Crazy ‘Step’Into the Void’ Glass Cube Lets Visitors “Float” Over the French Alps

December 23, 2013 by  
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This crazy ‘Step into the Void’ installation is not for the faint of heart. Built on the uppermost terrace of Europe’s highest mountain peak, Aiguille du Midi, a glass cube offers the most amazing and thrilling view of the French Alps. Visitors can step onto the cube’s transparent floor and admire the magnificent mountain range from the height of 3,395 feet (1,035 meters). The brainchild of Pierre-Yves Chays , Into the Void, which opened just a few days ago, resembles the glass walkway overlooking the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Read the rest of Crazy ‘Step’Into the Void’ Glass Cube Lets Visitors “Float” Over the French Alps Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ‘Step into the Void’ , ‘Step into the Void’ installation , art installation , Chamonix , Chamonix Mont Blanc (CMB) , France ski resorts , glass cube alps , glass walkway , lookout design , Pierre-Yves Chays , skywalk grand canyon , transparent floors        

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Crazy ‘Step’Into the Void’ Glass Cube Lets Visitors “Float” Over the French Alps

Amazing Book Hive Display Mimics the Organization and Movement of Bee Hives in Bristol

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Read the rest of Amazing Book Hive Display Mimics the Organization and Movement of Bee Hives in Bristol Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arts Council England Award , book display shaped like a beehive , book display that mimics bee hives , Book Hive , Bristol Central Library display , bristol library , Bristol Library Book Hive , Bristol library’s 400th anniversary , interactive book display , interactive book display at public library , Rusty Squid Design Collective        

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The Empowerment Plan Provides Detroit’s Homeless with Warm Coats That Double as Sleeping Bags

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They say that if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime – and social entrepreneur Veronika Scott is proving that the old adage rings just as true for women and coats. As a long-time Detroit resident, Scott was compelled to do something about the unemployment and homelessness she saw plaguing her city. In 2011, she started the Empowerment Plan , a non-profit that not only gives coats to Detroit’s homeless , but also employs homeless women to make them. The wind-proof outerwear was specially designed to do double duty as a sleeping bag , as well as doing triple duty to help unemployed women get back on their feet. American Express  is sharing Veronika and the Empowerment Plan ‘s story through its PassionProject . Check out the powerful video below to see the impact the Empowerment Plan is having on Detroit, and see more inspiring PassionProject videos here . Read the rest of The Empowerment Plan Provides Detroit’s Homeless with Warm Coats That Double as Sleeping Bags Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coats for the homeless , coats that double as sleeping bags , detroit homeless , detroit unemployment , double duty design , eco design , eco-fashion , employment detroit , empowerment plan , green design , passion project , sleeping bag coats , sustainable design , Veronika Scott        

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