archiemcphee:

London-based fabric artist Lucy Sparrow just opened a very unusual and utterly charming pop-up grocery store in Bethnal Green, east London. Called The Cornershop, it sells all the everyday items a person could need with one special catch: they’re all made from felt. All of the fruit, snacks, drinks, frozen dinners, chewing gum, newspapers, and even the cash register are made of soft, fuzzy felt.

Sparrow’s awesome project was funded thanks to an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign, funding from the Arts Council and a sponsorship from UK confectionery manufacturer Swizzels Matlow. Work on the shop began in January 2014. Sparrow spent seven months painstakingly stitching together 3,944 felt items. By the time the work was finished she’d made over 250,000 stitches.

"I’ve always made big things. I like coming up with huge projects where the result is bigger than me and it takes over my life. I’m very obsessive and I want that to come across in the work and get people thinking ‘Who would be crazy enough to do this?’ I like getting up at the crack of dawn and beavering away at something, knowing that so many other people are still asleep.

The felt shop was born out of a desire to make an exhibition that was so all-encompassing that when everyone came in they were just blown away by the extent of the work, the labour involved.”

Lucy Sparrow’s stitched cornershop will be open throughout August. All of her felt shop products are available for purchase with prices ranging from £3 ($5 US) for a cigarette lighter to £840 ($1420 US) for the store’s cash register (the most expensive item in the shop).

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to London to check out The Cornershop in person. You can still visit the shop to peruse and even purchase its products via The Cornershop website.

Photos by Rosie Hallam

[via Telegraph.co.uk and Dailmail.co.uk]

Walk into the store, buy a bag of doritos, take it home. Try to open it up. Realize something is amiss.

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kakaphoe:

chiltonomics:

i-regret-nothing-ever:

gallifrey-feels:

china no

marvel yes

Dolphin what

I suspect the China thing has something to do with the occupation of Tibet and the Dalai Lama.

*looks it up*

Yep, it’s part of an attempt to destroy and control Tibetan national identity and religion, oh how funny.

(Source: iraffiruse, via feminist-fairy)

kendrawcandraw:

Never apologize for loving yourself. Self-love is power

They can sell us cameras.

kendrawcandraw:

Never apologize for loving yourself. Self-love is power

They can sell us cameras.

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Are you kidding? There are lots of ways to make someone feel inferior without their consent. In fact, making someone feel inferior depends on a lack of consent, because it’s about taking control of their lives away from them. 

Are you kidding? There are lots of ways to make someone feel inferior without their consent. In fact, making someone feel inferior depends on a lack of consent, because it’s about taking control of their lives away from them. 

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aquaquinn:

I was able to fit the whole thing into one gif! 

Now here’s an idea.

aquaquinn:

I was able to fit the whole thing into one gif! 

Now here’s an idea.

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laurakvstheworld:

i honestly feel 100% better after watching this

That cat sure has a good singing voice.

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applebottomclaudiajeans:

capekalaska:

killdeercheer:

sizvideos:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Ruins Your Zombie Fantasies Forever - Video

Love this bit

"just sayin’"

He’s thought about it though. One of the greatest minds of our generation sat down one day and was like “wait, could zombies exist?” And then he did the science thing and was like “nah we’re good.”

What about zombies that are people controlled by fungi? There’s precedent for it in certain insect species that get their brains taken over by fungi, as well as the observed results of lobotomies. You could do a zombie that’s still a living being, only their frontal lobes have been hijacked by mushrooms.

Assuming the idea of Zombies hasn’t been done to death.

Maybe it will never die.

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thewebcomicsreview:

In today’s Order of the Stick, Rich Burlew introduces his first openly gay character (by his own definition; he said in the forums that the previous ones don’t count), introduced his first biracial character, apologized for Haley using sexist language and promised not to ever do it again, and (as the punchline) apologized for Haley’s original costume.
I think it’s probably too soon for the “OMG OotS is turning into Sinfest” panic in the forums, as I doubt this is going to be a trend, but I found this line by Rich Burlew disconcerting.

Sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to stop waiting for the moment to be right, or the situation to arise organically, or whatever euphemism you want to put on the idea of maintaining the status quo because it’s easier, and just do it. If it’s “forced” now, that’s only because I failed to include any obviously gay characters for 900+ strips and that is so completely uncool that I need to fix it NOW, not later. If that produces some rough edges, well, I guess we’ll all just have to put on our adult pants and learn to live with that one solitary flaw in this otherwise pristine work of art* for the sake of inclusion.

I don’t like the idea that you should tell a story badly on purpose if it better fits your political aims, which is what Rich is getting at. If you’ve been writing a comic so long that your political beliefs have changed and you want to change the comic to fit them in, you’ve been writing the comic too long. End it, and then start a new comic. It’ll be better for your message, too. 

As it stands, Whatsername a supporting character. She’s not part of the main group that we’ve come to know over the course of hundreds of pages. However many of us appreciate that she’s a biracial gay character, none of us have the same attachment to her we would have if she had been a main character from the beginning.The solution, then, is to make her the ship’s captain in a spinoff comic, in order to give her a fresh start and top billing. I imagine that people would appreciate reading about the exploits of this daring band of pirates in any case. 

thewebcomicsreview:

In today’s Order of the Stick, Rich Burlew introduces his first openly gay character (by his own definition; he said in the forums that the previous ones don’t count), introduced his first biracial character, apologized for Haley using sexist language and promised not to ever do it again, and (as the punchline) apologized for Haley’s original costume.

I think it’s probably too soon for the “OMG OotS is turning into Sinfest” panic in the forums, as I doubt this is going to be a trend, but I found this line by Rich Burlew disconcerting.

Sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to stop waiting for the moment to be right, or the situation to arise organically, or whatever euphemism you want to put on the idea of maintaining the status quo because it’s easier, and just do it. If it’s “forced” now, that’s only because I failed to include any obviously gay characters for 900+ strips and that is so completely uncool that I need to fix it NOW, not later. If that produces some rough edges, well, I guess we’ll all just have to put on our adult pants and learn to live with that one solitary flaw in this otherwise pristine work of art* for the sake of inclusion.

I don’t like the idea that you should tell a story badly on purpose if it better fits your political aims, which is what Rich is getting at. If you’ve been writing a comic so long that your political beliefs have changed and you want to change the comic to fit them in, you’ve been writing the comic too long. End it, and then start a new comic. It’ll be better for your message, too. 

As it stands, Whatsername a supporting character. She’s not part of the main group that we’ve come to know over the course of hundreds of pages. However many of us appreciate that she’s a biracial gay character, none of us have the same attachment to her we would have if she had been a main character from the beginning.

The solution, then, is to make her the ship’s captain in a spinoff comic, in order to give her a fresh start and top billing. I imagine that people would appreciate reading about the exploits of this daring band of pirates in any case. 

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

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micdotcom:

One video explains the complicated history of Israel — which is not repeating itself

A glance back at the territory’s history, and it’s clear that it is clash-laden. Paley’s video then is extremely apropos. Because though the narrative brings to the forefront an unsettling idea, it is an essential one: Time and time again, a territorial war brings with it thousands of deaths.

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Now hold on a  second. The web page says that the history of Israel is repeating itself. which is it? Is this the same conflict as before, or is there something new under the sun?

(via feministbecky)