Eyes as Big as Plates is the ongoing collaborative project between the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Starting out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore, Eyes as Big as Plates has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature. The series is produced in collaboration with retired farmers, fishermen, zoologists, plumbers, opera singers, housewives, artists, academics and ninety year old parachutists. Each image in the series presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from surroundings that indicate neither time nor place
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Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world, with tens of thousands of people living in “cage homes”; spaces ranging from 75 to 140 square feet.
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I became a father recently, which prompted a dramatic uptick in “book time”. Of the books I’ve read, Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster stands out as being the most helpful and assuring. The book is data-driven, lacking in opinion and thoroughly enjoyable to read.
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David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor at New York Magazine, wrote an extraordinary–if not terrifying–book called The Uninhabitable Earth. The human cost is laid bare, and is hard to imagine.
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Wars are being waged over the most innocuous of resources; sand.
Apart from water and air, humble sand is the natural resource most consumed by human beings.
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Rooney Mara joined Animal Equality for a short film on factory farming.
I think a lot of people — even after they do see things like that — have some level of denial because it is so painful to imagine that that’s really how the world works, and that’s really something we’ve been party to.
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Vox did an intriguing piece on the gig economy, referencing a report recently published by the Federal Reserve. An overall exploitative model mixed with a race to the bottom.
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A British Columbia diver found a pipe dumping untreated blood and viscera directly into the waters off Vancouver Island.
Read more on Vice.