What we’re watching: ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere’

An alternate reality game (ARG) takes game elements like puzzles and mysteries and places them into the real world for its players to work through and solve. These can manifest through all sorts of media, from new media like websites and apps to old media like newspapers and magazines. You might have heard of the more famous ones from the last decade like ‘The Beast’ and ‘I Love Bees.’ Escape rooms are similar to ARGs in a lot of ways. Or maybe you saw the film Dispatches from Elsewhere is based on, a documentary called The Institute about a real ARG that took place in San Francisco back in 2008.

As someone who plays a lot of games — electronic, board and even some tabletop roleplaying — there’s so much I recognize in the show. It’s fair to say that an ARG is basically a video game in the real

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28 gifts high school graduates will actually use

Graduation day is a momentous occasion for students and families. While the end of senior year is usually capped off with a large commencement ceremony, the class of 2020 will instead be celebrating from the comfort of their homes this year.

Even though you may not be able to celebrate in person, that doesn’t mean you can’t still congratulate grads on their accomplishments by sending a thoughtful gift.

From college essentials to personalized keepsakes, consider sending the graduate in your life one of these high school graduation gift ideas below.

High school graduation gifts for her

1. Homesick Candle

Homesick Candle

Homesick Candles | Smells Like Home
Homesick Candles | Smells Like Home

Wherever your grad ends up, this candle will make sure they have a little piece of home with them. Each candle comes with its own unique scent that’s meant to remind people of their home state and nostalgic memories.

2. Etsy Monogrammed Laundry

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storage drawers and ideas to keep your cosmetics and brushes tidy

Big beauty fans know it doesn’t take much for your dressing table to look as though it’s been hit by a small but determined tornado.

No matter how hard you vow to keep things tidy, it never quite pans out that way – especially when you’re in a hurry first thing in the morning. However, the coronavirus pandemic means we’re spending more time at home – and running fresh out of excuses to get your beauty kit sorted and looking as neat as a pin.

Whether you have a modest collection or a mammoth makeup haul, organisation and proper storage can bring order to your personal beauty counter.

Sorting your makeup and skincare will not only bring a sense of zen to your dressing table, but it also gives you a chance to prune your collection of old products (use-by dates are real, friends) and makes it far easier

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creatives share their working-from-home set ups

Making and designing jewellery can be quite a solitary occupation, especially for smaller brands. Unlike the high jewellery ateliers of Place Vendôme, Bond Street or Geneva, where dozens of designers work together and troops of craftspeople cast, mount, set and polish in the same space, many independent designers work in their own heads, sketching and making gouaches, poring over books for sell my house fast jacksonville inspiration, fiddling with clay or wax prototypes.

Many of these people already worked from home, with the luckiest of them having jewellery benches and tools to keep them busy during lockdown, while others are finding isolation a boon to their creativity, designing with no deadlines and nowhere to go.

I asked jewellery designers and makers to share their creative spaces and thoughts, and the responses were as varied as the individuals themselves.

Hannah Martin, one of the most authentic jewellers of the punk aesthetic, … Read More