Archive for the 'tech' Category
“The way fresh water is supplied to disaster-hit regions could be revolutionized after an Ipswich-based businessman (Michael Pritchard) invented a Â£190 ($385) bottle that makes foul-smelling water drinkable in seconds.
Military chiefs are excited because the bottles, which can distill either 4,000 liters or 6,000 liters without changing the filter, will have huge benefits for soldiers who hate drinking iodine-flavored water.
Conventional filters can cut out bacteria measuring more than 200 nanometers but not viruses, which typically are 25 nanometers long.
Mr Pritchard’s bottle can clean up any water – including fecal matter – using a filter that cuts out anything longer than 15 nanometers, which means that viruses can be filtered out without the use of chemicals.”
Above: Newberry Street in Boston, Armani Exchange closed down, dumpster filled with goodies (wooden hangers, manikins, tables, chairs, shelves, etc) a few minutes later, ladies in high heels and gentlemen in suits dumpster diving. I have close up pictures of the ladies in heels, but I decided not to post those ( I grabbed some chairs and hangers)
- Coca-Cola Happiness factory: animated commercial…very nice!
- Huge LED Ceiling In Beijing: nice picture here, videos here.
- Morph Thing: Morph famous faces together, or yours!
- Great Bus Ads!
- An interview with Ferran AdriÃ on his favorite places to dine in Barcelona with links! (I want to travel now)
- Bill Clinton On David Letterman.
- Removing a Cork inside a bottle: I’m not sure why you would need this, but would be a good IQ test.
- Printing out all Spam installation
- Turning Cheap Steaks into Gucci Prime Steaks!
Panda’s Growth- cute pics as a panda grows.
Google Sky- Google Earth adds star gazing!
What’s in your bag- what people carry around via Lifehacker
You Are Here Poster- A tree poster depicting ones graphic career thoughts as they age.
Double sided touch screens- Who knew we would need two sides.
TrackStick- GPS tracker linking to Google maps.
Cut&Paste was born in NYC 2005 assembling a group of digital graphic artist to do battle in an energy packed bar with over 850 gazers watching their swift Wacom skillz on projected walls Iron Chef style. This years Cut&Paste will hold battles in 11 locations worldwide. I’ve never been to one, but the hype and energy surrounding this growing event is the buzz around town. The Boston battle on September 8th initiates their world tour which I plan to attend, but if your not in the area, hit up one of their other locations:
video via coolhunting
I’ve been really bad at posting this week and I apologize. I’ve been busy and found little to post. I almost posted about the very cool color guiding “MyCuppaTea” but then got distracted by the fact that Guster was playing live near me in September. After hurdling for tickets which I never bought since their concerts start before work ends, I scrambled online looking for the sold out but ever so cool red “Use Helvertica” shirt which lead me to Helvetica: the film. Somehow this took me to a Flickr collection of business cards which reminded me of my DIY Paint Chip card holders which someone did today though not with paint chips.
Now in my bookmarks were some really random links.. a kind of gross but amusing Frog cleaning his stomach, Martin Klimas and his smashing still photography, Hundreds posing naked on Swiss Glaciers thanks to Spencer Tunick, a kick butt Magnum wine ratchet , two huge people fighting, and the ever so fun visible but invisible public toilet which reminded me of the hilarious and very wrong Japanese toilet pranks.
I’d also like to make a shout out to my friend Andy on his company Interwoven Threads (Look good, Do better) He offered up a few shirts to my readers, so if interested, send me a cool link, I’ll pick a few, and he’ll send you a kick-butt shirt and even let you suggest a charity in your area to donate one to.(You buy a shirt, they donate the same one to the needed)
That’s it for now. Enjoy!
Above: The chaotic aftermath at the annuel Puma sale… yup, that’s a kid staking over her shop-aholic parents box of goodies while they grabbed more!(people bought box loads)
- KipKay.com: Simple DIY everyday hacks.(all videos)
- Vibram Five Finger shoes: These have been out for sometime, and I want still.
- BomBayTV: Fun custom video cards.
- We Feel Fine Project.
- Kitten Surprise: How to break up a kitten fight.
- How to draw a women sketch!(put it on x16)
I don’t post on shoes too often, but when a big cookie monster like Nike known for making mountains of carbon fuming rubber glue shoes launches a 100% sustainable shoe in their eco-consciousness Nike Considered footwear line, I start to smile.
I’d seen previous attempts in this line that didn’t fair to well stylishly nor environmentally, but the these new Long Ball Lace shoes are rather appealing with it’s minty lime highlights while being 100% biodegradable using a cork sole and sporting some baseball stitch like weaves. Now all they have to do is figure out how to drop the price a bunch and be a bit more like TOMS shoes with donations to the needed, even though they probably do this already.
Full size pics after the jump
- Morgan Webb launches WebAlert.com, a new daily video on everything digital in 5 or less minutes.
- OrigamiTesselations.com- A blog on all things origami!
- VideoJug.com- Life explained online with a bit of an English accent in most videos.
- PBwiki.com- make your own wiki site.
This is pretty sweet! “HypoSurface is the World’s first display system where the screen surface physically moves! Information and form are linked to give a radical new media technology: an info-form device.”
Basically, it’s a Three-Dimensional moving surface even though in my mind, it’s just a scalable version of Daniel Rozins “Pixel Active” projects such as his fascinating Wooden Mirror which I posted about before or his Shiny Balls Mirror projects.
It would crazy cool to see this active wall combined with the Tunnel House!
I’ll post 4 videos after the jump.
Ooooo, TED Africa videos just started to get posted! If you missed out on the incredible TED Africa this past June in Tanzania, now you can enjoy a glimpse of this adventure online. If you prefer to read about it, I’d recommend reading 2 blog entries: Ethan Zukerman or LunchOVerIP by Bruno Giussani.
I’ll post the first 4 launched TED Africa videos after the jump.