Have you ever looked down at your table at work and felt it was missing a certain something? Maybe, say, the power of jet propulsion? If you answer to that question is yes, then by have we found the table for you. Introducing, the Jet Engine Conference Table:
Yes, it’s exactly what it both and looks and sounds like. Finding themselves with an excess of aeroplane parts after undertaking a mission to recycle a Boeing 747, Southern California-based design firm MotoArt decided to get creative, turning various plane peripherals into office furnishings. But without question, their use of a Jet Engine as the underbody to this polished and tempered glass table definately takes the cake when it comes to thinking outside the box.
Lillian Webber is something of an inspiration. At 99-years-old you’d think she’d probably be content to rest on her laurels, and she’d be forgiven at that age for thinking mostly of herself. But the reality is the complete opposite, with this sweet old lady setting aside time every day to sew dress for a child in need.
It’s a statistic that’s hard to even comprehend, and would sound almost unbelievable if it weren’t backed by some pretty serious research. A newly released survey by America’s National Academy of Sciences estimates that in 2011 alone, as many as one in twelve of all African elephants were killed by poachers hunting for ivory, and that over 100,000 African elephants have been killed in the last three years alone. Or to put it another more chilling way, that’s the equivalent number of lives to the entire human populations of Greenland and the Cayman Islands being wiped out since 2011. Surveys have put the elephant population as being down as much as 64% in central Africa compared to ten years ago, leading to speculation the region may soon be wiped entirely of elephants if something drastic is not done.