Obvious Plant Offers Insane Theft Prevention Tips With Mall Parking Garage Signs

Insane Theft Prevention Tips by Obvious Plant

Obvious Plant (previously) recently offered some handy theft prevention tips to shoppers at a mall in Southern California with the installation of some helpful parking garage signs. Tips include filling a decoy purse with bees and lying in wait with a crossbow and grenade. Obvious Plant is an ongoing humor project by Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans.

Insane Theft Prevention Tips by Obvious Plant

Insane Theft Prevention Tips by Obvious Plant

Insane Theft Prevention Tips by Obvious Plant

Insane Theft Prevention Tips by Obvious Plant

photos via Obvious Plant

A Residential Building Concept That Offers Changing Views With Living Units That Rotate and Descend on a Spiral Track

Spiral Building by Shin Kuo

Designer Shin Kuo has created Turn to the Future, a residential building concept in which residents take turns enjoying a top-floor view via a system of movable living units. The living units gradually descend along a spiral track around the perimeter of the building. When a unit reaches the ground floor, it is lifted to the top by an internal crane. The units move in a single step each day–a full rotation takes just over two months. The project won the Futuristic Design Category in the A’Design Award and Competition.

Spiral Building by Shin Kuo

Spiral Building by Shin Kuo

photos via Shin Kuo

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A Mesmerizing Animated Graphical Score of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

Stephen Malinowski of the Music Animation Machine created a mesmerizing animated graphical score of the second movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto accompanied by a recording of the piece performed by the Fulda Symphonic Orchestra. His graphical score provides a stunning visualization of the beautiful music.

The notation he used is quite simple, yet its use creates an almost immediate picture of the logic behind the composition:

  • Each note is represented by a colored bar.
  • The bars scroll across the screen from right to left as the piece plays, and each bar lights up as its note sounds (so you can’t lose your place).
  • The length of each bar corresponds exactly to the duration of its note as performed (not in any way “quantized”).
  • The vertical position of the bar corresponds to the pitch — higher notes are higher on the screen, lower notes are lower.
  • The horizontal position indicates the note’s timing in relation to the other notes.

More of his animations available to view are listed on his website.

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Czech Man Proclaims Founding of ‘Liberland’, A Micronation on the Croatian–Serbian Border

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On April 13, 2015, Czech Libertarian politician Vít Jedlicka announced the formation of the Free Republic of Liberland, a 2.7-square-mile micronation situated on the border between Croatia and Serbia. He also announced his election as the nation’s first president. According to Jedlicka, the nation exists in land that is unclaimed by either Croatia or Serbia due to an ongoing border dispute. As the nation’s first press release explains, the objective of Liberland’s founders is “to build a country where honest people can prosper without being oppressed by governments making their lives unpleasant through the burden of unnecessary restrictions and taxes.” Liberland is currently accepting citizenship applications, provided the applicants fulfill the following requirements:

  • have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion
  • have respect for private ownership which is untouchable
  • do not have communist, nazi or other extremist past
  • were not punished for past criminal offences

Liberland Micronation

Liberland Micronation

Liberland Micronation

photos via Liberland.org

via LITTLEROCK, Boing Boing

The Polaroid Zip, A Phone-Sized Portable Printer That Does Not Use Ink or Toner

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The Polaroid Zip is a phone-sized portable printer that produces two-inch by three-inch full color images without the use of ink or toner. The Zip makes use of ZINK paper which contains dye crystals that become activated in the printing process.

The device connects to a smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth or NFC, and pairs with an app that can be used to edit photos, add text or additional images, and add personalized QR codes. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

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photos via Photojojo

via Photojojo