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A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest

Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural surroundings.

Source: A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest – Dwell


Quality of Government, Not Size, Is the Key to Freedom and Prosperity

As far as human freedom goes, the quality of government dominates the statistical relationship.

Source: Quality of Government, Not Size, Is the Key to Freedom and Prosperity – Evonomics



Animation by Maxime Causeret set to the music of Max Cooper

Maxime also shows us a section of animated reaction-diffusion patterns, where simple chemical feedback mechanisms can yield complex flowing bands of colour — these forms of system were originally thought up by Alan Turing, and were part of the early seeds of the field of systems biology, which seeks to simulate life with computers, in order to better understand the systems producing the complexity we see in the living world. They were also the starting point of my main research area many years ago before I got lost in music! (where I began with the question of what patterns could be produced via reaction-diffusion forms of system as opposed to gene-regulatory network controlled patterning).

Via: colossal


How to Find Tardigrades in Your Own Backyard


Tardigrades, also known as Water Bears or Space Bears, are incredible members of the microcosmos that can be found just about anywhere in the world. These eight-legged invertebrates are only 0.1-1m…

Source: How to Find Tardigrades (Water Bears) in Your Own Backyard


The Beauty of Terraced Fields

For thousands of years, when farmers in mountainous regions have expanded their farms to grow crops on the steep slopes, they have carved massive steps into the terrain.

Source: The Beauty of Terraced Fields – The Atlantic


On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent

A biased illustrated essay on generative algorithms written by Anders Hoff.

Source: On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent


netdata: Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

netdata – Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

Source: firehol/netdata: Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

Looks awesome!


Carry-on 2.0 Bag

PRE-SALE In September 2013, we launched the original Carry-on. It raised over $340,000 in 30 days (more than 11x our original goal). It was a Kickstarter Staff Pick. And at the time, it was the most-funded bag in Kickstarter history. Better than that? It was shipped on-time. We had an incredible group of backers doing incredible things, and as they travelled the world doing those things, they sent us feedback. We’re building a company that makes gear for real life. Naturally, the development process for the Carry-on 2.0 looked something like this: 10,000+ emails  2+ years of testing  Uncountable late-night Skype calls with dodgy connections 3,278,453,278 team ‘debates’  1 black eye (don’t ask) In summary: we listened, we questioned, we politely disagreed with each other, we thanked our users profusely. And then, we made the Carry-on 2.0. The Carry-on 2.0 is the

Source: Carry-on 2.0 Bag


QWERKYWRITER | Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard Kickstarter Success

Source: QWERKYWRITER | Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

Stuff Technology Uncategorized

physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale 

Using hollow tubes of packing tape, it’s possible to prototype large structures quickly at full scale.

Source: protopiper: physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale – robertkovax


Simplelink SensorTag


The Bluetooth Smart SensorTag is designed to shorten the design time for Bluetooth App development from months to hours by allowing App developers to write Apps that enable and use advanced sensors directly from a smartphone without any firmware or embedded software development.

Source: Simplelink SensorTag –

Low power microcontroller with a whole host of sensors on board, speaks either BLE or Zigbee for only $30!


Biopod – Smart Microhabitat




The sweet spot


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Offgrid, solar & wind powered, rain harvesting self contained living quarters.

History Uncategorized

Donnacha Costello – Ten Years Later

Donnacha Costello

Donnacha Costello’s ‘Color Series’ first debuted on his own label ‘Minimise’ in 2004 and over the next year or so, evolved into ten releases which to this day remain some of my favourite vinyl records. With influences ranging from Aphex Twin, Plastikman, Autechre, Model 500 and Farley Jackmaster Funk, Donnacha reached into new territory with this series, combining his love of synths, techno music and in many instances, ambient music, to produce a collectable and sought after series of vinyl, and a defining style of music for many of today’s producers.

Source: Donnacha Costello – Ten Years Later — A STRANGELY ISOLATED PLACE