Archive for the ‘cool’ tag
Some things are just cool.
By now, everyone’s probably seen this. But We Made This’s theory that it was actually viral marketing is interesting enough to note:
A lot of people are saying that either the GPS signal wouldn’t transmit through the metal exterior of a plane, or that the flight plan would simply be too damned expensive, even if DHL are footing the bill. So did it actually happen, or is just a (rather finely crafted) viral? The site seems oddly free of the expected background to the genesis of the project, and Nordenankar seems to have very little web presence before doing it… though he did win a D&AD student award in an advertising category last year…
I wouldn’t claim to understand the theory behind the architecture of Arakawa and Madeline Gins or their claim that their style can make you live longer, but this house sure looks cool. Fred Bernstein’s story on the house is here (the title link is for the audio slide show).
Casulo is, without question, the most compact set of furniture I’ve ever seen. In a reasonably sized box they’ve fit: a desk, a bed, a bureau, a stool, a shelving unit, two seating-height boxes, and a small chest of drawers. You must give it at least seven seconds.
A few years ago the Defense Department decided to look seriously at prosthetic arms. Dean Kamen and Co. heard the call and have created something that looks straight out of science fiction. Though it doesn’t work quite as well as Luke Skywalker’s fake hand — for which it is named — it is impressive and seems a big improvement over any prosthetic I’ve ever seen.
This has to be seen. I can so no more than that.
Marco Facciola, a 16-year-old International Baccalaureate student, built a wooden bicycle as a school project. It’s simply amazing. No metal or plastic involved; I can’t imagine the ride’s very smooth though.