Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Susanna Soares has a MA Design Interaction at the RCA in London. Her final project twas BEE’S. Susana Soares studied bees and in particular the way they can be trained to use their smell and detect pretty anything including bombs and landmines. Bees have a phenomenal odor perception. They can be trained within minutes using Pavlov ̕ s reflex to target a specific odor. BEE ̕ S explores how we might co-habit with natural biological systems and use their potential to increase our perceptive abilities. The aim of this project is to develop collaborative relations between scientific and technological research, beekeepers and design, among others, translating the outcome into systems and objects that people can understand and use, engendering significant adjustments. The object depicted provides a diagnosis using bees to detect general health through breath. I really like the concept and this new way to apply a creative thinking to scientific and technological research.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Cocktails

2 ounces Advocaat Liqueur
Sprite® Soda
Ice Cubes
Rub edge of glass with lemon, then dip rim in sugar. Drop the cubes into the glass, pour liqueur and fill it up with Sprite. Stir.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Be Aware

We Are What We do, is a new movement which would like inspire people to use their everyday actions to change the world. With action from our daily life like choose a mug instead of a plastic cup for the coffee, use canvas tote for your shopping instead of plastic bag, they want motivate people to be aware about our enviroment. They offer also products which can be a nice Christmas gifts.