Archive | February, 2011

Next Generation Computer Design

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Great Underwater Photography

27 Feb
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The River That Runs Red

27 Feb


A lucky photographer captured the image of a lifetime – shooting the incredibly rare moment a waterfall turned tomato soup red.

Rochelle Coffey was stunned when she saw the normally crystal-clear water turn deep red over the course of two hours.

The mother-of-two had been visiting the impressive Cameron Falls, in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and had taken photos of the normally clear water for six years.


However, on her last trip she could not believe her luck as she saw the water change colour and witnessed a naturally-occurring phenomenon.

Rochelle and her husband had driven to Cameron Creek, which runs into the falls, following a heavy storm and were shocked to see it was a deep shade of red.

They hurried to the waterfall but the water had not reached it yet.


After waiting for two hours the couple were rewarded with the extraordinary sight of the red water gushing over the rocks, something never seen to that extent by locals before.

The phenomenom was caused by the high levels of rain washing a red coloured sediment called argolite from the rocks and into the water.

Waterton Lakes, where the falls are located, has some of the oldest sedimentary rock in the Canadian Rockies, with stone dated from 1,500 million years ago.

Rochelle said: ‘Earlier in the day there was a very heavy rain fall, which isn’t uncommon, but the conditions must have been just right to bring down that much sediment.

‘We decided to go for a drive and see just how much damage the storm had caused.

‘We make that drive hundreds of times a year and we had always seen this crystal clear water.

‘But this particular evening, I was shocked to see the creek tomato soup red. My husband suggested we go back down and check the falls.

 


‘At this time, the falls were still clear. It took a couple hours for the sediment to reach the falls, and when the falls did finally turn red, it was a lot slower a process than we had anticipated.

‘Another photographer waited beside us, but had to leave before the water turned colour. He missed the shot of a lifetime.

‘The ironic thing is, I don’t shoot a lot of scenery, and this truly was being in the right place at the right time.’

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The River That Runs Red

27 Feb


A lucky photographer captured the image of a lifetime – shooting the incredibly rare moment a waterfall turned tomato soup red.

Rochelle Coffey was stunned when she saw the normally crystal-clear water turn deep red over the course of two hours.

The mother-of-two had been visiting the impressive Cameron Falls, in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and had taken photos of the normally clear water for six years.


However, on her last trip she could not believe her luck as she saw the water change colour and witnessed a naturally-occurring phenomenon.

Rochelle and her husband had driven to Cameron Creek, which runs into the falls, following a heavy storm and were shocked to see it was a deep shade of red.

They hurried to the waterfall but the water had not reached it yet.


After waiting for two hours the couple were rewarded with the extraordinary sight of the red water gushing over the rocks, something never seen to that extent by locals before.

The phenomenom was caused by the high levels of rain washing a red coloured sediment called argolite from the rocks and into the water.

Waterton Lakes, where the falls are located, has some of the oldest sedimentary rock in the Canadian Rockies, with stone dated from 1,500 million years ago.

Rochelle said: ‘Earlier in the day there was a very heavy rain fall, which isn’t uncommon, but the conditions must have been just right to bring down that much sediment.

‘We decided to go for a drive and see just how much damage the storm had caused.

‘We make that drive hundreds of times a year and we had always seen this crystal clear water.

‘But this particular evening, I was shocked to see the creek tomato soup red. My husband suggested we go back down and check the falls.

 


‘At this time, the falls were still clear. It took a couple hours for the sediment to reach the falls, and when the falls did finally turn red, it was a lot slower a process than we had anticipated.

‘Another photographer waited beside us, but had to leave before the water turned colour. He missed the shot of a lifetime.

‘The ironic thing is, I don’t shoot a lot of scenery, and this truly was being in the right place at the right time.’

15 Most Bizarre Benches

27 Feb

Check out these weird and unusual benches, from the pencil bench to a nail bench and even a newspaper bench! Very creative architecture.

Pencil Bench

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The seat is made up of 1,600 pencils which are individually sprung. Each pencil can be removed and used. Design by Boex 3D Creative Solutions.

Book Bench

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The “Shelves with a Bench” was designed by Stanislav Katz, a designer from Latvia.

Spaghetti Bench

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Beautiful bench designed by Pablo Reinoso from Argentina. It’s at Carpenters.

Wolfgang Keyboard Bench

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The Wolfgang keyboard bench is made up of 2,000 keys imbedded into a layered Baltic birch wood. Each key is pressable and actually makes a clicking sound when pressed. The tactile effect of the bench also makes a playful interaction with the bench because you engage with the piece of furniture in a very up close and intimate manner while pressing in the keys.

Tennis Ball Bench

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Dutch designers Tejo Remy and René VeenHuizen created these unusual benches out of tennis balls!

Union Bench

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The union bench product is a contemporary seating design that significantly enhances the public and urban experience. With Union it is self-chosen, depending on the state of mind, whether one wants to interact with other or to be on its own. Design by “I do design”.

Pillow Bench

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This furniture was created by an experimental and independent designers group called The Mighty Bearcats in Chicago for the 2010 NeoCon.

Ondine Bench

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Benches with futuristic designs by Michael Bihain and Cédric Callewaert.

Letter Bench

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Located at a hospital in Bristol, this bench is a folded postcard inspired on an actual letter sent by a patient. The idea is to reassure new patients about the experience they will have during their stay.

Solar Bench

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This is a new approach of thinking about what a bench is. While playing the traditional role, this bench becomes a WIFI hot-spot and night-lighting with the thin-film solar battery. Moreover, it is made out of aluminum and recycled plastic regard of eco-issue.

Muungano Bench

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Creative bench designed by Peter Thuvander for the Conceptual Design Exhibition at the National Gallery in Stockholm. It pays homage to the typography industry and also comments “on differences as a foundation for language and form.” Is a laser cut bench that forms the word “muungano” which means union. A tag melted into an bench that dominates the room and with a strong visual impact.

Treetrunk Bench

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Old nature meets next nature in the design by Jurgen Bey.

Ribs Bench

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Contemporary bench designed by Stefan Lie from Sydney, Australia.

Nail Bench

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The artist Jay-Hyo Lee creates beautiful and pleasing benches from old nails that are hammered into the surface of natural wood. These nails are then bent to create patterns that evoke the ripples of water or currents of air. Once the hammering and designing job is complete, the artist grinds the nails, exposing raw silver metal to make sure that not even one nail is in a wrong position.

Newspapers Bench

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It’s not uncommon to have a stack of newspapers sitting around; but it took the ingenuity of designer Charles Kaisin to turn a pile of old news into durable bench.