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Objects You Can Attach to Your Head

When Google Glass was announced in 2013, I figured we'd all be wearing them on our heads by 2016. Instead they were canned last year. But as you look around, you'll notice there are plenty of other technological items you can wear on your head, either for on-head usage or mere storage.A Single GoPro CameraThis is perhaps the most obvious one, and it's not just for extreme athletes. It's not uncommon now, at least in New York City, to see an otherwise unremarkable-looking cyclist zip past you while wearing one of these. You can opt for center-forehead-mounted, side-mounted, chin-mounted or the all-important selfie-mounted.Two GoPro CamerasFor those who can't make up their mind.Two GoPro Cameras on a Rotating Swivel MountWise manufacturers have discontinued this product, and GoPro not only doesn't produce one, but distances themselves from it. Sure it can capture some cool footage, but it's dangerous. Imagine the leverage this could place on your neck if, say, you slid into a copse of trees while skiing.Seven GoPro Cameras and a Canon 7DAgain, not something you want to be wearing on your head in the event of an impact. An iPhoneAnd the iPhone 4, by the looks of it. I can't think of a single reason why you'd be wearing a helmet and needing to have your phone float in front of your face, but apparently this thing is for sale.An LED HeadlampI was first introduced to these on a camping trip, and I now occasionally use one during sewing machine repairs. As a side bonus, wearing it makes you look like a complete tool.Night Vision Monoculars and GogglesSoldiers have of course been wearing these for years, and nowadays they even have quad-lens panoramic models.Display Night Vision GogglesHelicopter pilots now have access to NVGs like these that also feature a display to relay vehicle information.Night Vision Goggles, a Communications Headset with Batteries and a FlashlightThat's a lot of gear, isn't it? That's why they sell, to prevent your head from getting unbalanced……Helmet CounterweightsAt the end of the day, I'm glad my jobs and hobbies do not require me to wear a helmet.

New Practices New York 2016

New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, is now open for registrations. The competition serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms.

SEARCH H&D’s Portfolio of 100 Top Designers

H&D Portfolio showcases the 100 Top Designers in several markets to help you find the right architect, interior designer or landscape designer for your next residential project.
With a regional focus in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; Texas; and Southern California, H&D Portfolio presents a wide range of styles and design profiles to connect you with top professionals who can help you create the home of your dreams.

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H&D Portfolio showcases the 100 Top Designers in several markets to help you find the right architect, interior designer or landscape designer for your next residential project.
With a regional focus in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; Texas; and Southern California, H&D Portfolio presents a wide range of styles and design profiles to connect you with top professionals who can help you create the home of your dreams.

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SEARCH H&D’s Portfolio of 100 Top Designers

H&D Portfolio showcases the 100 Top Designers in several markets to help you find the right architect, interior designer or landscape designer for your next residential project.
With a regional focus in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; Texas; and Southern California, H&D Portfolio presents a wide range of styles and design profiles to connect you with top professionals who can help you create the home of your dreams.

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SEARCH H&D’s Portfolio of 100 Top Designers

H&D Portfolio showcases the 100 Top Designers in several markets to help you find the right architect, interior designer or landscape designer for your next residential project.
With a regional focus in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; Texas; and Southern California, H&D Portfolio presents a wide range of styles and design profiles to connect you with top professionals who can help you create the home of your dreams.

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Mischer’Traxler fills V&A room with interactive glass bubbles for Curiosity Cloud installation

London Design Festival 2015: Vienna studio Mischer'Traxler has filled an ornately decorated room at the V&A museum with glass bulbs containing hand-made insects, which flutter around inside in response to the movement of visitors (+ slideshow).

The interactive Curiosity Cloud installation by Mischer'Traxler reacts to passers by with light and sound, and was created as part of an ongoing collaboration with champagne brand Perrier-Jouët.

Located in the museum's Norfolk House music room, it comprises 264 blown-glass balloons made in three different sizes and suspended at different heights from the ceiling.

Each contains a hand-made model of a insect connected to a short wire and a ring of LEDs around the top.

Related story: Kim Thomé installs giant crystal zoetrope inside London's V&A museumUsing sensors to detect visitors walking past or between the bulbs, the lights turn on and the artificial bugs buzz around inside in response to movement.

Taking cues from Perrier-Jouët's links to the Art Nouveau style – from the brand's collection of artefacts to the graphics that decorate its bottles – the duo decided to use insects as the central theme.

"We wanted to focus on insects because there are an awful lot of insects in Art Nouveau, in marquetry and in the furniture pieces," studio co-founder Thomas Traxler told Dezeen.

As the insects touch the glass, they create a sound that builds to a cacophony as more are activated. The different sizes of the mouth-blown glass bubbles create different tones of sound as the flying creatures hit the sides.

The buzzing noises can be heard outside the space, enticing visitors inside the gilded room. The 25 different types of insect used are modelled on a mix of extinct and endangered species, commonly found types, and newly discovered varieties.

They are made from transparent printed foil that is laser cut to achieve the detail and then assembled by hand. The butterflies and moths have fluffy bodies made out of felt, so the sound created also depends on the insect.

"It's an interactive installation that tries to create a moment that we would never have in reality with nature, but tries to capture a special moment that we do encounter in nature," said Katharina Mischer, the studio's other co-founder. "It creates this atmosphere of sound and movement."
Related content: see more projects by Mischer'Traxler
For the studio's Small Discoveries collaboration with Perrier-Jouët, Mischer'Traxler has already created a table covered in plants that disappear as visitors approach and a champagne flute that causes bubbles to stream from a small engraved moth.

Curiosity Cloud will remain in place for the duration of this year's London Design Festival, which run from 19 to 27 September 2015. As a hub venue for the event, the V&A is hosting a variety of installations that include a giant crystal zoetrope, a tower of tiny ceramic shops and rows of textured concrete monoliths.
Photography is by Ed Reeve.
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Doors Open At Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center

The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center houses 12 surgical suites, 87 private rooms, robotic technology, and rooftop gardens.

The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati) has opened The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center, expanding the footprint of its main campus in Cincinnati.The center houses 12 surgical suites and 87 private rooms and provides comprehensive orthopedic and spine care, sports medicine, rehabilitation, clinical research, and education.read more

Doors Open At Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center

The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center houses 12 surgical suites, 87 private rooms, robotic technology, and rooftop gardens.

The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati) has opened The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center, expanding the footprint of its main campus in Cincinnati.The center houses 12 surgical suites and 87 private rooms and provides comprehensive orthopedic and spine care, sports medicine, rehabilitation, clinical research, and education.read more