10 things about trying Life | Comments | Last built on 29 May, 2009 I recently got put on a list. Always feels a bit weird, but deep down I dig it. It was for the inaugural Creative Sydney – 100 Creative Catalysts. I’m on there for “Bringing together Australia’s hip hop communities through Stealth“. Doing cultural stuff – entrepreneurial cultural stuff – can feel like a lonely pursuit. Fifty People, One Question When we set out to film, it was another New Orleans day. Once you get past the inevitable grime and heat, you feel a certain energy or “atmosphere”. Like a kid throwing himself into a mud fight.
LuminoGlow lingerie wows with the light on and off LuminoGlow lingerie is made from chiffon and 'illuminating glow lace' Mother started the firm for underwear that looks good with lights on or offPrices start at $65 (£41) for a thong, up to $180 (£115) for a chemise set By Deni Kirkova for MailOnline Published: 16:17 GMT, 21 December 2014 | Updated: 17:31 GMT, 21 December 2014 A line of sensual lingerie is set to put an end to night-time disorientation. The luminous bra and knicker sets glow in a flourescent green, meaning your parter can always find you if you prefer to keep the lights off, and you'll never have to fumble with a bra strap in the dark again. LuminoGlow's latest line of pretty lingerie, called Aurora, is made from quality stretch crepe chiffon that is said to feel invisible to the wearer.
Reused Tires Make a Squid-Like Playground for Refugee Children All images courtesy of AnneMarie van Splunter When Go Play! announced a competition to design an innovative playground for 1,000 refugee children along the border of Thailand and Burma, Dutch designer AnneMarie van Splunter thought of old car tires. To be specific, she thought of a playground made entirely out of reused tires on a bamboo frame, made in the shape of a tree with expanding roots. Though in my opinion it looks more like a squid, and has some practical problems, the design won the contest's Honorable Mention for Innovation.
Watch: The First Hour Of MTV For those watching in 1981, the launch of MTV must have seemed as epic as the rocket-ship visual it used as an opener. For those who don't remember (or didn't exist yet), the iconic moonman's first appearance was juxtaposed with footage of Apollo 11 taking off in the channels first minutes. Although the implications were massive (an entire channel dedicated to music??) and the first video to ever air (our favorite Trivial Pursuit questions: "Video Killed The Radio Star") seemed an ambitious mission statement, MTV did nail something unmistakably cool with its initial aesthetics and promises of all-day, all-night stereo music. Cool story, MTV.
em-brace your beautiful Miyanda wears shirt vintage from Six Foot Single. Sweater Rag & Bone. Top earring model's own. how the fashion industry affects the bodies of young women "I hate myself every time I do it, but I just can't stop. I wish that I could." After every meal, Fiona makes herself sick. It's embarrassing to go to restaurants with her, because in between courses she'll excuse herself and disappear to the toilet for a long time. At home, she'll empty the contents of the fridge then spend the rest of the evening in the bathroom.
2014, the year of... gay rights "I can't change. Even if I try. Even if I wanted to." Those were the lyrics that resonated from The Staples Centre at the beginning of the year, as Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna were streamed globally from the 56th Annual Grammy's ceremony, singing Same Love. The awards gripped headlines for days to come, following the marriage of 33 straight and same-sex couples during the performance, officiated by actress and singer Queen Latifah. The event was a significant cultural moment that opened the dialogue of gay-rights for 2014, a year that continued to put the topic at centre stage. Movie: CuteCircuit on smart textiles and digital fashion With smart textiles we can "download new colours or patterns" to our clothes Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Francesca Rosella of interactive fashion brand CuteCircuit claims advances in digital "smart" fabrics will revolutionise the fashion industry, allowing us to download new styles for our clothes rather than buying new garments. "We are living in a digital future, so we do not need to sell 10,000 skirts," says Rosella. "We could sell 500 skirts, but then could sell thousands of patterns that you download to your skirt."
Movie: swap streetlights with luminous trees - Daan Roosegaarde Glowing trees could be used "instead of street lighting" says Daan Roosegaarde Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is exploring ways of using the bio-luminescent qualities of jellyfish and mushrooms to create glow-in-the-dark trees that could replace street lights. In this movie filmed at SXSW in Austin, Roosegaarde explains how: "In the last year I really became fond of biomimicry." "What can we learn from nature and apply to the built environment, to roads, to public spaces, to our urban landscape?"
Futuristic Office Concept in Amsterdam Doesn't Have Chairs or Desks 1 / 7 2 / 7 3 / 7 4 / 7 5 / 7 6 / 7 Upon first glance, the new conceptual office by Dutch design firm RAAAF resembles an obstacle course made of concrete blocks; however, the number of professionals sprawled across or leaning against these blocks tapping away on their laptops suggests the real function of the space as an avant-garde reinterpretation of the modern working environment. Aiming to tackle the myriad health problems — including heart disease and diabetes — associated with sitting in the same position for eight or more hours every day at the typical desk job, the forward-thinkers at RAAAF partnered with the University of Groningen to design the installation that encourages workers to change position several times throughout the day, each time making you put more pressure on your legs. While the installation remains a thought-provoking experiment, furniture makers have already started calling.
NEUROTiQ NEUROTiQ is brain animating fashion – a knitted, 3d printed, EEG brain sensor – that maps thoughts and exhibits brain states with color. Within the knit fabric structure, 3d printed neuron globules are embedded with SENSOREE therapeutic bio.media. Elena Kulikova Photography NEUROTiQ from SENSOREE on Vimeo. NEUROTiQ process video from SENSOREE on Vimeo. NEUROTiQ premiered NYFW 2014 Lettuce See the Future: Japanese Farmer Builds... Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof. Working in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, which was badly hit by powerful earthquake and tsunamis in 2011, Shimamura turned a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory into the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs. The special LED fixtures were developed by GE and emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth. The farm is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet).