In-ear headphones were patented all the way back in 1891, when French engineer Ernest Mercadier invented his “bi-telephone”:After extensive testing and optimization of telephone receivers, Mercadier was able to produce miniature receivers that weighed less than 1 3/4 ounces and were “adapted for insertion into the ear.” His design is an incredible feat of miniaturization and is remarkably similar to contemporary earbud headphones, down to the use of a rubber cover “to lessen the friction against the orifice of the ear… effectually close the ear to external sounds.”
Surely there’s a hip kickstarter waiting to happen in there somewhere.
So what do restaurants teach you about life?
I would say its really more about how working at a restaurant will prepare you for life in many different ways. I think everyone in this country should have to do restaurant service. You deal with all kinds of people, people who are hungry or cranky. Every customer is different. It’s a constant dance of snuffing out every situation, do they want to be dominated, do they want to dominate you? It’s this constant improv all day long.
Her self-portrait ‘Io + Gatto’ (Me + Cat), where she superimposes a photo of her cat Pippo on top of an image of herself, is one of the most famous double exposures in art history.
In 1932, Wulz presented the photograph in the ‘Mostra Fotografica Futurista’ in Trieste, where it was hailed as the highlight of the exhibition. Photographs of Wanda Wulz are extremely rare, as in the late 1930s she turned to portrait painting. (+)
Thanks to chagalov for the photos and information!
the blue box house.
I recently saw the amazing documentary ‘Chasing Ice’. It was really inspiring and, being already a little obsessed with things like Captain Scotts fated expedition (in 1910 to the South Pole), I feel the need to follow this theme with some sort of project….
You should see this film, have a look at the website here http://www.chasingice.com/