From high-end tourism to one of the world’s most ambitious engineering projects, strange things are happening at the still-deadly site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.
Great (and lengthy) read that captures the current state of Pripyat and Chernobyl
Brazilian illustrator Gabriel Picolo is just over 100 days into an awesome art project called 365-DaysofDoodles. It’s exactly what it sounds like - Picolo is drawing something new in one of his Moleskine sketchbooks every day for a year. However these are some of the finest “doodles” we’ve ever seen.
Each drawing is unique and often inspired by some sort of pop culture source, featuring his own version of characters from anime, tv, movies and fine art.
Click here to view all of the daily doodles that Picolo has created thus far and then be sure to check back to watch him update the project.
[via Design Taxi]
These are gorgeous!
I’ve thought about doing something like this… but only for a month (what can I say? I have commitment issues), and most likely with simpler designs.
Not sure how many people have heard of this… but the use of benzene, a major carcinogen, in our everyday electronics is causing major repercussions for the workers assembling these products. The Chinese government is estimating approx. 1 benzene poisoning case every 5 minutes - which is crazy!
According to this recent guardian article, benzene & n-hexane (a neurotoxin also used in the process) can be replaced with minimal detriment to the bottom line:
The solvent n-hexane is used to clean electronic displays, including Apple’s iPhone. It is used rather than conventional solvents such as isopropanol or other alcohols because it evaporates around three times faster: that means washed screens are dry more quickly, so workers can clean more of them in a given period.
I mean come on now, if there are safer alternatives available, we should be pushing for them. Check out the website for the team behind this video, where you can find out how to take action!
I don’t write serious posts often… but this one really hit home: I am typing on a laptop, with my smartphone next to me and a printer within a foot of my computer. I love using these products, and I don’t want to stop using them…but their human cost is too high, and that needs to change.