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Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy, between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri near Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station. They have a height of 110 metres (360 ft) and 76 metres (249 ft) and will host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and 350 trees in the first and second towers respectively) on 8,900 square metres (96,000 sq ft) of terraces. Within the complex is also an 11-story office building; its facade does not host plants.

The towers were designed by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri,Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra). It also involved input from horticulturalists and botanists. (Source)

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Trump Trolled over Emoluments

Tonight, the Trump International Hotel in DC, is the target of some clever members of the Resistance. The three projections have been on the building facade for over two hours with no sign of anyone coming to stop it. Point of reference, I believe that the EPA is directly across the street from the Trump International.
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Wadden Sea Centre in Jutland

Located in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark, The Wadden Sea is Denmark’s largest National park and appointed World Heritage by UNESCO. The building designed by Dorte Mandrup A/S, which was initiated in February 2017, is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouse typology significant in the area. The centre is erected with thatched roofs and facades. The building hereby underlines the tactile qualities and robustness that can be found in traditional crafts and materials of the region.

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Things I wish to happen in RQ4

from my rational mind:

  • More #girlpower: Mare, Farley, Evangeline, and Iris ruling and slaying 
  • Cal getting his shit together (i.e. realizing his greatest mistake before it’s too late) 
  • Cal and Maven’s long overdue one-on-one confrontation, brother to brother
  • Iris Cygnet slaying and being a complete badass Queen of Norta (thus, making more obvious what a horrible excuse for a king Maven is)
  • Evangeline giving Cal an earful for not choosing love when he had a chance, unlike herself who’s always had to follow her parents’ orders
  • Evangeline finally getting the nerve to speak out against her parents and fight for what she truly wants (Ptolemus may or may not help his sister)
  • Cal and Evangeline somehow helping each other unbeknownst to his Nanabel and her parents (includes plotting behind the oldies’ backs)
  • Mare and Cal trying to be civil with each other despite the presence of strong sexual tension
  • More longing and sexual tension between Mare and Cal
  • Mare building a facade in front of Cal and the others, but her heart is breaking deep inside because she really loves him (present tense because it’s not easy to unlove someone you really love)   
  • Cal regretting his stupid decision more and more every time he sees Mare and her post-breakup glow 
  • Mare and Cal’s confrontation after their breakup
  • Mare and Cal eventually clearing up all their misunderstandings 
  • Cal learning more about Coriane (and the truth behind her death) from Sara and Julian
  • Mare and Farley getting closer, supporting each other, and acting like sisters 
  • More Kilorn scenes (because c’mon, the fish boy and his shit-eating grinning face is a breath of fresh air)
  • The Barrows more supportive and loving than ever
  • Epic war / action scenes  
  • Maven and all the bad guys (may or may not include Ptolemus) dying painful deaths or getting the saddest ending possible (Maven especially)
  • Cal surviving and ending the war (like what Coriane wanted for her son)
  • Demolition of the monarchy and the Burning Crown
  • Establishment of democracy and a world where Reds and Silvers are equal and get along well
  • A peaceful (not perfect, because entropy) and warless world to live in for baby Clara  
  • Farley and Clara’s cute mother-daughter moments
  • Farley telling Clara a story about an awesome guy named Shade Barrow
  • Farley getting nostalgic because she sees parts of Shade in Clara as she grows up
  • Julian and Sara’s happy ending (Coriane would be so happy for them)
  • Evangeline and Elane’s happy ending (these ladies deserve it so much)
  • Cal asking Mare for forgiveness 
  • Mare and Cal finally reuniting in the end (a little romance never killed anybody) 

from my Marecal shipper heart (a.k.a. my irrational mind):

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anonymous asked:

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12) things you said when you thought I was asleep

the thing is, even will swear up and down that isak is the sweetest boy in the entire universe, no matter how often isak denies it. he’s spent so long building up a facade of cultivated grumpiness that it’s easy for isak to dismiss even’s delighted smile when he spends two hours searching for the perfect flowers to give to even’s mom the first time she has them over, when he finds noora staring at old pictures of william on her phone and lets her sniffle into his chest, when isak takes an extra trip to the grocery store to keep his fridge stocked with a healthy supply of sour cream for even. 

he’s sweet, and kind, and if the world doesn’t see it enough, that’s just a secret even will hold close to his heart and take to the grave.

“stop looking at me like that,” isak will say as he flicks even off, but that’s unthinkable, because he only looks at isak the way boys who molded the stars in the sky deserve to be looked at.

his best proof of this always comes in their moments alone together, when isak lets his guards down enough to tilt his head up to ask for a kiss, or takes even’s hand just to feel warm skin against his. isak tells him one day that he used to think he could only hurt the people he cares about, and even could tear down the world for ever letting isak feel this way.

they’re lying in bed, sleepy and sweaty from sex, when isak whispers, “you make me feel like a whole new person.” the fingers tracing circles on his hip are so soothing that even’s almost fully asleep, but he still hears the words loud and clear. “i just wanted you to know that,” isak says.

even keeps his eyes shut so he doesn’t startle isak, but he can’t help but think that isak’s wrong. this new, softer isak isn’t a product of even. he’s always been hiding there, underneath the hurt and the pain and the pretending. this is who isak is. this is why even loves him.

even squeezes his hand, so lightly that isak could’ve missed it. he tenses for a minute, but in the next second, isak is nuzzling his nose. even thinks that in that moment, isak finally gets it. but if he doesn’t, even will continue to remind him again and again, for as many times as it takes for isak to understand that they’re permanent. 

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Bosco Verticale - Milano

“Bosco Verticale  is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy, between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri near Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station. They have a height of 111 metres (364 ft) and 76 metres (249 ft) and will host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and 350 trees in the first and second towers respectively) on 8,900 square metres (96,000 sq ft) of terraces. Within the complex is also an 11-story office building; its facade does not host plants” Wikipedia

Install in progress! Today, we’re excited to debut a new work by Do Ho Suh as part of the ongoing series of public art installations located across the street from the Museum and the High Line. Suh’s site-specific work visually reconnects the building facade of 95 Horatio Street with the elevated railway that once occupied the neighborhood. Although today the High Line ends at Gansevoort Street, the artist imagines what the vista might have looked like in the days when train tracks continued to run through buildings down into SoHo.

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Art School | Q&A with Minka Sicklinger (NYC) 

Born in The Netherlands, growing up in Australia, and currently living in New York City, artist and designer Minka Sicklinger’s artwork is filled with iconography, symbolism and cultural influences from her years of traveling and living abroad. We’re not only excited to feature her and some of her mystical drawings, but we’re also excited to have her design a custom skate deck to be raffled off at this year’s Babes Ride Out East Coast event. We got a chance to chat with Minka on various topics – from her travels and early experiences with cultures and art from other countries to how the most challenging part of art at times can be yourself. 

Photographs courtesy of the artists. 

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Nov. 5, 1980: A sculpture at Grand Central Terminal received something of a makeover, an arduous task done every so often to restore the building’s facade, made of limestone but whose daily assault from pollution and other hazards of city life render it a “mossy brown.” In 2004, The Times reported on another round of cleaning and restoration, which included “repairing cracks, repointing all 23,457 stones on the facade and replacing missing pieces, all part of more than $21 million in final touches.” Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times