To preface I’ll say that these designs are nice and simple, not my cup of tea exactly, but I appreciate the aesthetic. The intent isn’t clear if this was supposed to be a random survey of neighborhoods of if this is supposed to be an exhaustive list, but I’m going to assume the latter based on the title of the link (“every Neighborhood in the City”).
Now, not to be that person, but this isn’t every neighborhood in the city. Unless the neighborhood I grew up in Mill Woods is no longer part of Edmonton, then it’s fine (and not the case). My neighborhood can be called Menisa or Knottwood, depending on the scale, though the community league is Knottwood, but I don’t see either here. I do see some Mill Woods neighborhoods, but not all.
There are 375 neighborhoods in Edmonton, grouped into about 150 communities that have league status. So while this work is labeled as the neighborhoods of Edmonton, it’s more likely to represent communities. But which ones, exactly? There are 24 neighborhoods in Millwoods that are grouped into 9 communities. More than half of the communities of Mill Woods are missing in this work: Lakewood, Leefield, Southwood, The Meadows, Ridgewood, Woodvale, and Summerside.
The neighborhood represented in the work that is closest to me is Millhurst, which I’ve never identified with for various reasons, but mostly because it’s not my neighborhood. I went to Menisa Elementary, not Meyokumin. I played on the Knottwood Knock-outs softball team. I went to Dan Knott for a year. I took the 64 Knottwood to get home from school. So forgive me if I don’t get excited about these neighborhood crests, because mine isn’t there.
"Last Christmas" in French…
[Image: A hand drawn illustration showing two young white people, one a man and one a woman, both dressed in trendy tee-shirts wearing trendy glasses. The man is holding a bindle (a stick with a tied cloth bag on the end of it) over his shoulder. They are both walking past houses and cars that have fore sale signs and advertisements for their reduced prices.]
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
Read more. [Image: Kagan McLeod]
It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”
i swear to god the rich fuckers running our media are so goddamn removed from the reality of our lives!
The commentary, though. THE COMMENTARY IS THE RIGHTEST OF THE RIGHT.
Applauding for the commentary! Esp the bolds
From the article: “Subaru’s publicist Doug O’Reilly told us, “The Millennial wants to tell people not just ‘I’ve made it,’ but also ‘I’m a tech person.’ ” Smartphones compete against cars for young people’s big-ticket dollars, since the cost of a good phone and data plan can exceed $1,000 a year. But they also provide some of the same psychic benefits—opening new vistas and carrying us far from the physical space in which we reside.”
*so tired of industry telling me what I want/speaking for me/making money off of saying silly things* *this millenial wants to tell you to STFU*
Illustrations of the10 popular cities in India created for the Times Group for their upcoming web/ print experience. Each monument has a very high historic and cultural importance in the cities they are located and have been icons for the city. The visual language was to capture the essence of the monument in the most minimal, simplified way using only geometric shapes.
Here is the link to the entire set of illustrations on Behance
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
While we’re correcting this image set, The original Beauty and the Beast, La Belle et la Bête, was written by a French noblewoman, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. She wrote it for young girls who were being married off to men two or three times their age. The moral of the story was that while you may marry a ‘beast’ (old, ugly, abusive, shitty table manners), you should be able to make him better with your womanly ways and love and whatnot. Basically, make the best of a bad situation. Frankly, it’s more horrifying than the one credited above about drowning and cuddling.