The original book ad for Hemingway’s THE SUN ALSO RISES
Exploring the Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり)
The city of Sapporo in northern Japan has hosted its weeklong snow festival every year since 1950. The first festival had only six participants––local high school students who built six modest snow statues in Odori Park. Now, millions of people visit the festival to view over 200 elaborate snow statues and ice sculptures. Often the statues depict notable events, places or people from the previous year. This year, there are replicas of Thailand’s Wat Bendamabophit Temple, Taipei’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Japan’s Kabuki-za Theater, as well as sculptures of anime characters Hatsune Miku, Kasane Teto and Sekka Yufu.
Why Focus Groups Kill Innovation, From The Designer Behind Swiffer
There is a life
Just outside the locked door
A life where a new idea floats in on a breeze
Where, impulse produces and sustains.
I think I have finally found the key
A gorgeous English bookstore’s role in the story of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster.
This year’s crop of Dance Your Ph.D. contest have really upped the ante! The contest asks doctoral students to deliver their research in the form of dance, and it’s awesome to see how they translate scientific ideas into choreography.
The chemistry (and Grand Prize) winner above tells the story of creating a super alloy using a Vaudevillian silent movie circus.
Put on your dancing shoes and check out more winners at io9!
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I woke up today to a house empty from her loving presence and it is breaking my heart. Hoping for the best but preparing myself to say goodbye. (Taken with Instagram)