Very inspiring life story of Harold Schnitzer, one of the biggest philanthropists of this region. I adore this image of him kissing his wife Arlene, after they contributed significant funding towards the restoration of the old Paramount Theater downtown and renamed it in her honor. Portland will never forget this amazing man.
Avaaz is sponsoring a huge campaign to locate and free Chinese artist Ai WeiWei by creating global awareness about his recent disappearance. Please click here to read more about their campaign and help spread the word!
Here are some other sources who have covered this story as it has evolved:
BBC -- Chinese Artist Held for Economic Crimes
NYTimes -- China Takes Dissident Artist Into Custody
The Guardian -- Cultural Revolutionary
CNN -- A Dangerous mix of art and politics
The Atlantic -- The Art of Bubbles: How Southeby's Predicts the World Economy
I just heard that the World's smelliest flower, aka the 'Corpse plant' bloomed last Friday, the first time in 75 years! There are several specimens of this plant at botanical gardens worldwide, this one is in Switzerland at the University of Basel. The plant is aptly named for its pungent smell, although it looks like it would be worth it to see this big beauty.
One of my earliest creative spaces was the little workbench my father made for me in the corner of his wood shop. I loved being there with all the tools, smells, and best of all, my dad! This article from the New York Times made me think about the importance of that formative experience. Click here to see the rest of Imagine, Measure, Cut, Hammer - Slide Show - NYTimes.com
I would love to see a return to these kids profiled in 30 years to see if it made an indelible mark. You know...like this: