The words ‘wine’ and ‘straitjacket’ should never be used in a sentence together, but we’re willing to make an exception for this. Creative agency Lola Madrid designed a white fabric label for wine that resembles a straitjacket! Vino Loco, or “Crazy Wine” comes wrapped and packed in a large, white padded box and holds three bottles. The packaging design was created to simulate a cell in a mental institution and has the taste of your standard glass of red wine. However, Vino Loco is one of many innovative designs as far as wine goes. Check out some of these wacky sleeves from other companies below. Anybody thirsty?
Tech-meets-art in the 21st century with the launch of a Crowdsourced 3D Printed Sculpture. Canadian multimedia artist Jeff de Boer and printing startup company PrintToPeer team up to begin working on the sculpture they’re calling “Linked”. The project won $1,000 in funding from the Awesome Foundation and currently has hundreds of participants around the world involved. You can log on to the project website, personalize your own art links, print them out, and ship to the company. The assorted colors of medallions will be linked together like mosaic chainmail, then placed into a custom-built frame. Once in the frame, the sculpture can be transported from one venue to the next.
With over 4,000 food vendors occupying the streets and the largest mass transit system in the world underneath them, it is clear NYC is a hot spot to live in. So hot, in fact, that residents will even assent to living in a “converted” 6x12 bedroom with no closet. And now, Denmark architects Ole Robin Storjohann and Mateusz Mastalski have designed award-winning micro-apartments for urban dwellers. The idea is to fill the narrow gaps between buildings with perched lofts—an idea that won the first prize for roof window manufacturer FAKRO’s “New Vision of the Loft 2” competition.
David Molander opened up his solo show at Storefront for Art and Architecture at the beginning of August. Molander, a native of Stockholm Sweden, introduces his month-long presentation of an international metropolitan journey with support from the Swedish General Consulate and Arts Council.
At first glance of the feature, your first question is, “Where is the door?” Viewers enter the show through a puzzle-like wall display jutting out onto the sidewalk. The large facade panels hold images from the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011 and can be seen from both sides of the streets. The gallery physically tells the story of political unrest and the ever-changing state of New York streets, culture, and life, with the city itself as a backdrop.
I have the cure: AquaTop Display. Researchers at Tokyo University of Electro-Communications have been able to transform the bathtub into an enormous touchscreen display. The AquaTop display is a projection system utilizing white water as the screen surface. They use a Kinect, which tracks the movement of limbs, specifically the fingers. Users can interact with the screen in front of them from above and below the water surface. Moving your hand over the bathtub surface, an object will move just like on a tablet. When you touch the water surface, the system provides natural feedback. Two finger zoom is also possible. You can drag and drop applications, scoop up videos to view full screen, and by sinking the application into the water, you can ‘delete’ the application all together.
If you do happen to be up or near these trees, then look out for the bushy tailed, red-orange furred, rounded face of Mr(s). Olinguito.
But alas, the mystery was solved upon seeing an olinguito for his first time. Helgen reports that he felt "sheer elation, just incredible excitement but at the same time almost disbelief. This animal had been missed by everyone." Wow, we wish we had been there too!
If you’re the guy who would rather stay home and watch Breaking Bad than search through clothing racks for the perfect fit, then shopping just got a whole lot easier! No need to rely on the good ol’ one-size-fits-all, Stantt clothing brand is here to accommodate your needs by creating sizes modeled after your individual body measurements. The Hoboken-based trademark company uses a body-scan data system to make tailor-made clothing easy, quick, and accessible for over 1,000 ranges of male body types.
If you’ve ever made a cup of coffee, you know what you’re left with after the java is brewed - a big batch of mushy, watery coffee grounds. Now, if you’re like most, you take the grounds and the filter, and throw them in the trash. But what if the coffee grounds you threw out on Monday could be used to make your drinks for Friday? It may sound like science fiction, but thanks to some new research, coffee liquor may be coming to a bar near you.
How did they accomplish this masterful concoction you ask? Well, the process is actually quite simple, and remarkably similar to the way you distill any other liquor. First, scientists gathered used coffee grounds from an international coffee brewer. The grounds were then dried, added to water, and heated to 163°C. After that, the water was drained from the mixture, sugar and yeast were added, and the mix was left to ferment. Finally, the coffee concoction was concentrated through distillation and prepared for consumption.
Since the dawn of aerial combat, pilots have needed a direct line of sight to engage their target. However, the days of one-on-one Top Gun style dog-fighting may finally be nearing their end. Thanks to new technology developed by the European Air Force, pilots no longer need direct visual confirmation of their target. Instead, they can engage multiple enemies with the help of a radically advanced helmet.
It seems that while the electric car market has received noticeable attention over the past decade, the electric motorcycle market has received almost none. However, that is all about to change thanks to a brand new bike hitting the streets this year. Introducing the Mission RS, the most advanced, and technologically sophisticated, electric motorcycle on the market.
Custom designed and manufactured by Mission Motorcycles to be the best production bike on the market, the RS, has by all accounts exceeded those expectations. According to Mark Seeger, president of Mission Motorcycles, “We started with a blank slate and set out to create the best motorcycle we possibly could.” And what they produced is beyond phenomenal.