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…It’s Website Wednesday: The Uniform Project?

Uniform Project

The Uniform Project is a campaign to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation (a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India) in which Sheena Matheiken will wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion.

Though she’s wearing one dress, there are seven identical copies of it so that she can have a clean one each day of the week, and each day, Sheena will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies.

[The Uniform Project]

[Via: Kottke]

…It’s Website Wednesday: The Places We Live?

The Places We Live

The Places We Live is a fascinating look at some of the poorest slums on earth.

It’s the work of Jonas Bendiksen, who traveled to Caracas, Venezuela; Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya; Dharavi, Mumbai, India; and Jakarta, Indonesia from 2005 to 2007, documenting life in these slums, and capturing images of the diversity of personal histories and outlooks found in these dense neighborhoods that, despite commonly held assumptions, are not simply places of poverty and misery.

Yet slum residents continuously face enormous challenges such as the lack of health care, sanitation, and electricity.

The site does really well at simulating the experience of living in the slums, and you can listen to a narration of numerous different stories told by the people who lived them as you examine their home and listen to the sounds of the slums all around you.

In addition to the website, Jonas has also published a book that includes 20 double-gatefold images, each representing an individual home and its denizens’ stories.

[The Places We Live]

[Via: Kottke]

…Sony wows once again with Domino City?

Domino City

A few days ago, I was wondering what the next Sony Bravia ad would be, and then as if on cue, one arrived!

Called the Domino City, it features hundreds of colorful dominoes falling through a city in India:

And like all good ad campaigns should, there’s also a behind the scenes if you’d like more info on how this was made:

[Via: Adverblog]

…It’s Stockpile Saturday: Link Fest #1?

Tea Bags

The New York Times wrote a great article about the changes that tea is going through lately in response to its surging popularity.

[New York Times – Tea’s Got A Brand New Bag]

Bibi iPod Cover

Designers Laura and Paulina make these Bibi iPod covers that turn your little guy into a little monster.

[E-Mail For Information: laurenandpaulina@hotmail.fr]

[Via: Gizmodiva]

Netdisaster

Netdisaster lets you unleash some fury on the web. Try it out on DYH.

[Netdisaster]

[Via: Mobile Whack]

Park At My House

ParkAtMyHouse.com lets users let and rent parking spaces that would otherwise go unused.

[ParkAtMyHouse.com]

[Via: Autoblog]

A few brave and lucky hackers made a homemade flamethrower out of a toy water gun and some wiper fluid (and some stupidity).

[Via: Clip A Day]

Urban Monarch and Modern Drunkard put together two great guides about how to score free drinks when you go out. Put down the credit card, and slowly step away.

Drinks

[Urban Monarch – Drink For Free]

[Modern Drunkard – The Fine Art Of The Free Drink]

[Photo Via: marc_l’esperance’s]

Smells Of The City

Gawker put together a great map that documents the smells of the New York City subway system. Care for a tour?

[Gawker – New York City Subway Smell Map]

ThrustPac

The ThrustPac straps to your back and “converts horsepower to thrust to push you on any of your favorite devices”.

[ThrustPac]

[Via: Sci Fi Tech]

Finger Artwork

Funny Cool Stuff created 10 different finger themes that you can use when you want to decorate your digits.

[Funny Cool Stuff – Finger Artwork]

Popular Science has a ‘hands on’ with the Dyson Airblade, a 400 mph hand dryer.

[Popular Science – Dyson Airblade]

Alang India

Alang, India is famous for one thing: Recycling cruise ships. Peter Knego got a chance to visit the ship graveyard, and the pictures are breathtaking.

[Peter Knego – On The Road To Alang]

[Wikipedia – Alang]

[Via: Neatorama]

Map Of Springfield

MapOfSpringfield.com has created a huge map of the town where The Simpsons live. Google Maps, eat your heart out.

[MapOfSpringfield.com]

PingPongPixel

PingPongPixel is an interactive art experiment that uses colored ping pong balls to create giant images.

[PingPongPixel]

[Via: Josh Spear]

WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall “combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars”. Can sports get any better than that?

[WhirlyBall]

[Via: Dethroner]

Traffic Ticket

Lifehacker put together a great guide on “How To Beat A Speeding Ticket (Or At Least Better Your Chances)”.

[Lifehacker – How To Beat A Speading Ticket]

Meet People Drink Identifiers

Meet People Drink Identifiers from ATYPYK make the task of keeping an eye on your drink a clever conversation starter.

[Meet People Drink Identifiers]

[Via: Better Living Through Design]

Toyota wants to know how personal your car is with their Human Touch ad. It’s kind of creepy though.

[Via: Autoblog]

Tampon Crafts

Tampon Crafts turn that time of the month into an excuse to craft.

[Tampon Crafts]

[Via: Dethroner]

Soundbomb

Artist Felix Beck created a non-visual graffiti project called Soundbombs, “innocuous-looking 6-inch plastic shells that broadcast short clips (lines from Shakespeare, flatulence, or anything else you record) to unwitting passersby”. He doesn’t sell them, but instead takes applications, and prospective users must tell him where they will use it and how much they’re willing to pay. Get loud.

[Soundbombs]

[Via: bookofjoe]

Pepsi Sense Ad

Pepsi created an ad for the new Black Cherry French Vanilla flavor that included three senses: “sight, sound and scent”.

[Via: MIT Advertising Lab]

Orange

Sodium Laurel Sulfate, and ingredient in toothpaste, blocks sweet sensors on your tongue, which explains why orange juice tastes so bad after you brush.

[ABC – Why Does Orange Juice Taste So Bad After Brushing Your Teeth?]

[Photo Via: Strelitzia]

Cheeseburger

Information Architects put together a great read about interface, with a focus on the McDonald’s Cheesburger, the iPod, the Nintendo DS, and Google.

[Information Architects – The Interface Of A Cheeseburger]

Tide Chandelier

Stuart Haygarth created the Tide Chandelier out of man made debris that washed up along a stretch of the Kent coastline. “The sphere is an analogy for the moon which effects the tides which in turn wash up the debris”.

[Stuart Haygarth – Tide Chandelier]

[Via: MoCo Loco]

…The Bhut Jolokia is hot?

Naga Jolokia

A new pepper has been crowned king of hot thanks to the Guinness Book of World Records. The Bhut Jolokia chili (AKA The Naga Jolokia Pepper) from India registered 1,001,304 Scoville heat units, far surpassing the previous champions, the Red Savina chili, which only registered 577,000 units, and the Dorset Naga, which registered between 876,000 and 970,000 units. Just to give you an idea, here are the Scoville heat units of some of the peppers you probably ingest on a more regular basis:

    0 – Bell Pepper
    100-500 – Pepperoncini
    1000-1500 – Poblano
    2500-10,000 – Jalapenos and Chipolte
    5000-23,000 – Serrano
    30,000-50,000 – Cayenne
    80,000 & up – Habenero, Scotch Bonnet

Hot salsa has just been given a new definition.

[Wikipedia – Naga Jolokia Pepper]

[Via: Slashfood]