“Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Ánna Pávlova. Colloquially referred to as “pav”, it is a cake similar to meringue with a crispy crust and soft, light inner. The name is pronounced /pævˈloʊvə/ or /pɑːvˈloʊvə/, unlike the name of the dancer, which was /ˈpɑːvləvə/ or /ˈpævləvə/. The dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.” —Pavlova (food) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“‘Trick’ is a bookcase which transforms into a console table with two chairs. When both sides of the bookcase are moved from the original positions, they function as chairs. What remains in the centre works as a table.” —sakura adachi_product&furniture designer: collection
“Upright bicycles dropped off the map in cities like Calgary back in the 1960’s and 1970’s when car culture reached its tipping point. By re-introducing the kind of bicycles that are normal in mainstream bicycle cultures, he knows that education is part of the deal. Re-training people to understand that riding a bicycle isn’t restricted to long, sporty weekend rides. That popping down to the shops or the café - or riding to work - isn’t an extreme sport.” —Copenhagenize.com - Building Better Bicycle Cultures - “Bike Bike in Calgary”
“the ‘elevated bench’, the recent work of israeli designer itay ohaly, is urban furniture with a view. the public benches are constructed at the top of spiral staircases that climb streetlight poles, providing a new perspective on the city streets, as well as a more private space for conversation.” —
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“The state of being ‘installed’ at a computer or laptop for an extended period of time without purpose, characterized by a blurry, formless anxiety undercut with something hard like desperation.” —Five Emotions Invented By The Internet « Thought Catalog (via joshtrucks)
“A town has emptied its library in a bid to fight plans to close it down. People in Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, have spent the week withdrawing their maximum allowance of books in protest against council plans to close it as part of budget cuts.” —Library emptied in bid to fight closure - News, Books - The Independent