Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.
This week we saw everything from an ingenious solution for replacing plastic water bottles, Lenovo’s unveiling of their ThinkPad P40 Yoga Workstation Tablet, Adam’s thoughts on Autodesk University 2015, a camping tent inspired by a mollusk shell, and more…
So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.
Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.
“Climate change is a hot topic right now, and there’s no denying that bottled water is wasteful and global temperatures are shifting. One startup decided to do something about it. Meet Ooho!, an edible water ‘bottle’ created by Skipping Rocks Lab…”
“The Weekly App Smack is the best of new or updated design and productivity apps (and maybe a couple of fun ones, too) for the busy design or engineering professional and this week we have a list sure to make you more efficient…”
“There’s a face people make when they’re overwhelmed with excess awesome. It’s somewhere between a wide-eyed pucker and explosive, jowl-shaking laughter. I saw some people making that face today when they tried out the new ThinkPad P40 Yoga, Lenovo’s newest machine that doubles as a tablet and a fully-loaded workstation. Lay it back, flip it forward. Sketch, model, create. Lenovo is calling it the “world’s first multimode workstation”. When I saw it last June, I knew it would be a game-changer. Now that I’ve used it, I think that’s even more the case…”
“This week we saw everything from a new bottle design with a natural bamboo filter for purifying tap water, a free release of the popular Monument Valley iOS app, how to make your own log chair, a drum battle between Dave Grohl and Animal, and more…”
“#AU2015 was, in the literal sense of the word, awesome. Space-time-distortingly gigantic, yes, but also impeccably designed, meticulously planned, and flawlessly executed. And yet, behind the razzmatazz, I’m conflicted…”
“When it comes to tent camping, there’s a fine line between what can be a memorable weekend away or what can quickly turn into a disastrous nightmare that exposes you to the elements…”