A.Martinez

Explorations.
chicagourbancanyon:

Just made these babies, and man are they delicious! My recipe took out the peppermint, and subbed vanilla (that’s all I’ve got!) and then added coconut oil for flavor. This will save me tons of money because I LOVE Probars- but those are SO EXPENSIVE. And these basically have a lot of similar ingredients. Chocolate Coconut is my favorite ProBar! 
Let’s see how they hold up in my bag… 
See the recipe here at Ohsheglows.com

chicagourbancanyon:

Just made these babies, and man are they delicious! My recipe took out the peppermint, and subbed vanilla (that’s all I’ve got!) and then added coconut oil for flavor. This will save me tons of money because I LOVE Probars- but those are SO EXPENSIVE. And these basically have a lot of similar ingredients. Chocolate Coconut is my favorite ProBar! 

Let’s see how they hold up in my bag… 

See the recipe here at Ohsheglows.com

AMAZING! Goomba babies!

instagram:

Hashtag Highlight: @mommyshorts and the Art of #babysuiting

For more photos of tiny babies in big suits, browse the #babysuiting hashtag and follow @mommyshorts on Instagram.

"I love coming up with creative themes for baby photos and having my audience participate," says Ilana Wiles (@mommyshorts), a creative director and blogger from New York. Ilana sparked the #babymugging trend, in which people take photos of babies as if they’re sitting in mugs. Dogs were the next to get in on the fun with the popular #muttmuggin hashtag.

"Ever since the success of #babymugging, I’m always trying to come up with the next baby photo meme," explained Ilana. "When my nephew was born, I had the idea of photographing him in his dad’s suit. The photo was so funny to me, I decided to go around to friends with newborns and photograph them in their dad’s suits too."

When it came to giving the theme a name, Ilana polled her followers. “I went with #babysuiting,” she explains, “because it was a nice piggyback to #babymugging, and, in my experience, hashtags work best when they are very easy to decipher.”

Ilana offers this advice for those who’d like to give #babysuiting a shot: “Before you lie your baby down, set up the shirt in the suit jacket, with the tie around the collar. It’s much less likely to disturb your baby if you don’t have to move him that much once he is on the floor. Also, the bigger the suit, the funnier the picture!”

The Muppets Improvised.

"A Christmas Playa Miracle"

A friend of mine went to the Playa for Christmas! This is what happened. 

“I like the idea of controlled chaos, where there’s a curated mess on top of a perfect cylinder, referencing the mechanical world but also a naturalistic world,” 
A friend from college made it into the NYTimes for his beautiful work in ceramics! Congrats, Ben Medansky! 
Read the NYTimes article, On The Verge, The New Ceramicist. 

“I like the idea of controlled chaos, where there’s a curated mess on top of a perfect cylinder, referencing the mechanical world but also a naturalistic world,” 

A friend from college made it into the NYTimes for his beautiful work in ceramics! Congrats, Ben Medansky

Read the NYTimes article, On The Verge, The New Ceramicist

letsbuildahome-fr:

Hotello is a portable space, containing all the necessary elements for a minimal room: a desk, a lamp, a stool, a shelf, a locker. Hotello consists of a metal structure that supports double curtains (translucent and sound absorbant) as well as all the furniture needed to work and rest.

Designed by Roberto De Luca and Antonio Scarponi.

hotel in a box

(via turkish20)

HOLY SHIT MRI OF A BANANA

HOLY SHIT MRI OF A BANANA

#plantparty #terrariums #greenisgood

#plantparty #terrariums #greenisgood

The photos above are from a new project called #itooamharvard which explores racial discrimination amidst ivy league students at Harvard University in Boston. 

This photo project was in reaction to an article, Affirmative Dissatisfaction, published last year in The Harvard Crimson a school publication. I am not saying that Affirmative Action isn’t flawed because I am not sure I understand all the details, but I am certain of the importance of what it represents, which is so clearly lost on the student that wrote this article who is basically saying, “white people are smarter and that’s why we get into these schools, and when minorities get better then they will take their rightful place at Harvard amongst us.” I find the way she trivializes real minorities offensive (why not AA for those with red hair? or short people? or the ugly?), and pretty indicative of the kind of privileged ignorance that doesn’t really understand and therefore doesn’t take seriously the ideas of of racial inequality and how it contributes to itself. Sure Court Supreme Cheif Justice Roberts says, “The way to stop discrimination on the base of race is to stop discriminating on the base of race.” But this statement is inherently flawed. The fact is, there are thousands of qualified minorities who never make it to certain schools not because they’re not smart enough or not ambitious enough, but because they never had the lifestyle afforded to those of a higher income, which unfortunately often times reflects race. 

I usually try and stay away from the comments section, but I was all too curious to see what kind of comments an article on race at one of our top schools had attracted. The first comment from a current Harvard student under the name “BrownAndProud” is thoughtful, and even though there are some overtones of defeat, is hopeful as well. The last paragraph sums up the sentiment really well, 

     ”Some day, you’ll come to terms with your anxiety and self-doubt         about being admitted unfairly as a legacy. You’ll decide that you are worthy of what was handed to you and move on to be successful and fulfilled in whatever career you choose- and no one will ever question you because the fact that you were a legacy does not necessarily have to be common knowledge. I will never be able to hide the color of my skin, and I will graduate from here knowing that the stereotypes you threw so lightly around in this Crimson piece are the realities I will face for the rest of my life. I could come to terms with my self-doubt and know that I am equally qualified as any of my peers that now sit beside me in class- but the fact remains that the world will see me as a less qualified doctor, pilot, lawyer, etc. This is most unfair, but we make the best of what we can with what we have and move forward working twice as hard against these stereotypes, and working to dismantle them when people like you continue to perpetuate them.” 

This comment has numerous encouraging replies, including one from Harvard and 901 likes. I think that people who are a privileged bubble don’t get what inequality means, and this is apparent from the way they talk about it. It’s discouraging to read opinions like in this article, but is very hopeful to see the responses- specifically the photo project, BrownAndProud. It is depressing that even in an Ivy League school students are still met with such racial apprehension. That because they’re black they probably don’t deserve to be at Harvard, or alternatively because they’re at Harvard they aren’t really black. I know that people are more empowered now than ever and have the will to keep proving people wrong, even as discouraging as each prejudicial blow may be. Proving that we do deserve to be on the bus, at the counter, and at this school.  

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