The Street Store (2014) by Max Pazak and Kayli Levitan in collaboration with M&C Saatchi Abel and Haven Night Shelter Organization
Photographs were taken in Cape Town, South Africa on January 14th and 30th by Neal Tosefky
The world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free ‘pop-up clothing store’, found on the streets, curated by you.
We wanted to bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots — So we’re taking to the streets.
The world’s first pop-up store for the poor. Hang up donated clothes, drop shoes in the boxes. Then the homeless can help themselves. All donations made to The Street Store are free for the homeless to browse through and keep.
Read more about this project in The Street Store Team’s blog
Everyone’s also invited to host their own Street Store. The Guide Book and open source files are available for download after filling out an online application form.
There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.
Mica Angela Hendricks is an illustrator and graphic artist working primarily in ballpoint pen and acrylics. She keeps herself very constantly busy with either real or potential projects. Also a happy mom, she started collaborating with her 4-year-old daughter Myla last year on a series of wonderful drawings: “In sharing my artwork and allowing our daughter to be an equal in our collaborations, I helped solidify her confidence, which is way more precious than any doodle I could have done. In her mind, her contributions were as valid as mine (and in truth, they really were). Most importantly, I learned that if you have a preconceived notion of how something should be, you will always be disppointed. Instead, just go with it, just accept it, because usually something even more wonderful will come out of it.” Some of their collaborative prints are available for sale here.
My 5 second day film ‘Forbidden Love’ is finally online. WITNESS THE FRUITS OF MY LABOR.
Also, if you want to check it out, here is the animatic I made while roughing it out!
Psalm 27 The Message Bible
Light, space, zest- that’s God!
So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.
When vandal hordes ride down ready to eat me alive, Those bullies and toughs fall flat on their faces.
When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool.
I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.
That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect gateway, far from the buzz of traffic.
God holds my head and shoulders above all who try to pull me down. I’m headed for his place to offer anthems that will raise the roof! Already I’m singing God-songs; I’m making music to God.
Listen, God, I’m calling at the top of my lungs: ”Be good to me! Answer me!” When my heart whispered, “Seek God,” my whole being replied, “I’m seeking him!” Don’t hide from me now!
You’ve always been right there for me; don’t turn your back on me now. Don’t throw me out, don’t abandon me; you’ve always kept the door open. My father and mother walked out and left me, but God took me in.
Point me down your highway, God; direct me along a well-lighted street; show my enemies whose side you’re on. Don’t throw me to the dogs, those liars who are out to get me, filing the air with their threats.
I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God!
Take heart. Don’t quit.
I’ll say it again:
Stay with God.
awkwardsituationist:photos by shawn heinrichs at mexico’s isla mujeres, site of the world’s largest aggregation of whale sharks. measuring up to fifty feet long (compare to the thirty foot boat seen here), whale sharks are extremely docile creatures. they are listed as vulnerable by the international union for conservation of nature and natural resources, and these photos were taken to promote the message that the economic benefits of shark tourism outweighs the value of the shark fin trade.
regarding the first and third photos, heinrichs noted, “to get a shot like this requires a lot of technical know-how and experience because focusing on an object above and below the water at the same time is challenging,” adding, “getting the horizon line level and water off the lens is an exercise in patience and determination. (more whale shark photos)
Salvation Mountain’s creator passes away
Leonard Knight, who spent three decades working on the folk-art monument to his Christian faith in California’s Imperial Valley, died today at age 82.
“I started this mountain with $3 and I was only going to build something eight to 10 foot tall,” Knight told reporter Tony Perry in 1993. “People came and said there was old paint and cement at the dump, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if you bring it, I’ll pound it with a sledgehammer’ and make the mountain bigger. That’s what has happened.”
First and fourth photos: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times. Second and third photos: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
The Sony QX10 Lens Camera uses your phone as a viewfinder and settings panel. Then beams its photos wirelessly to your phone for quick edits and sharing.
Oh, and for the next few days it’s only $200!