Friday, June 25, 2010
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Every second there is more waste as a result of the non-recyclable paper coffee cup problem. And every second there are more resources misused in their creation. But take heart, because every second is also an opportunity for change. An opportunity to solve the problem and save the world.
Please share this video (created for the betacup by Good Day Monsters in partnership with Denuo, and Waveplant Studios). Together we can find a solution, it can’t wait another second.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
A beautifully shot deconstruction of the Twinkie offers a scientific look at its contents
Breaking down the deleteriously toothsome Twinkie, photographer Dwight Eschliman documents the Hostess confection by exposing all of its ingredients in a simple format. From mundane sugar to the alien Red 40 (above), the petri-dish-style portraits offer a concerning view of that old adage, "you are what you eat."
Highlighted on Good, the photos are also available in his book "37 Or So Ingredients."
See selected images in the gallery below.
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Monday, June 7, 2010
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
More stuff on the go
A student crafts literally warmer and fuzzier computer interfaces
"It's not a real major, just my interest," the 28-year-old Brooklyn resident explains.
Her thesis, Soft Sensors, fuses the digital world with physical experience by creating computer controls out of felt. With so much anxiety about an increasingly digital existence, her project refreshingly points out the potential for truly warm and fuzzy interfaces. Using soft circuitry, Grant made an array of felt housings that—when stretched, squeezed, prodded or poked—change the electronic resistance which feeds into a computer.
Possible applications are varied and aren't limited to just one field—ideas include video game controllers and reactive costumes triggered by a the movements of the wearer.
"There is a lot more exploration to do and these techniques from this project can be used in many different arenas," she says.
Grant, who has six years experience as a fashion and textile designer, sees Soft Sensors as only the beginning for what could be a new field of digital interfaces.
"The four felt sensors in this project is not the end to the means either, they are simply the body I found suitable as a first introduction to the techniques used to create them with."
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Artisan chocolates meet savory south-of-the-border tang
Subtly crunchy and with its palate-challenging mix of salty, sweet and sour flavors, one of our office-mates put it best when she called Komforte Chockolates' Tortilla Lime + Salt bar a "super stoner snack." The treat expertly balances a difficult combo of tangy lime, small bits of tortilla chips and a rich milk chocolate base, all nicely punctuated by a hit of salt, even pleasing our tasters who initially thought they "would hate it."
Other reviews included "exotic yet approachable," and nearly all were taken by the "mouth melt" which comes from a soft texture that's closer to a ganache than traditional firm bars—and definitely speaks to the "comfort" side of the experience. The quality comes from Komforte's commitment to artisinal production methods, making their chocolates in small batches and sourcing all ingredients locally and nationally.
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