Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has announced a flying robot drone delivery system straight out of science fiction. When a customer orders a product and selects drone delivery, the package is picked up from one of Amazon’s warehouses and flown to a customer up to 10 miles away from the warehouse. The system promises 30 minute deliveries in a 10 mile radius but won’t be ready before 2015.
History can be a heavy subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s an awesome collection of photographs from the 1920s-1940s covering something a little bit more light-hearted and everyday – women’s beauty products and procedures. People had regular everyday lives back then as well. They worried about many of the same things then that we worry about now. However, curling your hair or smoothing your wrinkles 60-70 years ago looked a lot different than it does now.
The idea of walking among the stars may seem like an over-the-top piece of romantic imagery from a sappy love song, but innovative British company Pro-Teq has brought this idea firmly back down to earth with an interesting and innovative idea for paving park paths called ‘Starpath.’ These striking self-illuminating paths are created by giving them a coating of Pro Teq’s proprietary path surface, which absorbs energy from UV light and emits it.
Expert remote-controlled airplane craftsman Otto Dieffenbach from Flyguy Promotions has created a pair of RC planes that look like witches and warlocks flying on broomsticks just in time for Halloween. They may look strange in his hands, but once they take flight, the illusion is complete, and you almost expect them to raise a hand and wave (or turn you into a frog).
As wonderful and important as children are, raising them can be a whole lot of work. Fortunately, the internet has come up with a bunch of tips, tricks and lifehacks to help make mommies’ and daddies’ lives a little bit easier. These aren’t just quirky gimmicks – some of these seem like really innovative ways to either make parents’ tasks more efficient or to teach your kids important lessons, like saving energy, sharing and listening to others.
We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. No matter what it is that makes your dream home unique, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies. Warning – viewing some of these images may make you feel dissatisfied with your current home!
If you decide to live in a tree house, prepare yourself that the idea will also have some downsides to it as well. Ethan Schlussler from Sandpoint, Idaho eventually got tired of “climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day” just to get up to his house, and that led him to a great solution. Ethan constructed an amazing bicycle-powered elevator to get him to his house that’s 30 feet above the ground!
The line between crazy and ingenious is often a very thin one, and sometimes ideas that sound great in your head should really only stay there. On the other hand, there are these every day problems we all face, yet no one comes up with a viable solution that could solve them. Here’s our selection of some of the craziest inventions out there. Which one do you like best?
Christopher Locke creates hand-made amplifiers so-called “Analog Tele-Phonographers” purposed to volume up your iPhone or iPad and at the same time to bring out the old times vibe. He designs custom-built loudspeakers from recycled trumpets, trombones, french horns and other brass instruments.
If you start your morning with a cup of tea or coffee, this post is for you! Following our first selection of creative coffee and tea mugs, here’s a list of some fresh ideas of what you could hold in your hands while sipping your favorite drink. Not only can these creative cups make your morning at least somewhat nicer, but they are always a great gift idea for a friend.
If playing fetch with your dog has become a weary chore for both parties, the Rogz Grinz ball will make it fun again! Designer Porky Heffer from a South Africa-based company Rogz created a fetch ball that has a crazy wide smile drawn on it, which makes your dog look as if he’s grinning every time he fetches the ball. It can also be stuffed with your pet’s favorite treats, to make sure that no dog could ignore the ball.