When I first saw this table it was a ‘duh’ why didn’t someone else think of this earlier. Legion is a cleaned-up crate with four industrial trolley wheels each with an individual brake on it.
Fair play to made.com for coming up this coffee table.
Really interesting video on Jane Jacobs and her book The Death and Life of American Cities. This feels as fresh today as it was 51 years ago when it was originally published. Jacobs provided a critique on urban renewal advocating mixed use areas, short blocks, density (it’s a city after all) and buildings of various ages and conditions.
Despite her lack of formal education in urban planning Jacobs was influential to the new urbanism movement in the US which advocates pedestrian-friendly multi-use neighbourhoods.
The video is on YouTube so may not be accessible by all the readers of this post.
I see so many blog posts every day with a lot of tired clip art and see presentations that often use well-worn visuals. One of the things that Flickr does really well is aggregate lots of imagery that you are free to use.
A case in point is the photo documentary Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a 100 photographers to go around the US and capture images relating to both environmental issues and everyday life within the US.
All of these pictures are freely available on Flickr as part of their commons initiative. You have museums, the US department of defense, NASA to name but a few organisations. In addition, thousands of people like me have included photographs under a creative commons licence.
A hippy and a puppy, what’s not to like?