Emily Dickinson via Brainpickings
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Emily Dickinson via Brainpickings
The Yers do not want to be reeled in by a pseudo luxury offer. They demand “value for money” from the luxury brands, transparency, and rarity. They also expect them to follow moral requirements. Generation Y considers the luxury purchase the perfect one, in the sense that this purchase represents an economical investment and carries a real sustainable development value. Indeed, the Yers do not trust politicians to save the world.
They would rather act directly for the planet’s good with their credit cards. Generation Y is showing us the features of this new luxury: pluralist, more experience oriented, more ecological and social and more innovation centered.
The Yers have no limits; they are not contented with only expressing a wish for a new type of luxury, they go as far as shaping one thanks to the several start-ups paving the way for this new Y Luxury.
Crayon helmets encourage children to be creative with their entire body.
"Drawing is already an extremely creative act, but the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Australia wanted to make it more of a physical activity. With the help of Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli, of Mathery Studio, they set up an area in the museum where kids could use giant crayon spheres and other unusual tools to draw with their bodies, heads, hands and feet."
According to a global analysis of 40,000 customers by research consultancy TNS, companies can no longer ensure loyalty and spend just by providing a reliable, consistent service.
It found that 60% of customers were likely to choose another brand when buying new electronic products; 57% would replace their car with a different brand; and 64% would opt for another manufacturer when selecting white goods like a washing machine.
"We first take the wood from a Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) tree, cut it into small pieces through a machine and then dry those pieces of wood for about 3-4 days. Then we have to keep polishing it to make it smooth. After this, we trace the design we want and post that we just have to keep finishing the piece till it gets perfect before cutting it out."
15 year old Ovais Yusuf Zai sums up the process of block making to us through these few lines while he goes on carving his own name to a piece of wood to proudly prove his meticulous skills to us.
24 Steps art exhibit by Helena Dolezalova: the artist played a game wherein she decided to capture what she saw after every 24 steps while she was walking on the street - a random number picked by her kids. The point is that we ignore a lot of things considering it mundane but if you actually notice, there can be beauty in the most random places.
West Sumatra house is beautifully built. The number of peaks on top represent the number of rooms in the house. The colors used are green, yellow, red and blue to represent your dedication to religion, to the elderly, to harmony. #TamanMini #Indonesia
Snapchat and WhatsApp both account for 700 million photos shared daily. The average Google user is six times more valuable than the average Facebook user. Buzzfeed is big on Facebook but not as big on Twitter, where BBC is the top media brand. And 25 percent of global Internet use is on mobile, but only 4 percent of ad dollars is.
"Vocal fry is the intereeeeeestaaaaaaang phenomenon that’s grown increasingly common among young women ever since Ke$ha woke up in the morning feeling like P-Diddy. The effect is produced by slowly fluttering the vocal cords, resulting in a popping or creaking sound at the bottom of the vocal register. A 2011 study found that two-thirds of a small sample of college women were doing it."
"One-third of the world’s population is now overweight or obese. And half the world’s 671 million obese people live in just 10 countries."
Coke does it again: gives people another excuse to be happy