Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Artist Hafsteinn Juliusson has developed a unique line of jewelry, explained here:
"Growing Jewelry is a redefinition of modern values. It is a clash of jewelry an gardening; couture and organism. The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life."
Besides making the statements mentioned above with this jewelry, these really fit in with the green trend as well as make a bold fashion statement. Make sure you have a green thumb though, you do have to water them or you'll find yourself covered in dead plant matter.
Many things in our lives have been dominated by the internet: the way we shop, communicate, learn etc. No surprise to anyone, but lately, the online world has been seeping into our offline world. From pixelated artwork and clothing to usb inspired jewelry, it's everywhere. A great example of this growing trend is the Houston Fence in NYC. It's a temporary outdoor installation that is obviously inspired by QR-code patterns. By process of osmosis alone, this trend should not be a surprise but more of an "aha moment" when you realize it is happening right before our eyes!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Shopping carts in the grocery store are right up there with remote controls in hotel rooms...FULL of germs. Some stores have disinfecting wipes near their carts, which is nice but are you getting every nook and cranny? Are you wiping out the inside of the dirty cart where your food is closest to? Probably not. So what do we do, avoid the grocery store altogether? That would be nice but you'd probably get hungry after a few days. Well let's give big props to The Pure Cart System. This amazing machine sanitizes carts! It has a 99%+ kill rate on common bacteria (like staphylococcus, typical E.coli, salmonella and listeria), yeast, fungus and mold. A supermarket in Maryland is already using this technology, will we soon see these everywhere? Until then, for some great tips on avoiding germs check out www.germsnob.com!