Tag: Transportation


Let’s Push This Wreck of a Year to The Finish Line

Today’s Sentiment: Let’s push this wreck of a year to the finish line. It’s just a day away.

‘Toilet Paper’ for Smartphones

Photograph: NTT Docomo

Japan has taken its reputation for hygiene up another notch with the introduction of “toilet paper” for smartphones inside toilets at Narita international airport. In a new take on the meaning of public convenience, users are invited to pull off a piece of paper from a dispenser next to the regular toilet roll and give their phone screens a germ-busting polish.

Source: Swipe Right? ‘Toilet Paper’ for Smartphones Trialled in Japanese Airport Bathrooms | The Guardian

Live in a Shipping Container

Ours is an era in which people are willing to pay good money to live in ever-tinier tiny houses, modular prefab units and glorified campers, but it’s rare to see any of those trends wed seamlessly with an old-school home.

Source: Live in a Shipping Container Home | InsideHook

The Suitcase Canoe for City Dwellers

Playing with an origami canoe made of paper one day, Ghent-based designer Otto Van De Steene wondered whether a similar folding method translated to a sturdy, seaworthy material could help him get out onto the water more often. The result is ‘ONAK,’ a portable canoe that folds down to the size of a suitcase.

Source: Unfold Your Getaway: Canoe for City Dwellers Packs Down to a Suitcase | Urbanist

Summer Afternoon

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

– Henry James

The Fleet on Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 17, 2016