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Space Station Astronauts Grow a Water Bubble in Space

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During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman – along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst – explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size of a softball and recorded the activity with a 3-D camera.

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Riverbed by Olafur Eliasson

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I’m a big fan of the Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. He’s truly awesome at creating installations.

Like this one, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art North of Copenhagen, Denmark called Riverbed. Here he has created a whole landscape of rocks and rivers – inside!

I want to go!

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Off on Holiday

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All through June and July I’ve been watching other people’s vacation photos in my Facebook feed and Instagram feed. Now it’s my turn to post!

I am going home to the prairie land of Saskatchewan in Canada, where I lived way back, when I was 17 years old and spent a year there as an exchange student – going to high school, playing basketball and softball, and becoming Canadian for that year.

Canada still has a huge place in my heart. And I’m really looking forward to seeing friends and family again! I went back as a 22-year-old. But now I haven’t been there for 13 years. So it’s super exciting! Yay!

My (host) sister Stacey and I will continue the holiday in British Columbia, Canada – to drive up the West Coast, to hike in the Canadian Rockies, to hang out, to swim in mountain lakes, and to be touched and overwhelmed by Nature. And also to spend some days in Vancouver, to meet up friends and dine and party.

Send me your tips for the Vancouver and Whistler area!
So if you’ve got any must-sees, must-visits, or must-tries for me in the Vancouver or Whistler area, please let me know! You can always catch me on twitter: @LauraJul

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If you want to follow my journey – since the blog shuts down for holiday as well – you can find me on Instagram, which I use like a photo diary. Be aware, that when I’m off on vacation, I see and experience even more awesome stuff. So you’ll find a lot of photos here for the next couple of weeks. But I promise you: They’ll be beautiful! See for yourself at LauraJul on Instagram.

The three photos in this post are from the company BBQ three days ago. I feel so privileged as a Copenhagener, that we can swim in our harbor and marina. So most of us colleagues did that night. Twice.

But as you can see, I not only went swimming. Like Jesus, I went walking and standing on the water as well ;)

Enjoy your August! I’ll enjoy mine in Canada with lovely friends and family.
And then I’ll get back to you and the blog in a couple of weeks.
So see ya in the end of August!
xx

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Clark Little on Staring Down Shorebreak for The Perfect Shot

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Wow, such stunning photos!

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Floating Skate Ramp by Bob Burnquist

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This awesome floating skate ramp was built by a skilled team of craftsmen and launched on Lake Tahoe. It took 300 man hours, 1250 screws and a lot of engineering to make it stable and ensure that it didn’t sink. Behind the project is pro-skater Bob Burnquist. Beautiful work!

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The Manta Resort Underwater Room

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I have to admit; The Underwater Room at The Manta Resort on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba is too claustrophobic for me to spend a night in. But it still looks fascinating.

Check out the prices here, if you’re interested.

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If you phone gets wet

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I’m so sorry. This is not exactly political correct. But I find it very humorous!

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Street Art by Aakash Nihalani, Los Angeles

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This cool piece in Los Angeles is by street artist Aakash Nihalani.

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Designers Anonymous Water Bottle

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Designed by British Designers Anonymous.

“We designed refillable water bottles for use during meetings held in our studio. Our bottles feature a simple silhouette of a boat (in-keeping with our brand styling) the boat was a natural fit for a water bottle. On the still water bottle It’s anchored and stationary; for sparkling water, the propeller creates bubbles.”

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Paros Cyclades Greece House With Swimming Pool You Can Look Into From Inside The Home

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This lovely summer house in Paros Cyclades (Kikladhes) Greece was designed and constructed by Alexandros Logodotis of Logodotis – Art to fit.

The house is situated in the eastern part of the island of Paros Cyclades in Greece and  has elements of traditional Cycladic architecture, such as rounded edges and organically shaped windows, with a minimally modern presentation.

The swimming pool, which is an integral part of the design, extends to the home, separated by a glass window. Reflections off the pool’s water bounces light into the home and gives it an aqua glow and a grotto-like feel. A seating area faces the glass walled end of the pool so spectators can view the swimmers in and under the water.

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Masterplan by Chad Wright: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean

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Masterplan is a installation by designer and artist Chad Wright inspired by his own experiences growing up in a sprawling suburb of Southern California. The piece is meant to juxtapose the playful childhood experience of building sand castles on the beach with his brother, versus the grim, modern-day reality of our current real estate collapse.

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Fountain by Isamu Noguchi

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This cool fountain is designed by Isamu Noguchi for the international exhibition in Osaka, Japan in 1970.

Big thanks to Wenche for finding this!

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Falling in the water

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Sculptural Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects

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Charles Wright Architects has been known for statement forward buildings, and the Stamp House is one of those residences.

Located in Queensland, Australia, this space sits atop a body of water and is accessed by a floating bridge in a man made wetland environment that once was in this area just at the rainforest’s edge. The manmade marsh type setting was a part of a larger plan to help create not only a beautiful home, but one that helped get the residence closer to being “off the grid.” The entire roof is solar paneled, and also incorporates grey water recycling among many other sustainable techniques.

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The Ark Floating Housing by Alexander Remizov

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Disaster relief is never really an exciting topic of choice to discuss, but with global warming a very real issue at hand – there are people and architects out there thinking about the future. For those thinking of extreme climate changes and environmental conditions, the Ark may be a great solution.

Created as a building that has its own independent life support sources, this space has a dome-like top and certainly is built to withstand floating through rising sea levels if need be. The Ark works all within itself to heat, cool, and sustain energy. Planting greenery is also a part of living in the Ark, in order to produce oxygen and liven up the contemporary interior areas.

Learn more about the Ark and its building construction and systems via Remistudio.

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