Archive for the ‘creativity’ Category

Grow your own food

August 31, 2010

I heard about this idea before – food growing machine which won the Electrolux Design Lab Competition. It grows meat and fish from heated animal cells. I was amazed.

Few days ago I read about Cocoon again.  My first thought was – “they finally started the production!” and “where can I get one?” Unfortunately it is still just a concept and Electrolux is not planning to include Cocoon in their product line.

I really would not mind eating “meat born in a small kitchen appliance”. Especially when I think about forests and meadows saved from being turned into the pastures. Cocoon would be one more way of helping to save the environment.


Intellectual Sex

January 20, 2010

I got fascinated about the idea of private poetry readings in a sexy sultry way in a saloon-type environment.

More precisely – I am talking about poetry brothels. I first encountered the idea on the plane reading a magazine. They had an article about a poetry brothel in Barcelona. As far as I know there are three of them now: one in New York, one in Barcelona & one in Leicester (UK).

Reading as a recreational activity has gone into decline. I bet even less people spend their time reading poetry. Poetry brothels will bring back the attractiveness of the written word put into rhymes.

In the era when entertainment and new experience plays such a big role in creating people’s happiness poetry brothels might be just the right thing to indulge yourself with. And it wont be just a temporal treat. This experience may have a pleasant long lasting impression on your mind and soul.

Insomnia + Contagious addiction

January 16, 2010

What do you do in between such festivities as Christmas and New Year celebration?


After you have got tired of consuming gingerbread cookies and having wine you take a bag of fluffy stuff, a long and extra sharp needle and… yes, start punching.

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After seeing Zane doing her magic I felt so tempted to try.

Now I can understand her inability to put down the needle until 4 am and her stories about the next day  in the office when the only thought after such a night is not about a soft welcoming pillow but about the next felted creature which will come into this world after hours of patient and tiresome punching.  (We even thought about possible necessity of establishing a Felters Anonymous.) 🙂

It’s an interesting and creative way of stress relief after a busy day in the office. And what’s even better, in few hours time you can get something tangible for yourself (a little charm or a brooch) or a unique gift for your friend.

In the end of the process I got a little reindeer and I can tell you – those punches in my fingers were definitely worth it.