Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with.
Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water.
If the color weren’t enough to make you smile, it should be known that Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea.
Deloss Webber Bento Series beach stones, rattan, slate “Deloss Webber’s art is influenced by eastern philosophies - wood furniture by Nakashima, the sculptural fluidity of Noguchi and the simple yet complex ceramic sculpture by Kaneko are referenced in these sculpture’s. The energy is transcendent of the physical structure - stone, fiber, and wood rise above the earthly elements that comprise their visual presence. Del’s reverence for nature takes shape as varying types of stones are wrapped in fiber - rattan, bamboo, cane or reed. The melding of contemporary weaving techniques in concomitance with classic Japanese knotting styles gives Del’s sculpture a unique appearance. Scale, texture, color and form develop as the process unfolds.”
Uniqlo ‘Wake Up’ Social App.
Japanese clothing brand, Uniqlo have launched an innovative new social alarm app that aims to make waking up every day an enjoyable experience. The alarm music, which is automatically created based on the weather, time, and day of the week, was co-written by 51st annual Grammy nominee Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) and Yoko Kanno, who is active in songwriting across a wide range of genres including video games and anime (COWBOY BEBOP, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Macross).
The app allows users to share a record of their awakening – specifically, the time, weather, and temperature at the moment they stopped the alarm – via social media channels including Facebook and Twitter. In addition, the “wake up records” shared by users around the world are displayed in a part of the app via its World Wake Up function.
Available to download now, free of charge for Android and iPhones. Head to uniqlo-wakeup.com to find out more.
Oh I will be downloading this. Also, Alec, watch this.