Patio Style on the Cheap

With summertime comes warm temperatures, lazy days and backyard cookouts. A perfect time to spruce up the outdoor living areas with some fresh new patio furniture.

Patio Sling Chair from TargetDepending on your budget outdoor gear ranges from mild to wow— and everything in between. Trends are constantly changing and you’ll find a variety of different options, if you know where to look.

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Terrestrial Timelapse

No matter what you personally believe the cause to be— changes to the Earth’s crust are occurring. Now you can watch it happen in compressed time format. Some are rather alarming.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty much anyone can check…

via Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images — TechCrunch

Watching the World Go By

Explore your world as never before.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty(sic) much anyone can check…

via TechCrunch – Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images

Into the Aether

Chasing WinterAether offers sportswear for the outdoor enthusiast who wants function without sacrificing modern design and aesthetics.

When Aether decided to show off how functional their ski stuff and motorcycle jackets really are they decided to do it by motorcycle. The video, Chasing Winter combines two passions: motorcycles and skiing. Continue reading

Battery Chargers from the 21st Century

This time of year is hard on batteries. 

New technology has made car, truck, RV, motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile batteries more reliable and much easier to maintain. But the cold months of winter will inevitably reduce the cranking amps of any type of battery- gel, AGM, Li-Ion, etc.

NOCO Genius G1100 6V/12V 1100mA (1.1A) Multi-Purpose Battery Charger and MaintainerFortunately battery charger technology has kept pace with all these new-fangled batteries. But the wrong charger will kill a high dollar battery in a matter of minutes. Inexpensive float chargers are only suitable for your old school lead-acid battery.

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Indiana Treehouse

The Indianapolis Museum of Art wanted something a little different for the concession stand in their nature park. The Swedish firm of Visiondivision complied.

Incorporating a 100-foot tall yellow poplar as a horizontal beam they designed a building that functions as shelter, playground, light fixture and monument. The design is called “chop stick” and it has become a huge attraction for the museum.

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Easy Up for the Artistic

Here’s a temporary shelter that will truly impress your friends and express your inner designer.

The BAFF Pavillion is the product of YWD Designs and at first appears to be rather baffling. The modular structure can assume a variety of shapes and provides shade with a series of interconnected bubbles.

Can a stop-action animation be far off? We think not.

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