Taobao hunter, Industrial designer, Californian, mother. Residing in China.

Women with established businesses ranked their happiness nearly three times as high as women who are not entrepreneurs.

fastcompany:

The three-year-old startup has developed a front-end interface for helping web shoppers find the perfect fit.

A woman shopping for summer clothes spots a dress on Pinterest and clicks through to the retailer’s product page. She zooms in on the pattern, selects the coral version, and decides the price is within her budget—but then, she hesitates.

For most online shoppers, that moment of hesitation is the result of inconsistent sizing, a problem costing the fashion industry over $3 billion per year.

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Solve the problem of fitting clothes and shopping online will win me over!

jtotheizzoe:

generalelectric:

Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

Can you imagine showing this to a farmer who was alive and planting just 50 years ago? They’d think we were space aliens.

So cool, I hope this can be replicated in more urban area, and other food deserts.

(via fastcompany)

ebookfriendly:

A back room in the Royal Danish Library http://ebks.to/1pIzvPh #libraries


Amazing

ebookfriendly:

A back room in the Royal Danish Library http://ebks.to/1pIzvPh #libraries

Amazing

(via fastcompany)

A visiting mum-to-be asked me, “Why do I need a baby carrier, if I get a stroller?”

Because while strollers are awesome back saving inventions, in the first year they can sometimes be more troublesome!

10 stroller cons:
-the challenge of getting into a car, the bigger the tougher
-stairs become #1 enemy. That cute boutique’s 5 steps become daunting, and other places are just plain impossible!
-elevators, where are they? Usually some back corner, if indeed they are on use and exist. Our local metro system, you must call an attendant to unlock the elevator for you.
-it’s slow going in highly congested areas- super market, metro, the bus
-nature. Unless it’s a heavy duty one it won’t handle the dirt, rocks and earth too well.
-your hands are occupied, a bit of juggling to hold that coffee cup or donut. Heaven forbid you need both….

Ok, enough with the complaining already! I’ll admit to be pro-baby wearing! I wore my baby as much as my body allowed me too. I nursed in our Becco, and we took him everywhere in the Becco. I remember seeing an older lady hauling her grandson down the steps at an amusement park. 4 flights of stairs. We were not jealous. But later that day it got hot and baby A wanted to nap, we had nowhere to lie him down. So we were wishing for a stroller
About then.

So at 7-8 months when we finally started stroller Shopping, we bought a lightweight umbrella stroller and never looked back. It was perfect!

How kuai di guys ride these scooters is beyond me!

kidsactivitiesblog:

pbsparents:

Everyday objects in art. 

(via)

Well these are cool

Fun creative exercise

skillshare:

Featured Student Project created by Aaron Kara: Stay curious.

Indeed!

whatthecool:

Mother Turns Fallen Soldiers’ Uniforms Into Teddy Bears For The Families They Left Behind

[via REDDIT]

So thoughtful!

fastcompany:

A Table For Two That Forces You To Ignore Your Phone And Be Mindful

If you have trouble resisting the impulse to check your smartphone while you’re out with friends or having dinner on a date, this table might help: By literally strapping two people together for the duration of the meal, it forces them to pay attention to each other.

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Would love to see his used more picnics around the world

Nothing is impossible. Some things just take more time.
Said a mentor of mine.

prostheticknowledge:

Cardboard Plotter

Handmade manual drawing machine by Niklas Roy made with simple materials - video embedded below:

This plotter is made entirely out of cardboard, welding rod, rubber bands, adhesive tape and super glue. The digital memory is a little book with plenty of different drawing codes, which are written down as coordinates. In this video I’m entering the first code, which makes the plotter draw “hello world”.

You can find out more about the project at Niklas’ blog here

SO cool!