ecthelion-of-the-fountain asked:

"How do I look?" He asked nervously, dusting off his navy and silver robes for a hundredth time. There were only two hours left to his first concert in the King's palace his gut was knotted tight with stress. Somehow the fact that he's been to the palace countless times with his cousins and met king Finwe on many occasions did not help in the slightest now. He was so play for such a big audience for the time after all.

“Hmm? Oh Ehtele! You look fine! How many times?!” Laurefindil huffed a little and shoved the other playfully, “anyone would think you were more worried about what people think of your appearance than your playing!”

He laughed a little and then his smile turned softer, speaking in a more quiet tone, meant just for their ears, not anyone who might be listening in. “You know you’ll be really great don’t you? I have faith in you, everyone will be enthralled.” 

The young elf couldn’t help the light blush that spread to his cheeks when he paid him the compliment and he turned away a moment, hoping he wouldn’t notice and if he did, wouldn’t make a big deal out of it.

El diseño abierto, un sueño que empieza a ser realidad: de Enzo Mari a Adhocracy Athens

El diseño abierto está ganando popularidad y sobre todo relevancia en la forma en como nos relacionamos con los objetos y, de ese modo, como vivimos colectivamente. Pero la idea del código abierto en el diseño nació antes de la emergencia de Internet o del éxito de la fabricación digital. Ya Enzo Mari en la década de 1970 compartía su código y promovía que los usuarios se implicasen activamente en el co-diseño y fabricación de sus muebles. De hecho para nosotros Enzo Mari ha sido la inspiración que dio nacimiento a mmodulUS. Nuestro propósito siempre ha sido explorar toda la potencia que el diseño abierto puede tener para cambiar el estado de las cosas y mejorar la forma en que las personas vivimos en nuestros espacios cotidianos.

Mari fue un pionero con un mensaje y una acción radical. Su impacto ha sido lento pero firme. Y en el camino la cultura digital ha venido a ayudar a cambiar las reglas de juego. Hoy compartir y crear colectivamente es más rápido, innovador y eficiente que hacerlo en solitario y defendiéndote de tus “competidores”. Y en los últimos años se ha gestado una nueva conciencia colectiva que nos hace entender que es nuestra responsabilidad común cambiar lo que no funciona de nuestra sociedad y hacer realidad valores como la cooperación y la ecología, construyendo un procomún fuerte e inclusivo y sabiendo vivir entre lo local y lo global. De esto y mucho más va Adhocracy, la exposición y simposio que se inaugura en pocos días en Atenas (este es el booklet con toda la información):

… se centra en la relación de diseño, cultura y sociedad con un enfoque global pero basado en la dinámica del arte, la arquitectura y el diseño locales. Adhocracy resalta los logros de los makers que se guían por el deseo de cambiar el sistema cambiando el modo en que ellos mismos hacen cosas. Incluye ejemplos de makers cuyo trabajo abraza el diseño de código abierto, y enfatiza en especial la idea del procomún en relación con la producción.

En realidad Adhocracy comenzó en la primera Bienal de Diseño de Estambul en 2012 que fue comisariada por Joseph Grima y contaba, al igual que la edición de Atenas, con  Ethel Baraona Pohl como curadora asociada. La obra de Enzo Mari estará presente en la exposición y nos lo recordaba Ethel hace unos días con la fotografía de más arriba (realizada por Panos Dragonas). Valga este post como pequeño homenaje al trabajo de los pioneros y de tantos makers que están cambiando el mundo. Y además como una muestra de nuestra admiración al trabajo que la propia Ethel y César Reyes llevan años realizando desde dpr-barcelona.

Prudence buys NUE 49.22: Nucor Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (NYSE:NUE)

“Shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the company, Stock Ratings reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven …” said Ehtel to Benita on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

“My dear Miss Benita,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that SGWM went up to 419.59?”

“Credit Suisse Global Warming Index.”

Benita replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “Credit Suisse Net Climbs 23%, Tesco Net Swings to £5.8 B Loss In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.8% or 60.68 to 7,002.25 and in Frankfurt the DAX index dropped 0.8% or 94.09 to 11,845.49. In Paris, CAC 40 index fell 0.1% or 5.61 to 5,187.03. Credit Suisse Group … K reports - 26,000 Global markets news …”

Benita, with manners so far from right, made no answer.

Ehtel buys SEIC 46.43: Insider Selling: SEI Investments Company EVP Edward Loughlin Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (SEIC)

“SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ:SEIC) EVP Edward Loughlin sold 30,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.34, for a total value of $1,390,200.0,” said Adah to Elmer on Monday, May 4, 2015.

“My dear Miss Elmer,” said Adah, “have you heard that SDMC went down to 863.89?”

“Defined Mid Cap Core Index.”

Elmer replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Adah. “Chuck Royce Commentary - Royce Pennsylvania Mutual - The Next Five Years for Our Flagship Managed by Chuck Royce since 1972, it’s a broadly diversified, core fund that offers wide exposure to the … all rolling 10-year return periods since the inception of the small-cap index on 12/31/78. Provided average annual total returns of 10% or …”

Elmer, with perfect indifference, made no answer.

ecthelion-of-the-fountain asked:

It was a good evening. Their concert wet well and there were plenty of people to talk to after, many glasses of wine drank in between. Ecthelion was pleasantly tipsy when they came home, giggling at Fin's joke as they made their way into their bedroom.

He held onto him firmly, one arm looped around his waist as he had to hold him upright as they stumbled back. He was laughing as they pushed open the door, making a loud shushing noise and then giggling as they went in noisily. He wasn’t so drunk as to be a complete fool but he was merry and it showed. 

“My sweet Ehtele…” he purred into his ear and chuckled again as he closed the door with his foot and pulled him close to hold, “your playing tonight was wonderful Vanimaer…”

Ehtel sells GRPN 6.79: Groupon Announces Exclusive Brunch Offer at Chef Art Smith’s Table Fifty-two

“Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of ..” said Jamey to Annamaria on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

“My dear Miss Annamaria,” said Jamey, “have you heard that DSRR went up to 1411.32?”


Annamaria replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Jamey. “TGIF: Happenings – what’s coming up in Northeast Ohio starting May 1 To schedule and appointment, visit MAD* FACTORY … Maura Rogers and The Bellows, Duals, DJ Party Sweat, May 2; House of Shem, Milton Blake and the Ukombozi Band, Ziggy from C-Level, Natural Child, Faux …”

Annamaria, with a heightened complexion, made no answer.

Rheba sells USDXOF 614.21: West Africa franc zone to grow at 7.2 pct in 2015 -central ...

“DAKAR (Reuters) - Economic growth across West Africa’s eight-nation CFA franc zone will be 7.2 percent in 2015, the regional central bank said on Wednesday. The bank …” said Ehtel to Lessie on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

“My dear Miss Lessie,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that SIII went down to 1333.72?”

“Indus India Index.”

Lessie replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “China Plans 46bn USD investment in corridor with Pakistan (MENAFN - KNN India) China has announced a 46bn investment plan which … "This is Pakistan’s first opportunity since the 1960 Indus Water Treaty to change its economic geography,” according to an economist in Pakistan. The money China is planning to …“

Lessie, with cold civility, made no answer.

Lorna buys BITA 59.91: Godaddy : Equity Coverage on Internet Software and Services -- Alibaba Group Holding, SINA Corp., Bitauto Holdings, VeriSign, an ...

“Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA), Bitauto Holdings Ltd (NYSE: BITA), VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), and GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY). Free research report on …” said Ehtel to Rickie on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

“My dear Miss Rickie,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that AVRT went down to 0.58?”

“Total Advance Decline Volume Ratio.”

Rickie replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “Capital City Bank Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results HIGHLIGHTS Loans grew 1.6% sequentially (6.3% annualized) and 4.1% over prior year Strong residential mortgage loan sales, up 6.7% sequentially and 39.7% over prior year 3.5% reduction in nonperforming assets and 9.4% decline in total credit costs from …”

Rickie, with a mind so occupied, made no answer.

Faustina buys POT 33.35: Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick, Facebook, Halcon, Qualcomm, Synchrony, Texas Instruments and More

“Potash Corp. ofSaskatchewan Inc. (NYSE: POT) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $38.50 price target (versus a $32.49 close) at HSBC. Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $68 from $78 …” said Marianna to Ehtel on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

“My dear Miss Ehtel,” said Marianna, “have you heard that DSRL went down to 126.76?”

“U.S. Retail REITs Index.”

Ehtel replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Marianna. “Absolute Return: A Modern Approach To Diversification Absolute return strategies pursue returns independent of traditional benchmark indexes like the S&P 500 and the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. They can "go anywhere … and investments across asset classes, including REITs, commodities, and foreign ..”

Ehtel, without a smile, made no answer.

Dian sells JCP 8.56: Be on Top of the Latest Developments: Complementary Research on McDermott, J.C. Penney, Apple, Ford Motor, and Avon

“Moments ago, Analysts Review released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including McDermott International (NYSE: MDR), J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Ford Motor Company (NYSE …” said Ehtel to Karry on Friday, April 24, 2015.

“My dear Miss Karry,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that CELS went up to 256.82?”

“NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy.”

Karry replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “Renewable Energy Sector Growth Fuels Record Profits as World Economies Seek Greener Energy Solutions - Solar-Wind Company’s Prof … In other renewable/green energy news and happenings: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) recently announced fueling … please visit for more details. Get an edge on the market with our Premium News Alerts …”

Karry, with a look of haughty composure, made no answer.

Libbie sells MCY 54.94: Mercury General (MCY) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday

“Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) will announce its Q115 earnings results on Monday, April 27th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.71 per share and revenue of $751.91 million for the quarter. Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) last announced its …” said Ehtel to Kristel on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

“My dear Miss Kristel,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that NNY went up to 8602.749?”

“US 100.”

Kristel replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “What This Earnings Season Tells Us About The FTSE 100’s Prospects We’re now well into earnings season, so here are a few things you should consider before deciding whether to invest in the FTSE 100 or not. The FTSE is up 7.3% in the year to date, which is a respectable performance — by comparison, the S&P 500 is …”

Kristel, with perfect indifference, made no answer.

Breana sells CVS 100.39: Company Update (NYSE:CVS): CVS Health Corporation To Hold First Quarter 2015 Conference Call

“[PR Newswire] – WOONSOCKET, R.I, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) will be holding a conference call on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors to discuss its … Read more on thi,” said Ehtel to Shakira on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

“My dear Miss Shakira,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that MID went up to 1537.67?”

“Midcap 400 Idx.”

Shakira replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “State Street Global Advisors Enhances its Advanced Beta SPDR ETF Offering The index is an equal weighted combination of the MSCI USA Value … Standard & Poor's®, S&P®, SPDR®, S&P 500®, S&P MIDCAP 400®, and Select Sector SPDRs® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC. No financial product …”

Shakira, with thoughts that could rest on nothing, made no answer.

Roseanna sells IJM 7.100: 13/04/2015 1. Details of Corporate Proposal Whether the corporate proposal involves the issuance of new type and new class of se

“Additional Listing Announcement (ALA) Additional Listing Announcement (ALA) Reference No IC-150410-560F8 Company Name : IJM CORPORATION BERHAD Stock Name : IJM Date Announced : 13/04/2015 1. Details of Corporate Proposal Whether the corporate proposal involves the issuance of new type and new class of securities? : No Types of corporate proposal : ESOS Details of corporate proposal : Exercise of Options No. of shares issued under this corporate proposal : 10,500 Issue price per share ($$) : MYR 4.370 Par Val …” said Ehtel to Bao on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

“My dear Miss Bao,” said Ehtel, “have you heard that SHTR went up to 914.6?”

“S&P 500 HealthCare Equipment & Services [TR].”

Bao replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Ehtel. “Market News: Avon Products Inc, Norfolk Southern Corp, Inc The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA and S&P 500 gained 0.35% and 0.18% respectively … The Department of Commerce reported the retail and Food services sales increased 0.9% to $441.4 billion adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday in March from …”

Bao, with cold civility, made no answer.