Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Incoming drones. Photo: Fosterandpartners.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!

Finally a solution to post-lunch energy slumps, how to make coffee and the future of drones is almost here.

The Future of Napping

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Citylab.com

Sometimes in the middle of the day I just want to take a nap. I’m not a lazy person, I’m actually fairly active, but that mid-day slump is pretty rough! Taking a quick lil’ cat nap would really help get me through the remainder of the day. How does one do that though? Oh, yeah! They climb into the mini cot built underneath the desk. Duh! This desk/bed hybrid is a prototype and technically doesn’t exist in the retail market (yet), but I sure hope it does soon. I always love seeing innovative designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing so this sleeper desk is a winner in my eyes! —Chrissy

Carry-On Luggage You Can Ride

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Designtaxi.com

The worst part about traveling is the process itself…the 1.5 hours it takes me to get to the airport, the long lines and food that tastes like sadness. Instead of dragging along my carry-on backpack, this inventive motorized option might just bring some fun into the depressing reality that is airport travel. Running late for your flight? Hop on! Trying to avoid slow walkers? Make horn sounds! Bored from a flight delay? Chase scared kids! Fingers crossed that this product becomes a reality before Armageddon: the holiday travel season. —Lauren

Rwanda, Prepare for Take Off

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Fosterandpartners.com

The future of airports might be in Rwanda, the location proposed for the world’s first ‘droneport.’ The BBC News reports that Foster + Partners, an architect firm famous for designing beautiful airports across the globe, just announced its plans for helping the most inaccessible places receive the medical care they need. The droneport will stand as an active clinic in addition to being a hub for the drones, or unmanned aircrafts, that supply it. Furthermore, local hands will build it, local materials will support it, and local professionals will run it. We’re not sure if sustainable living has ever looked so good. —Alexandra

An Instant Guide to Making Coffee

An Instant Guide to Making Coffee from &Orange Motion Design on Vimeo.

Modern coffee drinkers are very particular about their java. And it is easy to see why with so many options on how to brew their joe. As a non-coffee drinker, the methods are both fascinating and confusing. The animators at And/Orange Motion Design offered up a brilliant solution with their beautifully designed instant video guide to coffee. So whether you prefer grinding your own beans or have never heard of a French press, this handy video shows you how the brewing process happens, expected time needed to the steep, and even the coarseness of the grind. —Mateo

The Crumbling Village of Temples Lost to the Myanmar Jungle

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Messynessychic.com

Although there is no archaeological evidence of the origin of these hidden temples deep in the jungle of Myanmar. One theory is that in the 17th century, a king in central Myanmar returned from war in Ayutthaya and built the ancient pagodas. In awe of this recent discovery, I’m imagining the journey it will take to see these magnificent ruins in person. I think I could be up for the challenge. —Vee