Archive for July, 2010

Remodeling Suburbia: Rerouting Classic, Car-Centric Design

31/07/2010

The modern city is, for the most part, built around cars. We build enormous elevated roads and huge parking structures to accommodate our vehicles, but at what cost to the urban landscape and to our own well-being? These 10 visionary designs seek to re-imagine what the city of the future might look like if we stop catering our living spaces to cars…and start designing them for people. (more…)

A Pen Mightier Than Any Sword

31/07/2010

I feel great joy when I stumble upon a mundane, everyday object, that is always dull, and find that someone has taken the time to customize it in an interesting and exciting way. Enter the pen: something used in different forms for thousands of years, and even in the age of computers, still necessary. When someone is using something more exciting than a cheap plastic pen, it’s interesting, and if someone is using the pens below, it’s astounding. Here are some fantastic pen related innovations and customizations: (more…)

Pomparkour: New Urban Free Running Sport with Ladders

31/07/2010

Anyone who’s already familiar with parkour – the jaw-dropping urban sport that involves astonishing acrobatics including gravity-defying jumps – probably stared in disbelief at a video showing a trio of parkour enthusiasts scaling buildings and bridges with the help of hooked ladders. Created as an ad for a sports drink, the video undoubtedly sparked many people to google the dubious new sport of ‘pomparkour’. (more…)

For Hudson: from southern living

31/07/2010

The week in pictures

31/07/2010

A Muslim family believe they have been blessed by a ‘miracle’ – after a divine message appeared in a salad tomato. Noreen Khan of Park Lane found the Arabic letters for Allah spelt out in the veins of the tomato.

Animal pictures of the week

31/07/2010

Two female clouded leopard cubs, Parti and Jaya, were born on May 14th at the zoo in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The leopard cubs were born to Luang, a female leopard originally from Howletts Zoo in the UK, and Samar, a male leopard from a zoo in Prague…More http://goo.gl/ffw8

Pilot Humor

31/07/2010

A Pen Mightier Than Any Sword

31/07/2010

I feel great joy when I stumble upon a mundane, everyday object, that is always dull, and find that someone has taken the time to customize it in an interesting and exciting way. Enter the pen: something used in different forms for thousands of years, and even in the age of computers, still necessary. When someone is using something more exciting than a cheap plastic pen, it’s interesting, and if someone is using the pens below, it’s astounding. Here are some fantastic pen related innovations and customizations: (more…)

Picture of the day: 30 July 2010(baby long-eared bat)

30/07/2010

A baby long-eared bat is hand-reared at Secret Animal Rescue in Somerset. Its ears – not fully formed yet – will eventually sit on the top of its head, not the sides.

Let’s Talk it Over at Dinner

30/07/2010

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