Giko: futuristic spherical fan by Erjon Hatillari

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 16 November 2012

All right, so we’re slightly late to the ball, but Giko, the sphere fan that sits pretty on three legs by Italian designer Erjon Hatillari, gives ‘fan art‘ a whole new meaning. Not only does it look cooler than most of the fans out there, it purportedly uses less electricity thanks to its efficient design: four wholly curved blades that casts windy gusts in all directions and moves more air with the same amount of energy.

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The Roller Derby revival

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By Jack Ripple in New Trends on Thursday 23 September 2010

Two words: Roller Derby! I got involved in the resurgence of modern Roller Derby about five years ago, as a fan and volunteer, and it has since taken over my life. I love it. Gone are the days of staged matches: it’s evolved into a real sport with explosive growth across America and is catching on in other parts of the world now. Proof positive? The new Yokasuka Sushi Rollers are just getting organized on a military base in Japan. Yes, the past is catching up with us. On roller skates.

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