1. capitolcouture:

Katniss Everdeen: Combustible 
District 12’s stunning tribute comes on strong.

by Monica Corcoran Harel

For most of us, a year passes without huge consequence. We grow a bit older, vow to appreciate more. But for Katniss Everdeen, life shifted seismically last fall.  A simple girl with a knitted braid and flair with a bow selflessly shouted, “I volunteer!” and went on to ignite our city with a newfound spirit. And while she may be known as “the girl on fire,” we all know that this Victor’s flame is internal, if not eternal.  Everdeen smolders, yet there is little smoke.

On the day of our exclusive photo shoot, for instance, she arrives four minutes early and treats everyone with respect. Unlike past cover divas, Everdeen demands no over-the-top amenities like albino caviar crepes or a 24K gold-leafed footstool.  (Um, yes we have yielded to such requests in the past.) When our stylist hurries in with a rack of custom gowns from couture designers such as Lanvin and Balenciaga, Everdeen smiles and points to her leather duffel bag. “I’m all set,” she says and then adds, “Thanks to Cinna, of course.”

What she ultimately slips on for the cover portrait is a cool, gray leather jacket from sister and brother design team Nicholas K. with a basket-weave knit scarf that brings out her slate-blue eyes.  The quintessential autumnal look is organic, powerful and ruggedly sexy—the flipside to over-the-top fashion choices made by Victors we have profiled in the past years.  Many of them longed to show a softer side, perhaps in a gambit to disarm their allies. Or maybe they just yearned for a taste of unbridled glamour?

It’s just like Everdeen to downplay the VIP pomp that comes with Capitol celebrity though. Her District 12 roots call to mind such stoicism. This is a young woman who once stated, “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.” A year later, that shine is only brighter and stronger. And like the fiery planet in the center of the solar system, Everdeen has become Panem’s most valuable natural resource.

    capitolcouture:

    Katniss Everdeen: Combustible 

    District 12’s stunning tribute comes on strong.

    by Monica Corcoran Harel

    For most of us, a year passes without huge consequence. We grow a bit older, vow to appreciate more. But for Katniss Everdeen, life shifted seismically last fall.  A simple girl with a knitted braid and flair with a bow selflessly shouted, “I volunteer!” and went on to ignite our city with a newfound spirit. And while she may be known as “the girl on fire,” we all know that this Victor’s flame is internal, if not eternal.  Everdeen smolders, yet there is little smoke.

    On the day of our exclusive photo shoot, for instance, she arrives four minutes early and treats everyone with respect. Unlike past cover divas, Everdeen demands no over-the-top amenities like albino caviar crepes or a 24K gold-leafed footstool.  (Um, yes we have yielded to such requests in the past.) When our stylist hurries in with a rack of custom gowns from couture designers such as Lanvin and Balenciaga, Everdeen smiles and points to her leather duffel bag. “I’m all set,” she says and then adds, “Thanks to Cinna, of course.”

    What she ultimately slips on for the cover portrait is a cool, gray leather jacket from sister and brother design team Nicholas Kwith a basket-weave knit scarf that brings out her slate-blue eyes.  The quintessential autumnal look is organic, powerful and ruggedly sexy—the flipside to over-the-top fashion choices made by Victors we have profiled in the past years.  Many of them longed to show a softer side, perhaps in a gambit to disarm their allies. Or maybe they just yearned for a taste of unbridled glamour?

    It’s just like Everdeen to downplay the VIP pomp that comes with Capitol celebrity though. Her District 12 roots call to mind such stoicism. This is a young woman who once stated, “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.” A year later, that shine is only brighter and stronger. And like the fiery planet in the center of the solar system, Everdeen has become Panem’s most valuable natural resource.

  2. mariadora:

#tbt - the murmaider cape.

I need this knitting pattern. NEED.

    mariadora:

    #tbt - the murmaider cape.

    I need this knitting pattern. NEED.

    (Source: mariadora)

  3. Classic Graphic Animal Bedding by Thomas Paul | Inthralld
  4. pencilmeinstationery:

I am growing as an artist, and loving all the support I’ve been getting in the recent months. I realized early last year that I cannot give up on my dreams. I decided to do more of what makes me happy…
Not sure who designed this poster, but I love it.

    pencilmeinstationery:

    I am growing as an artist, and loving all the support I’ve been getting in the recent months. I realized early last year that I cannot give up on my dreams. I decided to do more of what makes me happy…

    Not sure who designed this poster, but I love it.

  5. estimfalos:

    Glow Brick by Suck UK

    ” The light bulb is then encased in a solid block of acrylic resin. The mysterious optical effect is caused by light diffracting in the tiny space between the light bulb and the resin; during the production process, the resin shrinks slightly and a space is created. “ 

  6. designed-for-life:

    Solar Powered Sun Lounger

    Developed by architecture students at MIT, lead by professor Sheila Kennedy, the SOFT Rocker is a lounge chair where one can rest, while recharging the batteries of various devices. The system that makes this possible uses the human power of balance to create an interactive 1.5 axis, 35 watt solar tracking system. Moreover, the lounger utilizes a 12-ampere hour battery storing the solar energy harvested during sunlight hours, making it possible to charge gadgets after sunset as well.

    Via: Freshome

    (Source: designed-for-life)

  7. Defrosting a Building -: Icescapes Inside a Historic Chicago Cold Storage Facility.

    (Source: from89)

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