Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I don't really understand those toy producers. If they would add a volume slider to their noisy toy, it would be so much more appreciated by the parents and most likely live a longer life in (at least) our household. The thing is, as soon as the pile of batteries is drained, you'd rather tell your son that the robot is broken instead of re-powering it. The thought of buying a second robot in the series is the last thing that would come up in mind (which should be the most interesting thing for toy manufacturers).
I would like to give away the following cash-cow: a "universal stick-on volume slider". A volume slider that you can stick on any toy and then turn down the volume. Don't worry about cost, this device easily equals an iPhone...
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Birds, the days of living in eco-unfriendly birdhouses (e.g. a bird nest in a tree) are over!
Back to nature you bunch of spoiled feathery freaks! Why is it always the humans that have to point in the right direction?
And how about making some eco-friendly toxic waste barrels? The thought of having those un-eco-friendly barrels rusting on the bottom of the ocean is just terrible. It would be much better with barrels that leave no trails when being desintegrated by nature!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Having bought a few bulbs, I realize that there is going to be a potential huge waste of my life-time since it takes the average energy saving bulb quite some time to get up to strength. This book deals with that. I currently have thought of one way to deal with the waiting time: do 10 push-ups ("Save the planet and get in shape").
I'm looking for co-writers to help me out getting another 100 great ways to kill your waiting time. Anybody?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
However last week, returning from a flight, I can bring good news: We are crawling out of the deep hole again; fresh bricks are piled up as never before!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Another summer to its end and time to spend a day inside while it’s raining cats and dogs. I found these pictures I took from my herb table. It serves fresh thyme (two flavours), oregano and mint to my hungry guests on cosy grill dinners. The table is an old door from my basement (which keeps surprisingly well through rain and snow (it is its third year outside).
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Good preperation is key. The MEGA-Monster-Marble-Track allows for vast amounts of marbles being lined up. Amatures stay away, this is serious stuff...
Then a very steady hand is needed, pushing all marbles to the start point...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The boxes can be stored on shelves. The shelves become "invisible" when all boxes are placed, creating a very decorative surface.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Each head and body has its own name:
So combining heads and bodies, you have 1520 unique names. An example:
Want to know more? Drop me a mail.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
In my next attempt, I will leave the interface on the back open, see if that works...
Left entry = loudspeaker, middle = antenna, right= power (I found out that plugging the power in the loudspeaker entry didn't harm the radio, and I thought no icons to point out which plug should sit where was kind of cool)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
100% recycled materials:
Skateboard wheels, an old adapter with dimmer, 2 wooden sticks and a 12 Halogen spot light and a huge amount of luck! (since all the parts, for some unknown reason, turned out to fit together as if they were made for it).
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
You could collect your own digital garbage and put it in a trashcan and place it at the side of the road each Thursday, just like your normal garbage but then digital. Obviously files should be separated (like paper, batteries, glass, biological stuff, etc.) because we don't want to just burn everything because that would be environment unfriendly.
Could old digital files be recycled? Can they be used for anything?
Friday, June 5, 2009
Old switches (this one from my former washing machine) are just better than new ones. They don't suffer from "as cheap as possible materials and no screws" production guidelines from current days models. They consist of many screws, solid and heavy plastics, small springs, proper joints, etc. Turning on this lamp is such a delight that I caught friends getting heavily addicted to turning it on and off continuously. When moving the button from the left to the right, you feel more resistance being built up because of the spring mechanism inside as going up a rollercoaster. And then it creates the most beautiful "c-l-a-c-k" sound (I'm considering to make a recording on put it on this blog) as closing the door of a very expensive BMW. When you reached this climax, the switch finnishes the moving-from-left-to-right travel by itself. DAMN THAT IS GOOD!
To celebrate the turning-on-the-lamp experience, I decided to spend a lot of money on a LED lamp that automatically changes colour, as fireworks on a happy new years eve.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My bookshelves are 30 cm deep (standard). I came to the following solution. I pulled out two shelves and added two sides. The sides are "fake", they don't continue in the shelves.