A lot of people may think that the current adopters of home solar power are your stereotypical tree-hugging, left-leaning, well-to-do ex-hippies; those who can’t stop raving about their organic fruit purchases or their latest discovery of granola combinations from Mother’s Market. Although this seems like a logical analysis of past homeowners who went solar, it’s simply not true anymore, and some of the reasons might even leave you a little bit perplexed. [Read more...]
Over the course of thousands of years and incredible pressure, glaciers manage to press the air out of the ice that forms them. In Iceland, caves showcase the art of mother nature with crystal like ice forming incredible caverns that allow light to shine inside like natural prisms. For the brave photographers that make their way inside these caves, the sounds of ice cracking and moving is a constant sign that these beautiful formations could collapse at any minute… a sobering reminder that some photographers have died trying to capture these phenomena. [Read more...]
If you have a football game to play Saturday, it’s not too hard to find out what the forecast will look like… just head to one of the many popular weather sites or apps and you’ll see if it’s going to be a perfect day or a mud bath. But, what if that game was in 2 hours? That becomes far more challenging to predict, especially down to your specific location.
Enter Ourcast, a free app launching April 18th, which is designed to accurately predict rain and snow in real-time up to 2-hours in the future. Why just two hours? Instead of focusing on what is easy to find – predicting if it will rain today – the app helps you know if that game, run or wedding in 2 hours is going to require a rain jacket or if your kids should walk to school. It’s just the useful and timely information you need when going outside… and it’s provided by people in your own community. [Read more...]
Urban spaces transform into florescent geometric illusions in artist Aakash Nihalani’s unique yet temporal works. He uses bright lines of tape to single out elements of the city landscape, giving them the look of having more dimensions than they actually have: doorways pop out of their flat walls, homeless people sit on seemingly raised platforms and highlighted bricks fall out of place. [Read more...]
A couple of hundred miles to the south of Tokyo in the Philippine Sea lies the island of Aogashima. Administered by Tokyo and part of the Izu Archipelago, the island’s 205 inhabitants (2009) enjoy a type of solitude that many will never experience. This island is known for having a volcanic caldera within a larger caldera, which makes the island’s unique shape resemble a tropical scene from the set of Jurassic Park or Lost. Only accessible by boat or helicopter, one could end up trapped here pretty easily if the seas get rough or a tropical storm makes its way in. [Read more...]
Swimming is fun and relaxing, however when you add a super cool swimming pool to the equation, it’s bliss. In this list, we will share the 25 most fascinating swimming pools from around the world (some natural and some man-made). Whether you swim for exercise or leisure you are sure to enjoy these breath-taking views. [Read more...]
Philosophy isn’t a lot of people’s strongest mental attribute, and London based graphic designer Genis Carreras — aka GEX — knows that people forget their —ism’s, so he came up with a clever and minimally designed way to help you remember each philosophy. His Philographics minimalist poster series, are a playful set of posters that explain philosophical belief systems using basic shapes, bright colors, a rad font, and a brief description of what each belief entails.
A few weeks ago James Cameron made a record breaking submarine descent to the bottom of the Challenger Deep—the deepest point of the ocean here on planet earth. His sub collected samples and filmed video, a first for any dive to those depths. Nipping at his heels is billionaire Richard Branson with his Virgin Oceanic project. Since Cameron is quickly on his way to the billionaires club with recent revenues from Avatar and the re-release of Titanic, it seems only proper that Branson give Cameron a run for his money. [Read more...]
In his latest documentary “Unbreakable:The Western States 100,” film maker JB Benna tells the story of the 2010 Super Bowl of Ultrarunning. The film follows 4 of the greatest mountain runners on Earth as they race to the finish line of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile endurance run. All four men are undefeated and three will break their title, but one will remain Unbreakable. [Read more...]