Looks like fun.
11. Companion Bike Seat
After its popular run as a doubled-up bike taxi service at SXSW in March, the Companion Bike Seat is ready to put its attachable second seat on the market. Grab your friends and support this Kickstarter project—you can promise to take each other for a spin once it’s funded.
Check this out while reading Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield.
12. Linotype: The Film
Named the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by none other than Thomas Edison, the Linotype type-casting machine forever changed printing by replacing hand-set type with elaborate mechanics. The decayed and rusting machines are now the subject of a documentary film that pays respects to their impact on the spread of information in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Nice legacy to leave.
6. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche Dies at 76
In a blow to the world of automobile design, the creator of the Porsche 911 passed away this week. The landmark model debuted at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, continuing the legacy started by Ferdinand Alexander’s grandfather, Ferdinand Porsche.
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12. Musical Jellies
Squishy forms create harmonies on a game board designed with a capacitative sensor able to read differences in shape, salt concentration and vibrations in jelly molds. Noisy Jelly presents this mesmerizing kit for DIY experimenters complete with dies, molds and agar powder to start making gelatinous instruments.
Who knew? Automobiles as art and cultural expression.
Parisian art director Gilles Uzan debuts his new magazine, Garagisme, dedicated to the social life of automobiles. Ignoring performance specs and test drives, Uzan instead focuses on the car’s role in gender constructions, fantasies and alternative lifestyles.
10. Glowing Man
Fashion photographer Jacob Sutton cast Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes in a glowing short film shot on the slopes of the French resort Tignes in the region of Rhone-Alpes. Hughes coasted down the mountain in a customized L.E.D. suit by electronics designer John Spatcher, saying “Filming in the suit was the most surreal thing I’ve done in 20 years of snowboarding.”
The Clapper with a twist:
6. BANG! Lamp
Replacing the antiquated notions of switches and clapping is Taiwan-based Bitplay’s playful gun-controlled lamp, which debuted at the New York International Gift Fair. Those who grew up shooting ducks on their Nintendo will delight in the lampshade knocking off kilter when you pull the trigger.
Selexyz Bookstore, a converted Dominican church in Maastricht, Holland
It’s time to read!
12. The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World
From Slovakia to California, Flavorwire pieces together an impressive display of the world’s most beautiful book stores, giving one more reason to celebrate the printed word.
It’s back-to-nature week.
7. Yosemite HD
An uplifting record of North America’s most impressive park, this time-lapse video from Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty shows the life of Yosemite over a few weeks. With brilliant shots of swarming stars and the rising sun to entertain the masses, filmmakers will appreciate the pair’s deft use of a controlled dolly setup.
Who knew? Trees can sing:
Reading the rings of wood cut from felled trees, “Years” produces music that reflects the tree’s unique composition. Created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, the custom program and modified turntable pump out piano melodies as the wooden disc spins around.
Just in time for winter:
9. Home Snowmaker
Man harnessed the power of Mother Nature to make synthetic snow on a large-scale, and now thanks to Instructables, any average Joe can do so at home. The websitestandard its standard [sic] do-at-your-own-risk disclaimer, which with the headlining photo makes the project look a wee bit dangerous but all the more enticing.
Check them all out.