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Waste of talent

kirstyvictoria:

Waste of Talent: I met Charlotte Roach earlier this week at Hub Youth Academy, a course which we are both taking at Impact Hub Islington. Take a leaf out of Charlotte’s book, go out, find someone who you like who’s doing what they love… and follow suit!

Originally posted on charlotteroach:

Whether its the beginning of the triathlon season or the wake of the London marathon, there’s a common theme of communication with me currently.

I’m wasting my talent.
When will I get out and compete.

Thanks for the backhanded vote of confidence. I, perhaps like you think (with one giant declaration of arrogance, that I will justify later) if I was in training I would be competing on international stages.
Noticeably I’m not in training (broken leg aside).
I don’t mean to disappoint but I’m going to address the above.

Firstly I’m not sorry to disappoint. Disappointment is an emotion felt following misjudged expectations of another. It is your problem. At my end, I have made an active choice NOT to remain in competitive sport. I feel lucky that I was in a position to make this choice. Many are not, I was almost one.

Secondly, I did not rise…

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Alabama: Illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket at all times

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Arizona: Nobody can keep more than two dildos in the house at any one time

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Utah: Nobody can walk down the street with a violin in a paper bag

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California: No cycling in swimming pools

When Olivia Locher heard about some of the silly laws which still exist in certain US states, she knew it would make for a great photography project. These twenty two year old adds these fun images to a rapidly growing portfolio! Read more about the project in this interview with Lost at E Minor.

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Olivia Locher | I fought the law

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When My Friend’s Girlfriend’s Phone Got Stolen

kirstyvictoria:

BRILLO BLOGPOST COVERING A CHEEKY ATTEMPT TO STEAL MY PHONE BY AN UNKNOWN STRANGER

Originally posted on Droll Tales:

Thursday last week, a rather large group of friends and I went careering down the Kilburn High Road to an establishment that was doing two for one cocktails. It’s a great deal and they taste simply wonderful. At one point in the evening, a balding gentleman sat down on the table next to us  and began repeatedly asking, quite insistently: “Is this seating taken?” We all nodded in approval, too caught up in the warm, fuzzy feeling of tipsiness and atmospheric lighting.

It is the 21st Century after all, so we soon got that irresistible urge to document the evening in case we forgot; or more likely, so we could say crassly to everyone else we know “Hey, look, we have a life! Look how great this is!” As such, we asked the aforementioned gentleman to take a photo of us. He, as most people in that situation would…

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Love, love, love the Lumio light! Available for pre order now, Lumio pride themselves on creating multi-functional, simple, intuitive and beautiful objects for everyday life!

The wooden cover opens to reveal pages  made from Tyvek which radiates warm, diffused light. The small, lightweight design and rechargeable battery means that you can take Lumio wherever you like!

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Toothpaste

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“Drawing inspiration from origami, the designer created a spiraled, cylindrical tube that’s shaped like a helix. The idea is, as you use toothpaste the tube will shrink like an accordion until it’s completely flat and empty.”

Could this design solve all of our sticky, messy, frustrating toothpaste tube problems? Apparently, Colgate have taken an interest in the concept, which is the work of Nicole Pannuzzo. Here’s to hoping it’s on our shelves soon!

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In this troubling collection, Irina Popova documents the lives of Lila, Pasha and Anfisa, a family living in St Petersburg. Lila and Pasha both have severe drug and alcohol addictions, and Irina lived with the couple and their young baby Anfisa for two weeks capturing the reality of their family life. This particular collection has sparked outrage from online critics, and while the majority would agree that in this case intervention is necessary, the online response raises questions about the the role of the photographer to intervene rather than to document.

I believe that Anfisa is now enrolled in a Kindergarten and is not cared for by her biological parents.

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Irina Popova | Another Family

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