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March 28, 2006 - 02:48 PM

March 26, 2006 - 12:16 PM

March 23, 2006 - 02:09 PM

[design] - Anima Causa Feel Seating System

more stickers for walls: beearo! and walltattoo (previously was blik)

honeycomb lamp by kouichi okamoto

imm cologne 2006 pages and pages

Ernesto Neto in Malmö marshmallowy installation (more)
tangential: Fluffizoo

stockholm furniture fair 2006 and 2 subpages

March 21, 2006 - 02:00 AM

[transport] - Dagen H "the day ... on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. ... all non-essential traffic was banned from the roads from 1:00 am to 6:00 am. Any vehicles on the roads during that time had to follow special rules. All vehicles had to come to a complete stop at 4:45 am and, after waiting five minutes, carefully change to the right-hand side of the road and then stop again before being allowed to proceed at 5:00 am." (larger pic)

Extreme Tractor(wmv 4mb (server slow to start))

How to build an Airbus A380 in about 7 Mins - Google Video
and how to tow a plane (wmv 21mb)

extreme dashboard and an unhappy driver and custom bodywork and size means nothing.

If lego made car engines and innards that looked like you might imagine that could, I would So learn mechanics. And if the whole car was made of lego, you could use a zorb as an airbag, and just explode out in a shower of bricks and bounce in any crash...!

March 19, 2006 - 01:38 PM

[commonplace] - The curator, the editor, the compiler, and the anthologist have become such big figures. They are all people whose job it is to digest things, and to connect them together - Brian Eno

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time. - A.E. Houseman

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than ourself. - Desiderata

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - Robert Heinlein

Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if pacman affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. -

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live. - Francoise Sagan

March 19, 2006 - 08:28 AM

circadian ambush!
"huh? wha'? bright@!"

March 19, 2006 - 04:15 AM

my math skills are impaired from too many ½+½+½+½+½+¼+more midnight cookie justifications.
practical math is my anti-sugar (see also)

March 17, 2006 - 12:05 AM

[photography] - Bird Hand Book

Drawing interface for Flickr and a flip clock: Clockr - It's Flickr Time.

Peter Menzel Photography The Hungry Planet - What the World Eats (via)

Custom Body covering for Pentax MX and Yashica MAT 124G (check out the cutting-stamp and press at bottom)

Sachigusa Yasuda

Robert Weingarten - 6:30am

"Land Mine"

March 14, 2006 - 01:19 PM

[architecture] - Architecture of the Arctic, Jean-Jacques Lequeu, and The Tower of Babel, from the Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society's Visionary Architecture Week. (such a marvellous name (explanation))

The Many Unusual Looking Buildings On Earth

City made of biscuits on display in London (galleries at both links)

Fire stations

Pruned: Brodsky & Utkin and Encyclopedia Retrofuturologica

March 12, 2006 - 12:27 AM

[games] - Vib-Ribbon "Vib-Ribbon is a rhythm video game in the style of PaRappa the Rapper and more recently Amplitude. The game was unique in its execution, the software loaded into RAM enabling the user to remove the game-disc and insert a music CD. The game then generated a unique level on the fly based upon the current track." The official site has movies and screenshots. See also this movie of the sequel: mojib-ribbon (.asf - streaming windows media video)

I sank 27 hours into Jade Empire whilst borrowing an xbox. A great mix of genres, and a well told tale.

Videogame teaches female sexual gratification
see also: Feel the Magic: XY/XX for nintendo DS, and it's sequel The Rub Rabbits!

an old video game by Penn and Teller called Smoke and Mirrors

i am genmon. great article on the addictive design of Animal Crossing: Wild World.

March 10, 2006 - 12:47 AM

March 08, 2006 - 12:00 AM

[mutter] - The Five Things tag meme (thanks john!)
What were you doing ten years ago?
Finishing grade 12. Deny deny, repress repress. Ommmmm.

What were you doing one year ago?
reading quietly. panicking quietly. puttering quietly. watching the cat be cat-like.

Five snacks you enjoy:
regular: Coooookies. muffins. chocolate bars. yoghurt. bananas.
special: banana bread. sex-in-a-pan. spice cake. crème brûlée. häagen-dazs (cookie dough).

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
egads. umm, i like instrumental or electronic this decade. But if i wasnt repressing my teen-angst years, i could probably singalong with most of NineInchNails "The Downward Spiral". Oh and, Pixies "Where is my mind?". I'd like to be able to understand the words to, and singalong with, Pizzicato Five and Stereolab. (i think. depending on what they're singing ;) i never understand lyrics and don't usually try. it's generally bad poetry.)

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
build a house. travel with cat and friend to japan for a year. buy more possessions and worry about them. eat out more. seed money for entrepreneurial friends.

Five things you like doing:
reading. watching. listening. snoozing. imagining.

Five things you would never wear again:
huh? odd question. ummm. a wig and frock. (does that photo still exist amanda? goddamnit..)

Five favorite toys:
I'm gonna go with the my-childhood-toys subgenotype: lego, tonka truck, bubbles, yo-yo, rc-cars.

I tag: Beth Cherry, Claire Robertson, Michael Barrish, Paul Ford, and Matt Webb,

March 06, 2006 - 03:31 AM

[commonplace] - What we instantly apprehend, we can instantly categorize. And dismiss. - Mark Bernstein

A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that begins to bunch them. - Mencken

It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out. - Alexander Pope

Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance. - Leonard Rubinstein

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

There are three rules to writing fiction. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - Somerset Maugham

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

March 04, 2006 - 04:20 AM

[art] - more 'faux trophies' (previously)
Antler Coat Rack

Bambi meets lamps

Flat-packed wooden moose, deer, and roedeer heads (click "collection") (via)

buddington bear rug (and almost the plaque-inpired mirror) (via)

Caller Eye Deer


Animal trophies

Cuddly taxidermy and many more incredible pieces by Afke Golsteijn

March 02, 2006 - 01:02 PM

[video] - Squirrel Movies and a panda movie!

BBC: public information films from the archives.

some great footage of the nyc union square pillow fight(35mb) from rocketboom

Motion Image Gallery - Redlake lots of slow motion (high speed) footage.

100+ National Archives films now on Google Video

an archive of literally hundreds (warning, lotsa thumbnails) of ads, web-memes, homevideos, and more (many NSFW and some ghastly): 貯蔵庫foo

Pleix films music and art videos.

Roundabout street DJ