group.

What the winners have to say....

In this section you will be able to read and also hear from some of the previous winners of the awards. 

Our second interview comes from 2010’s ‘Best student writer’ award, Kate Allen.

What course are/were you studying at the time of the award?

I’m currently studying BA English Literature at Reading University.


How did you first hear about the RotD student writer award?

I heard about the Record of the Day student categories through CMU Daily news service.


What made you decide to enter the competition?

I couldn’t see any reason not to; it seemed like a fantastic opportunity to get some of my writing read outside of the student newspaper. Plus I felt I was on a lucky streak at the time; I had just won an award at university, so thought I’d see if I could tempt fate twice. (I also won £10 on the lottery that week too.)


How did you go about entering? 

I wrote the compulsory single review of Blue Blood by Foals first, and then fretted over the other two other articles I had to submit. Eventually I settled for live reviews of Morrissey and The Libertines.


How did you feel when you found out you’d won?

I was unsure about whether I had won until the night of the awards and when Matt Everitt actually read out my name. I knew I had been shortlisted but didn’t want to assume I had won. It was such an honour to win; all of the judges’ comments on my writing were incredibly complimentary and the whole event felt like a huge encouragement to keep up my music journalism ambitions, unlike the career advice English students are usually given – either become a teacher or retrain in law… I also felt rather relieved as I brought my Dad to the awards to make him proud of me; it would have been a fairly quiet journey home if I had left empty handed.


What reaction did you get from your course-mates/lecturers after the win?

I received lots of congratulations from everyone who works on and writes for the student newspaper, and they ran a news story on my award win the following week, which prompted class mates to ask about it. So far, I haven’t had a lecturer show any interest… but all my friends and course mates were suitably impressed.


How have things changed for you since winning the award?

Winning the award has given me more confidence in my writing and helped me to take my first steps into freelance writing. Plus I’ve made some good contacts which never would have happened without the help of Record of the Day.


Why does music journalism appeal to you?

I cannot think of anything better than listening to and writing about music. As far as I’m aware, there’s not a more appealing vocation than being a music journalist.


Has a career in music journalism always been your goal?

I’ve wanted to be a music journalist and nothing else since I started reading NME when I was 15. I was briefly tempted by the idea of being a plastic surgeon but my grades in science and inability to stomach an episode of Nip/Tuck soon put an end to that.


What would be your ideal job?

Right now, writing for NME would be the ideal. Eventually I would like to end up as a music magazine editor, but I’m also interested in going into sub-editing and the production side of things as well.


 Which publications do you read regularly?

NME, Q, Uncut, Mojo, The Word and Rolling Stone.


What advice would you give to other students who are considering entering?

Do it. There’s nothing to lose, but a great deal to gain.

How has the award, and the experience, helped you? i.e. are you or have you since winning the award written for any music publications?

I now write for The Fly and have recently become a contributor to Idol magazine as well, and I’m hoping to write for a few more publications once the academic year is over. Also with the help of Record of the Day I have a summer full of work experience that I’m looking forward to.


What was the best thing – apart from winning – about the whole experience?

The people I have met and been in contact with since winning the award has been a great part of the whole experience. And the confidence winning has given me writing has left me feeling eager and excited to graduate, rather than worrying about what to do once I finish my degree.


 What are your future plans and ambitions within music journalism?

I’m planning to make the most of all my summer work placements, to write for a few more music publications, I’m looking into editorial graduate schemes, and one day I want to write a book on Michael Jackson.


Can you sum-up your experience in three words?

No… Can you give me five? If so, ‘worth its weight in gold’.

Interview by Sarah Williams and edited by Daniel Baker. 

Pumpkin Spiced Candied Almond Raffle Mark II!

"Oh my goodness, it’s like the god of happiness and joy is making out with me."

-A Previous Winner

Since it’s October, and a bit of extra funds never hurt (I renewed my P.O Box and they’ve recently raised the price in my area…ouch…) I figured I’d do another raffle for this famous fall treat! This time spiced slightly with the light taste of Pumpkinny goodness (Though if you’d rather just have them the regular way, that works, just tell me and I’ll make another batch.).

These are candied, cinnamon sugar, pumpkin spiced almonds, all wrapped up in a wonderfully lovely jar that seals itself and everything. Normally nuts like this made with this kind of care cost like $5 for about a handful or so, but this is over a pound of nutty delicious, fall-themed wonderfulness, and it can be yours!


This is a raffle, so to enter you must get a ‘Ticket’ of sorts. To do that go to my Tumblr Page and hit the donate button 1$=1 Ticket and you can get however many as you like. Next Friday on the 17th all the tickets will be tossed into a randomizer, the more tickets you have in the randomizer the greater the chance.

Entrants must be in the US and the winner will have this tasty bunch of treats sent next day to their doorstep. The jar has an air seal, and these nuts can keep for upwards of a month, up to a year if stored in a cool place.

Reblogs dearly appreciated!



The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 has been awarded to

John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. 

Oxford University Press is proud to publish some previous Nobel Prize winners, a number of whom contributed to one specific book: The Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5 ed.).

Aaron Klung, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1982
For his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes

Author of the Foreword to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5 ed.)

Amartya Sen, The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 1998
For his contribution to welfare economics

Author of Chapter 3.5 ‘Human Disasters’ in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5 ed.)

Sydney Brenner, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002
Awarded jointly to Sydney Brenner, H. Horvitz and John E. Sulston for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death

Author of Chapter 4.2.1 ‘The Human Genome Sequence’ in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5 ed.)

Sir Martin J. Evans, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2007
Awarded jointly to Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells

Author of Chapter 4.7 ‘Discovery of Embryonic Stem Cells and the Concept of Regenerative Medicine’ in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5 ed.)

John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2014 
For their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

John O’Keefe, author of ‘The Hippocampal Formation’ in The Hippocampus Book
May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser, co-authors of ‘Entorhinal Cortex’ in the Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

Someone asked me to do promos so here goes.

How It'll Work

 - Reblog once to enter
 - You do not have to be following me to enter, it’s optional
 - One winner chosen + 4 runner ups
 - Ends on Oct 7th, after the premier

What You'll Get

Follow from me, if not already
- Gif/banner promo post + on update bar on my blog for a month
- Writing, art, gifs, threats… the usual
- My intimidating friendship where I threaten to eat/punch/devour you
- What else do you want hmm? *squinty eyes*

What I'm seeking

- Multi-fandom blogs
- Art/cosplay/writing/RP/blahblahblah blogs are all cool with me
- Essentially, I need more blogs to follow
- I also need to follow back blogs following me that are amazing but due to my idjit self, I miss them

Check out my previous winners here. Get reblogging or else I’ll send hell hounds after you.

Uefa is set to implement a radical shake-up of Champions League seedings in time for next season

Basically, UEFA has finally decided that naming the tournament the “Champions League” should mean that the actual CHAMPIONS of the European leagues should be in the top pot for the draw. This would have meant extremely bad news for Barcelona, Arsenal, and Chelsea this past season as all of them would have been in lower-seed pots instead of Pot One. Pot One will now contain the previous year’s winners and the champions of the top seven leagues (by UEFA’s coefficients), which hey, makes TOTAL SENSE.

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.


NORA Cup goes down Sunday night in Austin! Previous year winners have said winning one is better than any contest win, better than any magazine cover… It’s the Number One Rider Award.

For 2014 Vans has a few riders up for the good chance at winning.

NORA Dirt - Mike “Hucker” Clark.

NORA Street - Dakota Roche and Ty Morrow.

NORA Ramp - Gary Young.

NORA Web Part - Ty Morrow.

Good luck to the boys nominated, and hope to see you at Emo’s on Sunday night in Austin, TX!

Ride BMX has a detailed list if you’re interested.

Photo’s by Colin Mackay.

excuse the super quick graphic but hi helloo welcome to awclara’s november botm!


  • mbf meee
  • check out this hella rad network 
  • reblog this post (likes don’t count as an entry)
  • reblog until oct. 31st. I’ll choose blogs between 1st-3rd of november!
  • this must reach 20 notes or it disappears and I’ll be v sad
  • I’ll add a runner up for every 10 notes this gets (after the 20 notes)

what I’m looking for:

  • rad blogger
  • cool url
  • clean theme
  • photography/fandom/ blogs! (multifandom is a-okay!)
  • some sort of tagging system!

winner will recieve: 

  • a follow from me
  • spot in my updates tab
  • spot on previous winners page
  • promos (6) throughout the month
  • graphic/edit(anything really) (must request this and tell me what you want or even if you want it)
  • my love and friendship 4 lyfe

runner up(s):

  • follow from me
  • spot on my updates tab
  • spot on past winners page
  • promos (2) throughout the month
  • love and friendship 4 lyfe

get to rebloggin’ u kool kats!

since the previous winner DID NOT CONTACT ME OR NOTIFY ME A TIME I am re raffle a shiny staryu. The same rules apply

1 like: 1 entry

1breblog: 1 entry

Good luck to you all and remember!! The winner has to notify me within 24 hours!! Or will forfeits the prize the winner will be chosen on OCT 23 and remember my Fc is on my blog description.. And I will announce the winner and notify the winner..

We are on the look out for our winter promoters, if you think you have what we are looking for make sure you enter by reposting this image, following us and post a comment below. Congratulations to our previous winners @himitchy and @kenziepuff_13 We look forward to all your entries. www.andclothingstore.co.uk #andclothing #andalso


Previous Borsos award winner Sophie Deraspe (VITAL SIGNS, WFF 2009) tells the story of Élie, a young covalescent woman, who lands on a remote North Atlantic island during the spring thaw. In this isolated world, people’s lives and deaths are shaped by the brute forces of nature. Élie feels both drawn to and repelled by the men engaged in the annual seal hunt. Élie’a presence arouses curiosity and mistrust. Maria, the village matriarch and den mother, seeks to uncover the secret reason behind Élie’s visit. WOLVES explores the profound need for beloging. Produced by Marc Daigle of ACPAV, one of the most consistent producers of quality Quebec films and Sophie Salboat of Athénaïse/France, this film stars Evelyne Brochu, Louise Portal and Gilbert Sicotte.