The Espresso has been keenly following the trend around the sharing economy. Now Peerby, a start up out of Amsterdam is doing a high tech version of the sharing economy.
The idea is you download the Peerby app and on there you load all the things you would be happy to lend out to others in your local area - or, conversely you can request things you need to borrow from others. If somebody nearby has the particular item you want to borrow, you negotiate a price with them, borrow the item and the job is done.
Given our increasingly minimalist lifestyles and smaller living spaces, people don't want to have to buy something they may only use once. They’d rather borrow it, pay someone nearby, give it back and not have to store the item long term. Easy!
We’ve seen body parts, car parts, engineering parts and all manner of objects produced through the trend of 3D printing. Now we’ve found Olo, a new entry to the space, currently going through the roof on Kickstarter, that allows you to do 3D printing using your smartphone. Once you've chosen what you would like to print, you use the light from your mobile, place the Olo box on top of your phone, fill it with resin, put on the lid and your phone light powers the box to create your 3D image. You can use soft or hard resins and it can even be done using metallic objects. This is a pretty cool concept that is certainly going to open up a lot of possibilities once people get their heads around the fact that 3D printing can be done simply, efficiently and powered by your phone.
Quite often when we’re building, those of us that are quite visual have a hard time getting our heads around the physical being without being able to see it done and struggle to visualise it off the plans. Mini Materials are tiny building blocks shaped like normal besser blocks that allow you to create custom structures to give you a better indication both visually and specially about what something might look like once built. All the materials are 1/12th scale which is the standard for miniature models. Pretty interesting concept and one we think will definitely find a home in the building and design sectors.
His work has been endorsed by Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges and skateboard legend Tony Hawk. Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, recovering addict, spiritual director, and author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality and his most recent offering, Everything Mind: What I've Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All. A self-taught musician, Chris is a tattooed, punk/grunge, skateboarding, freelance musician and writer and definitely a free-thinker blazing his own path.
He writes with refreshing wit and candor, deeply and broadly reflecting on what it means to be human, personally and collectively. Grosso has a fresh and unconventional voice of truth-seeking, notable for persistence, humility and wisdom around Spirituality, Mindfulness and Meditation. This is a surprising show and is sure to challenge your own mind on learning about your true self.
Vultures are known to have a keen eye for scoping out dumped rubbish and Peru's Environment Minister has launched the 'Vultures Warn' campaign in a bid to enlist the help of the vultures to clean up the city.
The vultures have been loaded up with Go-Pros which enable the local councils to collect real time GPS data and visuals that help the local council know exactly where rubbish has been dumped. Such a clever concept by someone who obviously looked at a resource that wasn’t being used, and in some cases had a bad reputation, spun it on its head and asked, 'How could this pest actually help us?' and inadvertently improve the reputation of the vulture itself.
Many years ago while skydiving, I had an issue at 10,000 feet. The lines on my primary shoot were tangled and I couldn’t get them unstuck. Thankfully the instruction I had been given kicked in and I managed to cut away the tangled shoot, pull a new one and land safely.
Recently I heard a podcast with a US navy seal who said that in order to keep moving forward we must cut away our worries, our past, our troubles and the things that steal our mojo. Cut them away like you would your tangled parachute. Not long ago on the Mojo Radio Show we interviewed Laura Coe, a fabulous guest who talked about emotional obesity - those things that weigh us down day after day, week after week, month after month, often for years. The stuff we carry with us that no longer is needed but instead we dwell on it and it weighs us down emotionally.
Today think about what you can cut away. Is there one thing that has been holding you back from your dreams, from being yourself, from bringing your best self forward? Cut it away like an old parachute, never to be seen again.