I checked for you…these are not cat treats. Where are the cat treats?
As a Thanksgiving treat, here’s a sneak peek at the newest little Cheetahs at Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands!
See more of the trio at Zooborns.
In 2045, one in five people will be older than 65. Compared to the past, that’s a lot: 11 percent of the world’s population was that old in 2009, and just eight percent in 1950. At an Atlantic event on Thursday, designers and policy experts took a few hours to dream: How can technology potentially make life easier and more comfortable for the growing population of older folks?
The most awesome answer: Bring back the trike. “Could somebody please design a really sleek, cool tricycle?” asked Linda Gibbs, New York City’s deputy mayor for health and human services. “To get on and off a two-wheel, ten-speed bike—as you get older you get less inclined to want to do that. But a really hot tricycle would be great.”
Even though Gibbs was being playful, she was addressing an important question: As cities make changes to meet the needs of fit, able-bodied adults, how can those over 60 also get some of the benefit? Especially in New York, where the number of bike lanes is growing rapidly, this has been a big issue for policymakers like Gibbs, as well as for urban planners and designers. To some degree, these new bicycle accommodations symbolize how urban design and new technology tend to be aimed at the young.
I have a bright red adult sized trike I’ve been using, weather permitting, to do my client home visits for four years now. It rocks. There is something about the sight of a middle aged woman on a bright red trike that makes people smile. Especially when I deck it out for special occasions, like the Day of the Dead!
Hearts & Stone: Handcarved gemstone heart pendants by master lapidary Sean Davis on Gemstone and pearl strands by Jo “Qatana” Adell.
(H16) Rutile Quartz (.75”x.75”) on Pyrite,(16.25”) with Sterling clasp
Was $220, now $150
Snow in Ukiah?! on Flickr.
This is a very rare event here. Normally it rains here, and there is a dusting of snow on the hills around us, and lovely snow on the distant peaks.
Sometimes you have to give an agent the benefit of the doubt and presume that they’ve spent the last 60 years in a cultural vacuum with their eyes closed.
"We saw each other in the hall, and knew that we should know each other."
“When discussing him as this year’s choice with the board, past presidents and members, the most frequent response I received was, ‘He’s not already?’” The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has named Samuel R. Delany the 2013 science fiction and fantasy Grand Master.
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I am pretty sure this is one of the best photosets ever.
I JUST REALLY LIKE THESE PHOTOS
Yep. Needs sword.
Wendell is hands down the greatest homeless fashion designer who ever lived. He makes almost all his clothes from things he finds. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, so I was quite thrilled to walk up on him Tuesday, doing this to a Gandhi statue.
Original 45 rpm 1956 record of “Slippin’ and Slidin’” by Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932.)
On this date (December 5, 1933) the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. At 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval. Pennsylvania and Ohio had ratified it earlier in the day. (Photo)