The original film is in my all-time top 10, and the follow-up is pretty much the perfect sequel - maintaining the mood, score, aesthetics and themes of the original. This is mature, melancholy sci-fi with gorgeous visuals - by all means see it on the largest screen possible, the 3D looks like an after-thought tough and does not really add anything. Note that this is slow-moving and cerebral to a degree, and is unlikely to find favour with younger generations.
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I’ve been a keen fan of Korean-born, now Vegas-based painter Amy Sol - probably for the best part of 10 years near enough. She’s another artist in my favourite Pop-Surrealism genre and she mostly paints with acrylics onto wood. The above ’Sea Ice Caravel’ piece from 2009 is one of my all-time favourites.
The General Data Protection Regulation Act which comes into effect on May 28th of 2018 is going to totally change how you conduct your business. You will need ’Explicit Consent’ from customers for holding any of their details and doing any sort of profiling on them or marketing to them. ’Explicit’ means that every proactive interaction you have with customers needs to be a fully consensual one - which will bring to and end lots of types of direct / database marketing -
More than a billion people around the world have no access to electricity. In response to that, Ólafur Elíasson launched his very eco-minded ’Little Sun’ solar-powered pocket light project back in 2012. 5 years later on we have the new and improved ’Diamond’ version which gives you 5 hours of bright light from 5 hours of charging. This amazing project marries philanthropy with innovation and design - it deserves everyone’s support.
Icelandic/Danish Artist Ólafur Elíasson is best known for his various projects based on the manipulation of light. There are none more famous than his seminal 2003 Tate Modern Turbine Hall installation ’The Weather Project’ from 2003 - the most popular exhibit at the Tate Modern to date, and one of the most emotive works of art I have ever witnessed.
Not all Lego sets are created equal, some are better than others, and since the amazing Capitol Building, this set is the best there’s been in a while. To my mind there is a lot of Frank Lloyd-Wright to this building - and I am reminded of Fallingwater. An excellent model made from a fabulously appropriate design.