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Indigo-dyed Exchange chairs for Stellar Works by Créme Design

To celebrate the launch of his extended award winning Exchange chair series at Stellar Works, Jun Aizaki of Créme Design created this limited series of Indigo-dyed Exchange chairs. The chairs are dyed with naturally produced Indigo in Guizhou with traditional Chinese techniques. To contrast the metal from the blue wood, the regular black steel got exchanged with copper. The Exchange series is a modern interpretation of the traditional Windsor chair design.

Stockholm interior by Stockholm Contemporary in collaboration with The Exchange Int. gallery: Early Alvar Aalto highback armchair (c.1930s) and a floor lamp by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman (c.1950s). Photography by Stockholm Contemporary. / Instagram

The Fencing Incident (2/2)

Originally posted by mahmah-tee

For Trek Fest 2017

Characters and Pairings:  Leonard McCoy x Reader, Hikaru Sulu, Jim Kirk

Prompt: “You are gushing blood, James! You need to go to the hospital [medbay], not just duct tape the wound!” (pt.1) (link)

Summary:  When you bring Jim into the medbay with an injury from a fencing tutorial gone wrong, you finally get to know his handsome doctor friend.

Word count: 1941

Triggers: mild swearing, sorta description of a wound and blood, general doofiness, annoying internal monologues

A/N: This is Part 2 and actually has McCoy in it. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can probably read this on it’s own; however, Part 1 is a lot of fun, so go read the fic anyway. I really don’t understand protoplasers, and neither, would it seem, does the internet; I did my best. I’ve tried to keep the reader gender neutral; if you disagree, I will gladly listen to and absorb feedback.

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SOOOO, as promised, CHERIK PROMPTSSSS. Wow I know writing is hard but this is pretty exhausting. Though I’ve been more productive in the past 2 days than I’ve been for 4 months so I’ll take it as good sign ;) I really don’t know what I was doing and this is my first official fanfic, ever. I hope it doesn’t come out so bad?

This is for @deadritualz ;)

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Moodboard design exchange with @the-love-bug-queen

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Humanity is an Experiment -- Earth is a Living Library

Humanity is an experiment. Humanity has been designed, as has just about everything else that exists within creation. Prime Creator began experimenting with creation a long time ago in this universe for the purpose of greater self- exploration, self-gratification, and self-expression. Prime Creator brought energies and essences of life-extensions of itself-into this universe and endowed those extensions with the gifts that it had. It gave willingly and freely of its capabilities. There are many other universes and many other ways of designing universes; this particular one was designed as a free-will zone in which all would be allowed.

Prime Creator said to these extensions of itself, “Go out and create and bring all things back to me.” This was quite a simple assignment, was it not? In other words, Prime Creator was saying, “I am going to gift you of myself. You go out and gift of yourselves freely so that all you create in this universe can understand its essence as my identity.”

These extensions of Prime Creator, which we will call creator gods, went out and began to experiment with Prime Creator’s energy as it existed within themselves. They began to create their own hierarchy, which in turn created other hierarchies. Each succeeding hierarchy created another hierarchy to endow it with its own essence and to assist in the development of this universe. Eventually, in one of the galactic systems, a plan came together to design Earth as an intergalactic exchange center of information. It was an incredible plan. Earth was a beautiful place, located on the fringes of one of the galactic systems and easily reached from other galaxies. It was close to many way portals, the highways that exist for energies to travel throughout space.

There was much scurrying and shuffling to create individual representation from all of the galaxies here upon this planet. Some of the creator gods were master geneticists. They were able through their hierarchies to tie molecules together, encoded molecules of identity, frequency, and electrical charge to create life. Many sentient civilizations gave of their DNA to have representation of their coding upon this planet. The master geneticists then designed various species, some human, some animal, by playing with the varieties of DNA that the sentient civilizations contributed to make Earth into this exchange center of information, this light center, this Living Library. The plan for Earth was a grand one.

The Original Planners of Earth were members of the Family of Light, beings who worked for and were associated with an aspect of consciousness called light. Light is information. The Family of Light created the information center they had conceived of; they designed a place where galaxies would contribute their information and where all would be able to participate and share their specific knowledge. Earth was to be a cosmic library, a place of incredible beauty that experimented with how information could be stored through frequencies and through the genetic process.

Outside the structure of time, 100,000 years can pass in what may be a year within the structure of time as you know it. These creator gods did not exist in time as you know it. A few hundred thousand years or a million years was nothing to them.

Different energies were brought into existence. There were species of humans on Earth perhaps 500,000 years ago who developed very highly evolved civilizations. We are not speaking of the civilizations that you call Lemuria or Atlantis; to us, those civilizations are modern. We are talking about civilizations that are ancient, civilizations that are buried under some of the ice caps of the far southern continent of Antarctica.

The project of the Living Library on Earth was eventually fought over. It looked enticing enough to be mined by some. During Earth’s early history, there were wars in space for ownership of this planet. Have you ever wondered who owns Earth? It’s a prime hunk of real estate. Do you think it would go ownerless in space?

Skirmishes took place, and Earth became a place of duality. Certain creator gods who had the right to do whatever they wanted-because Earth is a free-will zone- came in and took over. We call this “raiding” the Earth. It was like corporate raiding on Wall Street. These creator gods raided Earth approximately 300,000 years ago-the time period, historically speaking, that you would call the beginning of human civilization. This is merely the time period that you, in this present day, are taught was the beginning of civilization. In actuality, it was only the beginning of the later phase, the phase of modern humanity.

When this skirmish occurred, a certain group of entities fought in space and won the territory of Earth. These new owners did not want the native Earth species - the humans - to be informed of what took place. Uninformed, the species would be easier to control. This is why light is information and darkness is lack of information. These entities beat out light, and Earth became their territory. It gives you a new idea of light, does it not? There was great radioactivity and nuclear action, and much of Earth was rent asunder. The original species, human creation, experienced great destruction and was scattered.

These new creator gods who were the new owners were also master geneticists. They understood how to create life, and they wanted this territory for their own reasons. Territories are created and held by certain energies for many reasons, one of which is that there is consciousness within all things.

Consciousness communicates continuously. Consciousness vibrates, or can be led to vibrate, at certain electromagnetic frequencies. Electromagnetic energies of consciousness can be influenced to vibrate in a certain way to create a source of food. Just as apples can be prepared and eaten in a variety of ways, consciousness can be prepared and ingested in a variety of ways.

Barbara Marciniak - Bringers of the Dawn

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Queen Maxima’s foreign visits → Mexico, 2009

For their final tour of 2009, Maxima and Willem Alexander accompanied Queen Beatrix on a state visit to Mexico. This was their first visit to Mexico but they had been to both North and South America a number of times. The Dutch are significant investors in Mexico, making the visit crucial for diplomacy. As a result, the itinerary was designed to promote cultural exchange between the nations. The Mexican hosts planned a number of events to promote the unique heritage of their country: they took their special guests to Altar de la Patria which honours military cadets killed during a US attack in the 19th century, gave them a ceremonial welcome at the Presidential Palace, and took them to the home of Miguel Hidalgo, a leading figure of the Mexican revolution. In the final leg of the trip they took them to the piece de resistance of Mexican beauty spots: Teotihuacan, an ancient city with pyramids dating back to 200 AD. The royal couple climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun while Beatrix- who had made the climb during an earlier State Visit- stayed at the bottom with her perfectly coiffed hair. The Dutch contingent also used the opportunity to promote some of the cultural highlights of their homeland. They took part in a seminar on energy sustainability as the Mexicans were keen to learn from the successful Dutch approach to sustainability, and they hosted a dance performance by world renowned Dutch dance group Introdans. The visit cemented relations between the two countries, and made for some lovely photo opportunities for royal fans. 

Eero Saarinen´s Womb-chair and ottoman (1946), Alvar Aalto floor lamp model A810 (1959), Barbro Nilsson Snäckorna flatweave carpet for Ab MMF (1943), George Nakashima nightstand (1965), Paavo Tynell brass bowl for Taito Oy (1950s) and Tapio Wirkkala´s Nonstop candle holder (1970s). / Instagram

Mausoleum of Shirin Beg Agha, sister of Timur, at the Shah-i Zinda necropolis in Samarqand.  The exterior decoration of this tomb includes inscriptions attributed to Socrates, including: “In truth the people of this world are like birds rejoicing.”

💰Master list of sorority fundraising ideas! 💰

Q: I am the assistant philanthropy chair of my chapter. We are doing some research on different philanthropy events for our chapter besides the ones we have been doing for the past few years. Do you have any advice on finding events that other sororities have done and some ideas for coming up with original philanthropy events? Thanks!

A: Launching a new fundraiser is a fabulous idea for keeping your membership interested, attracting fellow greeks on campus, increasing participation and energizing everyone connected to your philanthropy!

The first step is to decide what TYPE of fundraiser you want to tackle. Is your chapter more the sports type, or foodie fans? Think about what your sisters, alumnae and other greeks will respond to. Also, if five other chapters already have food sales, you should try a dodgeball tournament instead. Being unique will attract more attention! 

💰  Creative Sorority Fundraising Ideas by Category:💰

💰  SPECIAL EVENT fundraisers: 

  • Sorority Fashion Show 
  • Gala Dinner & Silent Auction 
  • Kissing Booth
  • Puppy Kissing Booth
  • Hugging Booth
  • Pie in the Face 
  • Polar Plunge
  • Fraternity Bachelor Auction
  • Talent Show
  • Car Wash
  • Casino Night
  • Bingo Night
  • Christmas Caroling Service
  • Shopping Night at a Favorite Dress Boutique - a % of sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.
  • Haunted Hay Ride
  • Carnival/Festival for Kids
  • Dunk Tank - recruit popular people to dunk
  • Junker Car or Old Computer Smash - charge for turns bashing an old jalopy, or vintage computers.
  • Outdoor Movie Marathon
  • Campus “Celeb” Bartenders Event
  • Service Auction - sorority & fraternity volunteers are auctioned off for 2 hour “work” sessions.
  • Restaurant Special - a % of food sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.

💰  COMPETITION fundraisers:

  • “MR” Sorority Contest
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Chicken Wing Eating Contest
  • Board Game Tournament
  • Twister Tournament 
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • Dance Marathon
  • Rocking-Chair-A-Thon
  • Air Band Competition
  • Lipsync Competition
  • Skip-a-thon, Walk-a-thon, Seesaw-a-thon, Skate-a-thon, etc…
  • Trivia Contest
  • Battle of the College Bands
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Decorated Golf Cart Parade & Competition
  • Halloween Costume Competition
  • Adult Spelling Bee
  • Penny Wars
  • Yellow Rubber Ducky Race 
  • Male Beauty Pageant - dressed as women.
  • Goldfish Races - set up two rain gutters filled with water as race tracks. Contestants are given a straw to blow on the water to help the fish along to the finish line. 
  • Charity Specific Events - such as Walking in High Heeled Shoes, Bra Dart Board, Relay for Life, etc…

💰  FOOD fundraisers: 

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Late Night Waffles
  • Grilled Burger Dinner
  • Chicken Wings Dinner
  • Taco/Burritos/Nachos Bar 
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Tailgate BBQ
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Oyster Shucking Dinner
  • Pizza Party
  • Box Lunch Delivery
  • Build Your Own Sub Sandwich
  • Hot Soup Bar
  • Octoberfest
  • Catfish Fry
  • Bake Sale 
  • Build Your Own Sundae
  • Smoothie Stand
  • Popular Food Truck on Campus
  • Watermelon Eating Contest
  • Cake Walk
  • Frozen Yogurt Eating Contest
  • Coffee & Donuts Table
  • Chocoholics Festival
  • All You Can Eat Baked Potato Bar
  • Gourmet Popcorn Tasting Party
  • Midnight Munchies Sale
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Chowder Cook Off
  • BBQ Cook Off
  • Burger Cook Off
  • Snow Cone Booth
  • Cookies & Milk Event
  • Cupcake Sale
  • Eat for a Cause - ask a local restaurant to donate 10% of their profits on a designated night, in exchange for encouraging greeks to eat there.

💰  SPORTS fundraisers:

  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Golf Tournament
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Baseball Game
  • Flag Football Game
  • Powder Puff Football Game
  • Volleyball Tournament
  • Swimming Pool Competitions 
  • Cardboard Boat Regatta 
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Cheerleading Competition
  • Miniature Golf Tournament
  • Bowling Competition
  • Tricycle Races
  • Wheelbarrow Races
  • Coolers with Wheels Races
  • Inflatable Rock Wall Climbing Competition
  • Holiday Jingle Bell Walk
  • Greek “Chariot” Races

💰  SERVICE & SALES fundraisers: 

  • Discounted Prom Dress Sale
  • Manicure Table
  • Candy-gram/Flower-gram/Balloon-gram Deliveries on Campus (especially for Valentines Day and finals)
  • Finals Week Snack Deliveries
  • Raffle with Amazing Grand Prize
  • Sell Swag - koozies, buttons, or other small accessories.
  • Sorority Trunk Show ~ especially greek jewelry or fashions.
  • Craft Sale 
  • Yard Sale or Antique Sale
  • Used Book Sale 
  • Holiday Ornament Sale 
  • Sorority Recipe Book
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping Service
  • Flower Sales for Valentine’s Day
  • Art Show & Sale
  • Dog Wash
  • Gift Basket Auction
  • Guess How Many ___ in the Jar - M&Ms, jelly beans, peanuts.
  • Friendship Bracelet Sales
  • Pink Flamingos on Greek Row - sell pink flamingos to be placed (with a message) on sorority & fraternity house front lawns.
  • Sell Commemorative Bricks or Tiles for a Sorority House Construction Project
  • Tee Shirt Sales
  • Massage Chair Booth - offer several chairs & charge for 10 minute messages by professional therapists.

💰 Check out these additional sorority sugar fundraising posts:

• Step One: Choose From 5 TYPES of Sorority Fundraisers

• 7 Successful Fundraisers from Followers

• Top 10 Types of Greek Marathons