2015 04 16


Artist With Synesthesia Puts Songs to Canvas - diymagazine

Artist Melissa S. McCracken uses her synesthesia to create beautiful works of art based on some of her favorite songs.

“The most wonderful “brain malfunction” of all is seeing the music I hear. It flows in a mixture of hues, textures, and movements, shifting as if it were a vital and intentional element of each song.”

From top to bottom, these three are works inspired by Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” Glass Animals’ “Flip,” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.” 


April 17th 1964: Ford Mustang debuts

On this day in 1964, the Ford Motor Company introduced their new sports car - the Ford Mustang - to the public. The Mustang was one of the first ‘pony cars’, which are smaller sports car-like coupes. The car had debuted two years earlier at the United States Grand Prix, but Ford introduced their new car to the public at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Ford received over 22,000 orders from around the world on the first day, and the car’s popularity only increased from there. The model’s fame was cemented when a Mustang appeared in the James Bond film ‘Goldfinger’ in September 1964. The Mustang is now approaching its sixth generation, and has changed a lot since the 1964 version. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of this legendary American car, and Ford celebrated with a limited edition 50th anniversary 2015 Mustang GT.

The circle of intellectual inspiration

The scientist sees beauty
where other people
see only nothing.

With her mind
she’s able
to see under the surface,

making her able
to see all sorts
of interconnected systems.

You may see a flower,
but she might see
far more than that.

letting light be the trigger
for combining molecules…

…to form the plant
in such a perfect way

She may ask her friend,
the mathematician,
for why the plant is shaped the way it is.

The mathematician may develop
a hypothesis,
find rules for formations…

…such as phi,
the golden ratio,
or psi, the golden angle.

But why is it the way it is?
Maybe he has to ask his friend,
the thinker.

The thinker may develop
so many hypotheses
that you have to choose carefully.

Maybe all these hypotheses
will annihilate each other
letting allow only few to hide the correct answer.

The thinker may come to the conclusion
that everything could be
a mathematical structure.

But what does it have
for a philosophical value?
Maybe he needs his friend, the philosopher.

The philosopher may get lost
in his thoughts,
creating further hypotheses.

This could lead him
to questions like

“What is the human consciousness
supposed to be
if everything was mathematical?”

He tells his friend,
the writer,
about his difficult topic.

Lost in thrill
she becomes inspired,
writes about the universe’s oddities of hidden structures.

This may become her new book,
yet she decides to tell his friend,
the artist, about her project.

He listens carefully,
is fascinated by the idea
of the universe being mathematical.

Inspiration gets him,
as he begins to paint
from deep inside his chest.

He decides to ask his friend,
the writer,
if she needs illustrations.

Soon they’ll publish the book,
that’s merely speculation,
yet filled with so many brilliant ideas.

The scientist
will stumble across this book
as it was fate.

In the end
she didn’t even know
that it all started with her own simple question.

04/16/2015 Dywiann Xyara

These Celebs Show Love For Their Bodies No Matter What You Say

When bikini photos of Selena Gomez surfaced last week, hateful comments started rolling in. She was called ugly and fat – and in response, she shrugged.In an Instagram photo, Gomez addressed the trolling, writing: “I love being happy with me y'all #theresmoretolove." 

For more celebs who love their bodies including Hilary Duff, Ariana Grande and Kelly Clarkson go here. 

How Cambodia is healing from Khmer Rouge genocide - CNN.com

Forty years after the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, Cambodians are still struggling to heal from one of modern history’s worst genocides.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge coming into power and killing nearly 2 million Cambodians during their regime. i know I’m a Japanese food blog, but as a Cambodian-American, I think it’s incredibly important to make note of today since it doesn’t seem to be getting much attention in mainstream media right now.