We Are Home - SS2016 Collection

by Celine Semaan Vernon

Introducing: WE ARE HOME our SS2016 Collection.

We will be launching this collection over the course of the next two months on our Instagram account! If you aren't following us, you totally should now!

Rainbow of #clouds part of "We Are Home" our 2016 Collection. A poetic voyage around the #Earth ??

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We have our head in the #clouds today ☄How was your #monday ? #artist #michaelchase

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Interrupting your feed with a #sneakpeek of our SS16 #bts "Les voyageurs de l'espace" #georgesperec #thinkpink

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This collection of NASA images of 1) clouds as seen from space in the hopes to inspire an Overview Effect*, a mental shift that happens to astronauts when they see the Earth floating in space for the first time, 2) people looking in awe at the Apollo lift off 3) images of the Earth taken from space.

In an effort to infuse social responsibility with empathy and respond to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, Slow Factory has created the WE ARE HOME Fund & Collection to support humanitarian aid to refugees across the region.


The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.

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The Overview Effect

by Celine Semaan Vernon


OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out ther e on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.'” - Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” - Neil Armstrong, astronaut & moonwalker

“When we look down at the earth from space, we see this amazing, indescribably beautiful planet. It looks like a living, breathing organism. But it also, at the same time, looks extremely fragile … Anybody else who’s ever gone to space says the same thing because it really is striking and it’s really sobering to see this paper-thin layer and to realize that that little paper-thin layer is all that protects every living thing on Earth from death, basically. From the harshness of space.” - Shuttle/ISS astronaut Ron Garan

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