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womensweardaily:

Sass & Bide Opens New York Store
Courtesy Photo
“It’s been a long time in the making,” said Heidi Middleton, creative director, speaking by telephone from Down Under. The company in September launched an international e-commerce site and identified a strong customer based in downtown Manhattan.  For More

womensweardaily:

Sass & Bide Opens New York Store

Courtesy Photo

“It’s been a long time in the making,” said Heidi Middleton, creative director, speaking by telephone from Down Under. The company in September launched an international e-commerce site and identified a strong customer based in downtown Manhattan.  For More

americanguide:

VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Vernacular architecture is an art of improvisation; buildings determined by the culture in which they exist and constructed using the materials available in the local environment. These structures stand as monuments to the individuals that built them, reflections of their character (in much the same way that a photograph is a reflection of the photographer) and of the landscape in which they are set. 

On my journey through the American South I immersed myself in lore and legend, and ghosts were a recurring theme. Being interested in landscape, it seemed relevant that a ghost’s tendency is to haunt a specific place; for it is place that defines us and shapes our vision. Place captures our imagination. There are places that we feel so attached to that we cannot bear to leave them behind.

The isolated, rural structures were a frequent lure on the road; the buildings occupied by those who drew their livelihood from the very land on which they lay and of these it was the more desolate that interested me particularly. They had a certain presence, but one that I couldn’t quite articulate.

Since returning home I’ve revisited Wright Morris’ seminal 1946 publication, The Inhabitants, and stumbled upon this quote—  

In all my life I have never been in anything so crowded, so full of something, as the rooms of a vacant house. Sometimes I think only vacant houses are occupied. That’s something I knew as a boy but I had nobody to tell me that that’s what an Inhabitant is. An Inhabitant is what you can’t take away from a house. You can take away everything else — in fact, the more you take away the better you can see...

These are the places that haunt me.

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Alex Howard is a photographer from Suffolk, England. In January and February of 2013 he traversed the Southern United States in the company of American photographer Maribeth Keane, and under the brief guidance of State Guide Michael McCrawHe is currently working on a book of the photographs that he shot in the USA, and exploring his native East Anglia. Follow on his website alex-howard.co.uk and he posts on a group tumblr at locigroup.tumblr.com.
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xgrabmyy:

dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB pen drives and hard discs.

USB-based drives can be inconvenient to use as the positioning and insertion of the drive in the USB slot needs to be done precisely. When the slots are at the rear of a device, as is the case for many desktop computers, this task becomes even more troublesome.

dataSTICKIES solve this problem by carrying data like a stack of sticky-back notes. Each of the dataSTICKIES can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the optical data transfer surface (ODTS), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, and so on. The special conductive adhesive that sticks the dataSTICKIES to the ODTS is the medium that transfers the data. This special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note. When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.

(Source: red-dot.sg, via amplifiedattire)