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.
Five years after a man accidentally blew off most of his face with a gun, 30 doctors at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain provided him with a new face. The 24-hour surgery that involved removing the entire face of a deceased donor and transferring it to the recipient, was the first entire face transplant ever attempted and it has been, so far, successful.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in February, is sending back high-resolution image details of the sun and its activities that have never been seen before. NASA's expectations are that the SDO will have a huge impact on science, similar to the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on modern astrophysics.