Archive for December, 2012

Let the Playoffs begin!

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Falcons time to make it real this time! Lets go Dirty Birds! Rise Up!

HTML5: The future of the Web is finally here

HTML5, the long-in-the-works update to the language that powers the Web, is “feature complete,” according to an announcement made Monday by the standards-setting Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). There’s still some testing to be done, and it hasn’t yet become an official Web standard — that will come in 2014. But there won’t be any new features added to HTML5, which means Web designers and app makers now have a “stable target” for implementing it, W3C said.

via HTML5: The future of the Web is finally here – Dec. 17, 2012.

The Least Common Denominator – Concept Vehicle by Oliver Elst » Yanko Design

imageMercedes MakeoverThis award-winning project by Oliver Elst applies the theme of reduction to the aesthetics and structure of this Mercedes concept, in the process creating an entirely new material and light-weight technology. The “sandwiched” material visible throughout the vehicle would consist of 3 layers- 2 for interior and exterior protection and an inner reactive filling that is used for temperature and lighting adjustment. The resulting aesthetic is an organic skin-like shell synthesized into a classic metal framework.Designer: Oliver Elst

via The Least Common Denominator – Concept Vehicle by Oliver Elst » Yanko Design.

Soledad O’Brien: Who is black in America?

Soledad O'Brien- Who is black in America(CNN) – Yaba Blay, Ph.D. created the (1)ne Drop Project, a multiplatform endeavor that hopes to challenge perceptions of black identity. Blay, a consulting producer for “Who Is Black in America?” spoke to hundreds of those who may not immediately be recognized as “black” based on how they look, including CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien.  In this edited excerpt from her forthcoming book, Blay spoke to O’Brien about what makes a person black, and why the conversation is important.

via Soledad O’Brien: Who is black in America? I am – In America – CNN.com Blogs.

Residents Will Move Into DC’s First Passive House In January

Empowerhouse, DC’s first passive house, celebrated its completion today and will be welcoming its first residents in January.

The home was originally constructed on The National Mall by a team of students from Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Public Engagement, and Stevens Institute of Technology during the Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathalon. After the event ended, the home was moved to 4609 Gault Place NE (map) in Deanwood, where it was completed as a two-family home.

via Residents Will Move Into DC’s First Passive House In January.

History of the Christmas Tradition

Visual History of Christmas Traditions Infographic by Balsam Hill

The History of Christmas Infographic is a great way to learn about the traditions surrounding the holiday!