Saturday, May 01, 2010
Some of you may know that I have a very unhealthy fascination with wind power, that being said I could not resist posting this. The "Wind Knitting Factory" is simply amazing. If anyone has a circular knitting machine they would like to part with send me a message! I have quite a few ideas to improve on this idea, hats... or scarves off to you.
"With the power of the wind, a knitting machine knits from the outside towards the inside of a building. The knitted material is harvested from time to time and rounded-off in individually packaged scarves. Each scarf has its own label which tells you in how much time it has been knitted and on which date."
Wind Knitting Factory
Posted by Jahue at 9:07:00 AM
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Sometimes you run across an idea that is so refreshing that it bares sharing. This is just such a case, and sadly I don't think it was ever produced. Jonathan Davies of Hello Milo has a wonderfully simple calendar that uses colors to represent the seasons. I wish it had been produced, I would have purchased 10. Check it out.
Posted by Jahue at 7:52:00 PM
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I don't usually blog about baby items... but when you find some thing as cool as this it just has to be posted. This was a project exploring the signature concepts. The Oakley stroller is the brain child of Joe Iacono, and I have to say I think most people could look cool pushing this thing around.
Posted by Jahue at 10:09:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I occasionally spend my Sundays stumbling the net. For those of you who don't know stumbling is going from link to link not really searching for something. Most of the time I come up with nothing, but today I hit a great blog that has tons of great information. Parka Blog is a singapore native that has a fascination with art books (a kindred spirit). Check it out I spent several hours going trough his posts.
Posted by Jahue at 9:18:00 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
I run across many architecture related websites every day. But few keep my attention longer than a page or two, that is until I found ArchDaily (http://www.archdaily.com/). Its a refreshing look at great architecture new and old. The website features a refreshing array of known and unknown architects doing great work. They cover not only built work but conceptual and future works. I would highly recommend bookmarking it and adding it to your daily reading.
Posted by Jahue at 8:01:00 AM
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I don't usually post entries about pay per month software (mainly because I think its a joke, just another way to steal your money). But I couldn't resist SlideRocket. Its relatively cheep compared to some and seems to be a powerful alternative to powerpoint. I am most impressed by its ability to use flash files in presentations. This was an option in older powerpoint and keynote versions but has since been removed.
SlideRocket does have its limitations.
Cons: You need to be online, and the standalone presenter (not creator) is only available to the business clients.
Pros: Present online no software necessary, flash animations, all the fancy transitions, and online storage.
All in all, this online solution is marginally worth the money. I would like to see a online/offline alternative but over all its a powerful app. Check it out: http://www.sliderocket.com/
Update: Another user pointed out they do have a "Free" version. The free version doesn't have all the function of the pay version. These limitations essentially make the free version for me a toy and not really a replacement for anything. If you only need something quick and online check out the free version. If you are serious about presenting the pay versions are the only way to go.
Posted by Jahue at 10:52:00 AM
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Its not often that you run across a really cool and interactive website these days. GE has done a very nice job with their ecomagination website. The website includes some augmented reality, for those of you who don't know augmented reality uses something called marker and a webcam to produce a sudo interactive model on screen. You can move the marker and navigate the 3D model. GE's version is interesting, I'm not fully sure it serves any purpose but take a look. If you have a web cam check out the augmented reality segment. Otherwise the graphics are well put together. http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/
Posted by Jahue at 4:37:00 PM