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George Nelson Sling Sofa for Herman Miller 


This 10 minute film provides an informative introduction to the multi-disciplinary architect and designer, and includes footage of a comprehensive exhibition on his work.


Haüs is a Concept independent Gallery and Project Space. The idea of the exhibition space is to showcase multi–disciplinary contemporary work, from encouraging up and coming creatives. The name Haüs comes from the German for House. House being derivative of Newhouse’s surname to provide a space to contain or accommodate.

Visual Identity


Modern Kenshin/Uesugi Clan AU Headcanon

·      Kenshin is a multi-disciplinary artist of sorts. Fine arts, fashion design, interior design, makeup and hair, you name it, he’s done it.

·      Kanetsugu is his event manager/assistant/babysitter/damage control rep.

·      Yoshichi is his PR rep because he’s friendly and cheery and everyone loves him. 

·     Kagetsugu has been roped into doing admin work (scheduling, accounts etc) because Kanetsugu is too busy following Kenshin around on his harebrained schemes.

·      Kageie is a rock musician, and Kenshin helps him with designing album artwork, coming up with different images to match new singles/albums, concert outfits, makeup, hair etc.

·      Kenshin likes to dress Ai up. Kanetsugu is conflicted because on one hand his daughter isn’t a doll but on the other she looks really cute and seems to enjoy it so maybe it’s ok?

·      Since Kenshin does so many things, he’s not particularly skilful at any of them. He frequently runs into ‘software issues’. He knows what look he wants, but he doesn’t know how to get there. He likes to call the software helpline and badger them with questions. If Kanetsugu is there, he’ll make Kenshin google it instead because he feels sorry for them.

·      Kenshin is great at choosing pretty things, but he absolutely doesn’t think about the actual logistics/feasibility of what he wants to do. Kanetsugu has had to return purchases for Kenshin’s interior design clients before because stuff just couldn’t physically fit. 

 ·     That’s why one day, when you come home to your shared downtown apartment, Kenshin is beaming proudly and Kanetsugu has his head in his hands. There is a ridiculously large sofa in your living room. The coffee table has been flipped up against the wall. Your shoe rack has been moved to the kitchen. Kenshin’s pet rock has been exiled to the balcony (he says it’s because the rock is happier in the sunlight). You are horrified. Kanetsugu despairs.

·      (You admit that the sofa is really comfy, but HOW DID THEY EVEN GET IT THROUGH THE DOOR.)

·      ((They couldn’t. That’s why they had to dismantle and reassemble it.))

·      But when it comes to fashion design, the sizing is always perfect for his clients (and you, of course). Kenshin likes taking your measurements. He makes Kanetsugu measure the other people. Kanetsugu regrets his life choices.

·      Kenshin usually makes the clothes he designs himself. He frequently pricks himself but somehow never gets blood on the fabric. Kanetsugu is pleased because now that you’re on the scene, Kenshin doesn’t whine so much at him anymore.

·      Kenshin gets paint/charcoal EVERYWHERE when he’s in the zone. Kanetsugu threatens to line the whole room with the ugliest, most garish plastic sheets he can find. Kenshin doesn’t think he’s serious (but he totally is).

Liam Kosta is a human security and crisis response specialist with civilian tactical training.

Liam entered university for engineering but left to train for law enforcement and later transitioned to the multi-species effort of Heavy Urban Search and Crisis Response.

His multi-disciplinary skills set him apart and Liam was hand-picked by Alec Ryder to support the Pathfinder team.


April 21, 2017


By Askew One

New Zealand native Elliot O’Donnell, aka Askew, told If These Walls Could Talk that after two decades in graffiti, the journey to artist—redefining who he is, where he’s speaking from, and who he’s speaking to—has been a long one. The result, however, is an articulate, self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist / photographer / graphic designer with a growing reputation for portraits of indigenous peoples almost uniquely qualified to produce this work in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, for Unexpected: Festival of Murals. For this work Askew was honored to have the opportunity to interview and photograph descendants of the Cherokee Nation in the days leading up to the festival. Given the work preparing to paint these four women it was the last piece completed at the end of the festival but Savage Habbit says the final tribute is hands down their favorite—hard to argue. @askewone  @unexpectedfs  @ITWCTNZ

anonymous asked:

If I can't draw, are there still things I can study in the arts?

Definitely! A good art college should encourage multi-disciplinary approaches to every project. I mean lets face it the majority of people in art college can’t draw or don’t have a developed style. You’re students you’re there to learn not be a finished product!! Especially in the design based courses, everyone has different skills that you work on and specialise in. Draftsmanship, illustration, photography, fashion, ceramics, web design, printing, typography and good ol’ graphic design don’t actually require you to be able to make pretty drawings, just be able to execute an idea well. Some of my current favourite designers like Matt Willey or Paula Scher admitted they became designers because they didn’t like drawing when I saw them speaking about their careers.

What matters more than talent is dedication. The hours perfecting your craft are so important. We work hard and are expected to put in long hours, usually working on projects 9am till late into the night every day. After a while you just never switch off and learn you’re just gonna have to be in design mode all the time (which can make watching films a pain because you will critique everything) The dropout rate is huge in art colleges just because of this workload. In my first year there were 36 in my course and 4 years on there’s 15! 15!!! Some of them were so talented too but either got unlucky with personal issues or just weren’t willing to go the extra mile.

So the best advice I can say is if you do want to go to art college try everything and be open to new experiences! Don’t limit yourself! Find out what you can do and like doing that others can’t do! Drawing is such a small part and you can always go to extra classes or just work your damn butt off. Keep positive and just try and go for it :)

Watching thoughts — and addiction — form in the brain

More than a hundred years ago, Ivan Pavlov conducted what would become one of the most famous and influential psychology studies — he conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists are able to see in real time what happens in the brains of live animals during this classic experiment with a new technique. Ultimately, the approach could lead to a greater understanding of how we learn, and develop and break addictions. 

(Image caption: In a mouse brain, cell-based detectors called CNiFERs change their fluorescence when neurons release dopamine. Credit: Slesinger & Kleinfeld labs)

Scientists presented their work at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The study presented is part of the event: “Kavli symposium on chemical neurotransmission: What are we thinking?” It includes a line-up of global research and thought leaders at the multi-disciplinary interfaces of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative with a focus on chemists’ contributions. The effort was launched in 2013 by the Obama Administration to enable researchers to study how brain cells interact to form circuits.

“We developed cell-based detectors called CNiFERs that can be implanted in a mouse brain and sense the release of specific neurotransmitters in real time,” says Paul A. Slesinger, Ph.D., who used this tool to revisit Pavlov’s experiment. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals that transmit messages from one neuron to another.

CNiFERs stands for “cell-based neurotransmitter fluorescent engineered reporters.” These detectors emit light that is readable with a two-photon microscope and are the first optical biosensors to distinguish between the nearly identical neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. These signaling molecules are associated respectively with pleasure and alertness.

Slesinger, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, collaborated on the project with David Kleinfeld, Ph.D., at the University of California at San Diego. Their team conditioned mice by playing a tone and then, after a short delay, rewarding them with sugar. After several days, the researchers could play the tone, and the mice would start licking in anticipation of the sugar.

“We were able to measure the timing of dopamine surges during the learning process,” Slesinger says. “That’s when we could see the dopamine signal was measured initially right after the reward. Then after days of training, we started to detect dopamine after the tone but before the reward was presented.”

Slesinger and colleagues will also share new results on the first biosensors that can detect a subset of neurotransmitters called neuropeptides. Ultimately, Slesinger says they’d like to use this sensing technique to directly measure these neuromodulators, which affect the rate of neuron firing, in real time.

In non fitness related news

I have finished my sociology essay and my care project evaluation.

Now, excluding any remediation, all I have left is:

Physiology exam
Drug administration book
Multi disciplinary book
Couple of log books
Hospital admin folio
Diabetes leaflet

Apart from the physiology exam, this all just little bits and pieces that shouldn’t take too long.

6 weeks to go people 😭

My Body Is the Ocean Exhibition [+perf] by Kama La Mackerel

[La version française suit]


An exhibition by Kama La Mackerel

Artist in Residence

P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts

May 3 - 17, 2017

Curriculum Resources Centre (1st floor)

Faculty of Education

3700 McTavish

H3A 1Y2


May 4, 2017

Vernissage 5-8pm

Performance 6:30-7:30pm

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RIO EVENTING DRESSAGE - Lets straighten a few things out

There have been a few posts asking the same question pop up since the commencement of the dressage phase of eventing:

“These horses are skinny”
“They’ll malnourished”
“Bad dressage”
“This horse doesn’t look like a dressage horse” and so on..

First of all, these horses aren’t specific bred for a sole discipline. They’re multi-disciplinary horses. They’ve been bred to be a finer build, to allow for a lighter weight frame thus making galloping and jumping easier, and in some cases, making the individual horse more athletic. Big, thick, heavily built horses can’t maintain up to 10 minutes of galloping and 30-something jump efforts, then back it up with show jumping the following day. Sure, there are exceptions, but not at this level. Another thing to consider is some horses have undesirable conformation which perhaps makes the horse look worse. There are some seriously tall riders out there too.

Secondly, the requirement of these horses is to be incredibly fit. Have you ever seen a human tri-athlete with a spare ounce of fat on their bodies? It’s just not possible. With the amount of exercise and fitness training they do, it’s pretty much physically impossible.

Thirdly, in regards to people saying that these horses and riders aren’t doing good enough dressage tests… sorry we eventers have TWO other phases to perfect, as well as maintain an extremely high level of fitness in our horses (and one would do well to remember that you’re at home on the couch, not representing your country ;) ). Because we still have two phases left to complete, our dressage requirement aren’t as demanding as a pure dressage test will be.

But most importantly… The FEI ensures the wellbeing of horses. They have the worlds best veterinarians, specialists and professionals on hand. IF THE HORSE WAS NOT FIT FOR COMPETITION, THEY WOULDN’T ALLOW THE HORSE TO CONTINUE. Remember, Equestrian sports are under a close eye from the public who are LOOKING for excuses to ban our sport. So how about we all join forces and enjoy this sport.

Comparison of Chris Burton on Santano II VS. Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro  


Artist on Tumblr

Sarah Illenberger | on Tumblr (b.1976, Germany) - Flowerwork, a photographic series of flowers arranged in the style of fireworks. Photography: Sabrina Rynas (2014)

Sarah Illenberger is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin working at the intersection of art, graphic design, and photography. With a focus on analog craftwork using everyday items, Sarah is renowned for creating vivid, witty images that open up new perspectives on seemingly familiar subjects. Her ability to transform ordinary materials into complex and unexpected visual experiences has been utilized to develop concepts for clients from the fields of culture and business in several countries. In her aim to explore the fertile overlap between art and design, she’s collaborated with numerous photographers and artists, and filled exhibition spaces with self-initiated projects in Paris, Tokyo, and Berlin. (by Mary Scherpe) © All images courtesy of the artist

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