“In an homage to Etsy, Natalie Rachel has produced a pair of handmade scarves that use the company’s data as inspiration for the patterns. As the basis for her Data Scarves, Rachel collected figures related new members, items sold and the apportionment of vintage, handmade and supply goods. She later graphed the resulting data and—with a bit of ingenuity and an eye for fashion—put together a selection of wearables that plot the company’s profile.” (via Data Scarves)
The “virtual sky” consists of 50-centimeter-square panels, each with 288 LED lights. Each panel has red, blue, green, and white LEDs, allowing the system to produce the full light spectrum and more than 16 million hues. A matte film diffuses the light, so the individual LEDs aren’t visible. As these programmed LEDs turn on and off they simulate the shifting light you’d experience sitting outside during a moderately cloudy day.
Natural light has been shown to raise students’ test scores (by 27%!), improve worker productivity, and promote healing in hospitals.
Jimmy Fallon is killing it.
Late night with Jimmy Fallon has been running almost three years, and Fallon has matured as a host. They offer the show on their website (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/) the day after air.