Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Pixar's Zoetrope



MAGICAL!!!!!!

Friday, 15 April 2011

A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum

BUWAHAHAHAAAA!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to participate!!!!


I can just imagine little kids running around in cockroach costumes... cuuuuute...

"Superflex - A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum

2010
Participatory art event
Location: Ground floor of the Science Museum

Constantly beetling away with new discoveries and inventions, we humans are a curious breed... or that's how we might appear to the group of cockroaches recently spotted exploring the Science Museum's galleries.

Find out what it's like to be one of the planet's true survivors. Having outlived the dinosaurs, what will they make of our obsessions with speed, time... and burning things?

Put yourself in their shells. Sign up with your friends and family for A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum and get a quirky and inquisitive take on the human race.

The Cockroach Tours are every Saturday and Sunday until December 2011." ~Science Museum

Source: Science Museum

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Stand by Me (Playing For Change: Song Around The World)

'Love Someone' by Dub FX

One Liter Limited

Designed by Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh







Smart way to save water=)

"1â„“imit faucet looks more like an elegant test tube inverted on top of a tap. The glass tube holds exactly one liter of water, sufficient for a quick handwash. The theory being that we waste almost six liters of water and use only one, while washing hands. Once the stored one-liter is used up, you have to turn-off the tap till the next one liter fills up the tube. A cumbersome rationing process that will hopefully drive home the point of conservation!" ~Yanko Design

Source: Yanko Design

Tall painting



Directing, Cinematography, Editing - Dave Kaufman
Paintings - Holton Rower

Kobi Levi























"In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization." ~Kobi Levi
Source: Blog

Cookies by Douglas Adams

Cookies by Douglas Adams (author: "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")

This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me. I had gone to catch a train. This was April 1976, in Cambridge, U.K. I was a bit early for the train. I'd gotten the time of the train wrong.

I went to get myself a newspaper to do the crossword, and a cup of coffee and a packet of cookies. I went and sat at a table.

I want you to picture the scene. It's very important that you get this very clear in your mind.

Here's the table, newspaper, cup of coffee, packet of cookies. There's a guy sitting opposite me, perfectly ordinary-looking guy wearing a business suit, carrying a briefcase.

It didn't look like he was going to do anything weird. What he did was this: he suddenly leaned across, picked up the packet of cookies, tore it open, took one out, and ate it.

Now this, I have to say, is the sort of thing the British are very bad at dealing with. There's nothing in our background, upbringing, or education that teaches you how to deal with someone who in broad daylight has just stolen your cookies.

You know what would happen if this had been South Central Los Angeles. There would have very quickly been gunfire, helicopters coming in, CNN, you know. . . But in the end, I did what any red-blooded Englishman would do: I ignored it. And I stared at the newspaper, took a sip of coffee, tried to do a clue in the newspaper, couldn't do anything, and thought, what am I going to do?

In the end I thought, nothing for it, I'll just have to go for it, and I tried very hard not to notice the fact that the packet was already mysteriously opened. I took out a cookie for myself. I thought, that settled him. But it hadn't because a moment or two later he did it again. He took another cookie.

Having not mentioned it the first time, it was somehow even harder to raise the subject the second time around. "Excuse me, I couldn't help but notice . . ." I mean, it doesn't really work.

We went through the whole packet like this. When I say the whole packet, I mean there were only about eight cookies, but it felt like a lifetime. He took one, I took one, he took one, I took one. Finally, when we got to the end, he stood up and walked away.

Well, we exchanged meaningful looks, then he walked away, and I breathed a sigh of relief and sat back. A moment or two later the train was coming in, so I tossed back the rest of my coffee, stood up, picked up the newspaper, and underneath the newspaper were my cookies.

The thing I like particularly about this story is the sensation that somewhere in England there has been wandering around for the last quarter-century a perfectly ordinary guy who's had the same exact story, only he doesn't have the punch line.

(Excerpted from "The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time" by Douglas Adams)

Source: Woltermanns

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

DEATH METAL PARROT