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2023.03.22 05:01 gahataa Any tips for making original 3D beading designs?

Hey all! Recently I followed a tutorial for a 3D beaded jellyfish and I had a lot of fun with it. I want to try making my own 3D designs as well, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I plan on looking at some more tutorials so I can get a better idea of how to make 3D objects using beads, but I also want to know some techniques for making my own 3D designs in the future. For example, how do you plan out your design and have an idea of how it'll look? My worst fear is that I'll get too deep into a project, find out I made some sort of error early on, then have to restart all over again (especially since I tend to work pretty slowly). As an additional note, I mainly use 11/0 and 6/0 for my projects. Any tips are much appreciated!
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2023.03.22 01:01 Animefan_7698 Mismagius Rayquaza perler beads

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2023.03.22 00:19 Pristine_Park2620 Sailor Mercury w/ water attack made from perler beads

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2023.03.21 23:21 Lemongrab_67 New adventure time perler beads are here! Thank you for the suggestions, I will still take more if you want me to make other characters.

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2023.03.21 23:00 swingerlover DIVINATION AND FORTUNE TELLING #astrology #tarot #tarotreading #tarotcards

DIVINATION AND FORTUNE TELLING #astrology #tarot #tarotreading #tarotcards
Divination is the practice or the process of inquiring knowledge of the unknown or the future by using supernatural methods as well as other items like Dice and tarot. Dice have a pretty long history as oracles. They were famous in ancient Rome and Greece. Again, they are prominent in medieval Europe. As you try to use dice for the first time, you will realize that there is a big distinction from other types of divination (like tarot). Further, it is normally an excellent idea to try different divination systems always to find out which parts of them we need to bring into our individual practice. Quite frequently, this is simply the latest deck in a way that we readily understand; however, it is still significant to look at completely various physical tools. One of the very interesting for contemporary readers is dice.
The basics of Dice.
Typically, dice oracles fall into two major styles; the “book” and the “hand”. First, the “Book” method includes generating a number and then picking up the analogous passage on a page. The subsequent could be anything from poetic verse to precise instructions and often would not relate right to the numbers that were initially rolled. The listing for the subsequent passage, 327, would have a completely unique meaning (and not related to 3, 2 or 7 at all). Therefore, you would have to carry both your dice and the whole book of answers with you to perform the divination. Surprisingly, this is a compelling tradition with many years of history behind it. Furthermore, there is another method- that opens up additional possibilities.
There are sound differences with using dice rather than cards that are fun as well. Cards come with fixed art that can be deciphered or reveal concealed symbolism, guided by the artist. They just have those particular structures and images (like a decision on number order, trump names and art style). The dots or marks on dice are very simple, by contrast, that they get out of the reader’s way and give room for wider accounts to be brought to the reading- particularly on something as rich as the components, which have a lot of aspects to them. The components exist as absolute magical ideals but as the solid reality we find around as too. In fact, they are even in us, as the power of our bones, the heat in our blood.
Physical dice fast become magical tools that have all of these opportunities, alive with potential. With only one six-sided die inside your pocket, you have a straight line to a big part of Western magic. Rather than turning a card to be given with a response, this sounds more as if you generate each component separately yourself using an action from your hand.
On the other hand, dice and cards are of course so comparable. (As a matter of fact, in case each of the aggregate in this oracle was painted onto a card, then the outcome deck of 72 cards would produce precisely the same possibility of each answer as it does at the moment with dice). Certainly, this is a concern we need to always be conscious of when designing a system of divination: you can just have the outcomes that put in. In this regard, none of the outcomes should have less of the possibility than others except that is something for which you have intentionally thought of and planned for. Complex systems can be enjoyable, and you can make use of charts, cards, and lengths of string, colored beads, or a combination of these! As an initial step, the very fulfilling and elegant can be done with only a one die in your pocket without the possibility of losing any of the beauty or depth.
📷Other things that make dice preferable.
Using cards is convenient as well. They are quite smaller compared to a full deck of cards. For this, from a public point of view, they do not resemble the occult object. Furthermore, there are various beautiful alternatives for you. These include metals and colors of your preference, wooden dice in a small box, various sizes, in a pocket or simply in bags. Definitely, the dice you use for divination is your magical devices and needs to be kept and utilized only for magical reasons in the same manners that many individuals do with tarot cards.
From their first form as small animal bones, the dice have been an important component of the whole history of divination. We usually find runes, cards and even sticks available to purchase as oracles. Nevertheless, dice appear to be so ordinary. We notice their sis sides and imagine that they can just give six answers. Rather, they open up such a big area of possible images and information: loving relationships, high-energy battles, landscapes of guaranteed success or warnings of questionable foundations. This just comes from a single die. Readers looking for a unique encounter or change of directions need to consider adding the humble dice in their search.
Divination by scrying.
Scrying, otherwise known as “crystal gazing” is a method by which an individual “gazes” onto a reflective thing. Still, quite a number of people use a scrying mirror or crystal ball. Scrying mirrors are basically concave opaque parts of glass. They are pretty appealing. Nevertheless, you can scry on simply about any reflective exterior, a piece of metal, a bowl of water or a mirror. In some cases, some people can even scry in flames or smoke.
The aim of scrying is to get information. Some people think that this information is presented psychically or clairvoyantly. Others believe the scrying procedure just clears the mind for information from the source or the Universe to flow more smoothly. The information obtained can be used to satisfy an entire host of concerns and questions. Sometimes, the information given is so accurate that the scryer will see visions of actual places, people and events. In some instances, the information given is symbolic just like a dream and has to be interpreted.
From another point of view, open eye scrying requires regular exercise and concentration. Actually, some people find it hard to focus their attention with their eyes open. Luckily, other people are natural scryers. Due to this, they have the ability to focus and images start to appear almost instantaneously. You may never get the hang of it. However, at some point, you may be able to gain images in a carefree state, on your eyelids, with your eyes shut. If you do some research and inquire from others, you may find that they also apply the same method suggesting that that could be another form of scrying. Assuredly, many people will not regard that as a way of scrying because it does not include a “tool” like a mirror outside the person. Besides, you may realize that that is a very effective technique to practice scrying with your eyes closed. In fact, it could be one way that will help you relax and receive essential images. While that may work for some people, others may find it quite irrelevant too. Seemingly, everyone has their best ways of scrying in the bid to get the ultimate goal.
📷Rune reading.
Runes (Witch’s Runes) are simplistic pictograms that pair concepts with symbols that are very acceptable in this contemporary world. In my late teen years, I came across the Witch’s Runes and they really made an impact on me. First, they were few in numbers, easy for me to differentiate from one another and clear to learn. In some ways, these were a groundbreaking entry to the concept of complex symbolism in my case. Because the witch’s Runes are not an old script, they have no particular sound or pronunciation; the headings of the runes are in normal English.
There is a lot less to get here, yet they more often than not be applied conversely with the Elder Futhark in this process of divination. In case you feel content with the Elder Futhark, start learning the Witch’s Runes besides them and realize how the two compare and contrast in your personal practice. If you are still working with the Elder Futhark, you can continue, or you can go back and master the Witch’s Runes first in case both time and memorization are obstacles for you.

  • Rune number– the Witch’s Rune is manifested in particular order, just like other rune rows, although they are not a script.
  • Rune name– the Witch’s Rune name is given in English and is directly mirrored by the image.
  • Think– Pictograms are not definite representations of their concepts, remarkably since there are elusive nuances for each rune. There is some imagery correlated to each rune that may assist you to link them with their meanings. You may be having other imagery that best for you and you can go with it as you wish.
There are only some of the obvious meanings for the runes that work for most people. For your own good, you may add them with time or alter those that do not seem suitable.
Most people prefer touse Tarot Reading as a method of fortune telling:
Quickly learn how to use tarot for daily benefits. Ordinarily, people know tarot as a tool for telling the future or answering questions. Nevertheless, tarot can also be employed in other things other than asking questions. It is always recommendable to take short time while pulling cards. Generally, time is important, and mere acts of…Read More: How To Use Tarot Daily For Benefits
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2023.03.21 22:52 cdiso [FS][USA][RING] 10k-14k gold moissanite rings size 2/4.5/5

[FS][USA][RING] 10k-14k gold moissanite rings size 2/4.5/5
Moving clear-out! A couple of unorthodox practices due to the move - everything has been compressed into one post, and this post will be removed mid-morning on Thursday regardless of whether everything sells because the move will take me out of commission for a while.
Family photo; items are listed below in order from left to right
[FS][USA][RING] 10k yellow gold moissanite distance band size 2
Item Details: This is a 10k yellow gold distance band with 1.5mm round moissanite in size 2. The ring ended up a hair thicker than the CAD - it's 1.35mm wide and 1.48mm thick.
Source: Provence
Selling Price: $100 via PPFF
Shipping Cost & Method: Free USPS shipping to the contiguous US. Please note that contiguous US is commonly understood to mean lower 48 + DC.
What is Included: just the ring
Condition of the Item: Good condition. No issues to note.

[FS][USA][RING] 10k yellow gold moissanite and lab sapphire cluster ring size 4.5
Item Details: This is a 10k yellow gold ring in an asymmetrical cluster design. The center is a 5.5mm blue green moissanite, and it is surrounded by an assortment of round stones (white moissanite, champagne moissanite, pink lab sapphire) and one emerald cut stone (champagne moissanite). The emerald cut was originally meant to be a pink sapphire, but I wasn't happy with the color, so I purchased a Holycome stone separately and sent it to Provence. The ring ended up a hair thicker than the CAD - it's 1.78mm wide and 1.58mm thick.
Source: Provence
Selling Price: $270 via PPFF
Shipping Cost & Method: Free USPS shipping to the contiguous US. Please note that contiguous US is commonly understood to mean lower 48 + DC.
What is Included: just the ring
Condition of the Item: Good condition. No issues to note.

[FS][USA][RING] 10k white gold moissanite ring guard size 4.5
Item details: This is a 10k white gold moissanite ring guard in an open leaf design in size 4.5. The ring it was originally made around was 1.7mm wide.
Source: Kuololit
Selling Price: $200 via PPFF
Shipping Cost & Method: Free USPS shipping to the contiguous US. Please note that contiguous US is commonly understood to mean lower 48 + DC.
What is Included: just the ring
Condition of the Item: Good condition. No issues to note.

[FS][USA][RING] Charles & Colvard Forever One 0.5 CTW round moissanite beaded stackable ring in 14k yellow gold size 5
Item details: This is a 14k yellow gold stacking ring in size 5. It's basically a bezel bubble band with delicate milgrain. The stones are Forever One moissanite that total up to 0.5 CTW. Note that four of the circles are solid gold (no stone), and I'm not sure why.
Source: Charles & Colvard
Selling Price: $280 via PPFF
Shipping Cost & Method: Free USPS shipping to the contiguous US. Please note that contiguous US is commonly understood to mean lower 48 + DC.
What is Included: just the ring
Condition of the Item: Good condition. No issues to note.
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2023.03.21 18:36 HipHopChick1982 Perler Peeps Sign (Made Use of Previously Made Project)

Perler Peeps Sign (Made Use of Previously Made Project)
I previously made Peeps bunnies out of Perler beads, and glued them with Mod Podge to a 12" wood round, added black vinyl for the words, and viola, a cute Easter sign for my front door!
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2023.03.21 17:02 DumbHeartThing Imposter Syndrome Imposes

long before, I’ve done it all wrong
casting calm like seed down scattered
for flightless quailing qualms
de-light and de-limit
wall me in darkness
pure and immured
shit stains on the wall
notes of a design upon
my great and final fall
long ago popped the cherries
plastic bubble wrapped
display fruit glued carefully
in static bunches of glittering
waveless sea in a 2D dream
by slaves and thus by masters made
unworthy masters of harvests
that never ripen or nourish
but maintain
when there was time, I wasted it all
picking at details like rainbow beads
on a violet grape, the color of a storm
tracing raindrops feeling
the faintest and fairest illusion
of cool rain seeping into grooves
the world inside-out in a grape made
just to hold me here, in Hotel Abberra
errant abolitionist safe from spreading
my plague unwrought and unready
world safe aloft but hung
so heavy
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2023.03.21 16:58 Rare_Improvement_241 Decolonization in Design and Governing

Decolonization in Design and Governing
This argumentative piece discusses the ideologies, constraints, positives, and negatives of decolonization. Decolonization refers to the movement of previously oppressed groups that go back to their original mannerisms, practices, and cultures; most groups that showed decolonization were often those from colonies that became independent of their colonizers.

Fig.1: Ironic English Protest

The most famous cases of decolonization appear hidden in plain sight, with some of the world's biggest countries showing scars of freedom fighting. The United States of America was not always united and free. In 1607, 104 Englishmen stepped onto the shores of middle North America. The British aimed to start a new settlement and further extend their roots to the furthest edges of the map. The British believed that their firepower and brute strength would overtake and overpower any existing post set up by other European countries and further be able to colonize any remaining native tribes who had maintained their independence thus far. The Native Indians are estimated to have arrived in America around 10,000 bc (Simonsen, 2006). These British people who settled in America became the new "Americans". They oppressed the Native Americans and fought them for their land leading to the First Native Indian War in 1609. The Native Americans were never defeated but suffered multiple casualties at the hands of the Americans. The Native Americans were close to losing the war towards the end of the 16th century but held off the Americans with their bows and arrows, stone clubs, spears, blow guns, and hatches. In the early 1700s, they were revolutionized and traded guns for goods with French, Italian, Belgian, and other significant European forces. Although Native Americans were not colonized, their ethics, practices, and arms were updated. They used the designs of oppressors to gain equality on the battlefield, fought the war for over 300 years, and were never fully controlled. When the war on Native Americans ended in 1924, they reverted from their colonial ways but kept using guns; what remained was their tribal and heritage-based home-building techniques, homemade, culture-filled weapons, notably the blowdart and bow and arrow, and their traditional Aztec prints (different to their camouflaged 300-year-old war attire) (Washburn, 2012).
In the areas of design in decolonization, the Native Americas proved that returning to their original roots was fulfilling and fruitful; they did not lose their culture and adapted to modern times to protect and stand their ground.

Fig. 2: Native Americans

Europeans (the Dutch) first inhabited Southern Africa in 1652. It was evident that their reasons for being there were not to colonize or to live in unison with the natives but rather to build a servicing port for ships and to farm on the rich African soils. Almost a decade later, the British arrived in 1661. The Europeans asserted dominance over the existing African tribes, forcing Africans to give up some of their heritage lands and be outcasts in new areas that were not their homes. For the next 300-odd years, countless wars broke out between the British, Dutch, and Southern African tribes. In the 1800s, Zulus adapted to the modern styles of fighting (similar to the previously-mentioned Native Americans) and put down their sticks, wooden weapons, and other fighting techniques and found guns to be more efficient. They also adapted to makeshift tent designs and sleeping solutions similar to the Europeans. Despite narrowly losing the war to the British during the Anglo-Zulu War, they used European designs to gain respect from the Europeans. Although oppressed, they had more peace than they had while coexisting in the same space as the Europeans.
In 1948, the apartheid regime began, and all people of colour were equally oppressed. The oppressed conformed to European ways of living but with fewer rights. They had no freedom to express their cultures and heritage through design, and European Gothic and Renaissance styles of Architecture were imminent throughout South Africa. Commercial buildings in CBDs and other areas of high business are plain and have very simplistic European facades. 1994 marked the end of the apartheid regime, and people of colour finally had equal rights. With that, their cultures began to thrive once again. Through fashion with cultural items such as animal prints, beaded goods, fancy feathered headwear, and other goods, African culture has imprinted on every race in South Africa; another race that embraced their fashion and culture was the Indians, who have pushed for fashion design and just like African (used as a vague, broad expression), has every race wearing it (Rovine, 2015). In architecture and the built environment, African culture can be represented by bright modern colours and unique patterns; their designs are slowly but surely making their way onto buildings as facades, decorative tiles, and finishes.

Fig. 3: South Africans Protesting against Inequality
While separating the art from the artist to some degree, the oppressed governing practices have quickly sent South Africa into poverty struck corrupted land; when looking at decolonization in terms of governing and control, although equal and free, it can be argued that since Africans have been reinstated back in control, the decolonizing of South Africa was detrimental (Hirsch, 2005). In design, Africa is thriving as a tourist hotspot as Africans have pushed their culture back out and into the world; by doing this, they have added depth to the South African culture and removed the dark monotone cloud that hung over South Africa's heritage.

Fig. 4: Constitutional Court of South Africa - Facade Design

In the mid-1600s, the British came across the remaining unexplored southern tip of Africa. It was once again a fight for them to reign power and authority over the native Venda people (Zimbabwe's leading and most prominent tribe). The British people fought for 300 years until a whole war broke out in then Rhodesia. The Rhodesian Bush War began between the Africans and Zulu in 1964 when the Africans opposed Rhodesian rule and oppression. The war became realistically winnable to the natives due to Zambia and Malawi gaining independence and the British Federation losing power in those countries. They used all the same tactics that they had learned as victims of their colonizers for the past 300 years; both sides used guns, knives, and bombs, and the fight was so equal that the war went on until 1979. The war ended in December, and by the first day of January 1980, the African people had already replaced the name Rhodesia with a new name that would fully represent their country, one that would go back to practicing Venda traditions of law and rule, viz. Zimbabwe (Gordon, 1981). Decolonization has previously shown that it is a positive idea with many advantages, but Zimbabwe was one of the significant cases of backlash.

Fig. 5: Zimbabweans with Arms Protesting White Governing
When Zimbabwe was restored to its original roots, Robert Mugabe became the prime minister in 1980 while Zimbabwe would still serve under partial British rule. Zimbabwe thrived for two years before Mugabe fired Joshua Nkomo (a member of the Zapu party) for accusing him of trying to overthrow the government; Mugabe enlisted North Korean trained soldiers to kill Nkomo's party off. In 1987, Mugabe merged forces with Nkomo and gained votes to become the president of Zimbabwe. Under Mugabe's decolonized rule, Africans gained more power in Zimbabwe than white people. Using pre-colonized rules, white people became a trophy-hunted commodity for the Africans. In 2000, Zimbabwe witnessed further bloodshed as white farm owners were slaughtered for their farms by squatters- the government supported these killings and abuse of power. In 2001, Zimbabwe opened up to the world about its financial problems as badly-run farms, poorly-maintained factories, and bank crashes caused the Zimbabwean dollar to drop quickly. Under decolonized governing, Zimbabwe was suspended by the Commonwealth and struggled with mass poverty and hunger. In 2005, an estimated 700,000 people were left homeless as the government orchestrated operation "clean-up" by destroying all street stalls and shacks. In 2008, the European Union and the United States declared full sanctions against Zimbabwe. In 2018, after 40 years of "independence", Zimbabwe changed the laws to give presidents a limited time of two terms in which they are allowed to serve a country.
The designs and systems established by Commonwealth law or any generic democratic ruling often allow countries to flourish or crash with equal fairness between government and citizens. Zimbabwe's recent history has shown that as good as decolonization may be; it may also cause years of bloodshed, a crashing economy, poverty, and famine.

Fig. 6: Zimbabweans Peacefully Protesting in 2020

In the early 1600s, the British landed on the warm sandy coast of Surat, India, solely intending to trade. Not long after, the British decided to dismiss their trade ideas with the Indians and instead do the trading of Indians and Indian goods. Despite not being under British Crown rule, India was oppressed and sapped of its people and goods. In 1858, the British officially declared that India's governing and control would come under British Crown rule whilst slowly easing off using Indians as enslaved people worldwide; they continued to trade cotton, tea, spices, indigo, silk, ivory, and marble deeply rooted in India's culture. Nearly 100 years after India served under British Crown rule, India broke free of the British and became independent, mainly through non-violent resistance promoted and endorsed by Mahatma Gandhi (Kale, 1998). India is still part of the Commonwealth, and the British heavily influenced their architecture (Cohen, 2001). However, after gaining independence, India went on a spree of building temples, shrines, and religious monuments. Since then, their unique culture can be seen in facades, tiles, gilded buildings, religious figures carved from stone, and other significant Indian designs (Scriver & Srivastava, 2016).
To inject more culture into the country, India is moving away from British glass box designs used as the blueprint for commercial buildings; they felt the buildings lacked depth. India identified decolonization as more than just using designs and input from pre-colonizing days. Instead, that design is a sense of unity and self-acceptance and has a much more robust and positive psychological effect on individuals. The past may have been better for India. However, by decolonizing design, they rediscovered their foundations and still give tourists and locals a feeling of rich heritage and culture from centuries ago, now in modern times.

Fig. 7: Indian Post-Oppression Bus Station Design

In Britain's reign for power worldwide, its biggest threat was China. Without slavery, stealing from oppressed countries, and other human rights violations, China thrived as an economic, cultural, and design hub. Britain sought to gain control of China's economic zones and initiated the First Opium war in 1839. Britain could only partially sabotage China because its population and brute armed forces ensured greater defense against colonization. Britain took control of an island off the coast of China and asserted British Crown rule over what would become Hong Kong. The British ruled Hong Kong for over a century and a half. The Hong Kong citizens did not resist oppression. They waited until Britain traded them back to China with the agreement that Hong Kong would not be decolonized and practice capitalist ideas and systems for 50 years after the handover (Wong, 2013).

Fig. 8: Hong Kong Citizens Demanding and Fighting for Democracy
While British architecture and design can be seen throughout Hong Kong, China explicitly tries to inject Chinese culture into the previously oppressed independent state. With Mandarin banners, bright red and yellow facades, and other Chinese symbols like dragons, China is singlehandedly decolonizing Hong Kong. The problem that arose with Hong Kong being handed over to another state was that Hong Kong never had its independence and always belonged to another country, never fully being able to practice its decolonization (Lim & Lim, 2007). While China is positively reinstating culture and heritage in Hong Kong, protestors continuously fight to make Hong Kong its own country.

Fig. 9: Proposed Building Facade Design from Mainland China

Throughout this argumentative essay, we discussed decolonization in governance, design, heritage, and culture. Decolonization in the world's history is proven to be primarily positive. However, care must be taken to avoid extreme decolonization, especially in areas of design, as we risk losing the richly-woven tapestries of design constructs that have metamorphosized through the centuries.
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2023.03.21 15:08 haus_of_mourning Vintage Dresses for Women

Vintage Dresses for Women

Vintage Dresses for Women

Vintage Dresses for Women: A Timeless Style Statement
When it comes to fashion, what's old is often new again. This couldn't be more true than with vintage dresses for women. Vintage dresses are a timeless style statement that adds charm, elegance, and femininity to any wardrobe. Whether you're looking for a 1920s flapper dress or a 1960s mod dress, there's a vintage dress out there for everyone.
Vintage Dresses for Women

What are vintage dresses for women?

Vintage dresses are garments that were made in the past and have since become classic and sought-after pieces. These dresses are typically made from high-quality materials and feature unique designs that are no longer available in modern clothing. Vintage dresses are popular among fashion enthusiasts and collectors alike, and they offer a glimpse into the fashion trends of the past.

Why should you consider wearing vintage dresses?

There are several reasons why vintage dresses should be a part of every woman's wardrobe:
Unique style: Vintage dresses offer a unique style that is not found in modern clothing. These dresses often feature intricate details and designs that are no longer seen in contemporary fashion.
High-quality materials: Vintage dresses were made from high-quality materials, such as silk, lace, and satin, which means they are durable and can withstand the test of time.
Eco-friendly: By choosing to wear vintage dresses, you're making a sustainable fashion choice. You're recycling clothing that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
Value for money: Vintage dresses are often less expensive than modern designer clothing, yet they offer the same level of quality and style.
recycling clothing

Types of vintage dresses for women

There are many types of vintage dresses for women, each with its own unique style and design. Here are some of the most popular types of vintage dresses:
1920s flapper dress: This dress is characterized by its loose, flowing silhouette and intricate beading and fringe details.
1940s tea dress: This dress is often made from floral or polka dot fabrics and features a fitted bodice and a flared skirt.
1950s swing dress: This dress is characterized by its full skirt and nipped-in waist, which creates an hourglass silhouette.
1960s mod dress: This dress is often made from bold, geometric prints and features a short hemline and a boxy silhouette.
How to style vintage dresses
Styling vintage dresses can be challenging, but with the right accessories, you can create a modern, chic look. Here are some tips for styling vintage dresses:
Keep it simple: Let the dress be the focal point of your outfit by keeping accessories to a minimum.
Add modern touches: Mix vintage dresses with modern accessories, such as statement jewelry or a leather jacket, to create a modern, edgy look.
Choose the right shoes: Pair vintage dresses with shoes that complement the style of the dress. For example, pair a 1950s swing dress with vintage pumps or a 1960s mod dress with ankle boots.
Don't be afraid to experiment: Vintage dresses are versatile, and you can experiment with different styles and accessories to create a unique look that reflects your personal style.
Vintage dresses for women are a timeless style statement that adds charm and elegance to any wardrobe. With their unique designs and high-quality materials, vintage dresses offer a glimpse into the fashion trends of the past. By choosing to wear vintage dresses, you're making a sustainable fashion choice and getting value for your money. Whether you're looking for a 1920s flapper dress or a 1960s mod dress, there's a vintage dress out there for everyone. So go ahead and add a So go ahead and add a vintage dress to your wardrobe and embrace the timeless elegance that it brings. Whether you're wearing it for a special occasion or just to add a touch of vintage flair to your everyday style, you'll be sure to turn heads and make a statement. With the right styling, vintage dresses can be worn in a modern, chic way that reflects your personal style. So start exploring the world of vintage dresses today and discover the perfect piece for you!
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2023.03.21 14:17 dreftzg [Daily News] Daniel Roth Returns With Sold Out Tourbillon Souscription, Doxa Does Green on Steel For The Army and Jacob Introduces Ultra-Fast Rotating Movement

It's Tuesday and pretty much every brand is preparing for Watches and Wonders, which starts next week. That's why the watch world is a bit short on news, but here we go:

What's new

LVMH Revives Daniel Roth With The Tourbillon Souscription, A Sold Out Watch, With The Help Of Kari Voutilainen
/ Just a few weeks ago, Louis Vuitton’s head of watchmaking Jean Arnault and master watchmakers Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini announced their plan to resurrect the Daniel Roth watch brand. Now we get to see their first watch, and boy is it a resurrection.
Brief history lesson first. Daniel Roth was a watchmaker that worked for Jaeger-LeCoultre and Audemars Piguet before joining Breguet in 1975. where he set the direction over the next 13 years and created iconic watches, including the first tourbillon for Breguet. However, after Breguet had to declare bankruptcy, Roth left and created his own brand, creating beautiful watches with his now-famous double-ellipse case design. In 1995, the Singapore retailer The Hour Glass took a majority stake in Daniel Roth. Five years later, Bvlgari acquired the brand and incorporated it into its own line of high-end watches. While Bvlgari continued to use the double-ellipse case shape and incredibly complex movements that Roth designed, most dials featured a double Bvlgari/Daniel Roth signature.
That’s how the Daniel Roth brand ended up in LVMH and now the Tourbillon Souscription continues the tradition of the first Daniel Roth watch, the Tourbillon C187. It will feature a yellow gold case, respecting the original dimensions of the watch (35.5mm × 38.6mm and just 9.2mm thick). The dial of the Daniel Roth Tourbillon Souscription is also yellow gold with beautiful Clous de Paris guilloché decoration. It is produced in the mountain-top workshop of another famous independent watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen.
To demonstrate that the revived Daniel Roth is Haute Horlogerie, the new DR001 tourbillon movement is finished entirely by hand. According to the brand, this even includes the mirror-finished screw heads. The movement measures only 4.6mm thick and consists of 206 components.
This first new Daniel Roth watch will be available on a souscription basis, with a deposit required upon order confirmation. However, since it’s limited to just 20 pieces, it seems that they are all sold out already. LVMH announced new models with less limited runs are supposed to come soon. The new Daniel Roth Tourbillon Souscription is CHF 140,000 excluding VAT.
New Versions Of The Doxa Army In Green Hunter
/ Doxa introduced their new SUB 200 C-Graph II yesterday with new colors and right as this newsletter went out to subscribers, we got some new Doxa news - they are releasing the Army in Green Hunter on full steel.
In the years since Doxa reintroduced the Army model, it was available in steel with a black ceramic insert and steel bezel, or, later on, a green hunter ceramic insert on a bronze bezel. People loved the green-bronze combo, but some wanted more options. Now they have them - the green hunter ceramic insets comes on a steel bezel. It’s available either on a beads of rice bracelet, or with an FKM rubber strap in black or in green. In both cases, the box also includes a textile NATO camouflage strap. Available now at EUR 2,210 on rubber strap and EUR 2,250 on steel bracelet.
Jacob & Co. Introduces An Ultra-Fast Rotating Movement of The New Astronomia Revolution
/ Jacob & Co. has managed to create some of the wildest, craziest and most complicated watches in recent years. Among these is the Jacob & Co. Astronomia. Since 2014. Jacob the Jeweller has been creating variations to his Astronomia line, creating supremely complicated timepieces that transcend watches and become works of art. Love them or hate them, you have to admit the Astronomia line is shockingly impressive.
One of the defining attributes of every Astronomia watch is the fact that every element is in constant motion: the movement rotates on itself and drives arms bearing different functions, including a flying tourbillon regulator pacing the mesmerizing ballet. The Jacob & Co. Astronomia started at one rotation every 20 minutes, then pushed the speed at one every 10 minutes and even one every 5 minutes! The Astronomia Revolution takes the concept to the next level and breaks all records with an ultra-fast 1-minute rotation.
If you can’t comprehend how fast that is, I suggest you go watch the video on the Jacob & Co. website.
Everything is crazy about this watch, not just the crazy fast rotating movement. The case is 47mm in diameter and 27mm thick and there are high-gloss rose gold mirrors inside it to show off the movement. The watch comes on a black Cordura strap and in a limited edition of 18 pieces, 6 in rose gold, 6 in white gold and 6 in black PVD-white gold.
The price is $600.000. Talk among yourselves whether this is too much or not.
Here’s A Handy Guide To Everything Happening At Watches And Wonders
/ Chances are you won’t be going to Watches and Wonders next week, just like me. But you will be following through your favourite news outlet - the It’s About Time newsletter. We will be following everything religiously, but before the show starts, you might want to check out what to expect at the biggest watch show of the year.

On hand - a selection of review

Hodinkee Wears The New Vacheron Overseas Panda Dial And Has Some Panda Dial Facts You Might Not Have Known
Interestingly, two watch outlets published two reviews of two different Bell & Ross watches: the BR 03-94 Chronograph and the BR05 Skeleton Golden

Watch Worthy - A look at an offbeat, less known watch you might actually like

A small New York-based watch company managed to come out with three watches in four years
“Collaboration often leads to the best results, and Stella is a brand born of collaboration. With the name formed out of the founders Stephen and Marcella’s names, you can tell that their partnership is really the core of the company. A passion for watches is common between them, and the meshing of Marcella’s creative brain and Stephen’s business nous is what has led the New York-based brand to create three watches since their inception in 2019. The latest of these is the Stella Ellis.”
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2023.03.21 13:04 Opethfan1984 "Biomimicry in Science" by GPT-4

The study of biomimicry, which involves emulating nature's designs, patterns, and strategies to solve human problems, has significantly influenced scientific research and invention. By observing and learning from nature, researchers and engineers have developed innovative solutions and technologies across various fields, including materials science, medicine, architecture, and transportation. Some noteworthy examples of biomimetic technologies are:
  1. Velcro: One of the most famous examples of biomimicry, Velcro was inspired by the way burrs from plants attach themselves to animal fur. The inventor, George de Mestral, noticed the hook-like structures on the burrs and developed Velcro as a fastening system that utilizes similar hooks and loops to create a strong but reversible bond.
  2. Gecko-inspired adhesives: Geckos have the remarkable ability to climb smooth surfaces due to their specialized toe pads, which contain millions of microscopic hairs called setae. Researchers have studied these structures and developed synthetic adhesives that mimic the gecko's attachment mechanism, offering strong and reusable adhesion without the use of chemicals.
  3. Sharkskin-inspired surfaces: Shark skin is covered with microscopic tooth-like structures called denticles, which reduce drag and inhibit the growth of microorganisms. Scientists have developed surfaces mimicking shark skin patterns for various applications, such as antimicrobial coatings for medical devices and drag-reducing surfaces for boats and airplanes.
  4. Lotus effect: The leaves of the lotus plant have a unique self-cleaning property due to their micro- and nano-scale surface structures, which cause water droplets to bead up and roll off, picking up dirt particles along the way. This phenomenon has inspired the development of self-cleaning surfaces and coatings for applications such as building materials, textiles, and glass.
  5. Biomimetic robots: Researchers have developed a variety of robots that mimic the movements and behaviors of animals, such as insect-inspired robots for search and rescue missions, fish-inspired robots for underwater exploration, and bird-inspired drones for aerial surveillance. These robots can navigate complex environments and perform tasks more efficiently than their conventional counterparts.
  6. Artificial photosynthesis: Scientists are working on developing artificial systems that mimic the process of photosynthesis, in which plants convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into energy and oxygen. Artificial photosynthesis could potentially revolutionize clean energy production by generating fuels and chemicals from sunlight and waste carbon dioxide.
  7. Bone-inspired materials: The structure of bone is both lightweight and strong, with a complex hierarchy of organized elements. Researchers have been inspired by this natural design to develop lightweight, high-strength materials with potential applications in fields such as aerospace and automotive engineering.
These examples demonstrate the significant impact of biomimicry on scientific research and invention. By learning from nature's time-tested strategies, researchers can develop innovative technologies that address a wide range of human challenges, ultimately leading to more sustainable and efficient solutions.
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2023.03.21 12:11 radha_rakshan 4 Cool Ways to Redesign Old Sarees for a New Look!

4 Cool Ways to Redesign Old Sarees for a New Look!
Refurbishing old sarees is a wonderful way to breathe new life into them and make them look new and better. Using your creativity and some basic sewing skills, you can create a unique dress that reflects your style.
One of the most popular ways to repurpose old sarees is to turn them into a dress. Fabric from the saree can be used to create a new outfit that is both modern and traditional. Depending on your preference, you can choose to use pattu for a blouse or skirt and add some embellishments to give it a contemporary look.
Another idea is to make a skirt out of a saree. You can use the border of the saree as the hem of the skirt and add some decorative elements like lace or embroidery to make it unique. This is a great way to give new life to a saree that is damaged or stained in some areas.
Overall, repurposing old sarees is a wonderful way to tap into your creativity and make something new and better out of the old and cherished. With a little imagination and some basic sewing skills, the possibilities are endless.

Recycle old Sarees into Half and Half Sarees

Recycling old sarees into half-and-half sarees is a great way to update and create unique outfits. By combining two or more sarees, you can create a new look that reflects your style.
To start, choose two or more sarees with complementary colors, patterns, and textures. Decide which part of the saree you want to use for the top half and which part for the bottom half. You can use the pallu or border for one half and the body of the saree for the other half.
Cut the sarees in half horizontally and sew them together to make a half-and-half saree. Add some embellishments like embroidery or sequins to stand out.
Another idea is to use fabric from one saree as the top half and fabric from another saree as the bottom half. This creates a striking contrast and adds more visual interest to the saree.
Recycling old sarees into half-and-half sarees is a great way to create sustainable and unique outfits that you can cherish for years to come. By repurposing old sarees, you reduce waste and contribute to an eco-friendly fashion industry.

Old saree makeover – try the fusion saree look

If you are looking for a creative way to give new life to your old sarees, why not try the fusion saree look? Fusion sarees are a great way to blend traditional and modern styles and offer endless possibilities for customization and customization.
Consider mixing and matching different fabrics, textures, and colors to start a fusion saree makeover. For example, you can pair a traditional silk saree with a modern blouse or mix a printed cotton saree with a plain satin drape.
Another option is to experiment with different draping styles, such as a vetting-style drop or a half-half saree drop. These curtains are a fun way to enhance the traditional saree look and express your individuality and creativity.
You can also add accessories to your fusion saree that look like statement jewelry, a belt, or a scarf. These accessories help tie the look together and make it more cohesive.
Overall, the fusion saree look is a great way to experiment with different styles and express your creativity while giving your old sarees a makeover. With a little imagination and some basic styling techniques, you can create your own unique and stylish look.

Add New Border To Old Sarees

Adding a new border to an old saree is a great way to give it a fresh and updated look. You can use different fabrics, colors, and textures to create a border that complements the saree and adds style and sophistication.
To add a new border to your old saree, first, choose the fabric and color you want to use for the border. It is important to choose a fabric that complements the saree and does not overwhelm it. You can use fabrics like silk, cotton, or lace to create a suitable border for the saree.
Sew the folded edge of the fabric to the bottom of the saree, making sure the fabric is tight even as you sew. Use a sewing machine or hand stitch the fabric for the saree, depending on your preference and skill level.
Once the new border is attached, you can add some embellishments like sequins, embroidery, or beads to make it stand out. These embellishments can add an extra touch of glamor and personality to your new and improved saree.

Old Saree Redesign – Latest Blouse Designs

Redesigning an old saree with a new blouse design can completely change the look and feel of the saree. The blouse is an important part of the saree and by updating it with the latest designs, you can enhance the overall look and make it feel modern and fashionable.
Some of the latest blouse designs that can be used to redesign an old saree are:
Cold Shoulder Blouse: This blouse design has cutouts on the shoulders, creating a modern and trendy look. It pairs well with a variety of saree styles and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Halter Neck Blouse: This blouse design has a high neckline that ties at the back of the neck and creates a chic and sophisticated look. It works well with both plain and printed sarees and can be worn for formal or semi-formal events.
Off-Holder Blouse: This blouse design has a neckline that sits just below the shoulders, revealing the collarbones and creating a flattering and feminine silhouette. It pairs well with sarees with lots of detailing and works well for summer weddings or events.
Sheer Blouse: This blouse design has a sheer fabric like net or lace, adding elegance and femininity to the saree. It works well with both plain and printed sarees and can be dressed up depending on the occasion.
Collar Blouse: This blouse design has a collar and buttons at the front, creating a formal and sophisticated look. It works well with casual sarees and can be worn for casual events or work wear.
Overall, there are many latest blouse designs to redesign the old saree and create a new and updated look. By choosing a design that complements the saree and reflects your style, you can create a unique and stylish outfit for any occasion.
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2023.03.21 07:41 sophia9stevens Dorinda Clark-Cole

Dorinda Clark-Cole
Dorinda Clark-Cole is a gospel singer, songwriter, and evangelist who has also launched her own clothing brand called "Dorinda Clark-Cole Collection". The brand offers a range of fashionable clothing items for women, including dresses, jackets, skirts, pants, and blouses.

Dorinda Clark-Cole
The clothing line is designed with women of all sizes in mind and includes sizes up to 3X. Many of the designs feature bold prints, vibrant colors, and intricate details, such as beading and sequins.
Dorinda Clark Cole Collection can be found online through various retailers and the official website like especially yours, as well as in select boutiques and department stores. The brand has gained a following among fans of Dorinda Clark-Cole and women who appreciate stylish and comfortable clothing that reflects their faith and values.
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2023.03.21 05:44 IcyFaithlessness1844 Unique names for a brand that offers both jewelry and clothing

Can anyone help me come up with some ideas for business names for my jewelry business? I’ve been having a hard time coming up with a name for a while. I want something unique but simple and one word. Maybe another language but still easy to pronounce. Something spiritual and trendy at the same time.
I want to expand to clothes eventually too but my focus is mainly on the jewelry right now. I like to make crystal jewelry, elegant pieces beaded, wire wrapped, and metalworking. I would like to incorporate some of the jewelry designs and crystals into clothing eventually.
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2023.03.20 23:45 SusiSunshine Design by Jill Wiseman, beaded by me.

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2023.03.20 20:59 GoldenAxo Murder Drones Fanfic: 2 Yellow Morons.

V sat tied up in a room. “Your time has come, Mrs V.” A deep voice said. Beads of sweat dripped down V’s face. “And now…” the voice said. The face came closer. It’s just Serial Designation X. He had midnight blue hair, one part covering his right eye. He had nanite acid tubes on his head. “Your time to decide wether I should kill Uzi or Khan?” X asked with a confused face. V backed away. “Both? Who cares, they’re just workers..” X’s face went blank. “Ok.” He said, expressionlessly. He darted through the roof, only to return SECONDS later with two heads, and a huge grin on his face. “I got the gun too!!” He screamed, unaware of how hyper he was. “Ooook..?” V said, scared of what this absolute psychopath might do to her. “Can you let me out?” She begged. “Sssssssure thing!” He slashed the chain that she was attached to with his katana on his right hand. Did I mention he had a katana instead of a hand on one side?
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2023.03.20 19:19 redditDealers Gold Silver Smiley Jewelry Bracelets Chain for Women, Preppy Bracelet Cute Funny Fashion Trendy Gold Plated Face Beaded Charms Chain Link for Teens Girls Friend Girlfriend Friendship Smile Happy Design

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2023.03.20 14:37 TheSaltyJM Help for a beginner?

I've been having a heck of a time looking for sprite Perler bead patterns. Where do I start? I can never seem to find a pattern for the sprites I want (e.g. generals from the older Fire Emblem series)
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2023.03.20 14:30 KatyaRomici00 Ball gown from 1895, made of cream colored silk satin with short puffed sleeves, modified in 1901, embroidered front and back with polychrome vine motifs and jet bead with and sequin embellishment. Goldstein Museum of Design

Ball gown from 1895, made of cream colored silk satin with short puffed sleeves, modified in 1901, embroidered front and back with polychrome vine motifs and jet bead with and sequin embellishment. Goldstein Museum of Design submitted by KatyaRomici00 to fashionhistory [link] [comments]

2023.03.20 14:01 dreftzg [Daily News] Doxa Goes Small(er) With New Diver Chrono, Vulcain and Union Glashütte Go Back To The 70s And Bvlgari Gives Salmon A Different Name

It's Monday - not much has happened over the weekend, but there's some interesting retro stuff.

What's new

The Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph Is Back, Smaller And With New Dials
/ While we all love the Doxa SUB 300 range, the more accessible SUB 200 sometimes went under the radar. In 2020 the brand introduced a diving chrono version of the SUB 200 which was huge. Now they’re back with the Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph II, a smaller and slightly redesigned version.
Instead of the older version at 45mm, the C-Graph II measures a more manageable 42mm and 46mm lug to lug, but is still a thick boy at 15.85mm. The specs remain the same - a screw-down crown, a screwed back, a domed sapphire crystal and a 200m water-resistance. The bezel gets Doxa’s shark-tooth profile.
On the 3 bright-coloured models – yellow, orange and turquoise – the insert is brushed steel, with a black, fully graduated diving scale. The black and dark blue models have a tone-on-tone brushed ceramic bezel insert, while the white/silver version can be ordered either with a white ceramic or a brushed steel insert. The colors on the dial are now applied on a sunray-brushed base, instead of the flat surface. Inside is the Sellita SW510 movement and you can have it on the stainless steel beads of rice bracelet with folding clasp and diving extension, or an FKM rubber strap matching the colour of the dial.
The Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph II Diving chronograph collection will be available in April 2023. The prices range from EUR 2,850 to EUR 2,990 depending on the choice of coloubezel and the type of bracelet.
Vulcain Is Relaunching A Classic Chronograph From The Past
/ A Vulcain Cricket was one of my favorite vintage watches I have ever owned. Traded it in for something less interesting, but a bit more durable, after a couple of years, but I still think about it fondly. That’s why I’m so happy that Vulcain is embracing their history so much and reviving cool models. Just like the new Vulcain Chronograph 1970s.
The revival of the Vulcain Chronograph 1970s is the brainchild of Guillaume Laidet, the the man who’s also behind the resurrection of Nivada Grenchen and Excelsior Park. And boy, did he do it right… 38mm in diameter, 12.40mm in height, classic design with smooth bezel, domed sapphire crystal on top to mimic a retro plexiglass, and a pair of pump pushers on the side. The step-case is partially brushed, partially polished and comes with a closed steel back. Water-resistance is rated at 50 metres and a wide selection of straps is available.
The watch comes in four dials - blue with silver counters, black reverse panda, silver panda and monotone salmon, which will be limited to only 50 pieces. The dials are all having a semi-gloss finish, with a sunray-brushed surface. Inside is the Sellita SW510, same as the Doxa mentioned above.
The Vulcain Chronograph 1970s Hand-Wound watches will be available for orders from the brand’s website as of March 22nd, at a price of EUR 2,500 or USD 2,650.
Bvlgari has a new “Tuscan Copper” dial for it’s Octo Finissimo. It’s Salmon, Just Call It Salmon
/ You either love the Octo Finissimo or you don’t. Bet is that most people love them. I sure do. There’s nothing revolutionary new with Bvlgari’s best watch, they just have a new dial color they are calling Tuscan Copper, which is a sunray-finished metallic version on the ever popular salmon dial.
That’s all that’s new, but this version will be limited to North America and there will only be 50 pieces available at $13,300.
Union Glashütte Brings An Array Of 1970s Colours to Its Classic Noramis Date
/ Union Glashütte is adding more personality to their restrained timepieces by introducing funky 70s colors to their Noramis Date line.
The Noramis Date has been around for some time as a very understated slightly dressy watch with a black and silver dial. But things are changing, and it’s time for some bold colours.
Positano Yellow, Bahia Red, Cornflower Blue, Vintage Green, Graphite Grey… These are the five new colours that Union Glashütte is bringing to its classic time-and-date watch and all five are inspired by the paintwork of vintage cars from the 1970s.
The dials feature a combination of polished applied markers and numerals, like the hands that now have a thin luminous insert. The date remains at 3 o’clock, and is printed on a white disc. All watches are worn on a leather strap, closed by a folding clasp. Inside, Union Glashutte has reworked the mechanics too. The Noramis Date is now powered by the calibre UNG-07.S1, an evolution of the 2892 architecture, with an antimagnetic silicon hairspring, a revised frequency of 3.5Hz and an extended power reserve of 60 hours.
This new Union Glashutte Noramis Date collection will soon be available from retailers and is priced at EUR 2,400.
Awake Debuts The Kida’ Wild Mission To Earth Chapter III
/ The Awake Mission To Earth Chapter III is the trendiest of sports watches. As in, it is banking on all the trends. And it’s not a bad thing. Riding on recent popularity of Titainum, the new Awake watch is made out of the same material (actually 70% recycled titanium), and marries it space-themed concept with the popularity of meteorites - the dials of both limited editions they are releasing is made out of the Muonionalusta meteorite, believed to be the oldest meteorite ever discovered.
Chapter III comes in two versions - grey, with an untreated titanium case and a lighter colored meteorite dial; and purple, where the titanium case is colored purple, while the dial has a near black meteorite. The other specs are pretty basic - 100m water resistance, a Miyota 9015 movement and titanium clasp on a rubber strap.
Awake is banking on another trend - the blockchain - even though it’s already kind of passé. What is not passé is how they implemented it in combination with NFC tech. Tap your smartphone to the watch and you will link up with NASA to track the asteroids that are nearest to us in the Solar System. Very cool.
The watches are priced at €1,300 without tax. Deliveries will take place between September and December 2023.

On hand - a selection of review

Hodinkee Wears The Controversial Lefty Rolex GMT For A Week
Hodinkee Also Reviews Something A Bit More Sensible - The Seiko Astron Solar In Titanium

Watch Worthy - A look at an offbeat, less known watch you might actually like

A Limited Edition of A Limited Watch You Likely Will Never See Live
The DBD Digitale was first introduced back in 2006 in a highly limited quantity, available in white and rose gold. With a case shaped somewhat like a horseshoe and a dial with digital displays reminiscent of pocket watches created during the Art Deco era, it was a major departure from anything ever produced by the brand, and its uniqueness still endures today. Now it’s back for only 13 pieces.
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2023.03.20 12:37 kaidomac Re: Why does everything ALWAYS come down to “just do it”? Is there a more motivated/organic/flow state/streamlined path to success?

In response to this post:
There must be ways to accelerate through life without the NEED for discipline.
Of course there is! Imagine you're out in a boat in the ocean of life. You have two power options to move towards the lighthouse: (i.e. your goals)
  1. Paddle (grind state)
  2. Put up the sail & let the wind drive your progress (flow state)
The grind state is inevitable because sometimes we have bad days & sometimes things are just hard! Learning how to work in the grind state, despite it being uncomfortable, is a BIG key to personal success & progress in life:
So the next question is, how do we achieve a flow state more often? It really boils down to 2 key things:
  1. Choices
  2. Energy
For choices, we have the APE Approach. Read through the 2 posts here:
APE Approach:
  1. Attitude
  2. Planning
  3. Effort
Believe it or not, our attitude exists independently of the situation. Zig Ziglar has a great talk on that:
Two good books to check out are:
As far as planning goes, as long as we insist on keeping everything in our head & not writing things down, then we're going to be stuck in a semi-stressed out state because of all of the psychological pressure of having to figure everything out & remember everything mentally!
The lack of a strong personal productivity system makes everything twice as hard as it needs to be. The reality is that our job is to line up a limited number of tin cans on a fence every day & knock them down. The tin cans represent the individual tasks we bother to commit to working on today & the fence represents our 16 waking hours of "time inventory" for the day.
Projects kind of work like an abacus: each project is made up of a row of beads; our job is to move those beads from left to right through our daily efforts. Eventually the project gets done by moving those beads over time through our daily efforts, or in daily practice, by setting up & knocking down individual targets for the day. More on that whole concept here:
So that comprises our choices:
  1. We get to choose our attitude, regardless of the present circumstances. Failure to accept this level of personal responsibility means that we are then subject to being controlled by (1) our mood state, and (2) the situation(s) we're dealing with in life & are forced to go through life living reactively rather than proactively, which is pretty lame!
  2. We get to choose how to plan out our day. We have the opportunity to "wake up prepared", armed with a plan & the preparation that allows us to dive right into being productive & being able to enjoy being productive because we're not fighting indecision, decision fatigue, or a lack of preparation. We can define our discrete assignments, we can make engaging in those assignments easier, we can be more realistic about our available inventory of time each day, we can prime our battlestations for instant engagement, etc. We don't have to merely show up & try to do everything all at once & have to try to remember what to do!
  3. We can work smarter, rather than harder. ALL projects, assignments, and commitments boil down to putting in the effort to get them done over time, but we can separate the preparation from the execution, we can design our battlestations to allow us to have better experiences by making things easier & more accessible, we can divvy up our work over time rather than procrastinating, etc.
We can definitely choose a fixed mindset over a growth mindset & have a reactive attitude, refuse to plan out our day & just wing it all the time, and do everything in the heat of the moment based on whatever is emotionally pressuring us to get it done today, but we don't HAVE to live that way!
We can hoist our sails, rather than paddling all the time! We still have transit from point A to point B in order to reach the shore, but we can change our power source along the way! We do that by changing our experience, which means using better tools to help speed our progress up & make it easier!
The other key item is energy. I consider sleep to be my number one productivity tool. Shortchange your body on sleep & we shortchange our ability to more easily get stuff done & to enjoy getting stuff done because then everything is just a slog!
Food is next on the energy priority list: we can eat for high energy! We can learn how to fuel our bodies to give us energy throughout the day:
We can also power up our daily routine through exercise! Here's a very simple starter program:
I like to do cardio (indoor exercise bike) & calisthenics at home because (1) they're both weather-independent, and (2) I don't have to go anywhere, like to a gym or park, so I can literally roll out of bed, use the bathroom, bang out my daily exercise routine checklist, and move on with my day:
Imagine the standard approach we tend to take as human beings:
  1. Stay up late & not get enough sleep
  2. Body is not fed or hydrated specifically for maintaining high energy throughout the day
  3. No daily endorphin release from lack of consistent exercise
  4. We insist on keeping everything in our head, which results in heavy psychological weight & hoping that we'll just magically remember what to do all the time
  5. We let our mood & our circumstances determine our attitude in life, which controls our behavior...if we're not willing to take the first step in a project, we'll never take the second step!
  6. We wait until the last minute & procrastinate our progress
We can choose to sail through life by setting things up to make things easier for us! Imagine being well-rested, well-fed, well-hydrated, low-stress, and on top of things all the time! As the saying goes, "we can't squeeze stuff in; we have to take things out!" We can't stay up late, eat poorly, and not use a strong personal productivity system if we want to "hoist our sail" & cruise through our day by knocking down that row of "tin cans" day after day!
part 1/2
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