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Haruki Nakamura is a Japanese designer who adds a mechanical touch to the ancient art of Kirigami, an origami-like technique that uses cuts in addition to folds.
Nakamura creates whimsical paper creatures that move in innovative ways when prompted by human touch. These paper puppets come alive when either pressed, poked, or prodded in certain places. You’ll find a wide variety of paper dolls either performing amazing acrobatics, showcasing disguises or coming out of their shells.
Nakamura only sells his paper creations via his online shop, and only ships within Japan. However, if you’re interested in learning more or want to create your own, check out Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move, or Kirigami: The Art Of Folding & Cutting Paper.
If you’re visiting the Adirondacks, don’t skip the railbiking excursion with Revolution Rail Co.
What is Railbiking?
Railbiking is a fun new activity that allows you to ride the railroad tracks and explore the Adirondacks along the banks of the Hudson River. It’s the ultimate scenic adventure trail on a railbike. you can either rent a quad or a tandem bike, depending on your group.
How does it work?
Once you’ve reserved your date and time, you have to check in at the historic North Creek Railroad Station. The Revolution Rail Co team will take guests on a short shuttle ride to the departure location. After a short safety briefing, the tour guides will lead the railbikers further north on a 6 mile round trip cruise. The entire trip takes about 2 hours.
Are kids allowed on the railbike?
Kids age 4 and up can ride in their own seat, using our seat belts. Toddlers can ride in either a front-mounted child carrier, or on their own seat with a 5-point harness. Infants can ride with mom or dad in a front-mounted child carrier (like a Baby Bjorn).
How much does it cost?
A trip on a quad bike, which seats four people, costs $130.
A trip on a tandem bike, which seats two people, costs $70.
For more details, contact Revolution Rail Co.:
3 Railroad Place
North Creek, NY 12853
Just in time for this holiday season, Kiehl’s and Disney are teaming up to donate 100% of the net profits of the new Disney x Kiehl’s collection (up to $100,000) to Feeding America.
To raise awareness for Feeding America, Disney and Kiehl’s are partnering up. It’s staggering to know that one in six kids in America do not know where their next meal is coming from.
For all excited buyers who are eager to help the world (and their skin), shop this awesome collaboration: the Special Edition Collection For A Cause ($45, donates 350 meals), the Special Edition Creme de Corps Grapefruit Whipped Body Butter ($38, donates 355 meals), the Special Edition Scented Hand Cream Trio ($35, donates 310 meals), and the Special Edition Hydration Essentials Gift Set ($29, donates 210 meals).
Body Vibes are the latest wellness trend. They are smart stickers programmed to deliver natural frequencies to balance the body.
Through a proprietary technology, frequencies are recorded and stored within the sticker. The key is to properly apply the sticker to your bare skin. Once applied, the sticker begins broadcasting stored frequencies which then begin to influence the cells in your body. This causes a balancing effect, restoring your body to its optimal electrical frequencies.
There are stickers for mental focus, mood lift, anti-anxiety among others. If you want to give them a try, go for the Sacred 6 Variety Pack.
“The cell is a machine driven by energy. It can thus be approached by studying matter or by studying energy. In every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”
– Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
The National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey has opened in Times Square. You will walk-through a 60,000-square-foot space, and experience virtual interactions with sea lions, rays, dolphins and see virtual humpback whales, great white sharks and Humboldt squids. The experience lasts about 90minutes.
You’ll be guided through awesome animation, huge projection screens, immersive sound and an interactive technology room with touch screens, holograms and games.
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey experience at 226 44th St (natgeoencounter.com). $39.50, seniors $36.50, children 12 and under $32.50.
Amazon has launched a new monthly subscription program for kids. This program includes highly curated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that will encourage kids to learn through play.
What’s in a box?
Amazon editors work closely with smart brands to handpick the best STEM toys. From programmable robots to crystal kits and chemistry sets.
How much does it cost?
A STEM Club Toy Subscription costs $19.99/month plus applicable taxes. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
For more details go to the site.