“Make friends with winter,” says Norbert E. Yankielun, an engineer who has written about igloo construction. “Igloos are the most specialized form of a snow shelter, and you need a special type of snow to do it right.
from Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/magazine/how-to-build-an-igloo.html
Fifty years is a long time, particularly in the life of consumer good. Fifty years ago transistor radios were trendy, color TV (showing three national TV networks!) cost as much as a car, and the portable gadget to wow your friends was a Kodak Instamatic camera with a flashcube.
from Pocket http://grathio.com/2016/08/teardown-same-product-fifty-years-apart/
It’s just after dawn at the Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where the ambition for the morning is to resurrect an Egyptian ale whose recipe dates back thousands of years.
from Pocket http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Beer-Archaeologist.html?c=y&story=fullstory&device=iphone&c=y
High-rise housing in Hong Kong, shadow patterns in Porto, candy-coloured architecture in Warsaw: here are your best city Instagram shots of the year High-rise housing in Hong Kong, shadow patterns in Porto, candy-coloured architecture in Warsaw: here are your best city Instagram sh
from Pocket http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/dec/22/cities-instagram-best-shots-2016-from-seoul-sao-paulo
I was on the Tube. It was 1988. I was miles away from my country, heading at a terrific speed toward London’s West End. The train crackled and bumped. The night fell. The lights of a strange city rushed by. I was alone and looking at a clutch of young black men on the other side of the swaying car.
from Pocket http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/i-was-there-when-acid-house-hit-london-and-this-is-how-it-felt/Content?oid=8411924
They’re green in principle, but not in the way people use them. An Object Lesson. For at least a few decades, Americans have been drilled in the superiority of tote bags. Reusable bags are good, we’re told, because they’re friendly for the environment.
from Pocket http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/to-tote-or-note-to-tote/498557/
Save As | Generate Again
from Pocket http://crucialweb.net/amen/index.html
The giant tri-flavor holiday popcorn tin sends a message, which is, “I was thinking of you, but not until I was already in the checkout aisle of Big Lots.” It says, “Once again, I have drawn the Secret Santa name of a co-worker I do not know.
from Pocket https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-giant-holiday-popcorn-tin-has-invaded-your-life-once-again/2016/12/18/351bc7ba-c08e-11e6-b527-949c5893595e_story.html
A top-secret handbook takes viewers on an undercover journey to Titanpointe, the site of a hidden partnership. Narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, and based on classified NSA documents, Project X reveals the inner workings of a windowless skyscraper in downtown Manhattan.
from Pocket https://fieldofvision.org/project-x
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