NASA just released the entire Apollo Mission Project photo portfolio on Flickr. Spanning from Apollo 7, the first manned test fight, to Apollo 17, the final lunar mission, this collection of photos is spectacular and gives us a real perspective of what is was like to orbit the earth and travel to the moon.
Technically fall officially starts on September 23, but the weather has already started to turn here in the Midwestern United States. The mornings and evenings are cool and crisp with mild temps throughout the day. Its not time yet to break out the full on jackets and coats, but there is a need for that extra mid-layer.
For the past five or so summers, I have started the season off on a quest to find the perfect, simple, non-in-your face logo trainer. A trainer so versatile that allows me to wear it on the weekends and if I wanted to feel like a rebel, I could rock them with a sport jacket at the office or even better, with a suit when I am presenting to the board of directors. Each season I start this quest and end up having to chose from the normal cast of charters, the New Balance 574, the Converse Jack Purcell Signature, or the adidas Original Rod Laver. I am happy to say this season, even thought we are 3/4 of the way through it, I found a new brand and style to choose from.
Artist and mechanical engineer Dan Linden has taken an industrial laser cutter and is creating works of art out of the everyday map. While working at a roller coaster company, Dan had an idea to make use of the laser cutter in this office to create a three dimensional replication of his Columbus neighborhood on a beverage coaster to be sold at the monthly art fair.
We here at NCG are always about being efficient and using tools that allow us to get the most out of our day. The Barisieur, designed by Joshua Renouf does just that. It’s an alarm clock that also brews a cup of coffee!
The water is boiled by the movement of stainless steal ballbearings through induction heating. The bearings also act as the alarm and wakes the sleeper up vs. the loud buzzing or morning zoo keeper on the radio we have all come accustomed too. The wake up is subtle, accompanied with the scent of fresh brewed coffee.