The Flatiron Building Recently completed by the Eastern Design Office is The Flatiron Building - a unique apartment building constructed in the Youkaichi district in Shiga, Japan. Inspired by the shape of the land the property needed to be built on (no one wanted the land for several years), the apartment building features a sharp acute-angle at one end. By filling the land as much as possible, the building manages to cram 567 sqm of space into the 261 sqm plot. 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened Ohio is Full of Astronauts Quick: What's special about Ohio? Nothing? Well, hold on to your ass. The first two aviators in both Ohioan and American history were Orville and Wilbur Wright, who successfully demonstrated the world's first airplane in 1903. The Surprising Realities Behind What Motivates Us in Illustrated Form - Lifehacker @Blueluck: Very true - I've seen other countries where people leave their family in another country to go find work, and then to manual labor for extremely cheap just to be able to send it all home to their family. I guess that could be interpreted as their purpose, but the work is not purposeful in and of itself. I guess "pay enough to take money off the table" covers that, so we're only talking about how to motivate people after they're at the comfortable level most Americans that read this blog are at. Interesting results in India, though.
Meet the liger - half lion, half tiger Four-week-old liger, Aries, poses on big brother Hercules and trainer Moksha Bybee. Picture: Snapper Media Cub Aries gets ahead of the pack. Picture: Snapper Media Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area.
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Paper-Back Planters: Recycling Books to Pot Indoor Plants Have books finally met their match with the Apple iPad, or is it just another fad like the Amazon Kindle? Readers may find some poetry in these volumes regardless of whether they are willing to give up their favorite paperback companions: potted plants put into scooped-out sections of beautiful old hardback books. Gardenkultur (via Inhabitat) makes a simple recycling project out of even the most complex novels, but carving into the heart of a book, sealing off the resulting space and putting seeds of little trees or other plant life into the curved void. Of course, this would work just as well as a do-it-yourself gardening project for those green-thumbed enough to provide proper moisture barriers for their own plants. But if a picture is said to be worth one thousand, at how many words do we value a wee plant?
Mozilla Firefox Marriage Proposal with an Android App On November 2nd I proposed to my girlfriend of over 2 years, Meghan. She's very perceptive and extremely difficult to surprise, so I knew I had to do something really clever to catch her off guard. I knew I had to first distract her with something she's obsessed with so that she'd lower her defenses... and that led me to "Her Android Phone" and "Harry Potter". As luck would have it I had just gotten an invitation to the beta of Google's "App Inventor", which allows people to quickly and easily create apps with little or no programming.
Letterform for the Ephemeral on Typography Served The use of people’s body as a display medium in exchange for money has been a fairly common vision in the streets of London for almost two hundred years. One of the only work prospects for non-English speakers involves standing on a busy street while holding printed advertising at the end of a stick or wearing it on boards around their neck, a position known as human billboard). Using the human body as a message display facility is a way of evading a tax on advertising by making it mobile, but also by using the humanity of the subject and its “freedom of speech” as a legal argument.
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