Wall Hunter’s “Slumlord Project” is an innovative project in Baltimore, Maryland that used street art to expose and publicize vacant and dilapidated housing and the responsible parties for those conditions. The first installation of the proect ran in the summer of 2013. The project used different street art forms to display art that attracted community interest and supported community identity. By incorporating QR codes next to the art pieces that link to specific Slumlord Watch website posts, the project was able to educate community members about the housing and safety code violations on the property and the owners responsible for the property’s decline. Additional to the QR codes, on the doors of the properties for all the insatllations in the project are text postings which detail the specific property violations. The intent of the radical actions were to create a ripple effect of publicity on issue of vacants, and begin public dialog about their ownership, as well as the role of street art as a tool for community building, beautification and political outcry. To dive deeper into the issue, the project joins forces with a film being made to stimulate and document conversation between community members, activists, and artists on the issue of Baltimore’s overwhelming vacancy problem. The ultimate objective of the actions of the Slumlord Project is to increase community, government, and public pressure to remedy the problem of vacant property in Baltimore City while promoting welldone street art on vacant properties as a means of visual improvement and general public benefit.
The marine iguana is an iguana located only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 30 ft into the water.
"13 things my uncle told me before he died:
not everyone has the blessing to understand sadness
when waiting at the bus stop, it’s okay to smoke cigarettes
never touch anyone else’s clothes at the laundromat
it’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you
when your grandmother asks you how you are, be honest
never be afraid to say “no” even after you’ve said “yes”
if someone tells you graffiti isn’t art, prove them wrong
remember people by their eye color not their clothes
you’re allowed to like dark chocolate with tangerines
don’t lie that you don’t have a lighter when you really do
turn your phone off every once in a while and find the moon
if you want a tattoo, don’t let anyone tell you not to get it
if you ever find yourself at the graveyard, read the names"
Raw Peanut Butter & Cacao Bars and Digestive Herbal Tea
A munch between meals is not a bad thing. But if you’re counting the calories it can be. Craving something sweet yet healthy to snack on between meals? Look no further than this mouthwatering raw bar bristling with clean, nutritious super foods. And to wash it down? How about some herbal digestive tea that’s soothing for the body and soul. Recipe created by http://inthemakingbybelen.com/
I can go the distance (at Brewer’s Cask)