Wow, 27! For my birthday this year, I'm asking for my friends to join me in donating to @plasticbank.
In many global communities, poor waste management infrastructure results in the uninhibited flow of waste into our oceans. @plasticbank gives plastic waste monetary value and provides a recycling infrastructure in these impoverished communities!
Earlier this year, with @akunaoceans, I traveled to costal communities in Vietnam that are suffocating under mounds of plastic waste. The work @plasticbank does is life changing and provides a practical solution to this problem. I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal.
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Our studies, culminating in the competition entry, envision the Tencent campus as a grid of over 100 buildings with an undulating roof of photovoltaic panels, with multiple bridges connecting buildings to form a continuous surface reminiscent of a mountain range. At the foot of the buildings, a waterfront park winds its way along the entire eastern side of the site, facing into the Qianhai Bay. This park also expands up the lower levels of the adjacent buildings to form greenery-filled terraces. Placed throughout the park are many of the public buildings for the district, including a school and kindergarten, a sports centre, and data centre, among others. At the southern end of the park is the most notable building on the campus, a conference centre shaped like a rock at the foot of the hills. Swipe to see more!
#mvrdv#architects#competition#rendering#qianhai#shenzhen#tencent#china#future#green#city#urban#masterplan#architecture#urbanism#technology#research 📸 @atchain and MVRDV
Sunset over 'The Three Sisters' ~~ I first came here as a young gal, not that I can remember it. But I'd seen the analog photo evidence, with little me squished between my two big brothers, mirroring the three rock 'siblings' in front of us.
It's a special, even spiritual, place for myself and many others too, I'm sure. Maybe it's the vastness of these valleys, disappearing beneath you and beyond further than your eyes can see. Maybe it's the grandness that prompts you to contemplate the triviality of your existence.
Either way, it's a place I needed to see more of. I suppose this is why I've decided to enter my first 50km ultramarathon in May, as part of @ultratrailaustralia based in the Blue Mountains National Park, so I can thoroughly explore the heck out of this place. Sadly, at the moment, this beautiful place is burning, but I know the resilience of this rugged country will pull us through.
The beginning of this decade started with me in college, clueless, and not knowing what the hell I wanted to do with my life. Fast forward 10 years and couple of birthdays later and I still have no clue. Truth is, we’ll never really “figure it out”. And that’s ok. No matter how sure we are of our path, life always finds a way to throw a wrench in our plans. Sure, I know a little more than I used to and I have a better sense of who I am and what I want to achieve. But in actuality, we are all constantly trying to figure it out, building and rebuilding, scraping for answers when things go wrong and never imagining when the good times would end.
2019 has been one hell of a ride. I’ve experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows in my career this year. I’ve traveled a lot less, spent less time on social media, and slowed down my creative output. But somehow it’s the busiest and most productive I’ve ever been in my life. Grateful and hopeful, I’m extremely looking forward to 2020 and moving on to the next chapter.
Here are a couple of photos from 2019. Completely random and not a top ten of any sorts but all represent meaningful moments, big and small, throughout the year that I’ll always treasure.
As always, thank you for all your support throughout the year and wishing everyone a happy new year. See y’all in 2020!
All images shot on @sonyalpha a7iii
My last hours of 2019 ended with quite a hair-raising experience, and I have a CRAZY story to tell you from my outings last night to photograph the New Years fireworks.
I had an idea last night to snowshoe up to a cliff overlooking town to gain a unique perspective of the fireworks over the valley, so at 10:30pm I bundled up, strapped on my snowshoes and headlamp, and started trudging up through knee deep powder towards my destination. When I was only about ten minutes up from the road, I was alarmed when I saw three or four pairs of orange eyes reflecting at me from behind some bushes up ahead. My first thought was that they were probably just deer. But I was a bit concerned that the eyes were orange; typically I remember all the deer I’ve seen at night having greenish colored eyes in light of my headlamp. Even more alarming, though, was the fact that the eyes had a certain calm and confidence to them – the animals clearly were not afraid of me and had no intention of fleeing like deer normally would.
About 20-30 feet from the “eyes”, I could see that one of the animals was standing up while the other two or three were sitting or laying down. I took a few more steps closer to get a closer look when I got a clear view of the one that was standing. It was a MASSIVE mountain lion staring right at me! Along with two or three of his buddies (I was too focussed on the big guy to count the others). Holy shit. I quietly turned around and retreated back down through the snow, trying not to seem panicked or rushed like prey, but constantly glancing over my shoulder while trying not to trip over my snowshoes. I got back to my truck without incident, got in as fast as I could, and got the hell out of there, with a bit of adrenaline pumping through my veins!
So, although I was scared away from my intended photo destination, at least I got a story to tell! I had enough time to drive to an old standby vantage point and take the photo above as a consolation shot.
Happy New Year! I hope 2020 is full of more excitement and adventure, though preferrably not involving close encounters with mountains lion gangs!
Restored heritage features, a mid-century inspired extension, and a reflective steel rear facade combine in this Windsor home!
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Project Killara by @junctions90
Summer is to rosé as winter is to a hearty soup: They're mandatory staples that each season wouldn't feel the same without. .
This winter, we've been eyeing this @iamwellandgood protein-rich vegan Mexican stew 😋. Catch the recipe at our Link In Bio.
Avui el meu pare mostra, per primera vegada desprès de 30 anys guardades, les portes originals de la discoteca Bocaccio, cau de la Gauche Divine. Les podreu veure gratuitament, juntament a la resta de l'exposició, fins el 16 d'abril al Palau Robert.
Col·lecció Pablo Ornaque
This is from a fun post-climb up Enchantment Peak, when a freak snowstorm dumped on us near the summit and winds blew so hard that it covered tracks we’d left just moments before. Sure was beautiful though!
Wrapped up the first phase of our Inglewood project this morning with some final detail work. I’m really proud of my team on this one. Couldn’t have done it without their hard work! Our clients gave me complete creative freedom for this project. It’s my favorite way to work. Their trust in me is greatly appreciated. I can’t wait for phase two. #allthehotdaysandsweatwasworthit#nowthegolfclubneedstofixtheturf