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“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating…”

—Pearl S. Buck

These surfboards make me want to learn to surf.

fastcodesign:

High Design Hangs Loose: Beats By Dre Designers Build $3,000 Surfboards

Ammunition, the design firm behind Square and Beats by Dre, has recently shifted its focus from the tech and corporate world to the open ocean. Ammunition’s travel products startup, Octovo, collaborated with master surfboard builder Jason Tilley to design a limited-edition, hand-crafted line of what they’re calling the “world’s most luxurious surfboards” and bag. High design hangs loose here.

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“We did it because we cared, because when you realize how well you can make something, falling short, whether seen or not, feels like failure.”

—Jony Ive

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Wouldn’t this be fantastic? Probably not in my lifetime, unfortunately.
parislemon:

courtenaybird:

A Beautiful Vision Of An American High-Speed Rail Map 
Imagine if the country was linked by a network of 220-mile-per-hour trains.

Want now. But, as they note, “Given the difficulties in building just a tiny part of this system (the chunk of the Yellow Line from L.A. to San Francisco), we’re so amazingly far away from this happening.”

Wouldn’t this be fantastic? Probably not in my lifetime, unfortunately.

parislemon:

courtenaybird:

A Beautiful Vision Of An American High-Speed Rail Map 

Imagine if the country was linked by a network of 220-mile-per-hour trains.

Want now. But, as they note, “Given the difficulties in building just a tiny part of this system (the chunk of the Yellow Line from L.A. to San Francisco), we’re so amazingly far away from this happening.”

I was lucky enough to see this installation in person and can say confidently that this beautiful video barely does it justice.

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)

Happy New Year to all. 

Another great and relevant idea from Mr. Bobrow:
squeekycleanideas:

life cycle
- as a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Hurricane Sandy has been quite an experience. Finding myself working at my laptop as others lost power, internet, and quite frankly, their homes, I decided to figure out what my options were for helping out. Putting my name on a list for the red cross was a start, but most volunteer opportunities require prior training (and rightfully so).
I decided to get out and see what the rest of the city looked like, biked my way around lower Manhattan, and found a lot of people hard at work, but also a lot of people without basic necessities. I wondered if bringing a generator or many into the city would help some have cell phone power to call loved ones. As I pedaled, I thought this generator could be cyclists, generating power by pedaling in place. I have seen some wonderful disaster response bikes, but would love to see fleets of them available in all areas. It would not take a lot of work to equip some bikes with generators, and perhaps a simple 10 usb hub for charging multiple devices.
Along with these bikes, it makes sense to equip them with both a first-aid kit, water, and a water filtration kit (since water is heavy). It seems to me that health, water, and communication would be most basic needs, and I feel like communication doesn’t get stressed enough. As it stands, this is just a sketch on paper, and a post in words, but maybe this will influence some efforts and makers. -

Another great and relevant idea from Mr. Bobrow:

squeekycleanideas:

life cycle

- as a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Hurricane Sandy has been quite an experience. Finding myself working at my laptop as others lost power, internet, and quite frankly, their homes, I decided to figure out what my options were for helping out. Putting my name on a list for the red cross was a start, but most volunteer opportunities require prior training (and rightfully so).

I decided to get out and see what the rest of the city looked like, biked my way around lower Manhattan, and found a lot of people hard at work, but also a lot of people without basic necessities. I wondered if bringing a generator or many into the city would help some have cell phone power to call loved ones. As I pedaled, I thought this generator could be cyclists, generating power by pedaling in place. I have seen some wonderful disaster response bikes, but would love to see fleets of them available in all areas. It would not take a lot of work to equip some bikes with generators, and perhaps a simple 10 usb hub for charging multiple devices.

Along with these bikes, it makes sense to equip them with both a first-aid kit, water, and a water filtration kit (since water is heavy). It seems to me that health, water, and communication would be most basic needs, and I feel like communication doesn’t get stressed enough. As it stands, this is just a sketch on paper, and a post in words, but maybe this will influence some efforts and makers. -

(Source: squeakycleanideas)

@LocalNatives killing it as always. January cannot come fast enough.

(Source: localnatives.com)

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