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Beinspireddaily is taking a holiday break. See you back Jan 4 with more inspiration (and perhaps some category changes!)
Kind of generic, but Time lists its top 50 Websites of 2009.
The Life and Love of Trees
Text by Lewis Blackwell
The Life & Love of Trees — Trees are vital — without them we simply wouldn’t be here. Not only essential, they have been an inspiration throughout our history. In breathtaking photographs and stories we are taken on a journey from the boreal forest at the edge of the Arctic to the rainforests girdling the planet; from ancient bristlecones to fresh-leaved seedlings; from the charming and familiar to the scary and rare. An elegantly written and highly accessible text is complemented by an extraordinary collection of images created by some of the world’s leading nature photographers.
My mom is taking a class about Trees, so this one caught my eye.
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood. Not bad?
The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
I’d like to see this this holiday season.
Try “Dying Day” “Dreams” and “The Story.”
– Thanks Erin @erinonlife
Filed under: Design | Tags: Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre, Wilhelm Staehle
Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre by Wilhelm Staehle
– Thanks Paul!
is a 20-minute, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, with a special focus on the United States. All the stuff in our lives, beginning from the extraction of the resources to make it, through its production, sale, use and disposal, affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls for all of us to create a more sustainable and just world.
Written by Annie Leonard, Produced by Free Range Studios
– Borrowed from Lynda via Facebook. Thanks!
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
When we make decisions we think we’re in control, making rational choices. But are we? Entertaining and surprising, Ariely unmasks the subtle but powerful tricks that our minds play on us.
– From ZenHabits
ELF. Celebrate the holidays with Will Ferrell.
“I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!”
Lamb is an electronic music duo from Manchester, England, whose music is influenced by trip hop and drum and bass. The duo consists of producer Andy Barlow, who also produces under the pseudonym Hipoptimist, and singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes.