Exciting! Google maps go underwater as part of Google’s World Wonders Project, a platform that uses Google Street View technology to map famous (and lesser known) wonders of the world.
With these vibrant and stunning photos you don’t have to be a scuba diver — or even know how to swim — to explore and experience six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs. Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.
75+ artists around the world contributed custom made birdhouses to the wonderful Put a Bird in It project, a series of installations around Portland. The birdhouses will be auctioned off to benefit art and music education. Thumbs up. You can browse all of the birdhouses in this flickr set.
Dominic Wilcox has created a fully functional prototype pair of shoes that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world. Funny.
I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create some shoes. I decided to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home. After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heal, is activated by a heal click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.