Blue Holes

September 30, 2009

Found on both land and in the ocean throughout the Bahamas are deep circular cavities known as Blue Holes which are often the entrances to cave networks, some of them up to 14 kilometres in length. Over time the limestone of the islands was eroded by water and vast cave networks created.  When sea levels rose again about 10,000 years ago some of these collapsed inwards land the Blue Holes were formed. via M-Altruism

PeepooBag

September 29, 2009

“The promotional blurb for Peepoobag, a new self-sanitizing, single-use, biodegradable container for human waste, is as dramatic as it is straightforward: “2.6 billion people just got their own toilet,” declares the website of Peepoople, a private Swedish company that developed the toilet-in-a-bag for the urban poor in developing countries. The number refers to how many people on this planet lack access to basic sanitation — not just a toilet but even a simple latrine. This deficiency leads to water contamination from feces, which contain viruses, bacteria, worms and parasites. One child in the world perishes every 15 seconds due to tainted water. Poor sanitation, says Camilla Wirseen, product manager for Peepoople, “is a silent emergency. People are dying.”

via TheDieline

The Peepoobag was designed to provide a solution to the immediate need of relieving oneself; it’s also part of a longer-term, environmentally friendly value chain. Because most toilets are part of a sanitation infrastructure that requires water and huge financial investment, providing a quick, easy, safe and inexpensive way to go to the bathroom is a major advance over using the street. But the advantages don’t stop there. The narrow bag is made of high-performance bioplastic with a thin interior layer of gauze treated with urea, a non-hazardous chemical fertilizer that breaks down feces and urine into ammonia and carbonate. Within two to four weeks, the treated human waste can be used as fertilizer.”

RIP Don Fisher

September 28, 2009

Donald Fisher, the man to thank for your 1969 jeans, has died at the age of 81, The Wall Street Journal reports. Fisher served as CEO of Gap for 26 years and remained chairman through 2004, when his company (which had grown to include Banana Republic and Old Navy) registered $16.3 billion in sales.

Only a few days ago, the SFMOMA announced the development of a groundbreaking relationship with Doris and Donald Fisher that would provide the Fisher Collection — one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary art — with a home at SFMOMA.  Mr. Fisher and his wife began collecting art around the time they co-founded Gap Inc. in 1969. The Fisher Collection includes more than 1,100 works by leading artists including Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Willem De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Anselm Kiefer, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among many others.

“San Francisco is where we raised our family and opened our first Gap store, and we want to give back to the city we love by sharing the art that means so much to us,” says Don Fisher. “Doris and I share a vision with SFMOMA to enhance its collections and programs and we are prepared to make a substantial gift to strengthen the museum’s standing as one of the world’s great contemporary art museums.” via SFMOMA

Hangin’ From the Chandeliers

September 28, 2009

I love chandeliers…especially in bedrooms.

Got Milk?

September 27, 2009

The 70-year-old fashion designer and her daughter (also Carolina) modeled the famous ‘stache. The ad copy reads, “Fabric is my livelihood, and good health is the fabric of my life. That’s why my daughter and I love milk. It’s nature’s wellness drink – naturally nutrient-rich like no other beverage. Now that’s style to live for.”via JustJared

Dock Me

September 26, 2009

French designer Julien Madérou has created a paper dock for the iPhone, free to anyone to download, print out, and assemble.  Visit his website here for download.

via theDieline

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Woof

September 25, 2009

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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A Love Letter For You

September 24, 2009

Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day

The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.

Love Letter is an unprecedented public art project by Steve Powers and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. It is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.

If you’re in Philly, be sure to keep an eye out.

The Blueprint 3 Album Cover

September 23, 2009

The Making of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 album cover.  Pretty cool!

Fall Style

September 23, 2009

This look is perfect for an Autumn day.

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