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Loota - social networking with virtual content by physical means?!

My dear friend portugalilainen and rest of his group is at 1st Riga International Young Designers Biennale with their Nokia Only Planet consept, Loota.

In my opinion that was one of the greatest inventions for a social networking where a virtual and physical content and objects are being intertvined. I would like to see if they have come up with a design for that, but while waiting news you can watch a video about the consept:

See also an open blog Exploring creativity, by Portugalilainen.

Pylon surround speaker

Pylon is a high quality speaker with unexpected shape and changeable textile cover on all sides. Speaker breaks the barrier between the technology driven design and home environment. Speaker is designed by Perttu Luomala.

-Around the cabinet, four metal rods are used to create the unexpected shape for the textile cover.
-Changeable and washable textile covers the speaker on all four sides. User can tune the speaker into any interior or atmosphere. The four piece textile serie called Elo is designed by Eija-Riitta Vähämaa.
-Terminal is placed at the bottom of the speaker, and the wires can be lead conviniently to any of the four directions, making it possible to place the speaker even in the middle of the floor.
-Speaker is based on single Tangbang element and the cabinet design relies on transmission-line principle, which makes it possible to reach frequences down to 60Hz.

Habitare 2007 - opening tomorrow

The official opening of Habitare 2007 is tomorrow. Lots of work done and a great department accomplished. Thanks for all the participants.

Come and see yourself how it looks inside the grey and stoned fasade. Lapin Yliopisto at Ahead! -area in Hall 5.

Receipt guarantee

Posted from N73 through Flickr

Since the lack of extra time during last two weeks, I ended up having a take away pizza from Kotipizza. There's a good campaign against the grey economy on the box. -You get your money back, if you don't get a receipt..
 Take a note next time you eat in your local pizzeria what is their practice with the cash register. -Does it really print a receipt ;)

(Edit; photo location changed)