As a kid I always wanted to play (unfortunately we had no ice in Tauranga, New Zealand where I grew up), so watched a few of the Stanley Cup finals series and have a grasp of the rules. Luckily this means that I can now hold a conversation in the bar on game night here in Vancouver, where apparently everyone is a hockey fan.
There is something pretty interesting going on just around the corner from my new home here in Vancouver. This Space is working collaboratively with the community to create a new business in an empty building in Chinatown/Strathcona.
They are going to run a voting and feedback process over the next few months on everything from what the business will do, to the employees who will work there. It is a great concept, and I am looking forward to seeing the results of such a long term and ambitious collaboration project.
GoPro make some really cool, inexpensive little HD video cameras that are great for action sports. If you get a whole bunch of them together you can do some pretty incredible stuff:
More GoPro cameras put to good use. This beautifully edited short film about base jumping features incredible scenery from the incredible jump spots they use around Europe. I have a huge admiration for base jumpers, and it is something that I hope that I get the chance to do (and have the courage to go with doing it) one day.
Anyone who has been keeping up with the changes at Facebook will no doubt have heard about the influence and input of Nicholas Felton (aka Feltron). Apparently while he wasn’t busy helping out with completely re-imagining the Facebook profile he has been helping one of his relatives, an Australian winemaker, with some unique, beautiful, and fascinating labels. The labels are data driven, displaying data about the process behind making that particular vintage. Things like heat of fermentation, the time the skin is left of the grapes, and the ripeness of the grapes. These are all things that contribute to the final complex flavour of the wine.
You can read more of the story behind them, and check out the labels in more detail on the Between Five Bells site.
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