Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Bustle.com

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

This week find out how to get gems from pollution, famous logos get a new look, and a future look at cities made from salt. Load up on these links now!

Air Purifier Turns Smog into Gem Stones

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Gizmodo.com

Daan Roosegaarde, a designer from the Netherlands, has created a 23-foot-tall air purifier— the largest air purifier ever built! Besides its enormous size, it also has some incredible abilities. The purifier is able to scrub 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour. The coolest part though is the fact that the smog collected is then condensed and turned into tiny gem stones. Yes, you heard me! I’m going to go ahead and officially acknowledge the designer as Mr. Daan Boss-Man from now on because he is a BOSS for sure. Anybody that has the ability of creating a contraption that turns pollution into jewelry gets an A+ in my book. Hopefully more and more of inventions like this come about and are able to infiltrate densely populated cities! —Chrissy

A Twist on Famous Brand Logos

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Gaytimes.co.uk

A collaboration between illustrators Maricor Maricar and fashionistas Stephen Conner & Simon Cross have resulted in a funny take on famous brand logos. Introducing Graffitees, a hand-embroidered patch that not only parodies the iconic chest patches, but interacts with them. The first three in the series include the Steve Irwin tribute paired with the Lacoste gator, graffitti artist with the Paul Smith horse, and a rodeo cowboy with the Enjoi panda. Originally planned as a small project, the overwhelming demand for these parody patches have inspired the designers to maintain it as a proper product. If this strikes your polo shirt fancy, you can inquire about purchasing them here. —Mateo

9 Hilarious Vintage Pad & Tampon Ads

As someone who was baffled by the mention of sanitary napkin belts in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, vintage advertisements geared to women always strike my interest. Before the last century, menstruation was considered a taboo. Sure, we’ve come along way but a look back at these ads will give you a few cringe-worthy chuckles. —Vee

Salt Cities of the Future

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Magazine.good.is

I like stumbling upon weird news, and this sea of white domes certainly caught my eye. Since climate change is making life in the desert increasingly harder, a young developer has proposed a sustainable housing solution: salt cities. Using blocks made from compressed salt, the structures created should reflect the sun and make living in the desert more comfortable. Apparently they won’t melt in the heat, so I’m excited to see how this project develops in the future. Along with other proposed innovations like a solar-powered pipe system to purify seawater, the desert might be the hot new place to live! —Lauren