Fei Fei Sun photographed by Steven Meisel
I just thought my world would be a better place if you were in it.
Pushing Daisies, Season 1
‘Intimacy’ is a high-tech fashion project by Studio Roosegaarde exploring the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments are made out of opaque smart e-foils that become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people. Social interactions and the heartbeat of its wearer determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure.
Currently Studio Roosegaarde is selecting haute couture designers to develop the next ‘Intimacy’ fashion line for men and women.
Fei Fei Sun, Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen, Ming Xi and Shu Pei photographed by Mert and Marcus for Lane Crawford Fall 2011 campaign.
“TinkerBelle’s Forest” photographed by Koto Bolofo
Here is a very moving story of a wolf that lived at the Endangered Wolf Center. The way we feel about these animals is beyond description, but Picaron’s story is just one of the many reasons that we are dedicated to saving this important species.
Picaron was a magnificent Mexican gray wolf who came to the Endangered Wolf Center in 2002 with a history of trouble finding a mate. Instantly, his howl stood out—a deep, beautiful baritone howl you could feel down to your soul. Here Picaron finally met his match—and his life-long mate—a strong-willed Mexican gray wolf named Tanamara. The chemistry was instant, and over the years the couple substantially contributed to the survival of their species, delivering three litters of pups.
Tragedy struck Picaron and his pack when Tanamara passed away in 2009. Picaron howled for so long and so often that he permanently damaged his vocal cords. His life, and his magnificent howl, was never the same again. In March of this year, nearing 15 years of age, Picaron lost a heroic battle with a severe spinal disease. As he breathed his final breath, every one of our wolves began to howl. His spirit lives on through the Picaron Fund, dedicated to educating people about endangered wolves and giving a voice to their stories. We are grateful to have known and cared for Picaron a devoted mate, loving father and distinguished pack leader.(via Endangered Wolf Center)
AP: The world’s oldest person, Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, has died at the age of 116. Kimura had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest living person, the oldest living man and the oldest man ever.
According to Guinness, Kimura was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old. He became the oldest man ever on Dec. 28, 2012, breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen, a Danish immigrant to the U.S., whose life spanned from 1882-1998.
The title of oldest living person now belongs to Misao Okawa of Osaka; she is also the world’s oldest living woman.
“Can I ask you though, on the topic of child stardom and Hollywood prototypes and stereotypes, you never became a diva.”
BANGLADESH. Chittagong. 1983.
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