Diaspora Smile by Bhanuwat Jittivuthikarn


Courtesy of LOUDreams, we have the pleasure of covering one of the most powerful collection of portraits our eyes have been blessed to see. “These simple and straightforward portraits depict these elderly Tibetan’s pain and their dignity even through their hopeful smiles. However, full of faith, they are able to show us that the people who have less materials can be blissful in their beliefs and their lives. Receiving private blessing from His Holiness Dalai Lama is their last quest in life, now many of them are already renounced the world and prepares themselves for hereafter.”

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Lights go out worldwide for Earth Hour 2009


Yesterday, the international community joined during Earth Hour 2009, an energy conservation initiative that was started a few years go. In the imagery after the jump, you’ll see some of the world’s most symbolic landmarks kill their light switches.

It’s estimated that roughly 1 billion people from 2,000 towns and cities in 84 different countries joined in the event that took place on Saturday at 8:30 pm local time.

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DEVO x Trek Bicycles: Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Cancer Foundation


This past week, the spud boys donated a custom made one of a kind bicycle to be auctioned off by Scout Events for South by Sunset Valley 2009. The bike went for $1,325.00, all of which is going to Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Cancer Foundation. 

You might not be able to eliminate all the Ninnies and the Twits but they won’t be able to keep up with you on your very own one of a kind custom built Devo Bike. So go beyond the normal thing, do the super thing. Bid to help fight cancer and bid to claim this devo-lutionary machine.

Created and donated by Michael Hammond of Trek Bicycles, this fixed gear bike is a piece of rolling artwork, complete with DEVO lyrics integrated into the custom paint.

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The Cause: Falling Whistles

Blackbird's tuned us into Falling Whistles, a nonprofit started by Sean Carasso after a trip to the war zone of the Republic of Congo. Here's what they had to say:  Happening upon an illegal prison for children, he learned boys too...

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Kibera, Kenya’s Slums


Kibera, Kenya is one of the Africa’s largest slums and designer JR has completed his most ambitious project to date.

Today, after more than a year of planning, 2000 square meters of rooftops have been covered with photos of the eyes and faces of the women of Kibera. The material used is water resistant so that the photo itself will protect the fragile houses in the heavy rain season. The train that passes on this line through Kibera at least twice a day has also been covered with eyes from the women that live below it. With the eyes on the train, the bottom half of the their faces have be pasted on corrugated sheets on the slope that leads down from the tracks to the rooftops. The idea being that for the split second the train passes, their eyes will match their smiles and their faces will be complete.

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A Glance at Refugees Worldwide

"Seeking Refuge" is originally presented on Good Magazine and this is what they have to say: Wars, famine, and natural disasters are just a few of the reasons people are forced to leave their homes and flee their countries. Around the...

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