Design Sponge
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The moment we walked in our home we knew it had the potential to become the home we had hoped for. Because of the year it was built, the woodwork isn't just simple; it has detail, history and character. One of the features at the top of our list when we were looking [was] a wood burning fireplace, so when we laid our eyes on that we were almost sold! The home was extremely outdated, but tackling home projects together is one of our favorite things to do as a couple, shares Libby. We could see what the home could be. They've redone the kitchen, added wood trim to the 90s addition on the front of the house, painted and created an entryway. Many projects remain that we didn't get to (landscaping, a fence, shutter paint, bathrooms), but we are moving on and are excited to see how the next homeowners put their stamp on the place! Libby and Tad have an eclectic style that mixes modern, traditional and vintage elements together for a seriously comfortable and inviting look.
Design Milk - Art
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With memories of his childhood on his mind, Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander spent the better part of a year photographing the place where he grew up, the Finnish countryside. Instead of getting the results in Photoshop, he experimented with analog multiple exposures in-camera while shooting with medium format film. It appears that he photographs glass jars painted black and layers that negative with a landscape negative (hence the analog double exposure) to result in haunting black and white images called Jarred & Displaced . It's almost like he's capturing the landscape's soul in a jar (which makes me think of the song Soul in a Jar by The Veldt). Once the image is achieved, he prints museum quality pigment prints that he sells in limited editions. Andersnnfeldt captured the process here:
Daily Mail - USA
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A woman painted her nose as 'Donald Trump' and made the president twerk for 30 seconds. 'Trump' shimmies his patriotic briefs for the internet, in the clip that was posted in the UK on Sunday.
BMW Blog
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A new BMW project was unveiled by BMW Abu Dhabi . The Middle East-based dealership has made a habit out of producing high-quality and exciting tuning projects based on BMW production-series models. The center piece of this story today is a BMW M2 Coupe painted in Alpine White. The super sporty coupe takes its sporty look one step further with AC Schnitzer Aerodynamic Body kit , which ensures that the looks of the are taken to a new level of sportiness. The aero kit comprises of a carbon fiber front splitter, paired with carbon fiber side wings which help with the aerodynamics of the car. Carbon fiber mirror wings are now the norm on any BMW, so this M2 makes no exception. In the back, the M2 stands proud with a large carbon fiber racing boot wing which helps improve downforce on the track. A carbon fiber rear diffuser has also been fitted to the M2 and it's being matched with an AC Schnitzer custom made Sports Exhaust System with matte black quad-tips.
Adweek
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As the crew from Brooklyn rolled in to the office around 1:30 that afternoon, the office started to hum with excitement. The group from Brooklyn was met with warm embraces from the D.C. crew. Many recognized each other by name but had never had the chance to meet in person. Others, who spend more time traveling between the 13 Huge offices or had previously worked in other offices, greeted old friends and introduced themselves to new ones. After everyone settled in, a group walked over to a massive warehouse next door to the agency where No Kings Collective, a creative agency run by Brandon Hill and Peter Chang, was housing a dozen 24-foot parachutes designed and painted by female artists. The Huge team walked around the space in awe, taking in the designs and discussing whether they would be able to help carry one of the parachutes the following day.
NBC News
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Quick Sprout
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3. They knew their audience Another thing that stands out with Dollar Shave Club is their knowledge of their target audience. DSC talks to men in a pretty relatable voice, providing something that never existed when it comes to men’s grooming products. Prior to Dollar Shave Club, a lot of the razor content and brand positioning either used a highbrowgentlemanlyapproach or painted men as hairy Neanderthals who needed blades with the edge of a katana to stay smooth. But how long can you sell products pushing the “closer shaveapproach? Dollar Shave Club shows that when you take the time to unearth what your audience wants, you learn how to talk to them. You can create content that uses language they can relate to, with ideas that make sense. Every content marketing strategy should begin with good, deep buyer research so you know what they want, how they want it, where to find them and how to get it to them.
Library of Congress
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(The following post is written by Julie Miller, early American historian in the Manuscript Division.) George Washington, painted by G. Stuart; engraved by H.S. Sadd, N.Y. 1844. Prints and Photographs Division. George Washington was not only the first president of the United States, he was also the first digital president. In 1998 the Library of Congress's monumental collection of George Washington papers was opened to the world online. The digital Washington papers were part of American Memory, the Library's first project to digitize its holdings. Begun in 1990 at the dawn of the Internet age, by the year 2000, American Memory had made more than 5 million items available to the public online. Among them were the approximately 77,000 items that constitute the George Washington papers. Now this early foray into cyberspace is being retired and replaced by a new digital platform.
ThinkGeek
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Voice Of America
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Fashion industry satire "Zoolander 2" led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, a list of the year's worst films that includes performances by past Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts. The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood's Oscars ceremony. Winners of the year's worst films - if they turn up - are given a gold, spray-painted trophy at a ceremony held on the eve of the Academy Awards in February. "Zoolander 2," a sequel that was 15 years in the making and which bombed at the box office, received eight Razzie nominations, including for its director and star Ben Stiller, as well as co-stars Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. Affleck earned a nomination for his role in comic book hero movie "Batman v Superman; Dawn of Justice," which also was a Razzie pick for worst film, sequel and screenplay.
MintPress News
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Home Designing
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Visualizer: Kyde There are many different design elements in this room, and they're all tied together by the slats partially covering the wall over the headboard. Visualizer: Dudinec The plaster was removed from the bottom half of this wall to reveal the bricks which were then painted over. The dark grey slats contrast to the light brickwork and provide a pleasant background to the beautiful framed artwork. Visualizer: Ilkin Gurbanov In this bedroom, the dark grey slats work together with the engaging grey and white photographs to create a unique and lovely focal point. Visualizer: Freedes Studio These dark slats are contrast to the white walls of the rest of the room and match the bed. The two mirrors add depth to the room. While the light fixtures are an exquisite addition to the dignified atmosphere of the room. Visualizer: Arch Ants Widely spaced black slats are an integral part of this room's design plan.
BBC News 24
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After days of desertion amid the fighting. There is one must have item in the market, they could have been jailed for selling these one week ago. This musician also had to avoid authorities as he and his crew spray-painted the city.
WhoWhatWhy
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The Times article painted a sympathetic picture of a woman who had lived in fear of an abusive husband, a disturbed individual who routinely beat and threatened her. She said she was aware her husband watched jihadist videos, but did not think much of it because the FBI seemed to have cleared him. The article went on: Agents had investigated Mr. Mateen in 2013 after he told work colleagues he was a member of Hezbollah, had family ties to Al Qaeda and wanted to die as a martyr. Ten months later, the F.B.I. closed the case. That same year, the agency questioned him again in connection with another terrorism investigation. So when Mr. Mateen told his wife to mind her own business about the videos, she did. “The FBI let him go,” Salman told the Times . Salman's uncle told reporters last Tuesday that his niece knew nothing of her husband's plan to attack the nightclub and that she is, herself, a victim of physical and mental abuse by her husband.
EVO Reviews
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Eleven paint colours are available, including rebel Green, which arrives exclusively for the JCW. Buyers can also spec their mirrors and roof painted in Chilli Red, white or black at no extra cost, and Mini will even throw in bonnet stripes if you want them. Prices, specs and rivals The Mini JCW starts at £23,345. That’s £4215 more than the base price for a Cooper S but a substantial £8655 less than what the limited-run Mini JCW Challenge costs . Though the JCW is available in both automatic and manual guises, Mini expects around 80 per cent of UK buyers to go for a stick. If you prefer a paddleshift setup, prices start at £24,670. The Mini JCW takes on some seriously impressive small hot hatches – the Ford Fiesta ST and Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport are two of the very best. Both those alternatives offer a sharper, more intuitive driving experience, although neither gets close to the Mini for cabin quality and badge appeal.
The Sun Daily - Style
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After several discussions, we decided to work together and our debut collection was the Summeraya 2016 bespoke collection.The kimono fabrics are unique as they are fully handmade and hand-painted. They’re similar to Batik, but so much more detailed.” For someone who only discovered fashion designing in university, Rico has certainly come a long way from his younger days of fiddling around with his mother’s sewing machine. What remains the same, though, is his tenacity of making something out of nothing. Therefore, expect to see Rico Rinaldi gracing the scene for the foreseeable future.
TIME - Top Stories
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Atlanta's never won a Super Bowl. The franchise is making just its second big game appearance, and its first since 1999. Given this disparity with the dynastic Pats, the Falcons may feel like an underdog tale, though New England's just a three-point favorite at the outset. But if there's any year to betray your instinct to pull for an upset, or root hard against Belichick's evil empire, it's probably this the one. Picture Roger Goodell, a man who fought Brady in court and painted him a cheater, handing the Super Bowl MVP trophy over to the Pats superstar. Awkward, delicious, and a perfect script.
BBC News 24
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Musician Silky Criss had to avoid the authorities as he and his crew spray-painted the city. That was really, really, really unsafe, and then, like, I was going to be one of those people that has been tortured or killed or missing and all that, but then I and my team didn't care about that, we just wanted to free our people.
BBC News 24
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With their old president gone, the streets are getting busier again after days deserted amid the fighting. And there's one must-have item amid the market. They could've been jailed for selling these a week ago. Musician Silky Criss had to avoid the authorities as he and his crew spray-painted the city. That was really, really, really unsafe, and then, like, I was going to be one of those people that has been tortured or killed or missing and all that, but then I and my team didn't care about that, we just wanted to free our people.
BBC News 24
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With their old president gone, the streets are getting busy again after days deserted amid the fighting. And there's one must-have item amid the market. They could've been jailed for selling these a week ago. Musician Silky Chris had to avoid the authorities as he and his crew spray-painted the city. That was really, really, really unsafe, and then, like, I was going to be one of those people that has been tortured or killed or missing and all that, but then I and my team didn't care about that, we just wanted to free our people.
BBC News 24
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With their old president President Yahya Jammeh. With their for selling these a month ago. Musician Silky Chris had to avoid the authorities as he and his crew spray-painted the city. That was really, really, really unsafe, and then, like, I was going to be one of those people that has been tortured or killed or missing and all that, at then I and my team didn't care about that, we just wanted to free our people.
Sky News
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Why did we just knock it down. Will sell it to Donald Trump, he can painted gold. There is no reason on earth white all of MPs have to be in London. They come from all over the country, we spent a lot of money flying them in, it would make much more sense to have it somewhere which is equity distant, at the heart of the country like Birmingham, the cost would be cheaper, conference centre? Do you know what capital city means, that is the whole point where the seat of government is.
BMW Blog
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PinstonHeads has listed on their website one of the rarest BMWs ever built. BMW made only 67 BMW E90 M3 CRT models and they all sold out before they even arrived on the market. All of the M3 CRTs were painted in Frozen Polar Silver with Melbourne Red accents, and featured lightweight technologies that made it a proper track car. Following the steps of the M3 GTS , the CRT came with a premium price and a wide range of performance upgrades. It was priced in Germany at 130,000 euro. BMW M3 Carbon Fiber Technology debuted new production process for CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) components that are used in the i3 and i8. That’s good for a 70kg weight reduction right there, even though you’re still left with a car weighing 1580kg. BMW M3 CRT uses the same engine as the M3 GTS Coupe, 450 horsepower at 8,300 RPM and 324 lb-ft torque at 3,750 RPM.
TYT YouTube
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Why can’t the Trump team get its act together on filling government posts? Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Jimmy Dore, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Mike Pence, usually one for modesty, stepped to the podium Thursday morning for a transition victory lap, crowing that 27 Senate-confirmable positions had been named, 536 beachhead team members were set to land at federal agencies (“bright and early — on Monday morning”), and that incoming President Donald Trump’s transition team had accomplished it all with time and money to spare. “We’re wrapping up this transition on schedule and under budget,” Pence said, echoing one of Trump’s favorite lines to describe his real estate projects. But the sunny picture Pence painted is an incomplete and misleading one.