A safe haven for books of all kinds, journalistic writing, and all that's quotable.
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Handcrafted journals and leather goods, laser etched with antique maps of the cities we hold dear.
springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

vivacosima:

daily reminder that minerva mcgonagall is metal as fuck

Just because you took longer than others, doesn’t mean you failed. Remember that.

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Zoe (via zoehify)

xo

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spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.

clientsfromhell:

Not quite a client from hell but a story of a boss from hell that involved a freelancer.

The old boss at an agency I worked was working on some copy for a website and had sent it to a freelance copywriter to make changes and polish it up. My old boss was a perfectionist and believed that he could do anybody’s job in the agency better than they could.

The freelancer sent him a revised Word Document and came to meet and discuss. The conversation between the freelancer and my old boss went like this (in earshot of the entire office):

Boss: I just read the copy you sent through.

Freelancer: Oh yeah? What feedback do you have?

Boss: It is quite possibly the worst written piece of crap I have ever read. Nothing makes any sense and it feels like it has been written by a 3 year old.

Freelancer: But…

Boss: I don’t know how you can call yourself a ‘copywriter’ if you can’t even spell. Most of these words don’t mean anything relevant to this project and I feel that I have wasted my time hiring you for a job you quite clearly can’t do! Once again I have to do these things myself.

A slight pause.

Freelancer: The document I sent has not been changed from the original you sent me. I only added a couple of questions in red at the end that needed answering before I could proceed.

After a long pause my old boss rather sheepishly made his excuses and ended the call. We didn’t see him again for the rest of the day