3. utaustin:

    UT Campus Scenes

    Here Welch Hall (WEL), home to the Department of Chemistry since 1931, several years before the completion of the Tower.

    The original five-story, E-shaped portion of the building, located along 24th Street at the corner of Speedway, was designed by Herbert Greene and erected from 1929-31. Paul Cret — the newly hired supervising architect of the UT campus — was consulting architect.

    The interior was meant to be a state-of-the-art facility for chemistry: Professor W.A. Felsing traveled all over the country touring other labs to get ideas for the new building’s practical layout and features. Every lab had direct pipes for natural gas, steam, distilled water, and compressed air. A ventilation system changed the air in every room four times an hour. The chemical engineering room even had a traveling crane. When completed in 1931, it cost over $900,000, at that time the most expensive building on campus. It was also one of the largest academic buildings on campus, second only to Old Main.

    In 1974 the Chemistry Building was renamed Welch Hall in honor of Houston oilman and philanthropist Robert Alonzo Welch (1872-1952).

    See more #utcampusscenes here.

    [Photos by Marsha Miller/UT Austin. Version of this history appeared on the UT Libraries website.]

  4. wmagazine:

    Weekend Hair Inspiration: Kirsten’s waves circa 2007

    Photograph by Craig McDean; styled by Alex White; W magazine. 

  6. womensweardaily:

    Resort 2015 Trend: Gypsy Girl

    This season, layers of rich textiles and intricate embellishments evoke a relaxed exoticism. Here, Escada’s wool and silk blouse; Tia Cibani’s skirt. Aurélie Bidermann earrings; Laura Lombardi choker; Me&Ro necklace; Aish scarf around the waist; Love by Binetti belt; Aurélie Bidermann cuff; Lady Grey bracelet; Aurélie Bidermann and Heather Benjamin rings.

  7. fastcompany:

    Last month, as I geared up to teach my daughter “Bug” to code, we built a better map of our neighborhood than Google had. On one level, it was a moment of empowerment. But on a deeper level it was a lesson about the futility of fighting Mountain View: The Fusion Tables my 6-year-old and I used to build our map are just one of a suite of Google Drive apps, and all the data we manually pulled together went back to the mothership.

    Kids generally (and Bug specifically) get this. If you want a peek into how deeply they trust consumer-facing brands, drive them to McDonald’s and order them something new, and note their willingness to try anything Ronald boxes up in a Happy Meal. Now attempt to swap generic oat circles for the big yellow Cheerios box.

    Kids today want to trust brands, and that’s why digital companies are trying to break into the Happy Meal demographic. Google is reportedly aiming to build child-friendly versions of its services, and the Instagram-for-kids app Kuddle raised millions in funding. This all suggests a move toward a Nickelodeon-ization of the Internet that allows you to plant your kid and walk away.

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