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Seth Plattner

Welcome to Seth Plattner's Inventor Spot home page! If you're looking for the latest trends and innovations in the world of architecture, design and all things worthy on the web, you've come to the right place. Check my page frequently for articles and profiles of some of the coolest projects going on around the world from some of the most influential designers out there. When I'm not scoping the architecture scene, I like to browse the net and bring you the coolest websites I can find. Keeps be occupied at work, right? Also look out for monthly articles on special events and unique interests for the holidays. Enjoy!

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Going Home is For Losers! 10 Better Places to Go For Thanksgiving

Want to go someplace really great for Thanksgiving?

As turkey time draws near, most of us are preparing for a gut-busting food fest with our families. But, not everyone adheres to the normal Thanksgiving day festivities; no, there are those who look for something a little different for Thanksgiving. So, in the spirit of diversity and adventure, here are 10 great Thanksgiving travel destinations for those looking to not go home for Thanksgiving.

All the Leaks That's Fit to Print

"Global defense of sources and press freedoms, circa now," reads the motto for Wikileaks, yet another website founded on the idea of publicly amassed information. This website, though, bares a relevancy that other wikie sites don't because of its humanitarian attempts to make people aware of the underground, corrupt happenings in the world through untraceable mass document leaking and analysis.

The Coolest Hotel Ever—Literally

Ice hotels seem to be popping up all over the world, and while there is a certain charm in staying overnight in a room made of solid ice, sometimes you just want the experience without the bone chilling cold. With that in mind,Kakslauttanen resort in Saariselkä, Finland offers these beautiful glass igloo accommodations that are romantic, peaceful and every bit as magical as staying in a real ice igloo, but you won't walk out of one with frostbite on your nose.

All the Mods and Hacks You'll Ever Need

Who hasn't wanted to hack Guitar Hero, make sniper rifle for Duck Hunt, or, hey, even build their own Darth Maul lightsaber? Well, for every inventor out there who likes to modify or hack that which is already in existence, Hack N Mod is the perfect website to coach you through it all.

An Amazing Hotel That Gives Dubai an Architectural Run for Its Money


Whereas most of the new, awe-inspiring hotels and structures are popping up in and around Dubai, the Hareem Architects firm has just announced their plans for the Full Moon Rising and Caspian Plus hotels, which look to be one of the most incredible hotels ever built, but their chosen location is the central Asian republic of Azerbaijan. Watch out Dubai, you could have some competition on your hands.

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Dubai Wows Again with Biggest Arch Bridge Ever


They've got amazing hotels, artificial islands, even an indoor ski mountain. And now, to add to the list, Dubai will become home to largest arch bridge in world when the constructions of this monster is finished in 2012. Seriously, what can't they do over there? read more »

The Old You, The New You—All in One Amazing Photograph


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're all suckers for amazing photography, and Bobby Neel Adams has created quite the repeteoire of some pretty incredible images. His most impressive are the spliced images of the same person, one half from when they were younger, the other years later. The results are something altogether intriguing. read more »

Every Living Thing All in One Place: The Encyclopedia of Life


 

 

 

 

 

With 1.8 million named species out there, it's nearly impossible to categorize them all into one neat catalogue. Nevertheless, that's not stopping the guys over at The Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library who have all banned together to launch the Encyclopedia of Life, which hopes to document all 1.8 million species on their state-of-the-art website. read more »

Inflatable Concrete? The Newest Pop-Up Shelter


When's the last time you thought about the future of pop-up shelters? Yesterday, right? No, probably not. But, in all seriousness, pop-up shetlers are something the world should pay attention to. Natural disasters, war and violence certainly aren't slowing down, so the need for a pop-up shelter that is quick, effiicient and durable. That's where the Concrete Canvas comes in. read more »

A Better Beer Blog


 

 

 

October isn't over, which means beer is still on the brain. As a little follow up to our 10 Best Beers With Balls of 2007 article, here is a great new blog that seeks to keep us all well informed of the brewing world.
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