hemelbeestje:

Since when is self-care so heavily defined by treating yourself to items you can buy? Self-care should be about you & making sure you feel good and healthy as much as you can at a certain point in time. Self-care is about improving your (mental) health. It’s not buying a lipstick. It is the act of putting a lipstick on when you’re in a bad place and you know it might help you. Self-care can be difficult, too. Self-care should be making sure you eat well, sleep enough etc. Self-care starts with getting to know yourself and learning what you truly need to end up feeling better. This is hard and it’s a long process. Self-care could be putting yourself to bed early and waking up at a regular times so your day will feel structured and your mind refreshed. Self-care could be making lists and feeling that surge of happiness when you completed something. Self-care is you, you & YOU, not products, not instant gratification.

Source: hemelbeestje

ckck:

Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.

Source: psathome.ikea.com

I Can See Through You - The Horrors

Just this, on repeat, all night please.

ko-muriwai-ahau:

TVNZ is considering entering more Te Reo Māori into the news. As with any opinion poll that gets coverage, the results are reflecting white, middle-class New Zealanders who read the New Zealand herald. If you click on the link above you can vote in favour of Te Reo featuring in the weather on 3 News. 

ko-muriwai-ahau:

TVNZ is considering entering more Te Reo Māori into the news. As with any opinion poll that gets coverage, the results are reflecting white, middle-class New Zealanders who read the New Zealand herald. If you click on the link above you can vote in favour of Te Reo featuring in the weather on 3 News. 

Source: ko-muriwai-ahau

street—trash:

Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.

A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

Source: elosilla

aepocrypha:

my poems are in salient this week and they look so goddamn pretty 

aepocrypha:

my poems are in salient this week and they look so goddamn pretty 

SMST518 Week Three: Props
On the hunt for sea animals today and looked across to my Kinder Surprise panda. I kinda want some animals that size to use in my film …just where to find them. This is a student film (read: no budget). I also need to be quite scientifically correct, not just use any old animal I find (there are no pandas at the south pole, alas). 

SMST518 Week Three: Props

On the hunt for sea animals today and looked across to my Kinder Surprise panda. I kinda want some animals that size to use in my film …just where to find them. This is a student film (read: no budget). I also need to be quite scientifically correct, not just use any old animal I find (there are no pandas at the south pole, alas). 

SMST518 Week Three: Inspiration

This video is really similar to the one by the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, it has similar graphics but is more sciencey, which I liked. This was one of the few videos on Vimeo which wasn’t entirely made from live footage of Antarctica and I thought that was really interesting. I know I can’t travel down there and film myself, so it’s interesting that people have turned to animation and graphics as an alternative; something I considered, but as a photographer, not an illustrator, something I would be hesitant to do. 

SMST518 Week Three: Inspiration - Antarctic Ocean Alliance

This video is by the Antarctic Ocean Alliance about is the importance of the Southern Ocean, which will also be my topic. It was really interesting watching this video in comparison to the one about sharks because the narration really kills it. The monotone narrator makes you feel bored and guilty, while Finconceivable's narrater made you want to be as excited as her about shark conservation. I also thought the video was too detailed. While I like their use of design (mixed fonts, imagery + illustration), I think it's a bit over the top and can be hard to know what to focus on. 

SMST518 Week Three: Inspiration - Finconceivable 

I reblogged this to my main blog last week, but I really love it. It’s educational, fun and interesting, which I think is really important when discussing conservation and science. The animation style is quite simple; flat shapes which are animated to move around the 2D environment. It wouldn’t be that hard to do (simple key framing of shapes), but she does also animate the text to give in an added dynamic. 

Source: vimeo.com

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