Information can’t be stolen. Unless they’ve come up with something new, phenomenologically speaking. If I tell someone a fact, I still know the fact. Property laws were set up to handle tangible objects. We’re dealing with raw data, information, the stuff of dreams. The whole system to handle “ownership” is obsolete. In a world where you can copy information, leaving the original intact, and wind up with the perfect copy, the debate of ownership is over. - R.U. Sirius, Mondo 2000: Users’s Guide to the New Edge
Karen Walker collaborates with local Kenyan artisans for UN initiative.
Noted New Zealand eyewear designer Karen Walker recently teamed up with the United Nations’ International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative, collaborating with local artisans in Kenya to make unique screenprinted and beaded pouches for her Summer 2014 collection.
The campaign, photographed by Derek Henderson, also features some of the individuals who made these pouches including machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and members of the Maasai group who created the beading work, modelling the collection. The workshop took place in Waithaka, a small village 20 minutes from Nairobi.
When I first saw this campaign and the design of the sunglasses, the first thing that came to mind was Cyrus Kabiru and his incredible c-stunners. Would’ve been fantastic had he and Walker collaborated on a range of exclusive eyewear.
The sunglasses range will be available in February.
All Africa, All the time.
mandarin fish | unknown
Many marine ecologists think that the biggest single threat to marine ecosystems today is overfishing. Our appetite for fish is exceeding the oceans’ ecological limits with devastating impacts on marine ecosystems. Scientists are warning that overfishing results in profound changes in our oceans, perhaps changing them forever. Not to mention our dinner plates, which in future may only feature fish and chips as a rare and expensive delicacy.
The fish don’t stand a chance
More often than not, the fishing industry is given access to fish stocks before the impact of their fishing can be assessed, and regulation of the fishing industry is, in any case, woefully inadequate.
The reality of modern fishing is that the industry is dominated by fishing vessels that far out-match nature’s ability to replenish fish. Giant ships using state-of-the-art fish-finding sonar can pinpoint schools of fish quickly and accurately. The ships are fitted out like giant floating factories - containing fish processing and packing plants, huge freezing systems, and powerful engines to drag enormous fishing gear through the ocean. Put simply: the fish don’t stand a chance.
Ocean life health check
Populations of top predators, a key indicator of ecosystem health, are disappearing at a frightening rate, and 90 percent of the large fish that many of us love to eat, such as tuna, swordfish, marlin, cod, halibut, skate, and flounder - have been fished out since large scale industrial fishing began in the 1950s. The depletion of these top predator species can cause a shift in entire oceans ecosystems where commercially valuable fish are replaced by smaller, plankton-feeding fish. This century may even see bumper crops of jellyfish replacing the fish consumed by humans.
These changes endanger the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and hence threaten the livelihoods of those dependent on the oceans, both now and in the future.
The over-exploitation and mismanagement of fisheries has already led to some spectacular fisheries collapses. The cod fishery off Newfoundland, Canada collapsed in 1992, leading to the loss of some 40,000 jobs in the industry. The cod stocks in the North Sea and Baltic Sea are now heading the same way and are close to complete collapse.
Instead of trying to find a long-term solution to these problems, the fishing industry’s eyes are turning towards the Pacific - but this is not the answer. Politicians continue to ignore the advice of scientists about how these fisheries should be managed and the need to fish these threatened species in a sustainable way.
Help save our oceans by being smart about what types of fish you eat and how often you consume them.Here is a great pocket guide that informs people what fish are sustainably fished and which to avoid. Just print it out, put it in your wallet and you’re good to go! I also recommend watching End of The Line. It’s a great documentary that portrays and discusses this issue very clearly. REMEMBER EVERY SMALL CHANGE MADE TO HELP THE PLANET COUNTS!
Or you know, just not eat fish at all.
Somehow Frasier failed to mention Seattle’s nightmare bridge monster.
#9. The Fremont Troll — Seattle, Washington
The Fremont Troll is a huge mixed-media statue based on the old Three Billy Goats Gruff folk tale, and today is your chance to play the goat (hope you have a couple of bigger friends following you!). The troll’s chosen haunt is under the Aurora Bridge, and in case you’re confused about its scale, that’s a real VW Beetle it’s holding.
A perfect #overland setup. The best way to unplug. #overlanding #4x4 #offroad
sculpture | Mitchell Grafton
sculpture | Mitchell Grafton
Have I told y’all yet that Doc Martens were created by a nazi
and popularized by neo nazis
that the sex pistols and many other punks loved using nazi iconography as fashion
and that Joy Division(who are not Jewish)named themselves after Jewish women who were forced into sex slavery during WWII?
Well, now you know.
Done by Evan McGuigan
of Graceland Tattoo in Wappingers Falls, NY.