Samsung says it refined its focus, but that’s not really true: there are still too many features, too many options, too many weird ideas about how we want to use our phones. It’s just all been tossed in a pile, thrown under a blanket, and swept into the corner where we hopefully won’t notice. The S5’s settings menu is 61 items long, and shows by default a grid of all-but-identical circular icons. Good luck with that.
If you build a city that is great for an eight-year-old and for an 80-year-old, then you build a city that is going to be great for everybody. They’re like an indicator species. We need to stop building cities as if everybody in them is 30 years old and athletic.

Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile. 

Photo: The Atlantic Cities

(via plantedcity)


Dining Etiquette Around The World, an infographic by Restaurant Choice

via Feel Design

(Source: rerylikes)

The secret, the evidence suggests, is that listening to music is an active process: We’re making the music in our heads as the sounds play our brains.


Women in Control

The photos above show flight director Dina Contella (top) and lead U.S. Spacewalk Officer Allison Bolinger at work in mission control during spacewalks of ISS expedition 38.

Source: Nasa2Explore (1, 2)


Look Inside.™: Mick Ebeling

This is the story of Not Impossible Labs founder Mick Ebeling. After reading about a boy named Daniel who lost both his arms during the civil war in South Sudan, Mick turned to technology to help. He traveled to Africa armed with 3D printers, Intel 2-in-1s and spools of plastic and, with Intel’s help, established the world’s first 3D prosthetic printing lab in Daniel’s village #lookinside

[Not Impossible Labs] [via doktorsblog]



"Set of interactive installations manipulating found ‘alien’ projected objects with gesture controls. The ‘objects’ are ‘alleged’ to be discovered by a cosmonaut ‘chimp’ who in 1969 went on a mission and never came back."



responsive hexi wall fluctuates based on nearby movements