terça-feira, agosto 30, 2016

Studio Branding & Swag by Franklyn“A couple of years ago,...

Studio Branding & Swag by Franklyn

“A couple of years ago, Franklyn co-founder Michael Freimuth wanted to print their name on a comb. He did and they started bringing them to new business meetings as parting gifts. They were an instant success, even with bald heads. Next came branded versions of his partner Patrick Richardson’s favorite 4-color Bic pens. Last Fall, an invitation to participate in the Image of the Studio exhibition at Cooper Union justified the creation of Franklyn toothbrushes, snapback hats, air fresheners and more.”

Franklyn is the creative studio you’ve been searching for all your life.
Bringing a boutique approach to innovative global brands and startups alike, Franklyn is devoted to providing clients with exceptional creative work and keeping them happy along the way. To that end they strive to think before they act, respond rather than react, and stay trill.

Branding & Packaging for SOS by Mireldy“SOS is a Croatian...

Branding & Packaging for SOS by Mireldy

“SOS is a Croatian word for sauce. SOS is the next best thing for saucing stuff and also an emergency help when unexpected guests arrive and all you have at home are some plain veggies or cheese. Four sweet and sour flavours BBQ Dim, BBQ Curry, BBQ Zenf and Orange chutney go great with meat, fish, veggies, cheese,wheats, potato and so on, just name it. In it’s flavour SOS lacks artificial preservatives.”

Mireldy are Imelda Ramović and Mirel Hadžijusufović - Zagreb-based art directors, designers and illustrators who have been creating together in fields of advertising, art and culture, music and fashion industry for over 10 years. They enjoy developing creative concepts, packaging, brands, but also to creatively express themselves in different areas of work and life.

segunda-feira, agosto 29, 2016

Jonathan Monk. 

Jonathan Monk. 

Driveby shooting again, realized in record-breaking time: Opel’s...

Driveby shooting again, realized in record-breaking time: Opel’s first five-door Rekord C Caravan (1966–72), usually ridden to death by craftsmen. For German standards it was huge. Outside length: 4550 mm / 179.1 in, wheelbase: 2668 mm / 105 in. 50 years ago the „Kombi” set the trend for everyday leisure and lifestyle transportation based on an appealing American design, especially with the six-cylinder 2200 engine.

Thomas Kinkade  - ...

Brett King

Olafur Eliasson, Solar Compression, (2016), at Château de...

Olafur Eliasson, Solar Compression, (2016), at Château de Versailles. 

When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

The Rev. Danny Cortez is a pastor. He also has a son who recently came out as gay. And when his teenage son came out to him in 2014, he did something more than express his support: He decided to talk to his Southern Baptist congregation about it — even though doing so likely meant getting kicked out of the church.
"That morning I came to church, my blood pressure was super high. I felt so much stress, and everyone was wondering what's going on," Cortez recalls, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. "But I remember as I was speaking, I felt empowered like I hadn't felt in such a long time. I knew that what I was sharing that Sunday was important."
What's more, his son Drew was there in the pews to listen.
"I felt vulnerable," Drew says. "I just remember thinking what was going to happen after this. This is our life now."
At the time, Danny told his congregation about the moment his son came out:
"I was driving my son Drew to school, and he turned over to me and he says, 'Dad, I'm gay.' I remember I just turned around and I hugged him so hard. And I said, 'I love you so much, son.' ...
"And so when I was asked a question recently, 'How does it feel to know that you might be terminated in a few weeks?' I said, 'I'm at peace. I'm at peace because I know my heart has been enlarged.' "
"When I sat down," Danny says in his StoryCorps conversation, "I felt like this weight had just been lifted out of me, and people knew where we stood." 
At the same time, he says he kept in mind the fact that his son's struggle has been more difficult than this own. Drew, for his part, says he often felt regarded as a problem — even hearing his name paired with the word "abomination" in the same sentence.
"As a father it was so difficult to hear that, because we felt like they didn't know our son," Danny says.
"There's part of me that says, yes, I want to love people that disagree with me, who disagree with us. But the other part of me now is asking, 'But how can I do it in way that honors you?' "
As a result of Danny's sermon, the congregation split. Danny and other members went on to form an LGBT-inclusive, nondenominational church, separate from the Southern Baptist Conference.

Yes, Donald Trump donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation

As Donald Trump amps up attacks on the Clinton Foundation, Democrats are pointing out that Trump himself has given to the nonprofit he now calls a pay-to-play operation.
Recently released emails between Hillary Clinton’s aides when she was secretary of state and officials at the Clinton Foundation have demonstrated that some foundation donors did get access to Clinton, though there’s no evidence of direct favors.
Addressing the topic on NBC’s Meet the Press, Barack Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe noted the Clinton Foundation’s work on HIV/AIDS and malaria and Trump’s own ties to the charity.
"The Clinton Foundation, I think it’s a universal agreement, has done remarkable work around the world. I think Donald Trump himself contributed $100,000 to the foundation," he said.
Plouffe is right that Trump gave at least $100,000 to the foundation, a fact that Trump and his campaign readily admit. One caveat: It appears that the money came through Trump’s own foundation, not directly from Trump.
The Clinton Foundation lists Donald J. Trump as a contributor with a cumulative lifetime donation amount between $100,001 to $250,000. It’s not clear if Trump himself made a personal contribution, but tax forms show that the Donald J. Trump Foundation (which Trump controls) donated $100,000 to the foundation in 2009and reserved a table at the Clinton Foundation gala for $10,000 in 2010.  
Trump’s daughter Ivanka is also listed as a donor who gave between $5,001 and $10,000 and her father-in-law, Charles Kushner, gave between $250,001 and $500,000.
Trump’s gift amount places him in the top 0.2 percent of the foundation’s donors. Most of its 300,000 donors (85.5 percent) gave less than $250.
Breaking it down by dollar amount, however, Trump’s total contribution isn’t that big. We estimated that the foundation has received at least $800 million in donations, over 70 percent of which came from gifts of $1 million or more.
In 2009, the Trump Foundation gave $926,750 to some 40 organizations (page 18). The Clinton Foundation received one of the largest gifts that year, matched or surpassed only by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation ($100,000), the New York Presbyterian Hospital ($125,000) and the Police Athletic League ($156,000).
Altogether, the Trump Foundation has donated $5.5 million to 298 charities between 2009 and 2013 according to the nonprofit’s tax forms, Forbes found. Trump did not make any personal contributions to his foundations during this time. (Money for the Trump Foundation in these years came from others and from investment income.)
Trump doesn’t deny that he donated to the Clinton Foundation that he now calls a criminal enterprise.
During the first GOP primary debate in August 2015, Trump voluntarily brought up his giving to the Clinton Foundation when asked about his previous donations to Hillary Clinton.
"When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me," Trump said. "With Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding. You know why? She didn’t have a choice, because I gave. I gave to a foundation that, frankly, that foundation is supposed to do good. I didn’t know her money would be used on private jets going all over the world."
For the record, the Clintons did attend Trump’s third wedding to Melania Knauss, but that occurred in 2005, four years before the $100,000 donation.
A few months later, Trump gave pretty similar answers when he was asked to explain the Forbes article on his charitable giving record in late January.
"I did give to the Clinton Foundation. What I didn't know is they'd be using it for private aircraft and things like that. The Clinton Foundation was helping with Haiti and with lots of other things and I thought it was going to do some good work. So, it didn't make any difference to me," he said on Jan. 31’s Fox News Sunday. "Again, I was a businessman and it was my obligation to get along with everybody, including the Clintons, including Democrats and liberals and Republicans and conservatives."

Sigmar Gabriel has defended giving a group of heckling neo-Nazi protesters the middle finger earlier this month.
Gabriel, who is the country’s economy minster, raised eyebrows after being accosted by a group of masked protesters holding banners bearing the slogan “Traitor”.
“Man, your father loved his country, and what have you done to it? You’re destroying it,” a protester could be heard saying in video footage of the incident, in a reference to Gabriel’s father, who was a Nazi.
The Social Democrat leader, who has publicly condemned his father as a “die-hard Nazi”, turned to face the protesters with a smile, before making the gesture.
In an interview for German television broadcast last night, when asked if he regretted the incident he replied: “I made only one mistake, I have not used both hands”.
He said those criticising his action should think about what they would do if faced with “young, aggressive, swearing and ready-for-violence Nazis”.

A well-known Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin has been found dead in his Kiev apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.
The body of Alexander Shchetinin, founder the Novy Region (New Region) press agency, was found at his flat after friends tried to visit him on his birthday.
A police spokesperson said Kiev forces were alerted of Ms Shchetinin’s death at around midnight on Saturday. He is believed to have died a few hours earlier, between 8 and 9.30pm. 
Officials have speculated that his death was caused by suicide, after a gun was found near his body along with spent cartridges, and the door to his apartment was said to be locked.
Local news source Kyiv Operatyvni reported: "Alexander was sitting on a chair, with a gunshot wound to his head, the gun was lying under the chair. According to credible sources, the case has been classified as suicide, as Alexander sent an email to one of his loved ones where he said he wanted to kill himself.” 
Mr Shchetinin gave up his Russian citizenship before becoming a Ukrainian national and settling in the capital.
He set up the Novy Region news agency, which has since been split into different companies, and reportedly called the Russian president a “personal enemy”.
Ukrainian police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Shchetinin’s death.