Category Archives: Design

Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles

[…] If you’ve seen new construction around your city, you’ve probably seen these distinctive rectangular panels. Sometimes plain, sometimes multi-colored, they’re absolutely everywhere. The video above explains how they conceal an entire system that helps protect buildings. Over the 20th … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Socially Distanced Dinner Inside Chochin Lanterns at Hoshinoya Tokyo | Spoon & Tamago

OCTOBER 13, 2021 / JOHNNY Last week, the rejoicement and excitement in Tokyo was palpable as major restrictions were lifted, allowing restaurants and bars to reopen. But just because the State of Emergency was over, doesn’t mean we’re out of … Continue reading

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Masai Woman Builds Beautiful Off-Grid Homestead in the African Bush

Selina Nkoile is a Masai Woman who has built a beautiful off-grid homestead together with her husband Brian near the Masai Mara in Kenya. A passionate Masai girls’ education campaigner and gender rights activist, Selina has created a unique 2.5 … Continue reading

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A mechanical table with a hidden table top for puzzles

I love working on jigsaw puzzles, but I don’t love the amount of table space they take up. Thanks KiwiCo for sponsoring this video! Check out KiwiCo and get your first month for free at https://KiwiCo.com/Simone 👇places where I post … Continue reading

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All the Details from Inside Mei & Satsuki’s Country Home | Spoon & Tamago

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 / JOHNNY all images courtesy Studio Ghibli In the classic animated film My Neighbor Totoro, the Kusakabe family relocates to a home in the countryside to be closer to their mother, who is hospitalized nearby. Although old … Continue reading

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How The James Webb Space Telescope Works – Smarter Every Day 262

[…] I greatly appreciate Dr. John Mather’s time and patience with me. He did a fantastic job of breaking down the design of the telescope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GET SMARTER SECTION NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/ NASA’s Explore Light and … Continue reading

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Hindenburg WAS NOT the DЕАDLIEST airship accident: Forgotten British Giant R.101

The crash of the British airship R101 is not as well known as the famous Zeppelin Hindenburg Disaster. Nonetheless, the R.101 disaster still remains the biggest tragedy in history among commercial airships. On October 4th, 1930, the giant airship R-101 … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Grazing and Ingenious Off-Grid Living | Kottke

In this engaging video we meet Aaron Fletcher, a traveling shepherd who has been “guerrilla grazing” and living off the land for 12 years. He lets his sheep graze — with permission — public parks and side lots. Homeless by … Continue reading

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Potential Next Vaccines Don’t Require Needles Or Fridges To Be Effective – DesignTAXI.com

By Ell Ko, 16 Sep 2021 Vaccines are being investigated more today than before thanks to the widespread rollout of COVID-19 doses across the globe. As crucial as they are, vaccines aren’t the most logistics-friendly piece of medical equipment. Most … Continue reading

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Iceland’s super-powered underground volcanoes | The Kid Should See This

While the weather in Iceland is often cold, wet, and windy, a nearly endless supply of heat bubbles away below the surface. In fact, almost every building in the country is heated by geothermal energy in a process with virtually … Continue reading

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