Every Kid Wanted One: Ever heard of the Slinky? The fun toy that sold more than 250 million units worldwide!The creators of the Slinky were just ordinary people that came up with a simple product idea. And that simple product idea produced more wealth then they could have ever possibly imagined!
The houses aren't very big, but they're enough to give a dog some shelter and... a place to call home, temporarily, one hopes. The shanty town within the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, where the dog houses are located, is called a favela, like the shanty towns built for displaced persons in almost all of Brazil's large cities.
There was an exhibit at a London gallery by French composer Celest Boursier-Mougenot. The exhibit, entitle 'From Here To Ear,' was an aviary filled with zebra finches, electronic instruments, and various other sound-making objects that were all connected to an audio system. It occurred to me that a smaller scale music palace could be created for wild birds in our own yards so we can have our own bird bands. (see video)
Donuts are their own food group. They are practically everyone's favorite naughty food. Donuts wouldn't be that naughty though, if you could make them at home, skipping the deep-frying, using whole wheat flour instead of bleached white, maybe reducing the amount of sugar you put in the glaze...
Ratinan Thaijareorn, a young Thai freelance painter and illustrator, was commissioned by Adidas to apply her artistic skills to a pair of library chairs for the Adidas Originals store in Bangkok.... And boy what a difference they made to the interior of the store! Now, we're not talking about just painting the wooden frames of the chairs; Thaijareorn used the upholstery of the chairs as her canvass!
Architect Robert Stone is not shy about pushing the envelope, or in this case, about designing a hotel that does not look or feel like any other hotel in the world. He's designed and built the Acido Durado out of gold, inside and out. And he's built it at the end of a dirt road in Joshua Tree, CA, where it appears in its dramatic desert surroundings as a glittering mirage.
Whatever you previously imagined about living underground in a survival shelter... it's not what the Vivos Group has in mind. Vivos has thought of every aspect of survival and your comfort, with supplies and food for up to a year, in case doomsday happens. It's the 'modern day Noah's Ark.'
It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate PBS's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV series, Design Squad is launching a nationwide 2010 Trash to Treasure competition for kids 5 to 19. The launch will begin on April 5, 2010. 2009 was the first year that Design Squad held this competition.