On Kickstarter now, the POLAR pen and stylus is made from magnets The magnetic components separate so you can change the length of the pen, and use it as a compass. It's sleek, stylish, and will delight any magnet-lovers out there.
Six Senses Zighy Bay resort is the first of its kind on the Musandam Peninsula in Oman. The organization has a strong dedication to environmetal protection and conservation. In addition to providing guests with a luxurious stay in a romantic and remote location, the resort is also dedicated to a number of local charitable causes, in an effort to be useful to its surrounding community.
Designed to take advantage of the heat output from your refrigerator, the OLTU food storage system keeps items like fruits and veggies, which shouldn't necessarily be refrigerated, at the right temperature. It's a little complex, so here's an explanation from the designer himself:
"OLTU is like an organism that takes advantage of the heat produced from the back of a fridge, which in today's fridges is wasted energy, and uses it to help to cool the "totem" of vegetables via cooling by evaporation. The heat rises and affects the double wall of the clay containers, which, with the help of the water contained between their walls, is able to lower the temperature thanks to the heat extracted from their interior, recreating the ideal atmosphere for the needs of each group of vegetables."
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Origami artist Cahoonas takes inspiration from pop culture to make these intricate pieces. Subjects cover cartoons ( Finn and Jake from Adventure Time!), sci-fi, and mystical creatures. My favorite piece though is probably his 'replica' of the USS Enterprise, all the way at the bottom.
These surreal digital illustrations, from artist Christian Schloe, are a clever combination of a certain Victorian aesthetic, and an otherworldly presence. The artist blends quaint portraits with beautiful creatures and fantasy creatures that fly. If you like these, you can see more on his Facebook page, but perhaps the best part is that Schloe doesn't provide any explanations about his work.
Currently fundraising on Kickstarter, Fishspace combines your childhood love of LEGOs with your family's first pet, the ever-enduring goldfish (or similarly sized aquatic creature). Fishpace allows you to build your fish's underwater wonderland with the best building tools you know. You and your kids will have a blast building, and this is a great project to teach them some of the principles behind taking proper care of a small pet. Step 1: Keep your tank out of reach of the family cat, despite the adorable image above.
Nestled on the beautiful rocky cliffs of Ibiza, Spain, the AIBS House is a testament to minimal and modern design. The house was completed in 2002 by Belgian architecture firm Atelier d'Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, and the home's sharp, sleek design provides gorgeous contrast with the wild surroundings.
Described as the world's 'first digital underwater camera,' with interchangable lenses and two dedicated underwater lenses. The new camera is waterproof up to 15 meters, and is shockproof up to two meters. The camera can continously capture images when submerged, and is also freezeproof. The camera is compact but outdoorsy, with features like built-in GPS and WiFi, electronic compass, and horizon indicator. The design is quite similar to Nikon's earlier 1 J1 model, but the AW1 is the first underwater model that comes equipped with interchangeable lenses.
Alex Sexton is a sculptor who carves some of the most startling marble compositions you may have ever seen, but you might not know it to look at them. That's because Sexton has focused on soft, lounge-style clothing that looks extra relaxed and casual, which makes his work all the more difficult. Sexton's preferred material is Carrara marble, a white or blue-grey marble found on the northernmost tip of Tuscany, Italy, and which has been used in marble sculpture since the days of Ancient Rome.
Two rainbow creations caught our eye recently: the first is a Kickstarter campaign by designer Duncan Shotton, who likes to bring a little of the unusual to the everyday. His rainbow pencils are made from recycled paper, and they're just fun! The more you use them, the more colors you'll see, and you'll also be contributing to the recycling industry, which is a great thing. Check out the project on Kickstarter if you're interested.
Next, we have the recent coverage of the Williamsburg Bridge by two thousands colored threads into a rainbow design, by Minneapolis artist Hot Tea. The project is called 'Rituals' and took over 11 hours to complete.
Happy Sundog! This adorable interspecies resides at the Myrtle Beach Safari, and they're best friends! They are Bubbles, the African elephant, and Bella, the black Labrador. They love each other, and they really, really know how to have fun. Their bodies are so in sync! Like coordinated underwater dancers!
This weekend's recipe compilation is dedicated to pears, which are an ideal fruit to cook with in the fall. Pears are rich, dense, and buttery, and they hold up pretty well to heat, which means you can do delicious things to them in the oven. Pears also go incredibly well with soft cheeses like brie and goat cheese, which makes them even more decadent.