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The Fourth Leaf
Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to use. Instead of braving the torrent and crossing the river to secure a pulley system, the inflatable air walk is used.Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/12/26/the-air-walk/

Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to use. Instead of braving the torrent and crossing the river to secure a pulley system, the inflatable air walk is used.

Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/12/26/the-air-walk/

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Designer Duncan Shotton rethought a mildly laborious experience — finding the pencil sharpener and twisting it carefully—as an enjoyable, rewarding one — discovering the pencil sharpener so you could craft another mini rainbow. With the Rainbow Pencil, a chore in your day becomes a break. - This Pencil is A Masterclass In Interaction Design

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Designer Duncan Shotton rethought a mildly laborious experience — finding the pencil sharpener and twisting it carefully—as an enjoyable, rewarding one — discovering the pencil sharpener so you could craft another mini rainbow. With the Rainbow Pencil, a chore in your day becomes a break. - This Pencil is A Masterclass In Interaction Design

Wow never knew the harmonica could sound so awesome!

Let it be - Harmonica (by harmonica4u)

Life After Kickstarter: 5 Costly Lessons From A Kickstarter-Backed Designer

But Fawcett’s story is a reminder that a product’s journey doesn’t end with funding. While Kickstarter has democratized and decentralized the process of raising capital, concerns of manufacturing, shipping, and storage still retain the unglamorous grit of the real world. There’s no flashy website for setting up your supply chain. Perhaps that’s the next part of this grand process prime for disruption.

For Fawcett, the last year has essentially been the process of discovering all those little places where things can go wrong. It was a crash course in everything it takes to put a product in a customer’s hands—and an education in how that can end up being so expensive. “I finally understand why the retail cost of a product is so much more than what the manufacturing cost is,” he says.

© 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome Giorgio de Chirico’s “Melancholy and Mystery of a Street”

© 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome Giorgio de Chirico’s “Melancholy and Mystery of a Street”

ROBERT FROST: The road not taken

Zen Pencils regular Robert Frost is back with one of his most famous poems. It’s easy to misinterpret this poem as being about living an awesome life after making some hard or unconventional choices, but I don’t think it’s about that at all. I read it as being about how one’s life is the sum of their decisions, for better or worse, and wondering if those decisions were the right ones. Once you make an important decision, say to backpack around the world instead of going to college, you meet people, things happen to you, you fall in love, opportunities arise and your life kind of snowballs into decision after decision until you’re dead.

Think. A deal on every billboard… Offers you can’t refuse on products you don’t need. Ad campaign from a major apparel retailer? Hundreds of thousands of $. Monthly paycheck of a garment factory worker in Bangladesh (lowest paid in the World)? $38.00
The death toll rose again yesterday, April 24 2013, because of greed fed by artificially created demand. Some 228 260 348 530 (and counting) workers perished in a multi factory building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. Some 19 miles from the previous incident in Dhaka we mentioned back in November 2012, claiming the life of 117 workers (mostly women) in a garment factory deadly fire.
Think. Who really picks up your tab on a clothing bargain? Don’t just buy cheap, it’s not worth it, buy right. Clothes cost money for many reasons. One of them is because real People make them. Do your research before you purchase anything.
Think. Don’t buy it and they will stop making it.
THINK, OWN LESS, PAY MORE.
Christophe Loiron
photo credit REUTERS/Andrew Biraj ©2013
Repost from misterfreedom

Think.
A deal on every billboard… Offers you can’t refuse on products you don’t need.
Ad campaign from a major apparel retailer? Hundreds of thousands of $. Monthly paycheck of a garment factory worker in Bangladesh (lowest paid in the World)? $38.00

The death toll rose again yesterday, April 24 2013, because of greed fed by artificially created demand. Some 228 260 348 530 (and counting) workers perished in a multi factory building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. Some 19 miles from the previous incident in Dhaka we mentioned back in November 2012, claiming the life of 117 workers (mostly women) in a garment factory deadly fire.

Think.
Who really picks up your tab on a clothing bargain? Don’t just buy cheap, it’s not worth it, buy right. Clothes cost money for many reasons. One of them is because real People make them.
Do your research before you purchase anything.

Think.
Don’t buy it and they will stop making it.

THINK, OWN LESS, PAY MORE.

Christophe Loiron

photo credit REUTERS/Andrew Biraj ©2013

Repost from misterfreedom

choucribechir:

No Arms No Legs No Worries

Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around a friend ; no hands to hold the ones you love; no fingers to experience touch ; no way to lift or carry things. How much more difficult would life be if you were living without arms and hands? Or what about legs? Imagine if instead of no arms, you had no legs. No ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand. Now put both of those scenarios together… no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that affect your everyday life?