Panasonic’s Office Headgear Inspired By Horses Blinkers

Office Headgear

OMG the human workforce will be able to buy ‘wearable blinkers’ in the near future. This headgear is good for not having distraction in busy places while working. The idea for the headband is similar to the devices worn by horses in the city, The human blinkers are still in the prototype phase, so they may never come true, but we, at Mimi Berlin, feel that even thinking up such an ‘animal-farm’ kind of product is unbelievable! They must have big fun at the Panasonic design offices……..

Horses blinkers headgear
(image via google)

to read all about the office blinkers click link to dezeen.com below

Panasonic’s human blinkers help people concentrate in open-plan offices

Theo Jansen Strandbeelden Drawings

Theo Jansen Strandbeelden Drawings

We attended the opening (27-02-2016) at Heden in The Hague, of the Strandbeelden Drawings by Theo Jansen. Yes drawings! Many of them; the next step of the evolution of Theo Jansen’s inventions, made in plain pencil are on show. In the cellar of Heden you can visit the ‘fossils’ of passed away Strandbeesten.

Animaris Proboscis (Slurf), an actual invention, is situated in the middle of the gallery. Theo Jansen told us these animals are his life-work, he helps them with their evolution. Maybe they will be, one day, “finished” But that’s when Jansen won’t anymore alive he said. (Mr Jansen used much more eloquent words of course)

If you have never seen a Strandbeest in real life, or Jansen’s drawings for that matter, you should certainly visit the Heden Gallery in The Hague, it’s quite an experience stepping into his world!
(Februari 26 / April 9, 2016)

Mind Puzzle Games

Mind Puzzle Games

Cute and intricate: what more do you need?


Babylon Tower, 1982 by Endre Pap (http://mypuzzlecollection.blogspot.nl/2010/06/babylon-tower-random-pick-5.html) Flower Puzzle  (http://mypuzzlecollection.blogspot.nl/2015/02/flower.html) The Wisdom Ball (a.k.a. Mind Twister) (http://mypuzzlecollection.blogspot.nl/2010/05/wisdom-ball.html) Smiley Lock Puzzle by Jean Claude Constantin (http://mypuzzlecollection.blogspot.nl/2012/09/smiley-lock-puzzle.html) Gerdig Ufo, 1991 by Gerhard Huncage (http://www.babyrecenzie.sk/recenzie/produkt/30318/) Hungarian Rings, 1982 by Endre Pap (http://www.maskecubos.com/en/brain-teasers/167-hungarian-rings-3d-puzzle.html)

Our Friend Petronella is a collector of these kinds of mindgames, thanks for the inspiration Petronella! xoxo Mimi

Mail from Ulrike: The Poor Man’s Bias Cut & Sew

Mail from Ulrike. To be more precise: snail mail from Ulrike Träge. Since Mimi Berlin has no money/no cent/no dime/nada/noppes, our dear Ulrike showed us the crisis sewing pattern technique for making new clothes during hard times. A couple of years ago she invented a re-cycling technique called; The Poor Man’s Bias Cut & Sew. Only applicable when all your clothes are totally worn out, or if you gained or lost tons of weight! Otherwise the best advice is of course to not cut up your clothes so you can save up energy for other useful things: Like to make money by selling homegrown young plants or your old magazines.

Anyway, for us the time has come. We are going to have to use The Poor Man’s Bias Cut & Sew technique on all of our Dries van Noten clothes. NO, not The van Noten’s! we hear you scream. Yes, we have to, they are made from the most durable quality of fabric we own, we answer, whispering with a trembling voice, to your question. Keep you posted! xoxo Mimi

Balance


Rope balancer D-BP with a KBK system (via)

The balancer in the photo uses magnets from a Top Flight Prop Balancer and works the same way. The shaft is a No. 54 drill blank with one end ground to a point, and the frame is made of wood.  Music wire of 0.055 in. diameter would also work as a shaft, but would not be as accurate.(via)


Ours, balancer (via)

with a piezoelectric ceramic sensor to provide more accurate measurements (via)

A CG balancer is included with the Reactor Bipe, so that you can properly set and balance your model to match your flying style. (via)