Saturday, October 07, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #70


Quote of the day: 

Life's a circle. There are no lines we can cross. - F.K. Preston




Image credit: BravoTV

Right after the devastating hurricane that swept Haiti in 2010, one chef took it upon himself to create
a means by which those affected could survive through meals. José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen with the belief that food can be an agent of change. Today it has grown into a network of chefs around the world who are creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty.
In the aftermath of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico which left the country with no power, and with citizens finding it harder to access food, José Andrés has joined a long list of people and organizations who have stepped in to help. With local chefs and volunteers from his non-profit, José Andrés has managed to visit and prepare 80,000 meals for those affected with plans to reach the 100,000 mark.



Image credit: Tim Newton

It is one thing to wake up to the sounds of birds or at worst the occasional visit from a wild animal. Living in Alaska for instance bear sightings are regular. So when photographer Tim Newton woke up to scratching noises on his front door he feared the worst. Peeking out the window he was amazed to see lynx kittens with their mother playing on his front porch. Instinctively he fetched his camera to capture the moment. The lynx is usually a solitary animal, with a short tail, and characteristic tufts of black hair on the tips of its ears, as well as large padded paws for walking on snow. It's rare to stumble on one, not to talk of a large family of eight. 






As seen on Arch DailyThe Wedge House

Architects: Schema Architecture & Engineering
Location: Athens, Greece
Photographs: Nikos Alexopoulos, Marianna Athanasiadou

Brief: A custom built single family home on a steep terrain, a house blending in well with the environment.

Theme:  Situated in a challenging location and surrounded by mountains and pine tress, the house is distinctive, with split levels accommodating the steepness in topology. Two distinct blocks with tall glass windows visible from the exterior gives the house a sense of space, and the swimming pool is a nice addition to the fantastic views all round.



Peace. Love. Light* 



Current Listen: Debussy - Rêverie

39 comments:

  1. I'm familiar with José Andrés, but didn't know about his foundation. What a wonderful thing!

    Looks at those "kittens"! I had no idea they had such large litters!

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  2. Chef Andres has done some marvelous things using what he knows. He is an inspiration to all to do what you can with what you know.

    The photographer woke to a rare and beautiful sight. How lucky he was to be able to take a picture of it.

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  3. The Lynx "kittens" were Cool, good Sir !!
    A great weekend to you and yours... (as for the "Circle"... Seems that Mine has a "Dead end" up ahead... so making the best of the "ride" till Then...
    and Hello from Marshville....

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  4. The lynx have a 'what's for supper' look on their faces.

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  5. God bless Jose Andres. I had not heard of that!

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    That’s a whole lotta kittens. Maybe she was running a daycare!

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    Love this:

    “Life's a circle. There are no lines we can cross.” - F.K. Preston

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  6. Good post, have a pleasant weekend!

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  7. Hello, my friend Blogoratti!

    The world need more like José Andrés. Thank you for reporting the action he has taken and the difference he is making. I would love to recline of that porch and, if they would allow, observe the lynx family up close and personal. That house in Atlens is spectacular. I admire the structure's dramatic vertical sweep!

    Thank you, my friend, and have a great weekend!

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  8. The lynx photo is brilliant. They are clearly aware of his presence at the point when the photo was taken, but they are not fleeing.

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  9. I love the "kitties" and the house. Houses that blend in with their natural surroundings amaze me. My favorite is Falling Water in Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I had the privilege of visiting that home a number of years ago.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Beautiful photos, my friend. I love especially the kittens. We are all dreamers but people like Jose Andres make a great job! Kisses.

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  11. Intriguing photos ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. I've seen Jose Andres on a few cooking shows, but had no idea, he had such a good heart. How fascinating to see such wonderful animals at the front door. They must have instinctively known they were visiting a safe place and animal lover. What great pictures to treasure. Happy Weekend! Hugs...RO

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  13. That Lynx picture is adorable!!!!!!!!!! Would be nice to see, but I would also fear them getting used to being near humans and roads. I fear their instinct might falter. But very cool and a rare moment in nature.

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  14. The chefs are doing a great job! The lynx are adorable.

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  15. Oh darling my best wishes to you~

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  16. These are great stories. I love how the lynx family seems as interested in looking at the photographer as he is in filming them

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  17. How wonderful Jose Andres is - an angel on earth. Amazing photo of the Lynx family - Mama has a full-time job feeding them all. Beautiful home for some lucky owners. Thank you for the lovely post. x Karen

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  18. tremendous post my friend!
    liked the words on the shirt of chef who has precious and kind heart!
    incredible job!!!
    yes we all are dreamer ,dreaming about world which has such amazing humanity ,brotherhood and care for others

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  19. Hi Blogoratti - what a brilliant initiative World Central Kitchen is ... while the lynxes - delightful to see ... and yes the home ... one day, one day! Cheers and thanks for showing us these ...especially the kitchen one - cheers Hilary

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  20. Blessings on the Chef Jose for using his skill and talent to help those less fortunate. Those kittens are so cute, but man, the size of those paws! Enjoy your weekend.

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  21. That would sure be quite the sight to wake up too. Wouldn't want to tick them off though. The chef sure went to work, great indeed.

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  22. fantastic post! love World Central Kitchen

    Lesley-Kim

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  23. It is wonderful to hear of people doing such selfless work, like the chef you highlight here. The best in human nature rises, in response to what is darkest. I love his t-shirt - We are all dreamers. That we are. I love the lynx photo. There was a RACCOON on my second floor porch the other morning. Cute little guy. What a view that house has! Loved looking through their windows.........thank you for your comment on my blog, kiddo. I so appreciate it. I am not too plugged in at the moment, as I adjust to my new life, and to the changes accompanying it.........it is always lovely when you stop by.

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  24. The fat guy in the black T shirt is so right

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  25. That is amazing that they were on the porch. I wonder if they were in search of food? We Are All Dreamers, and this man helps make dreams come true by feeding those in need. I'd enjoy sitting on the couch taking in the view.

    Peace, light & love

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  26. Glad to see such organizations helping Puerto Rico. Sad that it's necessary (as apparently our government hasn't seen fit to taking care of our own).

    I think I'd be a bit wary of the lynx. Cute, though.

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  27. I adore the lynx kittens! There is always things of interest on your blog Blogoratti! :)

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  28. What awesome views to wake up to! Loved this post!

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  29. Thanks for sharing the kittens. Amazing. Thanks to the Chef and friends.

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  30. There is always things of interest on your blog Blogoratti! :)


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  31. Enjoyed your post.
    So often, the best in human nature rises, in response to what is darkest...

    All the best Jan

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  32. What an amazing fellow Jose is. The lynx kittens are adorable. What a wonderful privilege to see them.

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