A shoe made of Hydrophobic Material! I tried posting an awesome gif a few days ago of something else to do with hydrophobic material, but for some reason it didn’t work, so this will have to do. Sorry :(
But anyway - The molecules that coat this shoe are Hydrophobic, that means that they basically ‘repel’ water molecules, while we are only just mastering this, nature developed it billions of years ago - Our cell walls are also made of molecules with similar properties!
Cool! Cool cool cool.
as pointed out by our follower sidneyle
“The shoe isn’t actually made of a hydrophobic material but is coated in a hydrophobic spray called NeverWet made by Ross Nanotechnology. youtube.com/watch?v=7is6r6zXFDc”
Boxwood and Birch, Parc André Citroën, Paris, France.
This is one of the public garden projects that Gilles Clément was involved in (along with landscape designer Alain Provost and architects Patrick Berger, Jean-Francois Jodry and Jean-Paul Viguier). The wedge-shaped parterre, developed in the 1990’s, is filled with block-shaped boxwoods deliberately clipped at irregular heights.
Clément’s Royal Gardens of Blois, here.
This is a legendary portrait of a legendary man by a legendary photographer. There’s also a legendary story about how it was shot.It’s a portrait of Winston Churchill by photographer Yousuf Karsh, captured in 1941 during the early years of World W…