Monday, April 25, 2011

Honest Abe Flooring

The floor at the entrance of the Standard Grill in the Standard Hotel New York made from a shitload of pennies.


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Thanks to folks at Notcot.

U-Socket USB Wall Charger

OK, this is just wicked smart! Dig the U-Socket, an awesome USB charging station for your iPad, iPhone and iPod within your standard power outlet. Juice up without having to mess with your Mac!

You know you want one: U-Socket.


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Sweet Dreams

Working on the branding and identity development of the soon to be open Dog & Bee Pub in Beeville the last few months I've had hexagons and honeycombs invading my dreams and seemingly popping up everywhere I look. These are a few of my favorite examples:

Honeycomb window in Registan Square, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, thanks to Apartment Therapy.

Nectar is a hanging lamp series by Rebecca Asquith made of lightweight felted polyester that resemble the shapes seen in beehives. At night, they show off a warm glow that emphasizes the unique hexagonal construction.

The Hive Vase from the folks at West Elm.

The Interior Design of The Disney Store Headquarters by Clive Wilkinson Architects

And finally, these very cool honeycomb shelves from the UK's Unto This Last.

Some Sweet Honey Facts:

1. Honey contains vitamins and antioxidants, but is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free!
2. One antioxidant called “pinocembrin” is only found in honey.
3. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
4. Honey has the ability to attract and absorb moisture, which makes it remarkably soothing for minor burns and helps to prevent scarring.
5. Honey speeds the healing of open wounds and also combats infection.
6. As recently as the First World War, honey was being mixed with cod liver oil to dress wounds on the battlefield.
7. Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast and molds.
8. Honey and beeswax form the basics of many skin creams, lip-balms, and hand lotions.
9. According to Dr. Paul Gold, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, “people remember things much better after they’ve consumed glucose, a form of sugar found in honey.”
10. Honey is nature’s energy booster! It provides a concentrated energy source that helps prevent fatigue and can boost athletic performance.
11. Recent studies have proven that athletes who took some honey before and after competing recovered more quickly than those who did not.
12. Honey supplies 2 stages of energy. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost. The fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.

Gracias to Golden Blossom Honey for the honey facts info.

The flip-side of our first batch of Dog & Bee coasters incorporates a series of honeycombs to play BuzzBee©, a simple little parlor game that's currently in development - stay tuned!

Oh, and one last thing, have you heard about the Magic Hexagon? Pretty sweet stuff!

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