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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool, Office Space by Courtney on December 1st, 2011

Here at DNA 11 we have cool offices, but can admit that this Tetra-Shed deserves some attention.

Our friends at Gizmodo shed light on this dramatically-designed modular office space:

Each shed provides a private or semi-private workspace for a couple of employees, complete with deskspace, overhead storage, and subtle recessed lighting. A series of windows and a front door let additional light in, but the whole thing can be sealed up when complete privacy or quiet is needed. (Coming in January)

This cutting-edge workpod was designed by David Ajasa-Adekunle, a London architect who obviously knows how to design a unique space to foster productivity and creativity.  Once available, Tetra-Sheds can be clad in either copper, zinc, corten steel or marine plywood and internally lined in either birch faced plywood or plasterboard.

What would you rather work in—an open concept or angular pod?

Photo via Gizmodo.
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Posted in Educational, gift ideas, Just Cool by Courtney on November 24th, 2011

We could barely contain our excitement when we found Biochemies’ DNA Molecule Plush Dolls on KickStarter. How could we not back this?

From Kickstarter:
DNA is the most fundamental component in our biology and is composed of 4 bases: adenine (green), thymine (red), guanine (black), and cytosine (blue). Furthermore, the bases interact with each other via hydrogen bonds (accomplished by magnets) to form base pairs. Adenine and thymine form a base pair via 2 bonds while guanine and cytosine form another via 3 bonds.

Jun Axup kickstarted this project after she crafted and sewed the mascot of her science education website, She then set out to create chemically-accurate DNA toys.

Backers of $35 or more will receive a set of 4 DNA plush dolls, a set of 4 DNA stickers, plus their name and link on Biochemies website. Pledges will support the dolls’ production, making them available in March 2012.

Biochemies aims to inspire youth to love and pursue science by promoting the positive implications of science in a fun and informative manner. The site features a directory of science games and activities, plus free wallpapers, a blog and more.

Jun is a PhD candidate in chemical biology in San Diego, CA. Her thesis work involves developing targeted cancer drugs. She is a strong advocate of science education and changing cultural attitudes towards science.

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Posted in Art+Science, Just Cool by Courtney on November 18th, 2011
Photos from Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed via Popular Science

Carl Zimmer—the bona fide curator of science-based body art—recently released his book Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, a mind-blowing collection of tattoos that pay homage to everything from Darwin’s finches to neural nets, and of course DNA.

Popular Science’s article Science Ink: A Taxonomy of Tattoos Inspired by Science features a jaw-dropping gallery of the book’s body art:

The science obsessed—or at least those enthusiastic enough to etch their favorite equations, diagrams, schematics, and formulas directly onto their dermises—show off their needlework in a coffee table-worthy collection of pics, arranged by Zimmer into categories centered on major scientific disciplines: math, chemistry, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, astronomy, and a dedicated chapter on DNA.

We can’t wait to get our hands on this book and explore the personal connections between science buffs and their inspired tattoos.

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Posted in Educational, Inspiration, Just Cool by Courtney on November 2nd, 2011

A few years ago we were introduced to Jules Pieri and her team at Daily Grommet, an online marketplace that not only showcases cool products, it also tells the stories behind them. (Check out DNA 11 on Daily Grommet here)

Jules is also a Harvard MBA Grad, Class of ’86, and since we have been one of their most popular “Grommets” to date, she asked us to be a part of her 25th reunion at her alma mater.

“Attendance exceeded all projections and we even broke the all-time record with 55% of our 25 year anniversary class showing up,” Jules said.

DNA 11 gave one lucky Harvard alumni their very own DNA portrait. Also, in recognition of how special this class of 1986 is, each graduate was also given a $100 gift certificate.

A real treat to be at such a landmark educational institution with the likes of truly interesting and successful people. Cheers to the Class of ’86!

Posted in Just Cool by Adrian on July 27th, 2010


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Posted in Just Cool by Adrian on April 23rd, 2010

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What is National DNA Day?

National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. Typically DNA day is celebrated on April 25th which commentates the day is the actual day Crick and Watson discovered DNA’s double helix.  DNA Day is held each year to celebrate and raise awareness for students, teachers and the public to learn about the latest advances in genomic research and explore how genetics and genomics affect their lives.

The Nation Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created a Facebook page to raise awareness of National DNA Day… Since DNA Day 2010 falls on Sunday, celebrations and discussions are on-going Friday April 23, 2010. You can join the conversation today on the DNA Day Facebook page.

In Celebration of DNA Day Get free shipping on the most personal form of genetic art.

  • Get you very own unique artwork based on your genetic code!
  • Use code DNAday10H to get free shipping.


Posted in Just Cool by Adrian on January 29th, 2010


How cool is this… Check out the our very own DNA 11 minoHD Flip Video™ Camcorder.   The cool thing about this product was the ability to completely customize the skin of the video recorder. Instead of just a plain model you have the ability to add your own photo or select from some pre-designed skin options. This is a great idea if you are looking for a cool way to use the digital download of your DNA portrait.

Here you see the DNA 11 logo with a section of one of our co-founders DNA portraits. We used the digital DNA art as the image to customize our minoHD Flip Video™ Camcorder.

Looking for corporate art? Create a photo canvas for your office: Visit our sister site CanvasPop.