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Virtual reality on your smartphone – Do it yourself (DIY) Guide!

27 Jun

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Virtual reality on your smartphone – Do it yourself (DIY) Guide! Google developers made this awesome DIY kit!I thought this was awesome and a great idea.

Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past several years. However, developing for VR still requires expensive, specialized hardware. Thinking about how to make VR accessible to more people, a group of VR enthusiasts at Google experimented with using a smartphone to drive VR experiences.

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The result is Cardboard, a no-frills enclosure that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset, and the accompanying open software toolkit that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app.

By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, we hope to encourage developers to build the next generation of immersive digital experiences and make them available to everyone.

Download the do it yourself-Virtual reality toolkit here

Top 110 old rare photos of famous people, events and things that will amaze you today!

30 May

Top 110 old rare photos of famous people, events and things that will amaze you today! No matter who you are and no matter what designer, inventor, astronaut og famous person you look up to. Remember they where or are just a regular human being just like you! Go get what you want or do what you want with your life – one day in a 100 years we will blog about photos of your old face because you did something great or changed the world.

Barack Obama on his high school basketball team

Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York for the first time in 1968


Bill Gates’ mug shot for driving without a license 1977

Muhammad Ali talking someone out of jumping – 1981

Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer, Ip, in Beverly Hills, CA -1958.

Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger – 1969

Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.

Paul McCartney, John Lennon & George Harrison performing at a wedding reception, 1958.


The Rolling Stones circa 1963

Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo – 1923


President FDR’s funeral in 1945

Robin Williams dressed like a cheerleader – 1980

The original Star Wars cast seen just before filming

Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo

Elton John at the piano bar aboard his private plane – 1976

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.


Elijah Wood & Macaulay Culkin – 1993

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John rehearsing for “GREASE”

A young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden during the 1970s. Bin Laden is second from the right in a green shirt and blue pants.

Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on set for The Godfather 1972

Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on set of E.T

Bruce Lee dancing

Actors portraying President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe and their rumored affair

For the past 40 years, Americans has been enthralled by rumors that Kennedy never gave up his playboy lifestyle, even after marriage and his presidency. These photos, created by photographer Alison Jackson with look-alikes, portray what someone may have seen from the night Monroe performed ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ at JFK’s 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden.

Osama Bin Laden after practicing judo

Hachiko before his burial in 1935

The Japanese dog was famous for his incredible loyalty. His owner passed away and didn’t come home on his usual train one evening in 1925. Hachiko returned to the station every day and waited for him to come home for 9 years until his own death.

The Beatles and Ali – 1964

Martin Luther King Jr, and Marlon Brando

Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee

Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discussing the future of computing in 1991.

Adam West (Batman) & Leonard Nemoy (Spock) goof around on a drumset


Amelia Earhart getting her last haircut – 1937


Early drawings by Walt Disney of Mickey Mouse


The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was one of the first computer ever made


Marathon Runners at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece – 1896


The first Walmart store opened in 1962

Golden Gate bridge construction – 1937


Fidel Castro and Malcolm X discussing politics and family – 1960


Vladimir Putin as a teenager (2nd from the left, in a hat)


Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II – 1956


Steven Hawking with his bride, Jane Wilde

Robert Downey Jr. and Slash


Hilter as the best man in Joseph Goebbels wedding

Last concert of Beatles on a London rooftop – 1969


George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War. [Colorized]

Norway celebrates the first ever banana arriving in the country


Alan Shepard, America’s first man in space, puts on his Navy Mark IV spacesuit.


Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.


Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro


Mt Rushmore construction – 1939


A young Johnny Depp with Oasis


Sean Connery as James Bond, poses with Aston Martin DB5 – 1965


Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army – 1958


Construction of Eiffel Tower in 1880


William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 — The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles


Pablo Picasso & Brigitte Bardot – 1956

A young Bill Clinton meets John F. Kennedy


Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an autograph in 1939

Steven Spielberg sits in the mechanical shark used in JAWS

The oldest known selfie. (1839)

hyperallergic.comRobert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned. It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now known, a “selfie.”

People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it’s unpacked. (1886)

This funny portrait of a woman was taken while she was mid-sneeze. (1900)

A “knocker-up” waking up clients – the early 20th century version of alarm clocks.

Nine kings gather to mourn the death of King Edward VII (1910).

This may very well be the most kings ever photographed at once. Represented are Norway, Bulgaria, Portugal, the German Empire, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Great Britain, and Denmark.

Before automatic pinsetters were invented, “pin boys” worked to manually line them up. (1914).

Sarcastic photo taken by anti-prohibitionists to mock their opponents in 1919.

A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921)

An early example of “horsemanning”, the 1920’s version of “planking”.

Two winners of a 1922 Beauty Pageant, when beauty standards were much different.


An beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren’t too short (1920s)

Suits were not allowed to end more than 6 inches above the knee.

A couple enjoys an old fashioned zipline on a weekend afternoon. (1923)

This bizarre helmet supposedly helped focus by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny slit. (1925)

A mildly terrifying 1920s full faced swimming mask designed to protect women from the sun.

Hitler rehearsing his speeches in front of a mirror (1925).

The LA Public Library’s bookmobile program for the sick. (1928)

A zookeeper gives penguins a delightful shower from a watering can. (1930)

The One Wheel Motorcycle, capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph. (1931)

A cat poses for a cigarette card, found in Army Club Cigarettes. (1932)

How makers of the famous London Double-Decker buses proved they weren’t a tipping hazard. (1933)

Baby cages for 1930s apartment families who wanted their children to get enough sunlight.

The iconic photo of a concerned pea-picker and mother of seven children during the Dust Bowl (1936)

These glasses were specifically made for reading in bed

The 1930’s version of a GPS: This auto scrolling map was supposed to help people with directions in real time.

Model T “Elevator Garage” in Chicago. (1936)

Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel sharing a smoke. (1938)

“Face Cones”: a fashionable way to protect oneself during snowstorms (1939).

A bicycle that fits a family of four, including a sewing machine. (1939).

Babies wearing the gas mask hood system during a 1940 London bombing drill.

WWII soldiers get their last kiss before deployment.

A tiny puppy sleeping comfortably between Russian soldiers. (1945)

An Austrian boy couldn’t be more excited about his first pair of new shoes in years. (1946)


A baby bear drinks a bowl of honey in a cafe. (1950)

A man dresses up his dog in a suit, then puts a cat in his lap. (1950s)

An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s)

The winner of the 1950 “Miss Atomic Bomb” pageant.

Afghan women at a public library during the 1950s.

The Afghanistan government was shifting towards democracy in the 1950s and 60s before the Taliban took over. Women could work, become educated, dress casually and use many of the modern day services that men could.

A young Paul McCartney takes a mirror selfie. (1959)

[Colorized] Young women hosting a 1950s house party.

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. (1959)

Fritz the bulldog, a TV celebrity, is groomed by a barber. (1961)


The Cat-Mew Machine. (1963)

This Japanese machine meows times per minute to scare away rats and mice. The eyes light up too.

A young woman takes her pet lobster out for a walk.

Young boy attending Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, 28th Aug 1963.


The “TV Glasses” that never quite caught on. (1963)

“The Kiss of Life”. This iconic photo shows a utility worker receiving mouth-to-mouth after being electrocuted. He survived. (1967).

A young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden during the 1970s. He is second from the right in a green shirt.

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham playing volleyball in 1971.

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Danish designed Snowflower lamp is already a classic!

17 Jun

When danish designers are passionate classics are born! Danish designed Snowflower lamp is already a classic! My friends and fellow designers, Karina and Marcus has designed a lamp that has the feel og look of a classic like a Poul Henningsen lamp in a simple streamlined danish design. Snowflower comes in 2 versions: Floor lamp and Ceiling lamp. I really enjoy the way the lamp reacts to a little wind and movement in it’s environment. It’s like a living organism or almost like a leafs on a tree in the wind. I can’t wait to see what other cool limited edition designs the Snowflower lamp will come in sometime in the future maybe?

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The simple package

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The Danish designers Karina Mencke and Marcus Vagnby founded ShapingYourDay in 2012 to design, produce and market storytelling, functional and sustainable products. Sustainability and a long product life are obtained via ShapingYourDay’s simple designs based on complex structures inspired by nature: Detachable products made of pure materials for a better and easier recycling and small packaging – due to the self-assembly element of our products – made of recycled materials, all enable a lower CO2 emission under production and transportation. ShapingYourDay’s products are designed to make sense. Beauty based on function, shapes with room for personality and imagination and an environmental element that makes a difference.

As designers and brand owners, Karina Mencke and Marcus Vagnby control and shape all aspects of the design process allowing them e.g. to implement new recycling principles and chose the right materials to ensure the best results.

Sustainability and lasting designs that move you are the key features when ShapingYourDay!

See more and buy the Snowflower lamp