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What are you looking at

7th April, 2011

 

The direction you look during a conversation can reveal a lot.


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Fact: India spends 2 percent of its GDP treating diarrhea, according to TERI, one of the country’s most prestigious scientific research institutes. That means India is spending $30 billion a year treating diarrhea, a totally preventable disease. That’s $400 million a week. Read on…

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What a way to cap off a fantastic day!

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Managed to get out of bed in time for this morning’s amazing sunrise, then down to the water to see the first group venture out on to the warm waves. Read on…

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Inventor extraordinare, Peter Florjančič, who turned 92 this year, is the holder of more than 400 patents, including the plastic photo slide holder, the car airbag, the plastic zipper and the perfume atomizer. Read on…

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To be able to capture a delicate sensuality in the sitter while managing to avoid any sexual overtones and thus draw the attention of an audience in such a powerful way, John Singer Sargent has been able to reach a goal that so many portraitists strive towards but few ever achieve. Read on…

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Researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Read on…

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Ideo’s Tim Brown urges designers to think big. Read on…

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What a great idea! Skillshare’s mission is to flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning. Read on…

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This concept resonates strongly with me as I have spent much of my adult life in a semi-nomadic existence and ownership of so many of my personal possessions has increasingly become nothing but a burden. Read on…

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The direction you look during a conversation can reveal a lot.

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1:1.618, otherwise known as the Golden ratio is an interesting mathematical and aesthetic phenomenon although I find these examples tenuous at best. Read on…

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Founded by creative director,  Hiroki Nakamura, Visvim started out as a boutique footwear label and has since branched out into accessories and clothing  Read on…

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Dutch RP firm, Freedom of Creation have come up with a method of 3d printing using a binding agent and sawdust. So far though, they only seem to be able to use hardwoods like Mahogany and Teak – um, there’s something fishy here…

Update: Yup, april fool!

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These stunning grotesque masks come from a suite of about twenty-two prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published in Antwerp in 1555 by Hans Liefrinck. Read on…

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Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. Read on…

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I have watched the continual increase in trash along the coast here in Bali over the last year, so the inevitable scenario greeted me on my beach run this morning.