Site of the week: HEMA

HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened on November 4, 1926, in Amsterdam. Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands.

Take a look at HEMA’s product page – just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens. DON’T click on any of the items in the picture, just wait. This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programmer, who has too much time on his hands.

Check out the fun.

Cool Etsy Jewelry

Here is a handful of some pretty cool jewelry I found on etsy. This reminds me that I need to set up an etsy account to sell the jewelry my wife and I have made. Enjoy.

 Pay Attention

Pay Attention

 Owl, pink topaz and peridot on oxidized sterling silver necklace

Owl, pink topaz and peridot on oxidized sterling silver necklace

 Personalized Mini Double Pendant

Personalized Mini Double Pendant

 Silver Octopus Necklace

Silver Octopus Necklace

 The Night Hunter - Antique Gold Owl Necklace

The Night Hunter - Antique Gold Owl Necklace

 Leaf Denizen Earrings

Leaf Denizen Earrings

 1940s musical

1940s musical

 Day of the Dead or Sugar Skull Ceramic Necklace in Orange and Mocha

Day of the Dead or Sugar Skull Ceramic Necklace in Orange and Mocha

Copenhagen Wheel

THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL

The Copenhagen Wheel turns the bike you already own, quickly and easily into an electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities. The wheel harvests the energy you input while braking and cycling and stores it for when you need a bit of a boost. At the same time, sensors in the wheel are collecting information about air and noise pollution, congestion and road conditions.

The Copenhagen Wheel differs from other electric bikes in that all components are elegantly packaged into one hub. There is no external wiring or bulky battery packs, making it retrofittable into any bike. Inside the hub, we have arranged a motor, 3-speed internal hub gear, batteries, a torque sensor, GPRS and a sensor kit that monitors CO, NOx, noise (db), relative humidity and temperature. In the future, you will be able to spec out your wheel according to your riding habits and needs.

Read all about it at http://senseable.mit.edu/copenhagenwheel