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While once upon a time pink was considered a masculine hue, in the 20th century it came to symbolise “sugar and spice and all things nice”; a colour designated to females by a male-dominated society, pastel pale and diluted. It is only in very recent years that manufacturers of toys and kids clothes have been coerced into making childhood accoutrements more gender-neutral in tone, steering parents away from imposing pre-ordained, gender-specific expectations on their child –…
Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Still one of my favorite gifs ever
– He’s dead now
– She asked for a golden retriever. BF got her this
– In NYC, dogs are only allowed on the subway if they’re in a carrier
– When you give a bird the bird
– At least he saved the shoe
– Does anyone else think this McD’s Happy Meal mascot looks like a toilet?
– When you have a skateboard but not a spare tire
– Picture says it all
– This seems excessive
– Okay one more time
– Well I know someone who isn’t getting a participation badge
– Saw Captain Obvious at the baseball game
– Kids are like tiny drunk adults | Just wasted
– Hats off to the genius who used the dog filter on their lizard
– And a tip of the cap to the marketing manager that placed this ad
– There are two kinds of metal detectors
– Doing it for the ‘gram
– Love the last three attempts at the very end
– He’s just mad this week’s images are coming to an end
– Until next week
– How Concrete Became a Thing
– Yahoo 1996 – 2016
– How many fireflies would it take to match the brightness of the Sun?
– Norway considers giving mountain to Finland as 100th birthday present
– Dances with Wolves actor Chief David Bald Eagle dies at 97
– The Nazi prisoners bugged by Germans
– This parking space costs more than your house
– Confessor. Feminist. Adult. What the Hell Happened to Howard Stern?
– History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump (thx for sharing @MikeChops!)
– The Human Toll of Terror
5 VIDEOS + diy thx sound
DON’T FORGET YOUR DOGGY BAG THIS WEEKEND
“At all times love and discipline have led to a beautiful environment and a good life.” An excellent Charles Eames quote to accompany this delectable, salmon pink Shell Chair by the designer and his wife and collaborator, Ray Eames. The duo’s close-knit relationship and devotion to their craft embodied this sentiment, spawning nothing but the most desirable designs.
From coffee-table tomes to glossy monographs—and one of the most talked about comics this year.
It’s late July: School is out, the heat is oppressive, and summer vacation-brain is imminent. It’s a great time to catch up on your reading, and luckily there are plenty of new books out this summer for design fans.
“We Bootleg, We Boyz, We unmistakably Bizness” – Boot Boyz Biz are a bootleg t-shirt initiative from Chicago. Beginning in early 2015 as “a reaction to the discontent we have towards the current state of bootleg merchandise”, BBB design and print limited edition pieces that reference and appropriate a range of phenomena. These pieces are freshly designed, reasonably priced, and understandably seem to be selling out instantly.
Seen here are a group of snorkelers at the Silfra canyon, a rift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian) at Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.
Silfra was formed as a consequence of the two tectonic plates drifting apart. Each year, the plates drift about 2 cm farther apart, which builds up tension between the plates and the earth mass above. This tension is released through a major earthquake approximately every ten years. In these earthquakes, cracks and fissures are formed in Þingvellir. Silfra is one of the largest cracks and started with a deep cave where most of the underwater wells feed it. The site lies at the rim of the Þingvallavatn Lake. [source]
After 23 days of flight and over 43,041 km travelled, the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has completed a historic mission, completing the world’s first, around-the-globe solar flight without using a single drop of fuel.
Piloted by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Solar Impulse 2 first embarked on the 17 leg journey from Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015. The duo just recently completed their mission because the pilots faced a nine-month delay last year after the plane’s batteries were damaged during a flight from Japan to Hawaii. It was also delayed for more than a week in Cairo ahead of its final flight to Abu Dhabi due to poor weather conditions and Piccard falling ill.
Si2 is a single-seater aircraft made of carbon fiber that has a 72m / 236ft wingspan (larger than a Boeing 747) for a weight of 2300kg / 5100lb (the equivalent of an empty family car). The 17,248 solar cells built into the wing power the four batteries (38.5kWh per battery) that in turn power the four electric engines (13.5kW / 17.5hp each) and the propellers with renewable energy. The plane is therefore capable of saving a maximum amount of energy during the day and flying throughout the night on batteries. Si2 requires zero fuel and has virtually unlimited autonomy: theoretically, Si2 could fly forever and is only limited by the pilot’s sustainability.
A total of 19 world records were set or are still pending by the World Air Sports Federation (FAI), in particular when André Borschberg accomplished the pioneering first of flying five consecutive days and nights over the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii in the longest duration a solo airplane of any kind has ever flown and when Bertrand Piccard achieved the historic first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a solar airplane. It took Piccard 70 hours.
Solar Impluse 2 completed more than 500 flight hours, cruising at an average speed between 28 mph (45 kmh) and 56 mph (90 kmh). It made stops in Oman, India, Myanmar, China, Japan, the U.S., Spain, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Its North American stops included California, Arizona, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. [source]
The pilots would rest a maximum of 20 minutes at a time, repeating the naps 12 times over each 24-hour stretch. Neither pilot was able to stand in the cockpit while flying, but the seat reclined for stretching and its cushion could be removed for access to a toilet. Goggles worn over the pilot’s eyes flashed lights to wake him up while armbands placed underneath their suits buzzed when the plane was not at flying level. [source]
Piccard, a psychiatrist, is the son of undersea explorer Jacques Piccard and a grandson of balloonist Auguste Piccard. In 1999, he became the first person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop in a hot air balloon. Borschberg, an engineer and graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is also an entrepreneur. He launched the Solar Impulse project in 2003 with Piccard. [source]
“The Helbig universe was the essential starting point for the project to redesign the brand. On the one hand, we sought simplicity by taking a photographic route centred around high fashion and, as a secondary reading, we aimed to reflect the fundamental nature of the brand. In this respect, we sought to showcase the value of the materials and finishes used across the product range and the overarching attention to detail.”
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