Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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!
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."
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.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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.
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."
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."
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! 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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)
(Thanks Sir Thomas)
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!
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."
Saturday, March 21, 2009
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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 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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Meet Xu Rong . She's an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and judging from her photos posted on her blog an...