The Crayon Initiative: Coloring Outside the Lines

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid the best part about going out to eat was getting to rip open a fresh four pack of crayons and draw all over the table. Well, not the table, but you know what I mean. Every time, a fresh pack of wax. Every time, a fresh piece of paper over the tabletop: a blank canvas. So much potential! But what happens to all those crayons if you don’t take them home. Sad truth is nothing good. That is until... Read The Rest →

When Rubber Meets the Sky

In 1940, Henry Ford said, “Mark my word: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.” Fast-forward to 2017, and the proposed debut of AeroMobil. Share → Tweet

Placemaking Made Easy

noggBLOG permalink In our last piece on placemaking, we discussed what placemaking is, why it’s important to communities, and why it’s such a difficult and cost-prohibitive concept to apply effectively. To put it simply, communities need placemaking, and placemakers, to initiate improvements to public spaces that benefit the public, not corporate or professional interest, but tangible, lasting improvements are expensive and seldom is there the money for it. Although, a lot of money is not all that necessary, at least in the short run. Share → Tweet

The Bizarre World of the Codex Seraphinianus

noggBLOG permalink  Many an ancient tome resides buried somewhere deep in a catacomb in Italy. Remnants of empires, scholars, ages of knowledge, discovery and wisdom, these fragments of humanity and higher learning dot Italy like stars, creating a constellational map of enlightenment and evolution. The Codex Seraphinianus is not one such tome. Share → Tweet

Treehotel

noggBLOG permalink There’s nothing like breakfast in bed. Toast, juice, coffee, fresh fruit, muesli, lingonberry pancakes, aquavit, meatballs, fermented shark, red-colored candy fish, all for you to enjoy as you’re nestled cozily in the top of a tree, but you have to make it yourself because there’s no one for miles around, and did I mention you’re stuck in a tree? Ok, so there’s nothing like that breakfast in bed, unless you’re the privileged guest of Sweden’s amazing Treehotel. Share → Tweet

Scoot Smart

noggBLOG permalink What are you doing with that Vespa? You look so stupid! I bet that thing even uses, like, gas or something? Get smart. Scoot smart. Share → Tweet

The Verrado: A Trike for Grownups

noggBLOG permalink Those were the days, pedaling around the playground, skidding and sliding, just grinning from ear to ear, knowing that I’m 40 and I have so much money that I just don’t give a shit. Yes, such is the life for the modern tricyclists, the select set of success stories rich and. . . indiscriminating enough to own The Verrado. Designed for people who have so much money they never have to grow up, the Verrado trike is a motorized drift trike for adults. Share → Tweet

A Different Kind of Pop-Up

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it could’ve been. Admittedly, they would need a 3D printer. And wifi. And a computer for blueprints. And probably a mouse and a bunch of other stuff, not to mention electricity, but you get the point. (Also, they’d need a week, rather than a day, but still. . .) Share → Tweet

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