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Earlier we looked at floorplans of round houses, which don't seem to make a lot of sense. However, I subsequently came across these floorplans for round dorm buildings, which seem practical enough.
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa's four Hale Aloha dorms are 13-storey cylindrical towers.
Built from 1970-71 and renovated roughly ten years ago, the buildings have 14 double-occupancy rooms per floor--by the floorplans, it looks like the R.A. gets a little Juliet balcony in his or her room--and communal bathrooms including ADA-compliant ones.
The diameter of the circle is large enough that the rooms at the periphery are close enough to rectangular.
Every floor features a communal balcony (or lanai in the local vernacular), and every other floor's got a lounge midway between two levels.
The top floors of the towers have no residences, but feature wraparound balconies, a large lounge, a communal kitchen and the laundry facilities.
So yeah, while I think round houses are lame, these round dorms look pretty cool. Interestingly enough, they're for freshmen only.
9 Apr 2020, 4:30 pm | INHABITAT
9 Apr 2020, 3:42 pm | Core77
Because COVID-19 can live up to 7 days on our masks... what if we were able to print disposable masks with our home printer? Making them accessible globally, free, disposable (less risk of contamination), quick to make and easy to share physically and virtually.
https://www.printyourmask.online/ is an idea to make this possible.
This effort is purely empathetic. Let's spread masks faster than the virus!
Please share this idea widely.View the full project here
9 Apr 2020, 3:30 pm | INHABITAT
9 Apr 2020, 2:52 pm | DeMilked
We have something that will take your mind away from all of your coronavirus-related worries. Far away - over 300 million miles away.
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9 Apr 2020, 2:30 pm | INHABITAT
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You don't typically think of factory machines as being particularly ergonomic. But German manufacturer TRUMPF, a company that's nearly 100 years old, designs their production machinery to be as comfortable as possible for the user. Check out this demo of their TruBend 7036, which starts with the operator dialing in the ergo before bending up some funky parts:
Here's the machine's bigger brother, the TruBend 7050:
And even bigger TruBend 8400. Check out the crazy thing the machine does around 1:40 in the vid:
If you want to see more of their machines, they've got a YouTube channel called--what else?--TRUMPFtube.
9 Apr 2020, 2:10 pm | Dezeen
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The quarantine doesn't seem to stop some travel-hungry people from coming up with creative ways of traveling from the comfort of their homes.
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9 Apr 2020, 1:33 pm | Core77
Industrial designer Julia Behm has been designing medical equipment since 2007. On Coroflot, we spotted her portfolio of medical cart designs, which are crucial and unsung pieces of kit these days. Check out the sheer range of forms Behm's worked on over the years:
Behm currently runs Design Between, a design consultancy based in Wisconsin.
9 Apr 2020, 12:41 pm | DeMilked
Columns, stained glass and oil paintings probably aren't the first things that come to mind when you're thinking about bathrooms. Well, believe it or not, not everyone's bathrooms are as utilitarian as yours.
9 Apr 2020, 11:27 am | Dezeen
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When it comes to ridiculously over photoshopped pictures, Instagram is your number one source.
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8 Apr 2020, 6:30 pm | INHABITAT
8 Apr 2020, 6:00 pm | Etsy Journal
Photo by The Pairabirds
Virtual dance parties with grandma and grandpa. Living room campouts with stovetop s’mores. All around the world, people are getting creative about putting the “special” in special occasions. And though our family festivities may look somewhat different of late, the heartfelt feelings that inspire them? Those will never change. In preparation for Mother’s Day, we asked a few of the multitasking mamas who work at Etsy how they’re hoping to celebrate. Turns out, a bit of ingenuity and an appreciation for the little things might be all it takes to have a joy-filled holiday. Read on to discover the at-home activities they have planned and browse the one-of-a-kind Etsy finds we’ve recommended to help make their days complete.
A backyard picnic
For Chief Product Officer and twin mom Kruti Patel Goyal, there’ll be comfort in kicking off Mother’s Day in the usual way: with a big pancake breakfast she makes together with her family. And what better way to enjoy it than paired with some good old-fashioned vitamin D? “I’m hoping we get to spend some time outside in the sunshine—even if we just pack a little picnic and some games and spread out a blanket in the backyard,” she says.
Our picks for Kruti:
A multi-generational meal
There’s more than one reason to be grateful this Mother’s Day for Internal Events Specialist Sheyenne Brown. “This year, I’m fortunate to have my children and my parents living under one roof,” she says. “So we’re going to celebrate our matriarch! I’m going to have my boys help me make breakfast for their mima.”
Our picks for Sheyenne:
A soothing soak
For Staff Product Manager Jackie Do, it’s all about creating her own traditions. “I get a kick out of being over-the-top,” she explains. “Maybe we can fill our living room up with sand and build a castle. Or we could make a mold of our daughter’s hand, and I’ll put it on my nightstand as a ring holder.” At the end of a long day making wonderfully messy magic? “You can’t go wrong with a nice long bath,” Jackie says. “It’s a luxury every mom can enjoy without leaving the house. Light a candle and voila.”
Our picks for Jackie:
A creative escape
“I’m the kind of person who has to keep busy,” says Vetting Team Lead Amber-Rae Rowley, who hopes to dedicate part of her day to doing what she loves most: crafting. “I sew, make my own furniture, and I’ve even dabbled in macrame, but my one true love has always been crochet. If I got a new yarn holder, a beautiful hook, or a fun pattern to work on, I’d love to end my night crocheting next to the kids on the couch while we watch a movie!”
Our picks for Amber-Rae:
A serious snuggle-fest
Staying connected with all her fellow mamas is top priority for Head of Diversity and Inclusion Elizabeth Spector Louden. “I ordered a set of special markers and pulpy paper cards on Etsy. I’m going to mail out some love, and will enlist our kids to help!” she says. On Mother’s Day itself, she and her wife will be cuddled up with their kiddos at home, making video calls and staying cozy. “We’ll make it special by lighting candles, wearing our matching family jammies, and chatting with all the wonderful moms, aunts, and grandmothers in our lives.”
Our picks for Elizabeth:
A delightful DIY
“Focusing on making can really ground me after a frenzied day,” says VP of Global Public Policy and Impact and mother of three Althea Erickson. “Lately we’ve been having fun creating in the kitchen together, so maybe we’ll try to make our own play dough. I’ve heard it’s pretty easy and super fun. I’d also love to find time for some kind of grown-up craft kit—maybe at night, after the kids go to bed.”
Our picks for Althea:
Jackie Buddie is a writer and wilderness explorer working full-time as a content producer at Etsy HQ in Brooklyn.
8 Apr 2020, 5:30 pm | INHABITAT
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Eco Gloves are a sustainable and convenient alternative to disposable latex gloves (like the kind I've been using at the gas station and supermarket). They're individually wrapped (by pair), made of plant-based materials like cornstarch, and both the gloves and the packaging they come in--which is also plant-based--are compostable.
The individual packages, which come 24 to a bag, are roughly condom-package-sized, so you can tuck these into pockets and wallets.
Here's the part of the FAQ you're probably curious about:
Q: What is the permeability? Will viruses be able to penetrate through your gloves? Do cleaning chemicals compromise the material?
A: Our gloves are made from premium based cornstarches and are durable enough to withstand the toughest of jobs. At a thickness of 60 microns, they will not leak, break or easily tear under normal use. As long as the integrity of the gloves are maintained (i.e. gloves are not used if soiled or torn), viruses will not be able to penetrate through our gloves. Similarly, cleaning chemicals will not compromise the material of the gloves because the gloves are strong enough. The material is designed to only degrade or break-down in a compost environment and will not degrade under normal use.
At press time Eco Gloves had been successfully Kickstarted, and there were still 49 hours left to pledge.
8 Apr 2020, 4:30 pm | INHABITAT
The Strangest Commercial I've Ever Seen: "Preparations for the Next Season & Bonus Trick for the Underwear!"
8 Apr 2020, 3:53 pm | Core77
Varusteleka is the name of a military surplus and outdoor gear retailer in Finland. Lately they've been running ads on YouTube, in that typically annoying space right before the video you want to see starts. I usually can't hit "Skip Ad" fast enough, but this one, er, drew me in:
It gets funnier: They're using the video to flog the seen-on-screen clothes, like this Finnish M62 Camouflage Jacket, and when you click the link you see the (incredibly low) USD price, along with a helpful conversion:
And the copy for the "Russian fur hat with Soviet cockade, fake fur (Used without the cockade in this video)" provides this information:
The rest of the copy on the site is pretty funny (to me), but veers into some things I cannot print here, for fear of being attacked by SJW's.
8 Apr 2020, 3:30 pm | INHABITAT
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Alex Cearns is an Australian animal photographer who reveals the beautiful side of disabled rescue animals in her heartwarming portrait series titled Perfect Imperfection.
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8 Apr 2020, 2:30 pm | INHABITAT
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James Dyson may have designed his ventilator the fastest, but Tesla's engineers are getting there, too. Just weeks after Elon Musk volunteered Tesla's services, here are the company's engineers showing you their prototype. They're making good use of already-on-hand automotive parts and even the infotainment system for the Model 3, here repurposed as a controller:
8 Apr 2020, 1:40 pm | DeMilked
Elsbro is a freelance digital artist who creates the adorable Kim and Jay comic strip where he illustrates his relationship with his fiancée.
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8 Apr 2020, 12:20 pm | DeMilked
There's nothing better to take your mind off of everything that's going around than a great dose of humor.
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8 Apr 2020, 11:58 am | Core77
Face shield donations are coming fast and furious these days. Ford, Apple, Prusa Research and Foster + Partners are just a few of the organizations pitching in with different designs, which have by necessity evolved rather quickly. Let's look at the design changes.
First off, what's needed with a face shield is a curved, transparent sheet that stands off of the face. All designs accomplish this by incorporating a forehead band that serves as both a spacer and, in concert with an elastic band, the thing that holds it onto the user's head.
The designs diverge depending on the production method and materials used. The classic face shield design (from just a few weeks ago, when these could be produced at a leisurely pace) uses a thick strip of foam as the forehead band:
Now that we need many of these in a hurry, the design has quickly been evolved depending on what volunteer producers have on hand. 3D-printed designs like this one by Prusa Research, replace the foam with this two-arch design for the forehead band:
Prusa's initial design, RC1 in the photo below, was printed in the compressed shape you see in the photo. That allows you to fit more units onto the bed, but a trade-off revealed in testing was that the built-in springiness produced a lot of pressure on the user's temples. Updated design RC2 takes up more space on the bed, but it removes the temple pressure, and the design update also moves the facemask out further to accommodate goggles.
Adding holes to the forehead band confers a materials savings.
Printable plastic is what they have, so that's what they use. One downside is that 3D printing takes a long time; deep-pocketed Ford reportedly started out 3D printing the forehead bands, then switched to expensive-but-faster injection molding.
Apple's laser-cut design, which I struggled to make out in Tim Cook's Twitter video, is comprehensible now that Foster + Partners has released clear photos of their design, which appears to be similar.
The innovation here is production speed. Both the face shield and the forehead band can be laser-cut "in under 30 seconds and the elements can be assembled in under a minute," F+P writes. "With a single cutting machine, we were able to cut and assemble components for 1,000 visor masks in a day, representing a reduction of days in the time taken to produce 3D-printed alternatives."
The band is silicone rubber. Initially I'd thought the face shield and forehead band were the same material, which would save on sourcing, but F+P is using 0.5mm PET-G for the shields and polypropylene for the forehead band. They describe the latter material as "soft," though I'm not sure how comfortable it would be to wear for long stretches; unfortunately some sacrifices have to be made, as this is an emergency. Perhaps people could donate those self-adhering window insulation foam strips from a hardware store? If the foam were notched to accommodate the bend, perhaps they could quickly be added to the forehead bands on-site by a volunteer.
Then again, adding foam might obviate a key benefit of the F+P design: "An important advantage is that the visor can be easily disassembled, cleaned, sanitised and reused, addressing the growing shortage of raw materials for visor production," F+P explains.
As dismal as these times are, it's pretty exciting to see so many people pitching in and using what they've got to help out. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this improvisational innovation.
The Queen Of England Gave A Speech Wearing A Green Outfit And People Quickly Started Creating Hilarious Photoshops (35 Pics)
8 Apr 2020, 11:05 am | DeMilked
Back on the 5th of April, the Queen gave a televised speech regarding the coronavirus, thanking medical workers and calling for unity. Although it wasn't the speech that caught some people's attention.
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7 Apr 2020, 3:59 pm | Core77
This week Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to announce the company is making face shields, at a production target of one million per week, for healthcare professionals. (This is on top of the 20 million facemasks that supply-chain wiz Cook managed to summon up for donation.)
Like many of you, I screenshotted the crap out of the video, hoping to get a definitive look at the design:
Alas, it's not possible to see much detail:
It does look like they've done away with the bulkier forehead strip of the incumbent design, which makes me quite curious. I'm also wondering whether what you see above is the finished object, or if they will be adding some type of foam on the forehead strip. Any guesses?
7 Apr 2020, 3:09 pm | DeMilked
Canadian boy scout Quinn Callander used his 3D printing skills to create ear guards for people who wear face masks for prolonged periods of time.
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