Yvon Chouinard. Heard of him? He's one of the good guys. A 72 year old surfer and climber. A die hard environmentalist. A former blacksmith turned climbing gear manufacturer who went on to found one of the most successful outdoor clothing companies in the world. Patagonia.
A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain that Rules from the Centre of the Utraworld (Loving You) (A),A2009 acrylic, ink and spray paint on panel 30″ x 30″
For many people, the thought of taking significant financial risk holds them back from jumping head-long into launching the idea that has been stuck in the recesses of their head.AThis little collection of crowdfunding websites and web applications are designed to take the risk out of that creativity and innovation, allowing even the little guy to do something amazing.
Who needs venture capital funding to get their idea off the ground? If you've been holding back because of it, you might just find there's help out there,AfueledAby the community, and managed by some of theseAfantasticAsites, which can help you fund your idea, business startup or music project.
TheAProject Apollo Archive serves as an online reference source and repository of digital images pertaining to the historic manned lunar landing program.
Turn your spreadsheet into a map.
Striking and contemporary high-quality world wall maps (Future Map Aqua - Luminous Red - Gold pictured)- an alternative and thought-provoking vision of our planet, using an equal-area projection to represent countries in their correct proportional size (something which a lot of maps don’t do).
For a speculative investor, there are two aspects to optimizing a trading strategy. The first and most important goal of a trader is to achieve a positive expected risk-adjusted return. Once this has been achieved, the trader needs to know what percentage of his capital to risk on each trade. The underlying principals of money management apply to both gambling and trading, and were originally developed for the former.
With a sleekness imparted by a Ferrari designer, a mixology controlled down to the microscale, and a stock of ingredients monitored with RFID tags, Coca-Cola’s new soda fountain, the Freestyle, is loaded with geek panache. Customers tap its touch-screen LCD panel to select one of 106 drinks, from caffeine-free Raspberry Diet Coke to Vault Red Blitz. The machine mixes its beverages not from syrupsathe foundation of soda fountains since their invention well over a century agoabut from tiny flavor concentrates delivered using a microdosing technology developed for chemotherapy drugs. And every time Freestyle mixes a drink, it uses its own Wi-Fi modem to report back to Coke’s Atlanta headquarters through the Internet.