Desi Arnaz + Lucille Ball and a Portmanteau

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Portmanteau Definition

  • Used to describe a linguistic blend
  • a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings

In then-contemporary English, a portmanteau was a suitcase that opened into two equal sections. The etymology of the word is the French portemanteau, from porter, to carry, and manteau, cloak (from Old French mantel, from Latin mantellum).[11] In modern French, aporte-manteau is a clothes valet, a coat-tree or similar article of furniture for hanging up jackets, hats, umbrellas and the like.

Pormanteaux Definition

  • Compound words, which do not involve the truncation of parts of the stems of the words making them up. For instance, starfish is a compound, not a portmanteau, of star and fish (a hypothetical portmanteau of these words might be stish).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau http://www.nowness.com/day/2013/9/10/3321/a-dictionary-of-portmanteaux

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Scale a Wall + Smell a Flower = Vertical Landscaping

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The Ruebens Hotel at the Palace Hotel in Victoria, London, has unveiled the city’s largest “living wall”, a vertical landscape, composed of 16 tons of soil and 10,000 plants, designed to reduce urban flooding.

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The wall took two months to construct and covers a 350 square foot area, the 21 meter high wall will adorn the cityscape year round with seasonal flowers such as buttercups, winter geraniums and strawberries.

Because of the lack of absorbent surfaces in the Victoria area of London, the Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) decided to step in with the design of this magestic wall that combats urban flooding with special water storage tanks. Designed by Gary Grant of Green Roof Consultancy, these tanks can store up to 10,000 liters of water that are then channeled back through the wall to nourish the plants. The wall will do a wonderful job of keeping the surrounding streets flood-free, boosting the area’s green appeal and attract wildlife into the dense urban environment.

Affectionately nicknamed The Green Lungs of Victoria, the wall boasts significant environmental benefits, such as improving the air quality for those working in and passing through the area and attracting much-needed wildlife such as bees, butterflies and birds.

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In celebration of the wall, The Rubens at the Palace Hotel has launched a Living Wall-inspired menu, designed to incorporate plants and flowers featured in the wall itself.

The bar team at the Rubens at the Palace have also been inspired, and there will be  a new cocktail menu designed, including the English Garden, featuring Bloom gin, elderflower, ginger ale, basil, strawberries and lemon and the Green Goddess packed with mint, lemon verbena, lime zest, Chase vodka and lemonade.

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Given the height and scale of the wall, it graces not only the side wall of the Rubens, but also that of its five-star sister property Hotel 41, recently awarded

Hotel of the Year 2013

http://vimeo.com/72804575″>London’s largest living wall | The Rubens at the Palace from Red Carnation Hotels on Vimeo.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3017384/londons-largest-living-wall-takes-root#6

http://www.rubenshotel.com/about-us/history

http://www.redcarnationhotels.com/about-us/media/press-releases/2013/august/londons-largest-living-wall-unveiled

http://www.decoration-ideas.co.uk/architecture/londons-largest-living-wall-will-combat-flooding/

http://www.archdaily.com/423990/largest-living-wall-unveiled-in-london/521f976ae8e44e56b5000062_largest-living-wall-unveiled-in-london_-jpg/

http://greenroofconsultancy.com/

Repeat after me, repeat after me, repeat after me…

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Repetition of Dog – eileen art

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Street Art in Amsterdam

Definition of Repetition:
noun
2. “ Repetition is the repeating of some element or aspect of a design. The act of repeating; repeated action, perfromance, production, or presentation.
Definition of Moreing: 
verb
1. “ Moreing is an artform. It’s the curated multiplying of the same object
in one space. It was first seen in 2012 and is believed to have its roots
in fashion before progressing into street art. The ‘Morer’ creates impact through repetition, structure, and artistic sensibility.”

Leo Addison, artist – The Glue Society on Vimeo
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Repetition of Cats

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/09/10/220734400/a-new-kind-of-more?utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=nprfacebook