Camp half-blood cabins + minimalist.
God of lightning // Queen of Olympus // God of the sea // Goddess of agriculture // God of war // Goddess of wisdom // God of the sun // Goddess of the hunt // God of fire // Goddess of love // God of the messengers // God of wine // Lord of the death // Goddess of the rainbow // God of sleep // Goddess of balance // Goddess of victory // Goddess of forgiveness and genius of plants // Goddess of fortune // Goddess of magic and crossroads.
in the african great lakes region, people with albinism face both ostracism from their communities and are hunted by those looking to sell their body parts to witch doctors. infants are abducted from mother’s beds and young children are kidnapped, where their eyes, genitals, arms and organs removed while alive.
with the body parts believed to be fetching tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, the trade is thought to be driven by the wealthiest members of society. “mutilation and murders of children with albinism are mostly met by social silence and indifference,” says a report released last year by the un’s special representative on violence against children.
in the past few years, there have been 72 reported killings and 35 reported attacks resulting in severe mutation in tanzania alone; in the rest of africa, there have been 45 reported killings and 30 severe mutilations, though the number of unreported cases would put the numbers much higher. a full, detailed listing of killings and attacks can be found here
SBB railways debuts Starbucks’ first on-board concept store
Starbucks has recently introduced a new concept store for coffee consumption. The beverage brand has collaborated with Swiss railway company SBB to introduce their first commercial shop on a train. The new space has been designed with a focus on comfort and functionality, providing a lounge-like experience for travelers to relax and enjoy their journey on. the car is split between two levels, outfitted with a color palette influenced by coffee shades and tints – from dark roasted brown beans to white steamed milk colorways – and provides seating for 50 people. The exterior of the red and white train facade is branded with the Starbucks logo including additional graphic design motifs, such as white icons to represent menu items like espressos and muffins.
“It was an incredible and rewarding challenge to design our first ever Starbucks store on a train,” explains Liz Muller, director of concept design for Starbucks. “We had to combine functionality and beautiful design, whilst taking into account a variety of factors such as constant movement of the train, space limitation and stringent safety regulations. this is one of the smallest espresso bars and stores we have ever designed and is a result of a unique collaboration of experts, including local designers and engineers from SBB.”
The first Starbucks train was scheduled to run from Geneva airport to St.Gallen in Switzerland on November 21 at 06:36am.
by Ondrej Chudy (designboom.com)