We ARE Living in the Future

Wow – take a look at this list! BuzzFeed proves with these

22 Pictures That 2014 Is The Future

You know, at least with regard to technology.

1. There’s an app that translates in real time:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future
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2. And a spoon meant to help those with Parkinson’s eat:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

3. There are holograms…on ICE CREAM apps:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

4. And Harry Potter-esque ads in subways:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

5. There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:

There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:

6. Astronauts are taking dang selfies in SPACE:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

7. All this being done with a green screen:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

…for better or worse.

8. Bathrooms with smart glass that obscures the bathroom when you lock it exist:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

9. You know, this happened:

You know, this happened:

10. There are doors straight out of any science fiction movie:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

11. Scientists are making videos out of human memories:

12. Robots are getting more realistic (and creepy) each year:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

13. We get together like this now:

14. Transparent cars are in development:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

15. These are all the planets we discovered this year, compared to the previous two decades:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

16. I mean, check out this man’s bionic arm at work:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

17. And this bionic hand at work:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

18. There’s a trash can that knows where your trash is headed:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

19. And cities are growing at an alarming rate. Check out Shanghai between 1987 and now:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

20. An Oculus Rift is being used for 3D imaging:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

21. Chemicals like this exist to reject liquid:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

22. And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:

And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:

20 Cool Uses for Old Plastic Bottles

This is cool! Take a look at all the creative ways to reuse old plastic bottles. Details from Architecture and Design:

20 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve not written any posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post.

The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. These 20 are a great place to start, but can you think of your own as well?

1 | Vertical Garden

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2 | Chandelier

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 3 | Broom

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4 | Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy

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5 | Spoon Lamp

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6 | Jewelry Stand

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7 | Parking Canopy

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8 | Bouquet Lamp

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9 | Christmas Tree

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10 | Cute Planters

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11 | Intricate Bottle Vase

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12 | Durable Purse

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13 | Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack

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14 | Hanging Chandelier

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15 | Lake Boat

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16 | Solar Light Bulb

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17 | Ottoman Seat

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18 | Curtain

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19 | Bottle Cap Decoration

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20 | Napkin Ring

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Photos by: Architecture & Design (via Google & Bore Panda)

Air Traffic Control Towers

Air Traffic Control towers are very cool buildings – very distinctive. From Gizmodo we see

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World’s Air Traffic Control Towers

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Well, this is a fascinating story. In May, Gizmodo posted a large collection of air traffic control towers—and you, the readers, added many of your own contributions in the comments. Now, the collection has helped inspire a set of beautiful posters devoted to the towers.

According to Heidi Muller, the founder of 08 Left, the set was a huge inspiration for this nice series of posters, each immortalizing a different city’s air traffic control tower. Just check out ten of the 23 posters below. I love it how these blueprint-style drawings evoke the ethereal silhouettes of ATC towers with just a few well-placed lines.

The talented graphic designers of 08 Left–Heidi and husband Ryan–are definitely huge fans of flight and air travel, you should check their other works on their site. For example, their airport posters would go well along with any of the ATC posters below.


John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, United States

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, Australia

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, United States

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World's Air Traffic Control Towers


Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

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Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate

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Paper Classic Sculptures

These are spectacular! Thanks for this great find Mary! Details from FastCo:

These Classic Statues Stretch Like A Slinky

CHINESE ARTIST LI HONGBO MIMICS CARVED PORCELAIN USING THOUSANDS OF LAYERS OF PAPER. THE RESULT NEEDS TO BE SEEN IN MOTION.

Still photographs really just don’t do Chinese artist Li Hongbo‘s paper sculptures justice. His flexible structures mimic carved porcelain using thousands of layers of paper, a feat that only becomes apparent when the busts are stretched and pulled. They’re the Slinkys of classical statuary.

Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion from Todd Martin on Vimeo.

Hongbo’s collection “Tools of Study” is currently on display at New York’s Klein Sun Gallery, his first solo show in the United States. Hongbo and the gallery worked with production company Kid Guy Collective to bring the pieces to life in “Statues in Motion,” a slow-motion short film. The busts, which look so solid upon first glance, slowly transform into layered, bending masses of paper. The result is sort of like taking a crazy acid trip right before heading to see the statue of David.

Airplane Seats

I enjoy traveling. Finding that right seat is sometimes a challenge. This cool infographic from Visual.ly has some great advice on

How to Choose The Best Airplane Seat

How to Choose The Best Airplane Seat

Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Air travel can be such a chore. Not only are wait times and baggage claims a seemingly unending hassle, airplanes can also be extremely uncomfortable especially on long, international trips. However, the right seat choice could make your trip a little more bearable. Here’s how to finagle the best seat on an airplane. – See more at: http://visual.ly/how-choose-best-airplane-seat

Amazing Vocal Ranges

Wow – that a look at this and interact (click on it) with it to see – from Visual.ly:

The Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers

The Vocal Ranges of the World

Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

This interactive visualization compares the vocal ranges of todays top singers with the greatest of all time. – See more at: http://visual.ly/vocal-ranges-worlds-greatest-singers