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Anatomy of a piñata

I was never really good at Operation, but I could definitely smack the shit out of a piñata! While it’s been a minute since I went to bat (or studied anatomy), this awesome diagram from the folks at Carmichael Collective has got me daydreaming of birthday parties and well-earned cavities. If this kind of genius looks familiar, maybe these urban plant tags ring a bell? Delicious indeed.

Piñata Anatomy

Image // Piñata Anatomy

Tunes on the Move: A Trolley Show

If there’s one thing San Diego isn’t known for, it’s our stellar metro transportation, but occasionally, MTS steps up to the plate. Such is the case with A Trolley Show, a transit tribute to Take Away Shows. Originally a guerilla project, the Rowlberto Productions team now boasts public transportation permission and Pizza Parlay support. Promoting local creativity since early 2012, “A Trolley Show demonstrates that people can create art literally anywhere, and we hope it sparks new and interesting ideas” says co-creator Andrew Rowley. Here’s my favorite from The Burning of Rome, but swing by their site for more transportation treasures from Little Hurricane, Maren Parusel and The Wombats, just to name a few. It’s safe to say that “catching a moving performance” now joins “not wearing pants” on our list of fun things to do aboard the San Diego Trolley.

Changing the world, one invisible bicycle helmet at a time.

There’s something so badass about two people totally re-imagining a product that has only slightly changed since its wide adoption in the ‘70s. Add in a dash of community skepticism and an industrial design master thesis, and you’ve got yourself a revolutionary recipe! After Swedish helmet laws got more strict, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin decided the world was ready for an invisible bicycle helmet that people actually wanted to wear. Many said it was impossible, which pushed them to prove everyone wrong. Seven years (and many middle fingers) later, the Hövding is here. While the price tag doesn’t favor budgetarians, safety has never been sexier.

Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Images: Hövding

Make love to the canvas.

First Mr. Rogers, now Bob Ross! Who knew auto-tune and afros could rule my world. And, is it just me, or did PBS step up their game this year? Happy little trees indeed.

Skyscrapers take amusement park rides to the next level

Ever wondered what it’d be like to soar through the air on carnival swings around the Empire State Building? Me neither, but after discovering this video, I’m totally game! Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films created a big city wonderland of sorts by merging NYC attractions with Luna Park rides, and the results are pretty spectacular. Electric Spin on the BK Bridge? Don’t mind if I do.

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