Ethereal Silk Scarves Feature NASA’s Photographs of Space

If you're fascinated by the cosmos, then you can now wrap yourself in this vast odyssey. Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory has designed a line of beautiful silk scarves based on the open-sourced images from the NASA Hubble Telescope. Her limited-edition ethereal creations depict brilliant blues and warm oranges with tiny stars that dot the garments. We can think of each scarf as a reminder that space is constantly around us, and that we can find a certain comfort in knowing that the stars are always above.

Slow Factory believes that we should slow down and look at the big picture. Their products are consciously made with craftspeople who use sustainable practices. Natural fabrics are sourced from a socially and environmentally responsible company in India, and later handcrafted in Montreal and New York. With their scarves, you'll wear the universe on your shoulders while doing some good on the Earth at the same time.

Slow Factory website
via [Laughing Squid]

January 24, 2017

Encouraging Letters Written by Outgoing U.S. Presidents to Incoming Successors

“The critics will rage.” That’s what former President George W. Bush wrote to his successor (then-President-elect) Barack Obama shortly before he took the Oval Office in 2009. Included as a line in a longer note, Bush’s presidential letter is part of a long tradition of presidents writing to those who are replacing them. The parting words transcend party lines and offer advice, camaraderie, and comfort to what will be an inexplicably challenging four (or eight)

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