The Nebula Project: Recreating outdoor weather indoors

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 29 March 2013

Micasa Lab in Zurich has created the Nebula 12 weather station, which takes meterological data from UK weather forecast service MetOff and presenst weather predictions for the next 48 hours in an indoors space. Which means a threatening low-pressure area is represented by a red cloud made by combining liquid nitrogen with hot water, while […]

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Runway 34: an airplane-turned restaurant in Zurich

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 9 December 2011

Want to light up a smoke in first class without getting turfed out of the plane like Alec Baldwin? We’ve got your ticket: just head on over to Runway 34, an airplane-turned restaurant just outside the Zurich airport. Housed inside a converted old Russian plane that actually sits inside a hangar, the restaurant comes complete […]

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The Albert Reichmuth Wine Store in Zurich

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Architecture on Tuesday 18 January 2011

Looking for something to do with all of those empty wine crates filling up your cellar? Well, you’re not alone. From kitchen interiors entirely created with recycled wooden wine boxes to crate-landscaped wine boutiques, there is no shortage of conceptualizing fresh ways to turn these simple cartons into masterpieces. Take The Albert Reichmuth Wine Store, for example.

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Hugo Ball reciting the Dadaist poem Karawane

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By Nini Baseema in New Trends on Monday 11 October 2010

This fine example of ‘oddness in action’ is this photo of a guy named Hugo Ball elaborately reciting a poem called Karawane. Hugo Ball, Hans Arp, Tristan Tzara und Marcel Janco were the founders of the famous Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich (Switzerland) which is known to be “the cradle of dadaism”. Dadaism was a cultural movement that involved visual arts, literature, poetry, theatre and graphic design.

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