Leggere resta di moda. | via
Leggere resta di moda. | via
Industrial designer Patrick Frey’s “Gregor Calendar” poignantly illustrates the unbearable lightness of being by slowly unraveling with the passage of time into a useless heap on the barren floor of infinite nothing.
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To protest the irritation of constant surveillance, Thomas voor ‘t Hekke and Bas van Oerle, working under the name “Helden,” conceived of a project called “panoptICONS,” which involves placing “camera birds” — half-bird, half-surveillance camera — throughout the city of Utrecht.
""panoptICONS addresses the fact that we are constantly being watched by surveillance cameras in city centres. The surveillance ...
We all know the importance of saving water. But to some people, they think water is the most abundant natural resources that they could just take for granted. Unfortunately, most of the water on this earth is not directly in potable form. Saving water means saving the energy required to filter and purity water. “Poor Little Fish” basin design tries to persuade consumers to reduce the ...
On Tuesday, August 28, the Chilean arts collective Los Casagrande dropped 100,000 poems from the sky onto the Lustgarten in Berlin to celebrate poetry and condemn acts of war. The action was their contribution to one of Berlin’s most popular cultural events, A Long Night of Museums. | via
Go and type in your childhood address at thewildernessdowntown.com to play the new, interactive video for the song “We Used To Wait” by Arcade Fire. You’ll get the best experience with the Google Chrome browser. The video was directed by Chris Milk and built in HTML5.
Read more about the project in this Wired article.
Drawing aid created by korean product designer Giha Woo. Once attached to the pen, this device helps to draw straight lines without using a ruler, measuring the drawn distance at the same time. | via
Propellerhead recently decided to create a giant, 4x4 light-emitting device so large that you have to literally jump between each of the pads in order to trigger the drum samples. Then they just randomly set up shop outdoors somewhere and hooked everything up to a projector showing ...
Tuned Pale Ale is a product that explores the musical affordances in everyday objects and promotes social spontaneity. While drinking beer, people become musically encouraged and often start making start making music with objects around them. This product aims to promote more of this type of social interaction. This product aims to inform users about the musical qualities of existing bottles and to make the bottle a better instrument. | Via
Sky 3D launch UK’s first arachnophobia therapy programme with Denise Van Outen.
Sky is using the power of 3D technology to tackle one of the nation’s most common phobias – spiders! About 50% of the population admit to being scared of spiders, so to help them face this fear head on Sky has created ground breaking new footage of these creepy crawlies in 3D. more ...
Do you really care about your toilet paper? Is its lifecycle really worth a mention? Do we want to discuss toilet-habits on YD? So many questions…and there is only one answer for this… “Day Re”! The deal is that once you’re done with the tissue part of the toilet paper roll, you toss the brown core into the trash, right? However if you buy a Day Re toilet roll…you just extended its life and purpose on earth! The core comes with a sticker tab that unfolds to a memo pad. Good enough to take daily or weekly notes! Question is; do we want toilet paper to be like a coconut tree and use every bit of it? Or do we just want some soft tissues to wipe our bums clean, and that’s the end of its story! You decide. | via
Designer: Kim Ji-eun
One of the most offbeat attractions in the United States, the Seattle Gum Wall is also one of the most germ infected tourist spot in the world.
Located in Post Alley, under Park Place Market, the Gum Wall has its beginning in the early 1990s, when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theater, stuck chewing gum on the wall.At first, they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall, but in time, the tradition of the coins disappeared, and the gum remained.
Theater attendants scraped the Gum Wall twice, but gave up in 1999, when it became a certified tourist attraction of Seattle. Now it is filled with thousands of pieces of chewing gum, of any color imaginable. And, as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated. You’ll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign.
But, the Seattle Gum Wall is also one of the germiest tourist destinations on Earth. In a ranking made by Trip Advisor, it came in second place, after Ireland’s Blarney Stone.
Racer is an analogue recreation of a coputer racing game in the style of the classic WipeOut.It consists of a modified vintage arcade machine, a RC model car with a wireless camera,an a self-constructed racetrack/game level made entirely from cardboard. | Via & Via
Some enterprising chaps in New York have turned a simple replica food product into a potential money spinner. The Seat Savers concept comes from a simple idea – that people won’t disturb or use a chair with a spilled beverage or foodstuff on it. The original products come from the Silly Spills range of replica foods sold at New York’s Jeremy’s Place, and are converted by the simple addition of a marketing sign saying ‘Seat Savers’ and a price tag of $2.00 each. See how easy it is? What a marvelous world. More here. | Via