Archives for October 2013

Art Is Motion: Lexus 300h Mod Paints Driver’s Picture Based On How They Drive. [Video]

Art Is Motion: Lexus 300h paints a portrait of the drive based on how the drive.

Art collector Walter Vanhaerent’s Lexus 300h paints his portrait each time he takes it for a drive. From Gizmodo:

“The specially modified vehicle is half art project, half engineering experiment. Vanhaerent’s Lexus features a large LCD display that shows his portrait being generated by custom software that paints it in the style of artist Sergio Abliac. The slower Vanhaerent drives, the more detailed the portrait will be, and the faster he drives, the more abstract the brush strokes become.”

Cool project but unfortunately, the “Art Is Motion” mod doesn’t motivate the driver to go slower, on electric power alone; if Mr. Vanhaerent is feeling abstract, he’ll just floor it. One additional tweak, that only outputs a painting if the driver drives slower, and this ‘art’ project becomes a standard feature on all Lexus models. [Gizmodo]

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Buying Dupé Bottled Air Is Just Plain Stupid. Buying Bottled Water Is…. [Video]

Dupé - Purveyors of fine bottled air.Brought to you by the purveyors of fine bottled breathing air – Dupé.***

Avoiding bottled water is easy – drink tap water. If you want to drink tap but you forgot your water bottle, drink water out of a sink with your hands. If you don’t have any hands, have somebody turn the water on for you and put your mouth on the spigot. I could go on but I think most people get it. Finding safe, drinkable tap water isn’t difficult. [VVV]

***Captured straight from the source and untouched by man, all products come with the Dupé Promise™, the Dupé Organic Guarantee© and the Dupé Seal of Quality and Freshness©.

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LED Light ‘Stick Man’ Halloween Costume Is The Jubblingest! [Video]

So much to like about the “Baby LED light suit Halloween costume” that Visual Burrito made for his 22-month old daughter. From YouTube

  1. It’s original.
  2. It uses energy efficient LED light strips.
  3. It can be reused and extended as his daughter grows.
  4. When she’s done with it, the LED light strips can be used in the home.

Finally, a Halloween costume that will end up as a home lighting fixture. [TO]

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Sprāv – The Wireless Smart Shower Meter That Will Tell You When To Get Out. [Video]

Sprav - The Smart Shower Meter.Ok, who’s in for shortening their next shower? For the few that did raise their hands, Sprāv is the product for you. Designed by students from Case Western Reserve University, Sprāv is a wireless water meter that gives you control of your water and energy consumption. Sprāv attaches to the arm before your shower head and uses green, yellow and red lights to let the shower taker know how long they’ve been showering. The goal of the changing lights is to encourage users to shorten their showers.

We’ve seen shower shorteners in the past (ie Waterpebble) but what makes the Sprāv different is its ability to track your shower and instantly report to you how much you are saving by changing your showering habits.

Sprāv is now on Kickstarter. [Sprāv]

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LEGO Shoes And Shoes For Life – Lower Your Footprint With LYF Shoes.

LYF Shoes - Pinstripe StyleLYF Shoes must know something about how much people love LEGOs because they’re using the same building-block principles to change the way we buy, repair and wear our shoes. Here’s more about LYF Shoes:

“Individual components are made from single-source sustainable materials and are assembled in 90 seconds to meet a customer’s request. This bypasses those monolithic shoe assembly factories which use toxic glues and ship boxes of air halfway around the world. Our technology allows us to pursue many more fashion, fit and ecological advances than the big brands can – while still being competitive with them on price.

We’ve also unlocked unlimited creative expression using digital integration tools, and created the first LYF Cyclable shoe.”

LYF Shoes are currently on fundraising site Kickstarter.

[LYF Shoes via TechCrunch]

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AHH Coca-Cola: Scientists Had It All Wrong. Polar Bears Are Actually Happy! Thanks Coke.

Ice caps, schmice caps!!! I just watched the video above of our polar neighbors full of joy and basking in Coke and I realized how much science always gets in the way of some good marketing. The “Polar Party on AHH.com” is one part of Coca-Cola’s “The Ahh Effect” advertising campaign and the Coke pounding polar bear plays a major role in it. Bonus: you can make your own happy Coke swilling polar bear video too! [Laughing Squid]

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