New York design firm Atelier DNA’s incredible new Windstalk concept, a proposed wind energy system that would use a novel compression mechanism to generate electricity…
Each stalk will contain alternating layers of electrodes and ceramic discs made from piezoelectric material, which generates a current when put under pressure. In the case of the stalks, the discs will compress as they sway in the wind, creating a charge.
If approved, the system would be used to generate power for Masdar, a compact pedestrian only planned city under construction outside of Abu Dhabi.
(Source: Discovery News)
10:35 am |
January 6 2012
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Hey everyone in Tumblr land,
My husband and I, along with our friend Jheri Evans, are starting a semi-annual print magazine (yes, an actual printed publication!) to go along with our music blog, Decoder. It’s going to be chock-a-block full of art, interviews, poetry + short stories, comics, and more.
To get the first issue off to the presses, we need to raise some clams, so we kindly ask that you consider donating to our Kickstarter. There are some pretty neat rewards for those who donate (besides getting a copy of the magazine, of course). Even if you only give $1, you’ll get to download the first Decoder mixtape that has tons of exclusive tracks from awesome artists and bands.
Please check it out! And don’t forget to bookmark www.secretdecoder.net so you can keep your music library fresh and sparkly.
5:32 pm |
January 5 2012
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Look closely and you’ll see your hidden home away from home. The Mirrorcube is a nearly-invisible treehouse that truly blends in with nature. Built with exterior walls made from reflective “spyglass,” the pre-fab structure reflects its surroundings to become almost undetectable. (An infrared film, invisible to humans but visible to birds is placed within the glass to stop kamikazes.) Designed by Scandinavian architects Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård, it’s got a wood and aluminum body, and comes complete with restroom, queen-size bed, and Goonies-esque rope bridge.
9:43 am |
December 30 2011
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From a beautiful photo-set over at ISO50 - the Olivetti Arco Series office desk, from Studio BBPR. Totally gorgeous and, like so many things, way too big for our tiny apartment!
12:32 pm |
December 12 2011
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Using a miniature thermal printer, Berg’s Little Printer - what we’re tentatively calling the novelty desktop news ticker of the year - prints out a customized newspaper that you can program via phone.
1:34 pm |
December 1 2011
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Thanks to Dan Casey, aka Yalls, my wife and I can breath safe at night. Thanks to him we’re still alive today, sucking down good Oakland air in the East Bay (more commonly the “Easy Bay” to those who call it home), while he might have just left us to die where our US Airways flight dropped us off in San Francisco, still fresh from West Virginia. So, it’s no exaggeration for me to say that thanks to Yalls, America will win the space race. As plans unfurl for a new Yalls-absence-suppressor in more solid form , Crash Symbols is proud to inaugurate its new series of lamentably fake 12”s with “Vapid Glitch Vow”. More than just an anagram of my name, it is uniquely Yalls; soul-funk poptronica driven by Casey’s incredible idiosyncratic beatwork, and lent further support by the inclusion of a totally indulgent ten minute extended mix that is absolutely necessary for fullest enjoyment. -Dwight
Listen to the new track above and download the entire single, including (I repeat) a ten minute extended dance mix
, over yonder from bandcamp
We got to design the album artwork for this digital single from Yalls that just dropped today.
1:12 pm |
November 23 2011
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