Disneyland and Walt Disney World are big on illusion. The masterminds—Disney calls them “Imagineers”—behind the theme parks even invented a paint color that was designed to make things visually disappear. They call it “Go Away Green,” and you don’t have to run a theme park to take advantage of its mysterious cloaking powers.
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Check out this story from Apartment Therapy on the cost of a NY storage unit. And you thought your house note was bad…
“In the basement of Tribeca’s newest luxury high rise, the storage wars are underway. 56 Leonard just sold a 200 square-foot storage unit for $300,000 — that’s $1,500 a square foot. The condos themselves are going between $2,000 and $6,000 a square foot, with the penthouse under contract for $47 million. The building is set to open in 2015.”
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I love it when you can blend art with tech. Solar power may not be the most practical power around, but when you can create a sculpture and also have it perform some function, that is very cool.
These giant singing flowers are also creating solar power
This installation of solar panels could have come right out of a Dr. Seuss book.
via Grist http://grist.org/living/these-giant-singing-flowers-are-also-creating-solar-power
Guest Post Decorating a tiny house can be a challenge. Colors that would bring drama into a normal sized room can overwhelm a small space, making it seem even smaller than it already is. Many décor items take up to much valuable floor and wall space—space that would be better utilized for storage. However, these […]
via Tiny House Blog http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house/feng-shui/
NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data.
via NASA Breaking News http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/august/nasa-crashes-helicopter-to-study-safety
IFTTT, the awesome webapp automation service we love so much, just brought back it’s formerly-discontinued Twitter triggers. Now you can use Twitter to automate all your favorite web services. Check out IFTTT’s blog post for more info.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/ifttts-twitter-triggers-are-back-for-twitter-based-aut-1178282347