Whenever you feel like your plain ol’ can of soda could use a little pizzazz, try one of these dapper mustache straws!
Handcrafted wooden bow ties from Two Guys Bow Ties are a great way to stand out in a crowd. Each of our bowties are handmade with the highest quality woods and fabrics.
Hand crafted wood and satin finished, solid metal, this Landscape for Square iPad stand is specifically for use with the Square payment system and Square Reader. No tools are required for installation. Just loosen the bolt, slide the iPad in through the front, making sure the wake up button is clear on the bottom right. Install the Square Reader at the top right. Solid aluminum alloy arm components are hand machined and bead blasted to a finish complimentary to the iPad.
Lifesaver bottle is the world’s first all in one ultra filtration water bottle. It will remove bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens without using chemicals like iodine or chlorine which leave a distinctive foul taste. The bottle produces filtered sterile drinking water quickly and easily. It incorporates Lifesaver systems unique failsafe technology (another world first) which shuts off the bottles cartridge upon expiry, preventing contaminated water from being drunk.
Coworking is the way to cooperate with other designers and see the world to learn new things either from your coworkers or from the surroundings. The main point of this business model is that people are able to work far away from the place where they have to send their finished tasks. It’s the way to see new countries, watch their color schemes and combinations, talk to people who could look at your works from a completely different point of view. And it’s really easier to survive in a foreign place together.
So, why not work in some exotic country where you might find lots of inspiration sources for your creative tasks? There are 4 countries that are worth to have a look at as your future coworking residence:
Let’s clear the issues from the very beginning – in this article we don’t talk HOW we get to these countries, we talk WHY they are worth to pay attention to.
1. Thailand: Bangkok, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai, northern part of the country, Koh Phangan, Pattaya.
# 1 on many coworkers’ lists. It’s a country where you might rent a house and work sitting on a balcony with a fascinating view and get inspiration 24 hours per day. Thailand is the paradise for web-designers, for the Internet is good and the surroundings are exotic. Here you can seat and meditate over a page layout for ages (if your deadlines let you do that).
Bright colors, either in natural landscape or in hand-made constructions. Even the car colors might seem wild for an eye that got used to fine but dull black, gray or dark blue!
If your coworkers and you settle down in some beach town you’ll enjoy the ocean view and palms, the blue sky and sunny weather (except for the raining season and actually it’s not raining all the time.)
If you live in the North of the country you’ll meet a lot of interesting people from all over the world because many international universities are located there. So, here you’ll discover a lot of peculiar places, creative and active people with thousands of ideas and thoughts.
Thailand authorities and laws are strictly against foreign penetration to the country’s economics. So, you can freelance there as a tourist, take it into consideration and be careful about the laws.
At least one large Internet resource is censored in Thailand. It’s Twitter. Good that this social tool is not very important for web-designing.
Thailand is a cheap country, so you can rent a house and buy an Internet modem for coworkers’ company. And keep in mind that you won’t find lots of ads in the newspapers or on the Internet about house renting if you’re looking for a living space for coworkers cheaper than $350. The reason is that estate agents get a fee on every deal; the higher the rent, the more money an agent gets. That’s why no one is longing to deal with cheap houses. So, the way out is to wander around and look for the For rent ad.
Michael Shapcott is a United States based artist from Connecticut. He studied illustration for two years before switching to fine arts at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, graduating in 2007 with a diploma in Fine Arts. Michael credits his education for basic technical experience but feels that only in breaking some of the traditional methods he was taught and experimenting on his own did he develop the confidence, unique voice and style he continues to expand upon today.
Every generation of adults likes to bemoan the attitude and interests of the generation that is younger than they are. The mantra that teenagers are lazy, reckless and have no appreciation for fine art and literature is one that has been repeated for hundreds of years.
It’s true that young people have different tastes to their parents and even their older siblings. What’s changed in the last few decades, however, is that even adults in their 20′s and 30′s seem to be moving away from Opera, Ballet, and weekend trips to museums and art galleries. We want different things from our entertainment, and we expect to be able to interact with – and even shape – that entertainment in ways that previous generations could only have imagined.
Traditionally, fine art is something that is consumed passively. You walk around the art gallery and look at each piece on display, or sit down in a theater and silently watch as the story unfolds in front of you. Such passive consumption is alien to modern consumers, and it’s natural that they would get bored and listless after a while.
New forms of art are emerging, however. Tell Tale Games created an interactive adventure based on The Walking Dead, which allows players to make choices and dictate how the story unfolds. The player is given difficult choices, and the emotions that the game brings out are powerful, and as real – or more real, than the ones that people feel when watching a good movie or play.
Tale of Tales developed an interactive virtual world called The Endless Forest, which puts the viewer in the place of a Deer. The viewer wanders the forest, which includes other deer also controlled by humans. There is no chat, no “game”, no real purpose other than to allow players to wander around in a peaceful and picturesque environment. The world was designed as a piece of art, and has been well received at many festivals.
Sit Haiiro is an artist from the Netherlands. After working as a digital creative for commercial companies, Sit decided to stop this madness in 2008 and went back to head and handcraft to slice away the fat. The following works were collected from his on going project called Haiiro.
Kibardin presents the Bat, a levitating wireless computer mouse. One of the goals of this product is to prevent and treat the contemporary disease Carpal tunnel syndrome (Median nerve dysfunction / entrapment). Мany active computer users can be prone to this ailment.
The LaCie Blade Runner is as well equipped as it is designed. Its 4TB drive and high-speed USB 3.0 Interface deliver more than enough performance to handle even the most data-intensive tasks. The aluminum casing makes the LaCie Blade Runner one of the most resistant and coolest Desktop drives on the market.
The radiator design rapidly dissipates heat to help boost performance and ensure long-term reliability. Philippe Starck’s signature cross symbol appears as an LED power button on the front of the LaCie Blade Runner – glowing orange when the drive is powered on, or green when the drive is in Eco Mode.