The Ray Solar Powered Charger


I’d need to see fact sheets or read usage reviews before committing, but the idea of the Ray solar-powered charger sounds great. It’s these first two photos that really caught my eye, as the idea of being able to juice up your phone by sticking the Ray on an airplane or car window is immensely appealing, inner skeptic aside.


If there’s no window handy, or if the sun’s position doesn’t jive with vertical mounting, there’s also an onboard “kickstand” that lets you set the Ray on a flat surface.


As you can see in the shot below, the device needs a bit of industrial design help; I disagree with the word “neatly” being used to describe the cord solution.


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Artist Ricardo Martinez

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Ricardo Martinez- the talented Spanish artist and Illustrator. Collaborates with the magazines, advertising agencies, draws comics. Born in 1956 year in Santiago, Chile. Lives and works in Madrid.MORE PHOTOS HERE: —> [LINK]

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Is there anyone, you would leave everything for? | Summer Lovers Issue | WE DID IT

A Day in the Garden Is there anyone, you would leave everything for? | Summer Lovers Issue | WE DID IT

Temptation is for Lovers

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Made of Love | True Romance Issue

– He’s askin’ about Alabama.
– Where the fuck is that bitch?
– She’s with me.
– Who the fuck are you?
– I’m her husband.
– [laughs] Well, that makes us practically related.

I had to come all the way from the highway and byways of Tallahassee, Florida to MotorCity, Detroit to find my true love. If you gave me a million years to ponder, I would never have guessed that true romance and Detroit would ever go together. And til this day, the events that followed all still seems like a distant dream. But the dream was real and was to change our lives forever. I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and things seemed to be getting so shitty. And he’d say, “that’s the way it goes, but don’t forget, it goes the other way too.” That’s the way romance is… Usually, that’s the way it goes, but every once in awhile, it goes the other way too.


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London – Double Landscape by Benheine

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In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,he is currently with few peers. Benheine’s unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.

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saint john street press

There is a huge part of me that would happily spend the majority of my day bent over a piece of linoleum carving stamps. They remind me of being in the printmaking lab in college, but in miniature form. And I’ve never met a miniature version of anything I didn’t love. These hand-carved stamps are from Tessa Kelly at Saint John Street Press, and they’re so simple I can’t resist them. Tessa recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and started carving stamps on the side while she wades into the world of architecture. I think she’s definitely got the beginnings of a great side empire, and I just placed a little custom order. If you’re in the market for a cute stamp, click here to check out and shop Tessa’s collection online. xo, grace

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america’s other audubon

In the spring of 1995, Joy Kiser walked into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Ohio ready to begin work as a newly hired assistant librarian. At the foot of the staircase that led to the museum’s library, a Plexiglas display case exhibited volume one of Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. A label explained that the book was the work of the Jones family of Ohio. The project was conceived and begun by daughter Genevieve, specimens collected by son Howard, paid for by father Nelson, and after the early death of Genevieve, the work was finished by the mother, Virginia, and the rest of the family as a memorial to Genevieve. The story stuck with Joy and she probed further into the family’s history. The result of her probing is America’s Other Audubon. The book tells the story of the Jones family: how Genevieve had been so inspired by seeing John James Audubon’s lithographs engravings exhibited at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia that she decided to work on a companion volume to Birds of America, illustrating the nests and eggs that Audubon had left out. All of the Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio lithographs are reproduced in this book along with captions excerpted from the original text. — Amy Azzarito

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‘Point Cloud’ – Arduino structure by James Leng breathes weather data

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Created by James Leng, Point Cloud is an attempt to re-imagine our daily interaction with weather data. Even with the modern scientific and technological developments related to weather and when we can deploy sophisticated monitoring devices to document and observe weather, our analysis and understanding of meteorology is still largely approximate. Weather continues to surprise us and elude our best attempts to predict, control, and harness the various elements. Point Cloud builds on this premise, exploring new ways to interpret and understand weather data

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NY Design Week 2012: A Steampunk Ping-Pong Table & More by Akke Functional Art


Yep, that’s more or less exactly what it looks like: the sweetest ping pong table you’ve ever seen. The “Pingtuated Equilipong” by Akke Functional Art is intended to embody a quantum leap in sport and dining alike with the convertible piece.

Niles Eldredge and Stephen J. Gould’s Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium proposes that most species exhibit little evolutionary variation for most of their history until rare and rapid events create significant changes.

The ping pong table has just experienced such a phenomenon. This regulation-size ping pong table (that converts to a dining table by removing the ‘net’) has revolutionized the traditional form.



Since the photos from ICFF hardly do it justice, designer and principal Axel Yberg was happy to provide hi-res photos of the piece…



The materials, per his description: “Mulberry, Chinese chestnut, black walnut, sycamore, red oak, black locust, cherry, holly, sassafras, and ash, reclaimed plumbing pipes and fittings, glass, mirror, steel, aircraft cable, and Edison reproduction light bulbs.”



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