National Geographic had an interesting article in a recent issue talking about how some urban centers are transforming their rooftops into green rooftops and the positive environmental impact this might have. You can read the article here. While reading this article, a thought occurred to me regarding farming and how I had also recently read … Read more Theory Thursday: Urban Farming
As a creative, I make prints of my 2-d illustrations and have my designs printed, which is great. Ponoko takes it to the next level and allows you to turn your creativity loose on making real objects! Whether it’s a one-off prototype or special gift, this is just really cool! I don’t know what I’m going … Read more Ponoko: Make Your Own Products!
I’m so stoked about wireless electricity and I know it is a ways off from becoming a reality in my home, it just took a giant leap forward and I just had to share this link from Fast Company. Enjoy!
Seen on the HOW Blog: TinEye, the visual search engine. This is not Google image search, TinEye actually uses your uploaded image and compares it to other images on the internet, even variants. Perfect for logo and infringement research, a must-have tool for any creative!
I’m starting off 2009 with a story from the folks over at Mental Floss on someone who’s designed a product for the greater good. Here’s someone who’s designing a practical way to help the homeless: EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) it’s a military-grade one-person shelter for homeless people who don’t want to stay at a … Read more Design for Good: Everyone Deserves A Roof
Don’t like the way you look? Want to have the perfect photo for your profile on Facebook or Match? Just use this brand-spanking new software developed in Israel! Apparently these fine folks have figured out algorithms to “idealize” most anyone’s face. Right now, it only works with hi-res, head on shots, so the technology has a ways … Read more Improve Your Looks with Software!
I found this on Boing Boing the other day…Target now has gift cards with a built-in 1.2 megapixel digital camera. I’m not sure how practical this is, but it just sounds really cool and appears to be well-designed.
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen. It’s glowing wallpaper lit with fiber optics, so the patterns actually light up on your wall. Very impressive!
My inner science geek LOVES this story: Intel recently demonstrated wireless power. While it’s not ready for primetime yet, it sounds promising and just plain cool! Here’s the link to the full story:http://www.physorg.com/news138592657.html