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.
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.