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The air inside the balloon is heated by greenhouse effect and the black screens pick up the energy that has gone through the transparent polyester film.

The air inside the balloon is heated by greenhouse effect and the black screens pick up the energy that has gone through the transparent polyester film.

For manned solar free flight, Dominic Michaelis chose to build a balloon with a double envelope : Dominic Michaelis commissioned Cameron Balloons in Bristol to make for him :  - a black balloon 3000 cubic meter (104'000 cubic foot) built of polyester (Dacron®),  - a transparent balloon 4000 cubic meter (140'000 cubic foot) made of double layer transparent (Melinex®). The transparent outer skin consists of two transparent films with, inserted between them, a layer of glue coated reinforcing…

For manned solar free flight, Dominic Michaelis chose to build a balloon with a double envelope : Dominic Michaelis commissioned Cameron Balloons in Bristol to make for him : - a black balloon 3000 cubic meter (104'000 cubic foot) built of polyester (Dacron®), - a transparent balloon 4000 cubic meter (140'000 cubic foot) made of double layer transparent (Melinex®). The transparent outer skin consists of two transparent films with, inserted between them, a layer of glue coated reinforcing…

Optical illusion graffiti is visually stunning. See some of the best work ever in this post.

Optical illusion graffiti is visually stunning. See some of the best work ever in this post.

hot air balloon styled after UP (underlying balloon print + real balloons tacked on the outside)

hot air balloon styled after UP (underlying balloon print + real balloons tacked on the outside)

standing inside one ready to be inflated

standing inside one ready to be inflated

Tenfold New York bridges the definitions of a house and a home: a place of both function and beauty, revelation and intimacy, ritual and amenity. This satin-finished brass mirror is a versatile addition to any vanity, table, or countertop. Designed to pivot atop a streamlined stand, it can be positioned at various angles on either side of the semi-circular base.

Tenfold New York bridges the definitions of a house and a home: a place of both function and beauty, revelation and intimacy, ritual and amenity. This satin-finished brass mirror is a versatile addition to any vanity, table, or countertop. Designed to pivot atop a streamlined stand, it can be positioned at various angles on either side of the semi-circular base.

Solar Balloon - as it heats up from the sun it begins to float!  Looks cool!!

Solar Balloon - as it heats up from the sun it begins to float! Looks cool!!

love the color

love the color

“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” ~ Albert Einstein

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