Centering of the century

The rants and ramblings of a crafter/student/hiker/nature lover/life appreciater/dreamer/artist and more...I still get excited over the little things...(dirty I know)...I will eventually be posting my arts/crafts and various other projects I'm currently working on as well as posts related to or supporting any cause I am interested in or am wanting to raise awareness of.

I believe in progress not perfection, learning from the tough times and hakuna matata...

I choose to stay positive though not unaware of this world that is falling apart all around us.

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River sunset with all the awesome ladies
Monday evening’s sunset had me as giddy as a five year old. So @sandipants85 and I chased the rays.  Right on. Shine on.

cjwho:

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall by ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart | via

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is an architectural prototype building and a showcase for the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden‐Württemberg, the building is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. This is made possible through integrative computational design, simulation, fabrication and surveying methods.

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall was conceived at the University of Stuttgart as part of the “Robotics in Timber Construction” research project and realized in collaboration with Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH, Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH, the forest administration of Baden‐Württemberg (ForstBW) and KUKA Robotics GmbH. The project demonstrates the new opportunities that arise from the integration of computational design, simulation and fabrication methods for performative and resource efficient constructions made from the locally available and renewable resource wood. The building introduces an innovative, robotically fabricated lightweight timber plate construction system made of beech plywood. It was developed at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD, Prof. Achim Menges), the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE, Prof. Jan Knippers), and the Institute of Engineering Geodesy (IIGS, Prof. Volker Schwieger) and realized in collaboration with Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH. The building is part of the biannual Landesgartenschau, where it hosts an exhibition by ForstBW. The project was partly funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF) and “Forst und Holz” Baden‐ Württemberg as well as by the project partners.

Photography: James Nebelsick, Roland Halbe, University Stuttgart

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micromanor:

Adorable “Jack Sparrow” English cottage via AirBNB

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liberatingreality:

Television encourages separation: people from community, people from each other, people from themselves, creating more buying units and discouraging organized opposition to the system. It creates a surrogate community: Itself. It becomes everyone’s intimate adviser, teacher and guide to appropriate behavior and awareness. Thereby, it becomes its own feedback system, furthering its own growth and accelerating the transformation of everything and everyone into artificial form. This enables a handful of people to obtain a unique degree of power.
- Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

apolonisaphrodisia:

Robin Wight  (via This is Colossal)

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sosuperawesome:

Allyson Haller on Society6

mymodernmet:

The Abyss Table is a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece comes with the hefty price tag of £5,800 (nearly $10,000).

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cabinlust:

Wyoming cabin at sunrise
chalkandbiners:

Mayan Smith-Gobat on Passport to Insanity, 28, The Grampians, Australia.
Photo from: Adidas Outdoors

mommanatureschild:

Miss climbing every day…

My Friend’s Dentist, 6b
Masua, Sardegna, Italy

wickedclothes:

Dr. Martens Floral Boots

This lace-up ankle boot is crafted from high-quality leather that’s printed with a finely detailed floral pattern. Currently on sale for just $99.80 with FREE SHIPPING at Amazon!

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drewview:

Great, chill day at Jackson Falls. No projecting, just climbing classics. 

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"She did not plan; she merely let herself go, and the overwhelming life in her did the rest. It is only when youth is gone and experience has given us a sort of cheap courage that most of us realize how simple such things are."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, First Blood (via m0menti)

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bisexiel:

ravenclawsleftclaw:

bisexiel:

BISEXUALS ARE NOT CONFUSED

Bisexuals are not confused

BISEXUALS. ARE. NOT. CONFUSED.

BISEXUALS ARE NOT CONFUSED

idk im kind of confused on taxes?? 

BISEXUALS ARE ONLY SLIGHTLY CONFUSED ABOUT A FEW THINGS

LIKE TAXES AND AP CALC AND THE OCCASIONAL RIDDLE

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