A list of intriguing things
One: Imagine wearing a puffer jacket in the height of summer. Now imagine lining it with beer cans to keep yourself super cool. That’s exactly what designer Izzy Du’s creation achieves thanks to a nifty hack:
The fashionable summer puffer jacket has a network of tubes filled with water which is pumped around the wearer’s body. These tubes make contact with key points where the arteries are closest to the skin. As soon as the wearer puts ice-cold cans in the beer pockets, the canisters transmit their temperature to the network of tubes to chill the water, thus cooling down the body temperature before sweat begins to form.
Unsurprisingly, the jacket is a result of collab with the Japanese beer brand Tiger. But here’s our question: who wants to step out in the midst of sizzling temperatures dressed like this? See: lead image. (DesignBoom)
Two: Did you hear about the coolest—and/or craziest—architectural wonder coming to Las Vegas?
[T]he Sphere is an enormous orb wrapped—inside and out—with more than 700,000 square feet of programmable video screens. It has the capacity to use sound, vibration and even smells to transport audiences into a virtual reality, no headset required.
The price tag: an eye watering $2.3 billion. The Sphere will soon host concerts and events—including an “immersive production” by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky called ‘Postcard From Earth’. We can’t get over how insane the exteriors look. For example: this creepy 360-foot eyeball below. New York Times has lots more on LV’s hottest new attraction.
Three: Alfonso Yuste Navarro created a unique ‘housing project’ in Valencia, Spain, for felines. Casa de los Gatos (House of Cats) is actually a form of street art—an intricately designed faux entrance to a hole in the wall that was home to stray cats:
The artwork was inspired by a legendary cat-killer—Cid Campeador, a Catholic leader who conquered Valencia in 1094:
When El Cid entered the city, he found as many cats as there were citizens. He deemed that the animals were diabolical creatures and bearers of bad luck, so he ordered the execution of all cats in the city. According to tradition, only four remained in the whole of Valencia after the event. It is these four cats that the Casa de los Gatos’ artist Alfonso Yuste Navarro honours with his sculpture.