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Five Web Dives for December 18

Hello Kelowna Staff | December 12, 2017
Five Web Dives for December 18
Five Web Dives for December 18
Vancouver's iconic new timber tower - the new West Coast Modern.
Welcome back to Five Dives. Every Monday, we'll emerge from the internet depths and bring back some cool curiosities.

Hybrid Timber Tower in Vancouver Unveiled

Further renderings of the Shigeru Ban-designed project dubbed "the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure" have been released. The residential tower, titled Terrace House, was first unveiled earlier this year, and will form the Japanese architect’s first project in Canada. Planned for Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood, this West Coast Modern development is comprised of just 20 homes.

The primary goal of the project is to make a statement of intent concerning Vancouver’s commitment to sustainable design and advanced timber engineering and construction. Prices start at $3,000,000.

Youtuber Casey Neistat Flies Emirates First Class

Youtube star Casey Neistat flew from Brussels to Dubai on an Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft and filmed it. The aircraft launched last month boasting its own individual suite doors, a service window for refreshments and "zero-gravity" beds. Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the 40-square-foot private suites reportedly start at $10,000 one-way.

A Personal Photographer that Flies by Itself and Follows You

For the person who loves selfies and wants to document their world travels without getting bogged down in the mechanics of drone flying, the Hover Camera Passport is an incredibly lightweight and portable (about a half-pound and the size of a VHS tape) drone that easily folds up for transport. When you’re ready to use it, just power it up and let it float out of your hand. Retails for approximately $450.

Turn Your Photos into Quirky and Unique Gifts

MiPic lets you use photos you’ve taken that you can upload either from your PC, or via the site’s iPhone app, and turn them into wallpaper, leggings, vests, flip-flops, and more. All the goods are made in England, however the company ships internationally.

Everyday Objects Turned Into Patterns

Follow Adam Hillman on Instagram and see him arrange everything from breakfast cereal to office supplies into intricate patterns. His symmetrical layouts take hours to measure, cut, and arrange and the end result is often striking and beautiful.

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