Featuring Sandra Zupanic

Hey Sandra! Welcome to the family. =)

Sandra Zupanic (b.1982) graduated with a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear from Central Martins College of Art and Design in London and an MFA in Textiles from Konstfack, Stockholm. Sandra recently exhibited her Analogue GIF:s. Yes, you heard correctly. They are so freakin’ cool! 

Sandra, what does solidarity mean to you?

Solidarity means to not distance myself from other people. To never be seduced by right wing politicians promises of ‘more money in my wallet’. More money in everyone’s wallets is more poverty for everyone. Solidarity means to keep neoliberalism and racism at bay. 

Fun fact about Sandra:

Cosmic sign: Leo

Went to art school? Yes, Central Saint Martins and Konstfack

Favorite piece of cake: A very delicious strudel-like cake that my mum makes far too seldom and I can’t make because of it’s very secret and/or inexplainable recipe

On a Friday night, you’ll find me… either out and about somewhere or working on something in the studio. Or hanging out at home with my housemates, they’re so many so it’s kinda like having a party.

If I were a fruit, I would be a winter apple hanging on a crisp snowy branch, best served in front of an open fire

I find inspiration … from movement, transition, chance, things that were, things that are and some things that have not yet come to pass.

Favorite The Cure-song… I don’t think I have listened to enough Cure-songs to have a favourite

My Superhero (idol/God) is… Nature (Mother Earth)

Zupanic Brezje Temno - Одлично темно пиво со остар вкус, 12% екстракт. Се произведува во Марибор, Словенија во локална мини-пивница со истото име, Pivovarna Zupanic Brezje. Истата пивница произведува и доста добар лагер. [Гостински пост на @arangel]

zupanic asked:

Hi, I love your blog. Could you recommend me some good books about Art Nouveau please? Thanks

Thanks! Unfortunately, I don’t know of too many books about art nouveau, but I have a few. There’s a beautiful book of Mucha’s art; it’s by Marta Kadlecikova, and it’s available here. There’s also a German Jugendstil book that’s available here. There are other great art nouveau books out there, but I don’t know of very many, sorry! If anyone has any recommendations, feel free to tell me about them here or here.


I get the whole “crazy hatred transmited via sperm” bit with the Not Twins, but, for fuck’s sakes– what the hell was up with the two Burts? They never explained that.


[1507.07927] Uncovering Mass Generation Through Higgs Flavor Violation

[ Authors ]
Wolfgang Altmannshofer, Stefania Gori, Alexander L. Kagan, Luca Silvestrini, Jure Zupan
[ Abstract ]
If the flavor violating decay h –> tau mu is observed at the LHC, extra sources of electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB) beyond the Higgs would be required in order to reconcile it with the bounds from tau –> mu gamma, barring fine-tuned cancellations. In fact, an h –> tau mu decay rate at a level indicated by the CMS measurement is easily realized if the muon and electron masses are due to a new source of EWSB, while the tau mass is due to the Higgs. We illustrate this with two examples: a two Higgs doublet model, and a model in which the Higgs is partially composite, with EWSB triggered by a technicolor sector. The 1st and 2nd generation quark masses and CKM mixing can also be assigned to the new EWSB source. Large deviations in the flavor diagonal lepton and quark Higgs Yukawa couplings are generic. If m_mu is due to a rank 1 mass matrix contribution, a novel Yukawa coupling sum rule holds, providing a precision test of our framework. Flavor violating quark and lepton (pseudo)scalar couplings combine to yield a sizable B_s –> tau mu decay rate, which could be O(100) times larger than the SM B_s –> mu mu decay rate.