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Indeed, the lashing out is beginning to look less and less fearsome, and more and more impulsively buffoonish and self-defeating. And there’s a broader pattern developing here, one that undermines a key narrative about the Trump presidency, in which Trump is pursuing strategic disruption and breaking all the old rules and norms to further an unconventional presidency that is designed to render the old way of doing business irrelevant. It’s obvious that all of this is now actively undermining his own designs, on multiple fronts.

Donald Trump is suddenly looking like a very weak autocrat

This is just going to make him even more dangerous than he already was.

anonymous asked:

you think you could talk a bit about hoshi, his mindset, and his feelings towards others? I hope this isn't too annoying of a request, but i feel like he isn't really discussed a lot. which is a shame because he's so interesting

Don’t worry anon, it’s not annoying at all! I really love Ryouma—he was actually the very first character I ever got an ask about on this blog, and I still think back sometimes to the fact that being able to write meta about him was kind of what sparked this whole thing and encouraged me to keep writing even more meta this whole time.

Despite his development and role in the story being mostly limited to Chapter 2, Ryouma’s a really excellent character. His FTEs and bonus mode content are extremely illuminating into his mindset and behavior and enjoyable, and his simultaneous desire to die while also still wanting to find a reason to live on make him one of the most relatable characters in the game.

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There’s something I noticed about “No One Mourns the Wicked”… Glinda refers to Elphaba as “you know who”. I feel that she did that because she couldn’t bare to call her the “Wicked Witch” after watching her die. Actually, throughout the whole song, she never says it’s the witch who’s wicked. She could be thinking of Madame Morrible and the Wizard.

Project Runway: Every Unconventional Materials Challenge Ever
  • That One Designer: Uh, I've never used unconventional materials.
  • That One Designer: Designers just DON'T do that.
  • That One Designer: I just wasn't expecting this.
  • That One Designer: I'm just going to glue stuff to some muslin fabric....even though I was specifically told not to do that.
  • That One Designer: This isn't fair.
  • Me: Have you ever actually watched the show?

If you don’t know about it already, you’ve got to start paying attention to 5ivepillars, an incredible streetwear brand that’s inspired by Islam

“We were discussing different ways to give back to our community, in both conventional and unconventional ways,” designer Farrukh Ershad tells Refinery29. From there, he launched the first T-shirt of the collection: “I (crescent and heart) Islam,” a twist on the classic “I heart NY” tee. The effort was both successful and charitable, donating profits from more than 100 shirt sales to Helping Hand for Relief and Development, a global humanitarian organization that responds to human suffering after emergency situations.

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Our group’s time based collaborative project was centred on Vagueness and was influenced by Sejoon Kim’s unconventional design of Vague Clock. Kim’s incorporation of touch as the primary sense instead of sight to tell time was an interesting concept for us and it was the starting point for our exploration of conceptual ideas of time. We were fascinated by the design’s concept of removing the pressure of checking time in everyday life and how it is communicated through a more tactile and vague experience. From this concept we discussed ideas on how time is measured, it’s value and our experience of time through our different senses. In the end we decided we wanted to use sound to communicate themes of  ambiguity and vagueness within time and made it the concept behind our work.

Our final concept and idea was to create an audio presentation that exhibits the different sounds heard throughout a single day from the time one wakes up till they go to sleep and therefore each sound heard represented what time of the day it was.

The process involved the collection of a wide range of different sounds heard throughout a day, which are linked to an action or place, by all group members. After collecting the audios, we decided to create a sequence, involving  patterns of one fixed sound and sound layering, dividing the day presented into 3 sections, in home, the morning, outside of home/ at work and then back in home. We tried making this evident through editing and incorporating effects to create the impression of ‘busyness’ eg at school, doing work and  relaxing periods eg resting at home, watching tv.

We sought to use sound as way to communicate the individual and collective experiences of time, hoping to reveal its unidentifiable and obscure layers.


Bomberg is a young Swiss company that makes a great, military-style watch. Reinventing the classic timepiece, they create and sell an array of modern watches of exceptional quality that cater to the modern man.

Bomberg introduced the Bolt-68 watch in 2014. The year 1968 represents the roots of the brand and is in reference to one of the most significant years of the 20th century, one that saw great social change and innovation. The term “bolt,” emphasizes the strength of the collection and its unconventional design. This watch is unique because it was designed with the patented bayonet system giving the option to also turn it into a masculine pocket watch. To do so, twist the watch face counter clockwise. The watch face pops off and has both a clip and a substantial chain attached to the back of it. This is an interesting spin to a modern timepiece that’s exclusive to Bomberg. The Bolt-68 is available in two models and a variety of cases, while the Bolt-68 Skull is a limited edition with a black chain representing skull and crossbones.

This watch was simple to pair with my already established fall wardrobe. I mixed it with a classic brown, blue and white gingham spread collar shirt fromCotton Brew, a crested buck tie from J. Crew and a wool navy blazer also from J. Crew. The Bolt-68 by Bomberg is a big, bold timepiece that needs no other accessory.  Pairing classic wardrobe pieces with this innovative watch design is definitely a conversation starter.  


Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103)

The Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103), also known as the S-Tank, was a Swedish post-war main battle tank. It was known for its unconventional turretless design, with a fixed gun traversed by engaging the tracks and elevated by adjusting the hull suspension. Turretless armoured fighting vehicles are usually classified as assault guns or tank destroyer, but the Strv 103 is considered a tank because of its gun laying ability and its designated combat role matches those of other tanks. It is the only main battle tank and the only tank of any kind since the World War II era to dispense with a turret.

The Strv 103 was designed and manufactured in Sweden. It was developed in the 1950s and was the first main battle tank to use a turbine engine. The result was a very low-profile design with an emphasis on defence and heightened crew protection level. Strv 103s formed a major portion of the Swedish armoured forces from the 1960s to part of the 1990s, but have since been removed from service in favour of the Stridsvagn 122.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on sverre fehn?

The works of Sverre Fehn are incredible in the way they bring together Scandinavian tradition and modernism. His work is not the kind that demanded attention by being flashy or unconventional but rather his designs display a poetic virtuosity in the concept/solution to the problem and the way he used forms and materials.

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Trendsetting Bow Ties: BÖ by MANSOURI

It’s clear that bow ties have made a great come back to men’s style. These days, the classic accessory can be seen paired with traditional suits and modern street style attires alike. To give this time-tested menswear piece a fresh twist, the creative bow tie aficionados of the MANSOURI design team are crafting ties with a not-so-usual material: wood. We chat with Sam, MANSOURI’s Chief Marketing Officer, about the inspiration and design process behind their modern take on this menswear essential. Read on.

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