The holiday is over and it’s back to work, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun, right? But before we get to the fun stuff, let’s take a look at some interesting information floating around on the net today. South Africa has won the rights to the upcoming World Cup, and the new Cape Town stadium has a special feature that begs to have us take a closer look: soundproofing. So how do you soundproof a stadium? Check out the first link to find out. From there we take a look at the plastic lumber industry and why it is booming, and then move on the the narrow street designs of some Los Angeles roadways. What do you think, too narrow or just right? Next up is an entry in a design contest showing the complexities and possibilities of a folding kitchen design. Talk about a space saving feature! Do you remember the Design Revolution road show? Well, it just so happens that the Airstream RV that was used for the tour is now up for sale. It’s a very special piece of American road design, and it could be yours – if the price is right. Now, on to the fun stuff! First up, a piece of equipment designed so badly that it needs a warning sign right out of the box. Then we close with a robot that is will to help you … uh … well, this may make some guys uncomfortable, so we’ll understand if you decline Rosie’s help.
South Africa’s Soundproof Stadium For the World Cup (PopSci)
Demand for plastic lumber remains high (American Recycler)
Narrow Streets: Los Angeles (BoingBoing)
Folding Specialties Of A Kitchen (Yanko Design)
For Sale: Design Revolution Road Show Airstream! (Core77)
Warning: Equipment is Badly Designed (Be More Careful)
Helpful Hands Are Creeping Me Out (There, I Fixed It)