Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.
South Korean tech business Dot build a smartwatch for blinded people. It works with braille and allows to read all sorts of notifications from WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Maps, and more. Look at the behind the scenes video (after the jump) to see those glowing faces of first-time testers. Made me happy. (via)
So much goodness in The XX's new video for I Dare You: Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, the haunted Frank Lloyd Wright house, teenage drama.
Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.*
Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean?
Mr. McGuire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
(The Graduate, 1967)
*ranked #42 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.
How pretty are these containers called "Tuesa", created by Russian designer Anastasiya Koshcheeva? She writes: "Due to its naturally contained essential oils, birchbark has an antiseptic, antifungal, insulating and moisture-repellent effect and is thus excellently suited for the storage of food." Big thumps up! (via).
Update: here is a beautiful video following the production of the containers.
“Anyone can be the first person to tame something that nobody else has prepared for.”
Inspirobot (an AI bot that generates random inspirational quotes)
Don't just trash unused items. Here is a list of things you can do instead to get rid of them (in German, with focus on Berlin activities).
While I think Angela Merkel is for the most part a pretty great leader, that "protection of family - BUT ONLY if a family is father, mother, child" is bullshit. So I'm glad to see there will by a vote of conscience this week. If only the vote would come by a change of mind and not due to upcoming election campaign pressure...