At one small seed we believe in the power of unique ideas and novel concepts. Ranging from technology, design, art and music, we’ve compiled a collection of crazy, fascinating, funny and bizarre findings that we think would be of interest to you. Here are some of our favourite finds this past week. Stay tuned for weekly material

Stealth Wear By Adam Harvey


America has been making waves with its policy to implement unmanned aerial vehicles – more commonly known as ‘drones’ – in an effort to gain as much information as possible to protect their borders from security threats. Privacy activists have protested the strategy, claiming drones are an invasion of privacy.


Adam Harvey has joined the fight with his innovative range of ‘anti-drone’ garments. The pieces are designed with a metal-based fabric that protects wearers against thermal imaging surveillance – a technology widely used by UAVs/drones. The enhanced garments are lightweight, breathable, and safe to wear. Human heat signatures are protected from surveillance by the garment’s metal fibers which reflect the heat generated by wearers.

Depeche Mode x Hublot Watch


Britain’s renowned alternative rockers Depeche Mode have collaborated with celebrated Swiss watchmaker Hublot to create a special edition timepiece called ‘Big Bang’ for charity: water. 250 models of the watch have been produced in an effort to raise funds to help charity: water provide 800 million people with clean drinking water. The watch is designed with a black chronograph with stud detailing around the bezel, and finished with a matching leather band.

LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits

Trailer from Pulse Films on Vimeo.


After 10 years of rocking the world, LCD Soundsytem dismantled their illustrious band in 2011. Their final concert took place in New York’s finest, Madison Square Garden, and was hailed as a ‘marvel of pure craft’. Shut Up and Play the Hits, directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, is a film that captures the show, the emotions leading up to the final moment, and what it means to imagine the end of an era.

Menacing Cat Monsters



Cats have been viral material on the Internet since the dawn of the word ‘meme’. Generally, the fluffy animals make their way into inboxes, instant messages or Facebook ‘walls’ when they flush toilets, change tv channels or microwave food. Cute may be synonymous with the online cat, but the menacing cat monster is a new way of looking at the loving pets.

Nosaj Thing – ‘Eclipse/Blue’

Image: Screenshot

Against a darkened backdrop, Nosaj Thing spins out his tunes in a magical light display. The eclipsed background does nothing to dim the electric wash of light that creates a glowing gymnastic dance piece, while tracing a kaleidoscope of hypnotic patterns. Nosaj Thing is a Los Angeles-based producer who has tapped out beats for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, and Trinidad James to name a few.

Shwood 2013 Stone Collection

The Stone Collection by Shwood from Shwood Eyewear on Vimeo.


Shwood is well-known for their sophisticated wooden eyewear frames, but the notable frame designers have evolved their craft. Their 2013 Stone Collection sees Shwood delving deeper into naturally produced eye fashions by using millimeter-thick slices of slate stone to build their latest frames. The label collaborated with a German engineering firm to enhance the precision and execution of their designs. Each pair of frames is hand-crafted in Shwood’s home, Portland, Oregan, and is accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy.


Words: Ra’eesa Pather