Until 8:30AM this morning, all I ever knew about dandelions was one thing: dandelion seeds are pretty.
After all, who hasn’t played with dandelion seeds, watching them tumble around town?
Well, I have. And I always thought that was the only relationship I had with dandelions (until I discovered at 8:30 this morning) was that I — gasp — eat them. Not only eat them, but really LOVE eating them.
World, did you know that delicious, hearty hindbeh is quite literally just dandelion leaves? Okay. Let’s be more specific, to give hindbeh the true glory it deserves: it’s dandelion leaves glistening with olive oil, garnished with crunchy pine nuts and crispy caramelized onions, then drizzled with lemon juice.
Hindbeh has always been one of my all-time favorite dishes, and it’s just a shock to realize what it’s made of at the grand age of 30.
Finally growing past creating the world’s tallest hotel, the world’s biggest hand-washing events, and largest indoor billboard (GRR!), the UAE today announced one of the most amazing, uplifting announcements I’ve heard in years.
The announcement makes me so happy I have a lump in my throat. Ladies and gentlemen, it might not sound like much to you, but to me, this is the silver lining in a really bad storm — the first Arab space agency. It is something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime. And with plans as soon as 2021.
Where do I apply?
Beautiful “Graph Kufi” by Razan Basim. Says “Roba Al-Assi” in Arabic and “AndFarAway” in English. AWESOME! :)
Via 7iber, here are pictures taken by Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter of Egyptians in their homes.
They’re absolutely stunning pictures.
My design crush, Warsheh, has done it again.
From the project’s Behance page:
This is Not Art.
It’s not deeply meaningful or vaguely philosophical.
It’s not calculated or exact.
It is in fact, a series of posters designed from classic paintings.
A simple reinterpretation of how we saw them.
Our tribute to art and design.
Check out their interview with the Huffington Post.
NOT The Conversion of St Paul
NOT The Valpinçon Bather
NOT Venus Bathing
NOT Saint Francis in Meditation
NOT Girl with a Pearl Earring
NOT Portrait of a Young Girl
NOT The Skater
NOT Doge Leonardo Loredan
NOT The Death of Marat
NOT The Birth of Venus
NOT Whistler’s Mother