Yoni Alter’s Perpetual Calendar is pretty simple. It lasts forever, allowing you to simply rearrange the dates, days, and months periodically… and it’s just simply beautiful to look at. Natural ash plywood and wooden dowels make up the base for the calendar, while individual brightly colored plastic cards with cutouts hang themselves on the dowels. What you see through the cutouts are the cards behind them, getting this overwhelming collage of color, while text is usually extremely legible, thanks to the big bold stencil font used on the cards.
Just change the day and date every 24 hours, taking cards off from the front and putting them at the back, and switch the month card every time a new month begins. The calendar lasts forever, working year after year… bringing joy, color, and vibrancy to your life and your day!
Designer: Yoni Alter
There’s always one guy in the office who has no regard for refrigerator or microwave ethics. You need to make sure you write your name on your food or it disappears… or you’re left with a funky microwave because someone heated leftover seafood in it. Next time, you can just leave a post-it note around and know that rules will be followed. Post-It Extreme was made for this express purpose. Meant more for leaving notes that stick longer than for your impromptu brainstorming sessions, the Extreme 3″ x 3″ sticky notes are water resistant and durable. Sporting the same repositionable glue like its predecessor, the Extreme notes won’t crumple or peel off due to moisture, making them perfect for use not only on the outside but even inside the fridge, or in the shower to remind bae to clean up the residual hair after a bath. Avoid confrontation… leave a friendly, durable reminder!
Designer: The 3M Company.
Here comes a new SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD from Colorful, the SL300 160G. Coming in 160GB capacity, this slim 2.5-inch SSD (7mm thick) is built with Intel 3D TLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a Silicon Motion IC SM2258XT controller, SMART support, TRIM support, DEVSLEEP support, NCQ support and an MTBF of 1.5 million hours.
Adopting gold-plated printed circuit boards to realize excellent corrosion resistance and stable data transfer, the SL300 160G SSD can deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 530MB/s and 450MB/s, respectively. The Colorful SL300 160G SSD will start shipping from mid-February for 5,480 Yen (about $51). [Product Page]
Why is it that spaceships in science fiction have a tendency to be grey or other blah colors? It makes little sense to me, given the fact that we love colorful cars. Heck, I drive an orange car myself. That said, it would have been nice if some of the ships in Star Wars were more vibrant. Take, for example, this brightly colored Millennium Falcon, built from LEGO bricks.
Artist and LEGO fanatic Mike Marrocco of Funk Blast Art created this amazing model, which does away with the drab shades of grey and replaces them with oranges, blues, yellows, greens, purples, and more. He says the build took about 25 hours, and cost him about $500 using parts he bought over on bricklink. I’m thinking if I tried, it would take me at least 100 hours and $1000.
Frankly, it seems much more likely that the Falcon would have looked like this, being cobbled together from bits and pieces of other ships, and other salvaged bits and bobs.
I’d love to see an entire Star Wars film populated with brightly colored ships like this. Can you imagine a full-color Death Star? That would be sweet – especially when it blows up. Amazing build, Mike!
You can check out a few more of Marrocco’s cool and colorful builds in the Instagram gallery below:
Colorful Technology has recently added a new storage capacity ‘320GB’ to its SL500 SSD line-up. Adopting gold-plated printed circuit boards to realize excellent corrosion resistance and stable data transfer, this slim 2.5-inch (7mm thick) SSD is built with Intel 3D TLC NAND Flash memory chips, an Silicon Motion-Controller IC SM2258XT controller, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, SMART support, TRIM support, DEVSLEEP support, NCQ support and an MTBF of 1.5 million hours.
Performance-wise, the 320GB SL500 SSD can deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 530MB/s and 450MB/s, random read (IOPS 4KB) and write (IOPS 4KB) speeds of up to 50000 IOPS and 75000 IOPS, respectively. The Colorful 320GB SL500 is available now for 9,980 Yen (about $89). [Product Page]
Here comes a new SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD from Colorful, the SL500 480G(MLC). Coming in 480GB capacity, this slim 2.5-inch SSD (7mm thick) is built with Intel 3D MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller, SMART support, TRIM support, DEVSLEEP support, NCQ support and an MTBF of 1.5 million hours.
Performance-wise, the SL500 480G(MLC) can deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s and 480MB/s / random read and write speeds (IOPS 4KB) of up to 75,000 IOPS and 75,000 IOPS, respectively.
Backed by a 3-year warranty, the Colorful SL500 480G(MLC) is available now for 15,980 Yen (about $142). [Product Page]