Monday, August 31, 2009

Stencil Skaters

In his latest project, Singapore-based street artist TR853-1 aka Trase-1 uses stenciled skateboarders with great success. In this series it’s all about location, location, location. By incorporating the stencil skaters into their environment/surroundings the little guys take on a gravity-defying life of their own.
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Mythical Creatures Diagram

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Mountain Bike Indoor course

The newest addition to a haven for cyclists for the winter. Ray's MTB is the hot spot for mountain biking and BMX riding, in Cleveland. Check out the wild new stuff for this season.

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LEGO V8 Engine

This LEGO V8 Engine looks very impressive but that’s what I would expect for 4 months of work. Is there anything that you can’t make with LEGO?
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Glorious Excess (Dies) - Mike Shinoda- 08.30.09

Just checked out the preview of Mike Shinoda’s Glorious Excess (Dies) show at the Japanese American National Museum, the follow up to his Glorious Excess (Born) show last year. It’s stunning ~ a definite must see ~ and what’s nice is that besides the fact that the work is technically beautiful and a fun mix of skulls, urban art, “vanitas”, mixed media wallpapering with gossip rags, a casket and silver skeleton, video and more… the way it all comes together as a thought provoking look at the life (and death) of celebrity through paparazzi and the consumption engine behind it all is fascinating ~ especially coming from Shinoda who is most known for Linkin Park and Fort Minor, and he is also an Art Center trained graphic artist and illustrator. Take a look at the images on the next page to get a feel for the flow from excessive living to implosion to death to ascension… and if you make it to the actual show, the video that ties the whole show together is definitely worth sitting in on! (Love that he actually filmed what it was like being on the “star home” bus tours - and captured the world of the paparazzi from the red carpet perspective) - Take a look at the pics on the next page! Some really stunning pieces!
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SUrfboards Made By an Former Mac Designer

Jaimal Yogis is an award-winning journalist and the author of Saltwater Buddha. Here he takes a ride on the strangely shaped surfboard by ex-Apple designer Thomas Meyerhoffer on SF's Ocean Beach.
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art and copy film

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ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray, it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time

Full Scale LEGO House

UK television presenter James May and a group of volunteers have been building a two-story Lego house. The life-size house has over two million bricks, a staircase, toilet and shower. May is planning to live in the structure for a few days after it is completed.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Panless Pancake Machine

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The ChefStack machine is designed to provide years of profitable service with minimal maintenance. The device consumes a low amount of power and even has an energy saving mode during low-use hours. Whether used in a convenience store, coffee shop, cafeteria or health care facility, the ChefStack machine is designed to provide profitable and reliable service every day it is in service. ChefStack provides:

Sha-Do light fixture covers

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Sha-Do light covers project a pattern on the ceiling.Its a great way to add personality to a room.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

JB-200 Freedom Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

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"So snug I move, jump, dance around & they still stay put. I cleaned my whole home, received calls, been jogging, on NYC one could tell. Fit well & comfortable, do anything without them interfering."
Radiris Diaz, Hardware Geeks USA

Contortionist Folding Bike Rolls Up Smaller Than a Wheel Gallery

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There’s a reason you don’t see too many people toting around folding bikes; many have small wheels that make for an uncomfortable ride, and the ones that don’t tend to be too clunky when folded up. Enter the Contortionist, a sleek folding bike that uses full-size 26 inch wheels. Designed by Dominic Hargreaves, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, the bike contains pivots in its frame and a lockable universal joint in the front fork that let it roll up to an ultra-compact size that fits within the width of its wheels!

The Contortionist features an aluminum frame, chunky mountain bike tires, and a unique design where the front and rear wheels are slightly misaligned to make folding easier. Once the bike is folded up, the wheels rotate so that it can be easily wheeled along. In designing the bike Dominic Hargreaves decided to eschew messy chains altogether and opt for an internal hydraulic system that uses oil pumped through tubes in the frame to spin the back wheel.

The design was shortlisted for a James Dyson Award, and could go on sale for as little as $675, since all of the bike’s pieces can be mass produced in a normal bike factory. Hargreaves is already in talks with potential production partners. If he wins the $17,000 Dyson award, this slick folding bike may be on the market soon!

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

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This Nikon Coolpix S1000pj works like a conventional 12.1 megapixel camera with a 2.7 inch LCD viewscreen, but that's where the similarity ends. Its projector can play back pictures and video at a relatively big 40-inch

Halo (Light Tagger)

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halo is a handy light specially dedicated to light-writting. Graffiti artists can conserve their own gesture they have with an aerosol spray. It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti’s styles. If the light doesn’t have enough battery, the user must shake it to have energy again.