Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pillow Mace

Pillow mace by Matthew Borgatti for the upcoming Pillow Fight Day.

Link roundup

1. Stingray x-ray is so cool. Via.

2. Chad Pennington tore his ACL playing basketball.

3. The BBTS now has preorders for Okami plush and goods from Think Geek.

*Buy X-Ray: See Through the World Around You at Amazon.

Recycled glass jewelry

Recycled glass jewelry by luckywaste. Via.

*Take adavantage of Amazon's jewelry clearance section.

Interactive table tells the stories of families killed in the Holocaust

"World That Was" table designed by Potion for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Hundreds of photographs swim on the table until chosen by visitors. The table then displays the story of the people in the photos. Via.

Link roundup

1. Kate Beaton's surly cat (make sure you scroll down to the photo).

2. A compelling (and funny) argument for drinking tap instead of bottled water.

3. Things From Another World is having a nick and dent sale - - 50% off 2500 toys and comics.

Batwoman as a classic pulp

Pulp Batwoman by Cat Staggs.

*Previously: Batwoman wallpapers.

*Buy Batwoman toys at eBay.

New book cover for The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

Looks like this is going to be Thomas Allen's new cover for The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel:

Even his WIP photos are great:

*Previously: One of Our Thursdays is Missing cover by Thomas Allen.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse-themed packaging for Method

Mickey and Minnie Mouse-themed packaging for Method available at Amazon. Via.

Hawken gameplay

Here's a few minutes of gameplay from upcoming first person mech shooter Hawken.

*Buy Mechwarrior toys at eBay.

Illustration roundup

Artists Help Japan poster by Kei Acedera.

Mistress of Spiders by Aurelie Neyret.

April O'Neil by Dave Rapoza.

Dark 134.

*Buy circus posters at eBay.

Heartwarming video: Home from Afghanistan, an Airman wakes his brother

Home from Afghanistan, an Airman wakes his brother. Via Reddit.

What movie is this t-shirt based on?

Last Exit to Nowhere is giving away it's latest shirt. Details at the link.

And of course, there's still a little more time to enter this month's art contest and try to win four Last Exit to Nowhere t-shirts.

GM's EN-V looks like a rolling diver's helmet

GM's EN-V concept car.

*Previously: Extremely high mileage electric car with transparent skin.

*Buy Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everything at Amazon.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kawaii Toy Story cake

Toy Story cake by Chocolate Moose. It's like Jerrod Murayama's illustration come to life:

Speaking of, Jerrod posted a cute fairy tale-themed image for an upcoming show at Bear and Bird.

*Buy Pixar Happy Meal toys at eBay.

Weighted Companion Cube casemod

Weighted Companion Cube casemod. Here's a detailed thread on how it was made.

Which makes this a good time to post the two recent and very funny Portal 2 ads:

(Did you know that bloggers were paid to post those videos? I'm not sure why the company went to the trouble because the ads are plenty good enough that bloggers should have wanted to post them for free.)

Finally, Think Geek has a variety of Portal goods, including this Portal 2 poster:


Banksy vs. Jean-François Millet


The Gleaners (Des glaneuses) is an oil painting by Jean-François Millet completed in 1857. It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray grains of wheat after the harvest. The painting is famous for featuring in a sympathetic way what were then the lowest ranks of rural society; this was received poorly by the French upper classes. The Gleaners was also the inspiration for the name of the Gleaner Manufacturing Company.

Here's a similar concept. (The exhibit's from a few years ago, but new to me.) Via.

*Previously: Banksy Lego Cubedude.

Atlas Obscura Day t-shirt and poster

Atlas Obscura Day t-shirt, hoodie and poster on sale here. The poster was designed by Oliver Munday.

Here's a video showing the highlights from Obscura Day 2010: