It’s rare that we stop and assess what sort of mood we’re in. No one really ever thinks to search their feelings before their morning commute into work (Who are we, Luke Skywalker?). It sounds silly, maybe even frivolous. We even resign ourselves to “fine, how are you?”s in conversation. That’s fine on the surface, but it’s also a reminder that our society isn’t great about talking about feelings, or addressing them. It becomes a problem when so many people suffer from things like depression and there’s still very little knowledge about its symptoms that are commonly known.
The loss of a limb is a situation few even want to think about, but a reality for many. For years, many associated the best prosthetics with ones that looked as close to their equivalent as possible. Congenital or traumatic limb loss is a very personal experience, however. Crafting a limb that looks as close to “normal” as possible does not erase a disability, their experience, or the fact that it is a prosthetic. There is no “fix” to make any of that go away, and while many want to feel as though they have a “normal” limb, there’s a fine line between pleasing the person who needs the prosthetic and pleasing the rest of society by making their disability as invisible as possible when most options for those who need prosthetics are the same flesh-colored pieces that emulate the equivalent body part.
Bespoke Innovations’ mission is to radically change this attitude toward prosthetic limbs. They offer patients that need prosthetics an option to customize their limb. The results are something undeniably beautiful. According to Bespoke Innovations, this is how it works:
The Boston Theater District has a new neighbor, and this one’s just moved in from over the rainbow.
Once inside, deep-six the eye rolling and cue the jaw dropping, because you many not believe you’re in Boston anymore.
It’s Spring! The sun is finally out for more than a few hours at a time, trees, however few in the city, are bursting back to life, and the streets are full of spring dresses and pasty shoulders, finally seeing some action after months of hibernation. Just when we finally thought we could stop huddling around our radiators hoping for some warmth, the most awesome heating device in the world was created. We know your eyes are still adjusting to the light, but feast your eyes on the coolest radiator ever the be invented: The Super Hot T-Rex.
The race to create the most innovative portable computer is on with the dawning of the tablet. The iPad has set a new standard for casual computer use. It’s thin, light, portable, and can do a ton of things on the go. Serious computer users find them a little lacking, however. Laptops and PCs are still a lot more useful in many ways, and they can store more. In an age where things are getting rapidly sleeker and smaller, though, our favorite computers could use an update. The Fujitsu Lifebook aims to bring laptops into the future and more.
Miami's Design District is soon to have one more Fancy Furniture showroom as part of its collection. Kreiss, a fourth-gen family business famed for creating the "California Look" will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, January 10th from 7-9 PM. In addition to being the first to peruse their three new collections, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and sip eco-conscious cocktails courtesy of VeeV. (RSVP Kreiss@taraink.com or 305.864.3434 ext. 199)
Kyle Bean, a Brighton-based designer and artist, has created art that is both deceptively simple and subverts viewers’ expectations for years. His specialties, hand crafted models, set design and art direction require a clean look ready for magazines. His work, however, is never ordinary magazine content by any stretch of the imagination. He brings something special to the table, quite literally. He transforms pencil shavings into portraits and food into art. His latest work, “Soft Guerrilla”, created for CUT Magazine’s articles on guerrilla gardening and yarn bombing take a little of the danger out of well known weapons.
Who doesn't like looking at gorgeous design and glamorous celebrity homes?
Scott Frances has beautifully captured both. For a limited time, 68 large-scale pieces of his work will be displayed at the Design Center of the Americas in South Florida. This Wednesday, November 15th marks the exhibit opening from 7:30 - 9:30 PM complete with a Grey Goose-sponsored cocktail reception. In addition to exhibits of elite photos of architecture and design, guests will get a peek inside the homes of celebrities like Estee Lauder and Jennifer Aniston.
With Halloween only five days away, most of us (or maybe some of us) are scrambling around for a costume and cute extra accessories to nail the look.
So, you have everything else but your nails done. Check out these amazingly cute and spooky nail designs we found on Refinery 29!
In the Dark Cat Eyes: All you need is black and white nail polish. Make sure to use the "nail art" white nail polish with the refined brush to make the design easier. Paint three curves, color them in but leave a slight opening for that "eye" illusion.
Those tired of invasive security measures and rushing to different terminals may want a slightly slower mode of travel. Perhaps you travelers would like something with a little less of the screaming of jet engines and a little more float. We forget that air travel hasn’t always been tearing through the sky. Hot air balloons and the brief reign of the zeppelin made air travel all about the gentle drift and one point. Well, according to Tiago Barros, it is time to hearken back to that time of travel.
The Passing Cloud is a project that focuses on the experience of traveling. Given the strict protocol and rush of air travel today, it’s difficult to find a single person that still enjoys the experience of it. Travel is a means to an end, when it can be exciting or fun or even relaxing on its own. Rather than speed through, Barros wants passengers to float through, preferably on a cloud. His design is made of a series of spherical balloons which houses a stainless steel structure enrobed in heavy weight tensile nylon fabric. It forms something similar to a zeppelin, but has the wonder and beauty of a cloud.