Gramophone Style Comes to iPhone, with ArkCanary II

The ArkCanary II is an analog acoustic iPhone speaker, designed rather like an updated antique gramophone. The maker plans to get it to retail for around $13 if it gets enough funding via Kickstarter—and is so hopeful of doing so with the help of a "manufacturer in Korea" there's already a pre-order page up and… » 2/09/11 8:00am 2/09/11 8:00am

Architect Dreams Up Lilypad: Floating City Ark for Eco-Refugees

Remember I wrote about the floating home solution that Dutch builders are using to counteract rising sea levels? Architect Vincent Callebaut has started with that idea, and taken it much further down the archeology-meets-ark route, and created Lilypads: floating eco-cities. Each 50,000-person pad is a designed as a… » 6/16/08 11:00am 6/16/08 11:00am