A recent post on creativecloseup.com called 15 Incredible Conceptual Designs You Wish Existed includes this Light Lane which, unlike conventional safety lights, projects beyond the bicycle's frame to provide a well-defined boundary to create a bigger and more visible safety margin between rider and driver. If they won't give us bike lanes, we'll make our own!
I've always wanted a whirling stool
The Torillo (small bull?) stool, will appeal to those who feel that furniture should be both functional and fun. Yanko design's review says the Torillo, which rotates through 360 degrees (the horns are for holding on), is more "nostalgic herald" than "futuristic envisage". Like the Light Lane, this piece of furniture is still in its conceptual phase.
Twitter kills clones
Twitter has a problem: too many Tweets. If all the excess Tweets were original, this might not be such a bad thing, but the truth is that the micro-blogging service regularly gets clogged up with "dupes", duplicate messages that are simply copied verbatim and ad nauseum, which not only uses up space on Twitter's server, but makes Twitter look a little silly and is annoying when one is looking for meaningful content. Twitter is attempting to remedy this ill by blocking duplicate texts. This may stop spam, but, as techcrunch.com points out, retweeting is fundamental to the way Twitter works: you find a link you like and pass it along. On the other hand, since you are limited to 160 characters, should you not make them your own?
It seems that the post-coital smoke has been replaced by another habit – tweeting. A survey by Retrevo (retrevo.com) reveals that 36% of men and women under the age of 35 resort to social media after sex. Men are twice as likely than women to exhibit this behaviour.
Barbie too fat for designer
"Cankles" is defined in the urban dictionary as "the area in affected female legs where the calf meets the foot in an abrupt, nontapering terminus". This, according to shoe designer Christian Louboutin, is what ails Barbie, who is about to receive a makeover ( a little lipo?) so that the already impossibly slender doll is better able to show off Louboutin's fabulous footwear, which will be worn by three limited edition Louboutin Barbies due to be released (complete with mini Louboutin shoe boxes) over the coming months.