Monthly Archives: February 2013

ELEKTROKATZE: bicycle design by ChowPourianLab

Yes, it’s true – now we’ve also designed a bicycle named ELEKTROKATZE: a new street style bike, handmade steel frame, fixed-gear, shortened handlebars, 20” wheels. >> ChowPourianLab for photos, a peek behind the scenes at the Colossi workshop where it… Continue reading

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Pick-me-up | Splitscreen: A Love Story

Splitscreen: A Love Story. “Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.” Sweet and beautifully edited. Just 2:25, take a breather and watch it. >> via DesignObserver >> James W Griffiths

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Non-stick nanotech for everyone!

Ultra-Ever Dry. LiquiGlide. Two non-stick coatings use nanotechnology to make short work of common frustrations. The names say it all, but to really believe it, you need to watch the demo videos. The mercury-like look of water beading up and… Continue reading

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The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard

Nothing more to add, the title by Rebecca J. Rosen says it all… >> Photos by Emir O. Filipovic >> The Atlantic: The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard / Rebecca J. Rosen

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3Doodler: pen that lets you draw in 3D

3D printers bring computer renderings to life. Now there’s a 3D pen called “3Doodler” that can do the same for your sketches. No computer needed! >> 3Doodler Kickstarter campaign It reminds me of Sketch Furniture by the Swedish design studio… Continue reading

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Barefoot College, India

Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College has one main purpose: to bring rural villages out of poverty by training women (preferably illiterate grandmothers) new skills for economic and environmental sustainability. The women arrive with no formal education and return home six months… Continue reading

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Happy Snake!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year and Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy Year of the Snake!

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Urban outlaw: Magnus Walker

More reason why you should pursue the things you love… This 32-minute video introduces you to Magnus Walker, someone who’s really living the dream. He’s turned his obsession with the Porsche 911 into an enviably fulfilling profession where his craftsmanship… Continue reading

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The quick list: playing catch-up

Long stretch since the last post… For expediency’s sake, a quick list of articles worth reading (most recent on the top). SCIENCE >> National Geographic: The Bite that Heals. Scientists are unlocking the medical potential of venom / Jennifer S.… Continue reading

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