Category Archives: life

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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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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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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On hiatus…

ELEKTROKATZE is going on hiatus. Best wishes for delicious holidays and a happy, healthy and wealthy 2013! See you in January…

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Mutton dressed as lamb? Fashion and ageism in Silicon Valley

Older and highly experienced job candidates in the tech industry find themselves in the opposite situation of what fresh grads have faced in the past. Where 20-somethings made themselves over in business wear and sensible shoes to signal maturity, 40-somethings-plus… Continue reading

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I want: Shine activity tracker by Misfit

I wanted a Nike Fuelband until I saw this: Shine activity tracker by Misfit Wearables, a company headed by Apple collaborators / ex-employees. + Waterproof, can swim with it + Clean, simple lines, low-key design + Compact and light +… Continue reading

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The photo book: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara’s book follows 8 years of her grandmother’s daily life with the stray kitten she found in a shed. A beautiful document, quiet and sweet. >> Story via Buzzfeed: This Grandma and her cat are the cutest… Continue reading

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The grouch guide

>> How to be a Grouch by Oscar the Grouch By the way, Oscar the Grouch is 43 years old… not that it’s his birthday, but this is according to Carroll Spinney who was Oscar’s voice and puppetmaster (as well… Continue reading

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The training glove: better than steroids

Stanford University biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn have created a glove which quickly cools down body temperature and speeds up the recovery time of muscle fatigue. Using the glove, the test subject went from “doing 180 pull-ups total… Continue reading

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