Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete
Ana Lisa Alperovich, inhabitat.com
The floating locality of Makoko has around 100,000 habitants, a congregation of fishermen that settled in the area 200 years ago. Dubbed “Africa’s Venice,” it is situated on a lagoon at the edge of Lagos and faces constant threat from flooding and…
Will we all be living, going to school, and working in building like this in the near future? If we live near a coast it seems that with rising oceans this type of structure might become normal. Looking at this project from a different perspective it seems like it is just the right blend of local and global ideas and technologies to make it work.
Stefaan duPont over at SDPNT is making some wonderful one-of-a-kind cuffs from old camera lenses. Every bracelet is completely unique and can’t be duplicated. The store opened for the first time about two hours ago, so check it out. (via notcot)
Ahhhhhh. Must have one.
Christie’s has just sold one of the original Apple computers, put together in the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents, for $387,000 during an online auction of vintage tech products. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1 computers, was…
Woah! Thats a lot of money for an really old computer. I hope it ends up in a museum someplace.
The so called broadcast news is awful. There isn’t any news. It tries to be news and entertainment at the same time and fails to be both or either. I don’t have a satellite dish or cable TV at home. I have the internet. That is the medium I browse to find my news.
I like reading the days headlines and I’ll dip into a few brief articles while I have my morning breakfast but I will also watch some news.
How do you get your news? Do you still use traditional media sources such as broadcast television or a newspaper? If you use the internet do you also use some kind of app to filter or gather news for you?