engineering achievement

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Its ballast tanks can be flooded to lower the well deck below the water’s surface, allowing oil platforms, other vessels, or other floating cargo to be moved into position for loading. So whats “the worlds best” out these ships, you ask. Its sheds light on the fact someone came up with this concept, which is pretty amazing if you ask me. See more photo’s from fogonazos.

reaction to estimate-breaking sales

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Banksy, in response to his tremendous sales at auction this week

Bombing Middle England –

use of paper

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Dragon God, created by Origami Artist Satoshi Kamiya.

picture of the day

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Steven Torres, photo of Terence Koh

dueling bike

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We saw this on designsponge, posted by jaime, and thought……when will we see this on ever critical mass bike, or every “I am a bike messenger,when I am not in class”, williamsburger kid. Designer Jenny Nordberg created King of The Road, it is not the most practical bike for riding the city streets but but when did that matter.

Quicksiver ad



When there are no waves, what

way to burn down the house

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These hand grenade oil lamps are made from actual US Army surplus grenades and available in their natural color, or gilded in either gold or silver.

gravity challenged

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The Ming Oil & Vinegar Set from Dutch design firm Jansen + Co. takes the classic form of the wine glass and turns it on its head, literally. The stem reduces the flow just the right amount, so it’s easy to measure as you pour. Ships in a stylish box and includes a funnel for easy filling, plus a cleaning brush.
Get it here.

substitute for the iphone

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While your waiting for the iphone, feast your i’s on The KDDI AU Meda Skin. It’s only available in Japan, but still. It’s comforting to know that it’ll exist soon and make people just stick with my Sony Ericsson M600i. Via Jeansnow, via Storm from the east.happy.

resort on Providenciales Turks and caicos

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Amanyara sits on the Northwest edge of the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. Secluded from touristy Grace Bay, the resort boasts tourist-free waters and a blissful calm. The design of Amanyara is eastern influenced, with the buildings positioned to let the breeze flow through casually. There are no palm trees at Amanyara, instead the the owners Aman Resorts shipped in trees native to the Phillipines to grace the grounds. While relaxing one must have the Amanyara mojito, a rendition of the cuban classic only substituting the soda water for Veuve Cliquot. Rates start at $1350 a night and move upwards to $8600 during the period of January 3rd to May 31st. The Turks and Caicos is just a 3 hour flight from JFK.

Picture of the day

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Jason Orton

mp3 blog reader for the mac

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Peel is an MP3 blog reader and player rolled into one. Never miss a hot track again. Subscribe and stream music the minute it becomes available!

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