In this period, many are getting back to nature but do not necessarily adapt themselves to the lack of comfort. This transportable cocoon tree givess you all the comfort a small cabana but it’s even more romantic as suspended in the air.
Yan from ‘Geeks Are Sexy’ and who lives in Montreal where the temperature is actually around -13°F (-25°C) did a little experience to entertain children his children. Watch the video!
Today,It’s really cold outside today here on the south shore of Montreal (QC, CA). Really, really cold. The temperature outside currently is at -13°F (-25°C), but when you add in the wind chill factor, it feels more like -29°F (-33°C). Since it rarely gets this cold, I decided to use the opportunity to show my kids what happens when you throw really hot (boiling) water in the air at this temperature. You can check out the video of the experiment below
Read more at http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2013/01/23/turning-boiling-or-hot-water-into-snow-at-13f-25c-video/#X2pAXWlGluAmjRHq.99
People are starting to realize the role of bees in nature. Designers wants to raise awareness to the people to the phenomenon of disappearance of these insects that play a role so important in flowers pollination and are an essential in the chain that contributes to maintaining the balance of ecosystems. This is the challenge of designer Levi Bar by creating this urban hive. Read More…
Izmo, after two editions of Summer Schools, has organized the first edition of the International Winter School in Turin, Italy from January 16th to January 25th 2013, which focuses on interior design and creative re-use. The course is targeted to students, graduates, professionals, and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of ecological and creative design.
The lectures will be held by experts and professors of interior design and creative re-use of spaces, with the aim to provide insights as broad and multidisciplinary as possible. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand methods of ecological and interactive design that will enable him or her to work creatively with waste materials and to approach to participatory design practices.
The training offered will be further enhanced by a meeting with Controprogetto [Italy], UdA [Italy] and Truly Design [Italy], who as special-guests will show their projects and approaches to the topic. At the end of their lessons, participants will intervene effectively on a dismissed public bus, located in the Cecchi-Point courtyard: a multicultural hub of a neighborhood located in Turin, near Izmo’s office. Students will design and refurbish the bus, in order to create a new urban space: a play room for the children of the neighborhood, who usually get together at the Cecchi Point after school time.
Each student will receive all the materials and work tools necessary and will be mentored by Izmo staff in each phase of the project.
Participants of the Winter School will be awarded 3 credits, recognized by the Politecnico di Torino, transferable at any other university.
In addition, we will provide constant support in logistics, housing research, mobility, and tourism.
I do not know if like me, you find that idea creepy; Japanese Fasotec company convert you MRI scan of your unborn child into a 3D-printed replica that you can use to decorate you living room.
Each commemorative keepsake costs $1,230.
Gary Connery landed on a strip measuring about 350ft (100m) by 45ft (15m) – and at its highest point 12ft off the ground – at Temple Island Meadows, on the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire border.
In order to survive the audacious stunt, he had to flare his wing suit about 200ft from his target in order to bring his gliding speed down to 50mph and his vertical falling speed to 15mph.
Find on DesignRulz , this stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle created by Garth Britzman with recycled bottles filled with colored water. This project reused recycled soda bottles as a canopy under which a small park is created.
The Taiwan’s garbage trucks commonly play music in order to alert people of their arrival in a neighborhood. Among the more popular tunes is Beethoven’s “Für Elise.” Instead of having people dump their household waste at designated spots, a policy was created so garbage never touched the ground. In the new system, garbage trucks would pass through every street and people had to bring out their trash bags personally, to dump into the trucks.
They often switch to thematic songs during Christmas and the Chinese New Year.
These blood bags was designed by Kiseung Lee to encourage people to donate blood during the Christmas holiday season. If you’re feeling generous, just fill the sock from Santa Claus with a little blood.
A group of renegade agriculturalists called Guerrilla Grafters in San Francisco are grafting fruit-bearing branches onto public trees that otherwise don’t bear fruit. The group has created a web app to help locals find trees that might be good candidates for a new, fruit-bearing branches and provides tips on how to pull off a successful grafting.