Taking a look at the LEGO Architecture series. A classy combination of a childhood love, American history, and groundbreaking design? Yes please. (at Barnes & Noble)
A scrappy Austrian team has won the Department Of Energy’s solar house competition with a home featuring a wall that disappears to let the rooms cool.
Beautiful. I’d like to design and live in something like this some day.
As part of the Lego Landmark series, the United Nations Headquarters set recreates the New York seat of international diplomacy, from the Secretariat building to the General Assembly, and right on down to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
I love the LEGO Architecture series, and this one might be my new favorite.
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This dude from UCLA thought it’d be totally epic to go chill with Libyan rebels.
“At spring break I told my friends a ‘sick’ vacation would be to come here and fight with the rebels,” Jeon told a perplexed reporter from the Christian Science Monitor, who had found the 21-year-old student, a non-Arabic speaker, encamped with a group of rebels in the desert.
Two weeks ago, Jeon purchased a ticket from L.A. to Cairo. He then traveled by bus over the Libyan border and into the action.
Unlike the scores of American college students with Libyan ancestry who have flocked back to the country to be a part of the movement to overthrow Gadhafi, Jeon has no ancestral ties to the region. Nor does he have any experience with firearms, or express any steadfast political views. Instead, Jeon’s motivation for joining the fight seems to have been born out of the desire to join in history as it was being made.
“This is one of the few real revolutions,” Jeon said. “I just thought I’d come check it out.”
I am - if I can say such a thing without my ego popping off the computer screen - an entrepreneur. What does that mean? I had an idea, and somebody thought I should try to make it a reality, so they gave me money. A month later I have 5 interns, two employees, an LLC and a bunch of Google Docs full of info and ideas. Not much more. Will I change the world? Probably not. But I learned that lesson doing the thing that inspired this thing. I also concluded that it’s worth it even if you don’t change the world. As long as you do something. At the end of the day, if it didn’t help someone in some way, it wasn’t worth it.