Posts Tagged ‘design’

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.


All in one – Twitter

June 3, 2009


It started as a simple idea – you tell your friends what are you doing now. You update them as often as you want, only limitation is 140 characters per message. You guessed it, it’s Twitter.

Now it’s huge. Everybody is in there. When it just began its life and a friend asked me to join, I was not sure what good it will be to me. Now I am really happy that I joined early as I was able to watch it grow and collect valuable contacts.

Now it’s rarely the case that someone is twittering only to notify everybody that she is bringing her cat to the vet. Twitter is the place where you can get latest information on recent affairs (like AirFrance airplane disappearance), it’s widely used in conferences and public events to notify participants about the recent changes or inform them about ongoing actions.

It is the place where you can share your knowledge and interesting links you have found on the web, where you can ask questions and get answers, where you can learn from others and show yourself. Akhtar Sheikha in his blog 2experts Design shows beautiful examples of artistic and multifunctional Twitter pages: the authors are not only posting meaningful messages but also giving the reader more information about themselves on their profile background.

It’s so multifunctional, that it’s your blog, your newspaper, your email and messaging device, and your business card at the same time. So use yours wisely!