This epic time lapse of Barcelona, Spain shot in the past few months from August to October, is made from 480GB of data. Geez. By Alexandr Kravtsov. "Broken camera, lost flash drive, near 100 subway rides, 24 000 photos, endless hours of post production and rendering and 480 gigabytes of material. Music: Uppermost - Revolution uppermostmusic.com/audio/revolution/ Canon 7D, Tokina 11-16, Canon EF 24-105 4L, Canon EF 70-200 2.8L."
Founded by Swedish publishing creative Fredrik Colting, Tikker is a wristwatch that counts down the user’s life from years down to seconds left. The user of the watch fills out a questionnaire and then deducts his or her age from the results to get his or her “death date.” The date is calculated based on factors like activity level, BMI, and where the wearer lives. Currently Tikker is on kickstarter. "We’re building a watch that counts down your life, in order to make the world a better place, and we need your help!"
Designed by Apple’sJony Ive & Marc Newson for the (RED) Auction is a substantial desk piece crafted completely out of aluminum. "This piece was designed by the pair using 2,600 pounds of 6061-grade anodized aluminum. It measures 102 inches in length and 38 inches in depth and was produced by Neal Feay Studio."
The Nest Protect($130) is a smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector that won't wreck your ear drums if you left the turkey in the oven too long. It features a glowing status ring (green means everything is okay, yellow gives you a warning about a potential problem, and red means there's an emergency), real voice alerts, and with a simple wave of the hand the detector knows to not go into full red alert mode. It can also give you updates to your phone or tablet if the detector goes off or needs its batteries changed.
Brides Throwing Cats is a Tumblr of photos that humorously show newly-hitched brides throwing cats insteads of flower bouquets. To note, no cats were actually thrown around in real life, the images are photoshopped. The site does begs the question though: What do single ladies get (instead of being next in line to marry) if they catch a cat "bouquet"?