Archive for October, 2006

Translucent Bone China

This is a lighting system of floating orbs made from tanslucent bone china, hand-designed to look… really ill.AA Energy saving bulbs and all.

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"Marking or decorating the inside surface of the lights conceals the contents until the light is switched on, revealing the hidden patterns within as well as the beautiful warmth of the translucent bone china. Piercing geometric patterns in the surface allows light to peep through and glisten on the surroundings. Transfer decoration is in real gold; used on both sides of the work and in conjunction with light, will allow patterns to both diffuse through the translucent material, creating haunting shadows, as well as reflecting the surrounding space and light on the outer layer."

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Posted: October 2nd, 2006
at 10:26am by black octagons


Categories: green,home,design

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Floating Houses… in South America!

This ain’t some novelty or anything, but it sounded cool when we first laid eyes on it.

Apparently because of the flourishing salmon industry and the difficulty that workers have getting to these more remote places, in Chile they’ve started building floating houses made of concrete.AA Now, these are only supposedly for workers but it seems a lot of people are expressing interest in having one of these.AA

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Check out the page if you want.AA You might need your google translator skills if you’re not a more elite bi-lingual ninja like most of us.

Original from Plataforma Arquitectura

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Posted: October 2nd, 2006
at 10:06am by black octagons


Categories: architecture,design

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Next Generation Design Competition

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Are you a ninja with a great idea? Do you think, given the opportunity, you could help change the world? Just want $10,000? If so, check out Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Design Competition, 2007. With a focus on ENERGY, the competition accepts entries of all shapes and sizes. So whether you’ve designed a new city plan or a solar powered grappling hook, send it in and show us what you’ve got. Good luck.

Those of you who have been down from the start might remember a post, ‘Honk if you love green energy!‘, about a runner up in Metropolis Megazine’s Next Generation Design Competition [2006].

Shouts as well go out to Laura Koehler, official green design ninja. Thanks for the email!

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Posted: October 2nd, 2006
at 8:19am by orangemenace


Categories: green,design

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Ballers Expo

Wow… check out this talk by Jeff Han at TED, basically an electronic design and idea forum. He’s demonstrating some new technology supposedly that helps us break out of our confinement to physical devices. Either which way, he’s a bonafide ninja.

We can’t wait til they combine this with one of those In-Touch message boards.

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Posted: October 2nd, 2006
at 8:16am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,weaponry

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The Capitalist Conspiracy

Documentary hosted at video.google

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Posted: October 2nd, 2006
at 8:10am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,business,film,politricks

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