Month: March 2008

Regenerative Limbs via Cellular Matrix(pig bladder)

Amazing! A dude cuts off half an inch off his finger. His brother gives him this smelly powder (ExtraCellular Matrix) made of Pigs bladder to apply daily on the wound. 4 weeks later, his finger regrows fully, skin, vessels, nails, like new!

Bio engineering, natural engineering, surgery…man, what a crazy medical world!

Watch above or here.

via CBS

Weekend Links

Thought of the week: Does liability hinder innovation or is it worth the gamble?

– Very cool inspirational video about MASS INNOVATION!
Sony Rolly…dancing spinning mp3 player.
Cool Frisbee trick, if ya have a round wall to play with!
– First comes solid state hard drives, now solid state fans! sweeeeet!
16 extreme beds!
Extreme stairs…(includes on of my projects from 2002)
Google’s freaking amazing Zürich office. (Be prepared to be jealous!)

Richard Hutton: Leaf Magnets

richard hutton leaf magnets
I’ve a huge fan of magnets over tape or pins when it comes to posting up your doodles on walls. I usually suggest the cool ergo Magnutz, but after seeing Leaf Magnets by Richard Hutton, I can’t help but think how cool it would be to have a small forest of leaves along with your sketches connecting you with nature a bit more in your more than likely windowless cubicle, meeting room, or boring office space.

They seem easy to pull off+on and come in a few colors though I’m in my neon bright butt color phase now…so where are the neon bright autumn leaf colors?

Very cool! I want many!

via Dezeen

Dave Eggers: Once Upon A school, TED Prize.

Awesome stories. I love the makeup of the various school stores! A must watch!

“Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to engage with their local school. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open their own volunteer-driven, wildly creative writing labs. But you don’t need to go that far, he reminds us — it’s as simple as asking a teacher “How can I help?” Share your own volunteering stories at his new website, Once Upon a School. To brainstorm on this wish and get involved, visit”

Buy Dave Eggers best selling book “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”.

Weekend Links

light grafitt art ufo

Above image via. It’s a painting, but would be a cool graffiti placement.

-funny fake movie trailer for Minesweeper.
The desks of creative people. Reminds me of my post!
Can you tell the original pic from photoshopped! Amy Dresser is a master at this!, a nice set of collections!
The FAIL Blog …pretty funny! (thanks gordon) Reminds me of

Sky Factory: Art for Healing

Sky factories ceiling installations
Claustrophobic, scared of being bored, damn tired of at looking at those ugly white ceiling tiles in offices and most medical environments? Welcome to Sky Factories solution. Creating visual portals of space through existing structures, allowing a breath of the outdoors in, and easing patients emotions as large robotic x-ray machines roam around their head, or at least something more interesting to stare at as the dentist picks at your gums.(my dentist gave me headphones before, but I had no clue what to look at besides my reflection off his glasses into my bloody mouth)

I’d initially think this to be a bit cheesy, but I’m pretty damn sure it works. Windows, illusions of space, and visualizations such as this always fool the human mind to relax us some, at least compared to those ugly cracked white ceiling tiles we all know of.

I’d really like to see an animated version putting breeze into play but of course that cost more money. Perhaps just a few LCD’s tiled works, but then I’d want to watch a movie o play a video game..anyhow for those budget conscious, go for Sky Factories environmental installations…just make sure to clean it often so those dirt bugs don’t collect.

Check out Sky Factories Galleries and amazing customer stories for some simple solutions for a better user experience. This ideas been around for years, but this is the first I’ve seen it turned into a business.

Craig Venter: Creating Synthetic Life

Craig Venter the human genome pioneer, oceanographic microorganism voyager, and now engineering new life forms through his new company Synthetic Genomics!

Watch his incredibly scary, questionable, perhaps world-changing glimpse into his new adventure in creating synthetic microorganisms or bio robots that eat up waste(perhaps carbon) and in return spawn out useful chemicals such as bio fuels! Seriously dangerous yet mind blowing!

Watch the video above or directly here.
Buy Craig’s book “A Life Decoded” here.

Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

One of this years TED conference highlights was Jill Bolte’s incredibly insightful, curious, inspirational, and whimsical talk about her stroke experience as a neuroanatomist (studying the nervous system including brain) Woa, what a crazy story! A must watch!(18 mins)

“Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.”

Watch it above or directly here.
Buy her new book “My Stroke of Insight” here.