Friday, March 30, 2012

Paper by FiftyThree

Sometimes the best ideas are those scrawled on bar napkins, receipts, scraps of paper, or faithful notebooks. FiftyThree design studio has set out to create an elegant, and convenient medium that encapsulates the rush of creativity in those epiphanous moments, through their new iPad App. But unlike a piece of paper that gets lost in a pocket, you can use this app to share your ideas and creations across the web. This will show to be the ultimate app for the tech-wise university student. And best of all, you can get “Paper by FiftyThree” for free from the Apple app store.

Sand Flea Jumping Robot

I'm not sure what university graduates designed this, or what the military has planned for this, but I want one.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tentsile "Tent + Hammock"

With summer right around the corner, you might find yourself more often in the woods. Tentsile offers an alternative solution to camping with its tent hammock combination. The tent is attached from three trees and suspends the tend in the air leaving room for 5 to 12 occupants. This solution might also keep you away from things at ground that might harm you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Captain America: The First Avenger Auction

Profiles in History has announced its association with Marvel Entertainment to hold the “Captain America: The First Avenger” Auction at this year’s C2E2 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The auction consists of over 220 lots including the incredible costumes, props and vehicles from the 2011 film. Among the key items to be sold is the the Captain America hero costume worn in the ultimate incarnation of Captain America, Johann Schmidt’s hero Cube setup costume, Hugo Weaving’s screen-worn Red Skull prosthetic and the “Decoy” Cosmic Cube. These items as well as other Marvel gems will be available at auction April 14 at McCormick Place.
McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Balance “Excellent Makers” NB Factory Video

As with many modern footwear brands, the production of around 75% of all New Balance shoes is outsourced to countries like China and Vietnam. But their most iconic shoe — the M1300 is one of several key pieces still produced in the United States. This video short explores the historical Skowhegan, Maine factory, and the production process of the “excellent makers” which brings the M1300 to life.