Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects has developed a house that grows as your family or circumstances do. The family unit has changed in recent times – but housing really hasn’t. They have designed a series of villas that are as flexible as life and the changing times. The Villas can be built one by one or integrated and connected to form a larger residential area.  The video illustrates how it works. Right now the Villas are sold in the United Kingdom and Sweden and are produced by Kjellgren Kaminsky and Emrahus. 
Via: David Reportvilla-grow-31villa-grow-92


telescopic_textThis one is a bit hard to explain…Go to Telescopic Text to see how the story changes and develops when the highlighted words are clicked.

via: today and tomorrow

imagesDid the price of gas just go up again…? A man in Spokane filled up the tank of his 1994 Camaro last week, he thought the $90 he had on his PayPal debit card would easily cover the $26 bill. But he soon got a phone call from PayPal – “A pre-authorization at an automated gas station dispenser was approved at $81,400,836,908 in Richland, Washington,” the automated recording said. According to PayPal he had bought over $81 Billion in fuel. Surprisingly, PayPal argued with him about the mix up, not wanting to take responsibility I guess. In the end it was a ‘computer glitch,’ caused by a human entering a merchant number instead of the gas amount? 

“I broke it down and its like $550 Million a gallon so I don’t get a lot of gas mileage and an expensive tank of gas,” he said. Apparently, it would take about 10,000 years to pump $81 Billion worth of gas.  

“I’m thinking about signing up for overdraft protection today,” he laughed.
My question…? Who uses PayPal when buying gas?
via: kxly

Republic is a different kind of bicycle company.  Thier tag line is “built by us & you”.  They  build custom bikes based on a shared design, offering component and colour choices, and pride themselves on providing quality, value and aesthetics. You pick what you want your bike to be, they assemble it and ship it out.  Another great example of ‘mass customization’.  and they sure are pretty…cykelthumbnailabout_shop

Really, it wasn’t much of a race at all. 
This clearly demonstrates the exponential society that we are living in.


via: swiss-miss

This makes the web 2 world we are living in, sound  a little crazy…!

This gives a whole new meaning to ‘green thumb’. Designed by Hafsteinn Juliusson, this is “an experiment in drawing nature toward man.”  Growing jewelry needs a bit more attention and care than your average ring, water, nurture and maybe even talk to it to keep it looking its finest! Check out his Growing Jewelry Store too.
[images from hafsteinn juliusson website]




economic-stimulus-625x250-21Has anyone else noticed there seems to be a lot of bacon out there these days?  Well I have…so I googled ‘Bacon Meme’, and sure enough, this is a meme that has been around for about 6 months or so.  
Memes are viral. The term was coined by Richard Dawkins, In his book ‘The Selfish Gene’. Memes are  ideas that spread over the internet  – like a gene, they evolve and replicate, passed from one person to another. Remember the dancing baby way back when the Internet started?  
“Memes are the cultural counterpart of genes.”  

Here is a quick clip to further explain the Bacon Meme.  They are missing “Baconaisse” though…!

This is an amazing site from ‘IKEA KOM IN I GARDEROBEN‘ for their PAX closet systems. The movements of the characters in each room are controlled by music, either your own or from their site.  Another site you can easily get lost in.




New York Fashion Week celebrated Barbie’s big birthday, with a fashion show that saw everyone from Vera Wang to Rag & Bone designing collections for the big event. Life-size dolls strutted the catwalk in designs that showed just how versatile and eclectic she really is. During her 50 years, Barbie has had as many as 70 designers contribute to her extensive  wardrobe, and has had careers that range from Astronaut to Doctor.  A true renaissance woman.

Happy Birthday Barbie!

via:  Colette