Have your heard – Simplicity Rules?

On his website, Adam says, “I’m Adam DuVander and I help people create on the web. This is my personal site, where I share my thoughts about keeping things simple–on your website, but also for yourself.”

On his blog, you will find useful posts about simplicity, getting to the core through subtraction, idea development and using time productively.

Check out these posts on: 6 Productive Time-Boxing Techniques, or The Two Simplicity Paths, or Don’t Bury the Lead, or our favorite, Practice Subtraction.

We like the way Adam thinks and writes. We hope you can pick up some great tips.

Dispense with a horse

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Faux Magazines – Fine Fibers

It is quite fun to create faux magazines at Big Huge Labs (search for the link in the LinksList). Fine Fibers is a faux mag that we created. We love its tagline, The Alchemy of… Fine Fibers. How true is that? Textile artists are so amazing. Enjoy the mag covers.

2008 March 4

2008 March 11

2008 March 18

All of these photos are “borrowed” from Google Images. Since we are not doing anything with them but playing, we assume it is fine. If you see a photo that is yours, please let us know.

2008 March 25

2008 April 1

It is hard to believe that eight years have passed since we made these faux mags.

2008 April 8

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Do you know you can add PayPal to your WordPress blog?

Do you have your creative work for sale?

Just click this WordPress Support page for steps to hook to PayPal. Have a great day.

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Looking to create a blog of your own?

How many of you would like tips on how to create a blog?

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All there is and ever was – – – I want it all, I want it all — Emily Haines, Metric

Many of you know that we have always been inspired by Metric lyrics. Somehow, again and again, the lyrics take us where we need to go, find us where we are, or meet us when we arrive.

In The Shade, Emily Haines sings about “everything” with her typical eternal touch. You can listen to a bit of it at Metric’s website – click Music, click on the album Pagans in Vegas. If you have ever been lucky enough to hear this song in concert, you may find it staying with you.

Here are a few of The Shades lyrics from Genius

With eternal love, the stars above

All there is and ever was

I want it all, I want it all

I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand

The moonlit sea, to hold your hand

I want it all, I want it all

I want it all, I want it all

In an October 2015 article at Time Magazine’s website, Metric’s Emily Haines on the Band’s Two New Albums and Breaking Free From the Internet, the author, Nolan Feeney, states, “While Pagans opens on a cynical note—“Got to be sedated to be seen/ On the cover of your magazine,” Haines sings on the entertainment-industry critique “Lie Lie Lie”—the band’s songwriting experiments produced some of their most positive, optimistic material yet. Instead of panicking about the state of her life (as she did on older songs like “Help I’m Alive” and “Breathing Underwater”), Haines is on the mood to celebrate on tracks like “Cascades,” a five-minute robot trance she says is about “loving being alive, the feeling of going strong with whatever it is that’s compelling you on.”

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The Genteel Fashionista’s Dialogue: A Humorous Timeline of Fashion

This is a funny “fashion diary” from The Pragmatic Costumer that takes the temperature of the mood of the moment for 150 years!!

The Pragmatic Costumer

In the Classic Style of Historical Fashion Satire and in the Spirit of Congenial Camaraderie, I Present to You the Product of an Overly-Active Brain in the Form of a Fashion Timeline in which there is much Over-Generalization, a Single Expletive, and a Dearth of Illustrations:

THE GENTEEL FASHIONISTA’S DIALOGUE

The Genteel Fashionista Dialog

1770s – Let’s flaunt how wealthy we are with lots of delicate, expensive fabric and wall-like skirts so wide we need special doors, furniture, and houses built just to accommodate them! Pass the hair powder and Pomeranians!

1780s – Thanks to new technological advances and the start of the Industrial Revolution, I am enjoying my emerging merchant-class lifestyle! However, panniers get in the way when I try to navigate city living. High hats and hair, though, I can do. Also, I am strangely beguiled by these cork rumps….

1790s – The peasants are pissed. Maybe big hair, big hats, and…

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Dior couture Autumn-Winter 2016-17

Here are a few brief, lovely Dior videos. Click on the Christian Dior channel on YouTube to see much, much more from Dior. Here are a few moments to enjoy.

Dior couture Autumn-Winter 2016-17 Show – Timelapse

Dior couture Autumn-Winter 2016-17 Show – Empty Space

We see hints of the New Look palette. What do you think?

Finally, here from Dior is a thirty (30) second look into the past – behind the scenes.

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