From the University of Iowa Special Collections & Archives website, posted by Colleen Theisen: "This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books* which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them." *"Autumn; or; The causes, appearances, and effects of the seasonal decay and decomposition of nature"; 1837. By Robert Mudie.
It combines a beanbag with a hammock. Hammocks are already comfortable enough as they are. But adding the cushy comforts of a beanbag? Good idea. The Le Beanock($315+) is essentially a suspended beanbag, made from cotton
The Berlin Boombox, made by Berlin-based designer & illustrator Axel Pfaender, is made from heavy corrugated cardboard. It features a strong carrying handle and a single big knob for power and volume. The Berlin Boombox comes as a kit consisting of a die-cut cardboard structure and all electronic parts. Assembly is easy, glue-free, tool-free and takes only several minutes. $80
Rainbow Pencils by British designer Duncan Shotton are made from recycled paper and let you create beautiful paper rainbows every time you sharpen them. Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core and comes finished in either black or white. There's 5 in a pack and the simple design makes a great gift.
Owlet smart sock transmits a child's heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature, sleep quality and sleep position to a parent’s smartphone. It uses four tiny sensors to monitor heart rate and oxygen levels. The gadget will also send data anonymously back to the company, which plans to assemble a database to help spot problems and warn parents about them as early as possble.
The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum exhibiting fascinating X-ray photos of early NASA spacesuit, as a part of "Suited for Space." "Suited for Space reveals the remarkable creativity and ingenuity of nearly a century of flight and spacesuit design and development. Through rare and original photography, including unique new x-ray images of spacesuit interiors, the exhibition reveals how the modern technological marvel that is the spacesuit enables astronauts to live and work in space"