Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Doll from Ghost in the Shell 2 in Lego

Arvo has made the doll from the anime film Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence using Lego! In the film, special officers of Public Security Section 9 are investigating a cyborg corporation after its gynoids killed eight people. The gynoids are androids made in the form of young women and used as sex dolls.

How to make your own lettuce bikini

Ladies, before you head out to the beach, learn how to make your own lettuce bikini. Yes, why wear that bikini you bought when you can wear something more natural aye? All you need is real lettuce, thread and ribbon. And don't forget to check out the Lettuce Ladies in their own sexy lettuce bikinis.

The Artful Bras Project

Members of Quilters of South Carolina have created one-of-a-kind bras for an exhibition to promote breast cancer awareness. The exhibition consists of fifty unique, entertaining, humorous and beautiful bras. I like the nursing bra the most.

Live Super Mario with special guest President Obama!



Watch this live re-enactment of the Super Mario game (video above) by some clever Japanese folks for a variety show. It is so cool that even President Obama had to make an appearance in it!

(Thanks Mr Big)

How dude duped UK tabloid paper The Sun

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Dude emailed The Sun with a fake news story about a woman who spotted her husband’s car parked outside another woman’s house using Google Street View. Guess what? The Sun took the bait and published the story! From Idiot Forever:
I also got lucky because The Sun is a bunch of fools. The picture I sent wasn’t even a street view. I don’t even know if the picture was of an apartment building. It could be a commercial building for all I know. I just zoomed into London (because that’s the biggest city I know) and picked Victoria Street (because Victoria Beckham is attractive). Then I looked for some parked cars. I guess The Sun didn’t include the Street View picture in their story because they knew it wasn’t a Street View Picture at all and they just wanted to write a fun juicy story.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Terminator Robots Exhibition in Tokyo

If you're in Tokyo, you should pay a visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's Terminator Exhibition - Battle or Coexistence? Robots and Our Future. The exhibition displays the artwork and costumes used during the filming of the Terminator movies. Pics of the robots here.

(via Nerdcore)

Lucky Voice Karaoke Party Box will make you sing like there's no tomorrow

Transform your computer into the ultimate karaoke machine with the Lucky Voice Party Box. Plug the portable effects box into your computer and you're ready to throw karaoke parties at home. Comes with a designer pink microphone and free one month subscription to 6,000 plus songs. I want one!

Paint Can Pinhole Camera

Learn photography in its very simplest form with the paint can pinhole camera. It acts like any normal pinhole camera and is easy to use. Just load a sheet of photographic paper and expose it! Includes magnetic shutter plus complete user guide.

Ghost in the Machine: Cassette Tape Art

iri5 says of his Ghost in the Machine Flickr photoset, "In this series I showcase a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels. The idea comes from a philosopher's description of how your spirit lives in your body."

Twitter Fail Whale in Lego

You've seen the Fail Whale on Twitter during periods of downtime. The most loved error message in the world has been created as a sculpture in the past. Now here's someone who has made the Twitter Fail Whale in Lego!

How to look under a girl's skirt: A Japanese Guide

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Reader miso sent me these scanned pages from a Japanese magazine that teaches you the correct position to look under a girl's short skirt when walking up the stairs. May prove useful for some of you perverts out there. Bigger image here.

(Thanks miso)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vote Earth and switch off your lights during Earth Hour tonight

Don't forget to join the 1 billion people on Earth and switch off your lights as part of Earth Hour tonight from 8.30 to 9.30pm. Me? I would take a step further. I will switch off everything, the lights, computer, TV and aircon for the night and most likely will have to sleep naked.

TorrentBoy is a book inspired by BitTorrent

Go download and read TorrentBoy now, a new book about a boy named Wesley, who’s on a quest to save the world while battling armoured leeches, rhino monsters and an entire world of zombies. The author MCM says, "It’s BitTorrent philosophy, but very abstracted."

Dude archives his Tweets into a hardcover book

James Bridle has become the first person to publish a book containing two years worth of his Twitter archives! He has a good reason for doing it: "When Twitter is inevitably replaced by something else, I don’t want to lose all those incidentals, the casual asides, the remarks and responses. That’s all really. This seems like a nice way to do it."

Complete set of vintage Star Wars action figures

Brian's Toys is selling a complete set of classic Star Wars figurines from A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi. There is a total of 85 figures in the set and these figures will cost you a cool US $3,499.99.

Jeff Victor's Marvel Masterpieces Cards

Jeff Victor was commissioned to do series of trading cards for Marvel/Upper Deck called Marvel Masterpieces. He says that these cards were hand drawn using markers right on the cards themselves. Check them out here and here.

Digital Soaps are a gamer's best friend in the shower

Now you can fight viruses and malicious spyware with these super duper soaps. Digital Soaps are soaps that are handmade to look like Nintendo, Xbox and Playstation hand controllers. More designs here.

The End Is Near Robot

The end is near! The end is near! The end is near! Just what we need - an apocalyptic cardboard robot that looks a little bit like Wall-E. LuvataciousSkull says, "Photos of a robot created by me, Larry West, of a cardboard robot I made with a sign that says 'The End Is Near'.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Super Mario Coffee Table

Ivan found a table on the sidewalk, took it home and converted it into a Super Mario coffee table using a cork board, push pins, paint and vinyl plumbing pipes.

(via BoingBoing)

Marvel's Wolverine Fine Art

Comic artists from Marvel reinterpret Wolverine in styles reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and other renowned names in the world of fine art. The Wolverine fine art series will be featured on several Marvel titles in April. More here.

Download free First Person Shooter computer games

Metafilter has a list of all the First Person Shooter games that you can download for free! Games such as Free Doom, Starsiege: Tribes, CodeRED: Alien Arena and Red Alert: A Path Beyond. I'm going to download some of them and play them during the weekend.

Rocketman shows us that Boba Fett can really fly



Dan Schlund aka Rocketman , a long time Star Wars fan, celebrates Star Wars 30th anniversary by bringing George Lucas's "Jet-Packing" character Boba Fett to life and giving actual flight to the Star Wars fantasy. Watch the video above.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shower cap makes your hair grow back

This made in Japan shower cap will make you look stupid in the shower but it can also make your hair grow back. Just put the cap on when you bath, pour warm water into the giant hole at the top of the cap. It then captures steam which opens and cleans your scalp pores.

(via Tokyomango)

From a garbage can to a R2D2 PC casemod

Dude makes an amazing R2D2 casemod from a garbage can! It has a webcam, speakers, LEDs that glow, slot-in DVD player, etc but best of all, it costs only US$150 to make. Ok. I want one!

(via Engadget)

Cyborg animals will scare the living daylights of your enemy

If Sydney based conceptual artist Dean Christ has his way, the future of warfare will see a bunch of hyper-aggressive and high-tech cyborg insect weapons establish a new world order. His Ubyka Army are 100% real insects and bat retrofitted with die-cast metal scale military munitions platforms and enamel paint.

Remote Control Zombie

So horrifyingly entertaining, the Remote Control Zombie will make you barricade yourself in the basement of an abandoned farmhouse! Use the 2" long brain-shaped remote to control the movements of the zombie. Oh, it can also groan.

Asian Drill Pop

Asian Drill Pop posts classic Japanese, Korean, Thai and Indian LP covers, posters and film stills. Lots of gems there but some are not safe for work.

(Thanks steeleloh)

Homer Simpson Motivational Posters

You can always count on these Homer Simpson motivational posters to give you some motivation in your life. rtcrooks says, "I think we can all take in a bit of knowledge from one of television's greatest father figures, Homer Simpson. Any way you look at it, there is no way to stay on the air for 20+ seasons without providing some serious enrichment to the lives of viewers."

Calculate your Water Footprint

How much water do you use? Here's a handy chart that gives you some examples of how much water is used in some of your daily activities, so that you can begin calculate your water footprint and try to reduce your gallons.

Software by Microsoft

Softwear by Microsoft is a clothing line that taps the nostalgia of when PCs were just starting to change our lives. With retro logos, classic photos, and geek-chic iconography, these t-shirts showcase the DOS days of the software company that now connects over a billion people.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Short film inspired by Half-Life video game



Watch this amazing clip (video above) from Thibaut Niels's upcoming Half-Life inspired short film "What's in the Box?". I can't wait!

The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

Pacific Environments Architects made this ultra cool off-the-wall functioning restaurant for a TV ad. Access to the Yellow Treehouse restaurant is via a 60m tree-top walkway. It can accommodate 18 seated people and waiting staff in relative comfort and comes complete with a bar!

(Thanks Sir Thomas)

You Can Shave The Baby Doll

Polish artist Zbigniew Libera's You Can Shave The Baby doll (scroll down to middle of the page) is just too strange. Check out all the hair coming out from the different parts of the baby's body! Shaver not included.

(Thanks andyviper21)

Stress-reliever Boobies help you get rid of your stress and more!

When you are stressed, just grab it! The Super Large Stress-Reliever for Guys looks like a female's breast, is soft to touch, highly detailed (check out the nipple!) and will keep your hands busy. There's even a machine in Japan that allows you to claw some of these boobs!

A Paper Toy A Day

Toy-A-Day is a year long project by Joe in which he will try to design, construct and post a new paper toy from a basic template each day for one year. All his paper toys are free to download! His latest creation is Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

(Thanks Lord Kimbo)

Lego Brick Shaped Gummy Candies

Dude used the Legos from his Taj Mahal piece to make a silicon mold for his brick shaped gummy candies! He says, "To make the gummies the only essential ingredient is unflavored gelatin. For flavor I used flavored gelatin (Jello) plus Vitamin C to bump up the pucker power."

Dollar Teddy Bear

The adorable Dollar Teddy Bear is sewn entirely out of genuine U.S. dollar bills and comes with a zipper for stuffing. I think it makes a great gift for anyone who loves money! Just don't forget to stuff it with your crushed dollar bills.

(Thanks pinkdior)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cell Stickies give iPhone users ego-stroking text messages

Here's how iPhone owners with no friends can get messages. Just stick one of these Cell Stickies on your iPhone! Fiona Carswell who designs this says, "For people who go to great lengths to see what they want to see, Cell Stickies is a small booklet of plastic sheets with ego-stroking text messages printed on them."

(via Gizmodo)

CGSociety's Ultimate Steampunk Challenge

Be prepared to be blown away by the winners of CGSociety's CG CHALLENGE XXIII. The theme for this challenge is steampunk! Check out the winners in the various categories. All the videos and images are stunning! I especially like 'Steamnocchio' by Fabricio Moraes which is a steampunk recreation of Pinocchio.

Robots are cool, cute and sexy

Ronald posts 40 plus robot illustrations on his blog. He writes, "These showcase are a different types of Robots Illustration where some of them are cool modernistic and some are cute. Check out these cool illustrations made by some of the most talented graphic artists ever lived."

Shuellas are like raincoats for shoes

Don't you just hate it when you wear out that expensive pair of shoes and it rains? Well, with Shuellas, you don't have to curse the heavens for ruining your shoes anymore. When it rains, just take the Shuellas out and slip them over your shows and fasten via the velcro straps. Comes in three attractive colours.

Billboard is Singapore's largest enlargement from a 35mm full-frame digital camera!

Canon hired renowned fashion photographer Geoff Ang to take a photograph using the new Canon EOS 5D MKII then blow it up to a huge billboard measuring 9.3m tall and 5.8m. The billboard is Singapore's largest enlargement from a 35mm full-frame digital camera. You can view it at Parco Bugis Junction until 31 March.

Star Wars Money

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diablo2003 says, "While watching The original Star Wars, I realized that talk of money is thrown around quite a lot but you never actually see it (other than Han flipping the bartender a coin after shooting Greedo). I thought it would be cool to design a piece of Imperial currency as I saw it. I designed it mostly after American money but used some European influences as well."

(via Boing Boing)

Is Anyone Out There?: Creepy short film by Paul Herbert



In June 2008, writer director Paul Herbert created a sci-fi/horror short film series called "Is Anyone Out There?". The above video is from episode 4. He goes to London, finds out there's no one there and loses all hope. You can watch all 10 episodes from Season 1 here. Paul is renaming his series to Evacuation and here's a teaser for the new season.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rare early Star Wars radio interviews

Listen to Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Alec Guinness (Obi Wan) in these rare interviews given to radio stations as part of the marketing campaign for the first Star Wars movie in 1978.

Wedding cake made up of 80 Pacman cupcakes

I featured Naomi's wonderful Pacman cupcakes before. Recently, she made a wedding cake based on her original Pacman cupcake design for her friend. A total of 80 cupcakes were used to form the Pacman wedding cake. I bet the newly weds must have met through playing Pacman.

Playstation Portable Candy

There are no games inside this Sony Playstation Portable, only sour candy. I was told that these candy tins shaped like the PSP is an official licensed product from Sony. Not sure if the candy is as good as the real PSP though.

(Thanks Jackie)

Sixteen Miles to Merricks

Illustrator Barnaby Ward is posting new pages from his hauntingly visual book every week. According to Publishers Weekly review on Amazon, Sixteen Miles to Merricks and Other Works is "eerie, strange and at its best when wordless".

(Thanks Scott)

Look who's on the cross? It's Ultraman!

These figurines of various Ultramen on crosses are really morbid. If you wanna kill an Ultraman why put him on a cross? Just strange. Makes you wonder who really died for our sins.

(Thanks rodyeo)

Yahoo! Mobile Developer Awards coming to Indonesia!

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Remember last year's Yahoo! Mobile Developer Awards, a competition for students from leading Singapore tertiary institutes to build mobile widgets for global corporate brands? Above is a picture of me and the team that eventually won it, Team Simple from NTU. This year, our friends in Indonesia will be getting their own Yahoo! Mobile Developer Awards. All developers in Indonesia who are interested to find out more about the competition can join the Yahoo! Kopi Darat – Yahoo! Developer Networking session tomorrow. Go RSVP now!

Previously: Yahoo! Mobile Developer Awards Party at Zouk

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Photoshop Necktie tells everyone you're good at Photoshop

If you're a graphic designer who's out on an interview to land that desired job, then I think you should wear this cleverly designed Photoshop necktie. I'm sure your future employers will be impressed.

(Thanks GeekGod)

Hwa Young Jung draws her favourite English things

Hwa Young Jung on her cute Flickr photoset English Things: "If you're English these are things you might have grown up with and therefore you feel is insignificant but they are new and fascinating to me."

Clever advertising by new vampire TV show

"In case of Vampire, snap here." antony8627 snapped photos (here, here and here) of really clever advertising boards promoting HBO's True Blood, a series that details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small northern Louisiana town.

Obama Blackcurrant Juicy Gummy Candy now available in Singapore!

Obama candy has hit Singapore! Betshopboy found this at a local provision store. The Obama Blackcurrant Juicy Gummy Candy tastes soft and sweet, apparently made in Korea, has the US Presidential seal and it's even halal!
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