Today is Easter and also the 42nd anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. For King, Easter teaches us that death does not have the last word, writes professor Eddie S. Glaude.  Read more

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humane society’s 3rd benefit photo auction

The Humane Society of New York is having their Third Benefit Photography Auction later this month.

The photographs included in the auction are a wonderful selection of everything from animal portraits and action shots to celebrity photos and more by well-known and well-respected artists. You can view all the participating photographers list here.

marco glaviano, deborah turbeville, sylvia plachy respectively

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Luxury Cognac Cupcakes

Decadent treats come and go, but in the case of the Decadeance D’Or cupcake, it only comes when someone wants to spend $750 on their dessert. The Decadeance D’Or cupcake is available at the Sweet Surrender candy and cupcake shop in the Palazzo Resort on the Las Vegas strip, and it is probably one of the most luxurious and extravagant desserts we’ve seen so far.

First of all, the Decadeance D’Or cupcake is made from 100-year-old Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac, as well as Palmira Single Estate Chocolate (from the rare Porcelain Crillo bean) and Tahita Gold Vanilla Caviar which, according to The Luxury Insider, is the most labour-intensive agricultural crop on the planet. The Decadeance D’Or is also topped off with edible gold flakes—naturally.

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cabbagerose:

Oh my.

Cambridge University 800th Anniversary by ETC

To celebrate the legendary Cambridge University 800 years anniversary, ETC was commissioned to create a light show to mark the celebration. ETC produced a projection spectacular onto the facades of two of the faculty’s buildings – the Senate House and the Old School building. The 50m wide video projections paid homage to the incredible theories and inventions to come out of the famous institution, such as those from Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. The nine-minute looped show played for three nights, attracting thousands of spectators to the town centre.

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cabbagerose:

Spectacular, yes?

..! creativity online presents the 2010 creativity 50.

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..! big things people. creativity magazine creates this annual list of the fifty most inspiring and influential creative personalities.

you will certainly recognize many a name & company — marco from tumblr, the founders of posterous, lady gaga [naturally], the founders of opening ceremony & many a business guru & advertising/marketing professional that are demanding & producing exciting work.

investigate this list.  these are people to watch & learn from, most certainly.