Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ben-Day dots

Advertisment by Grabarz and Partner for Volkswagen.

MAC Cosmetics.

Friday, October 30, 2009

"A British holidaymaker has uncovered what is believed to be a lost, ancient temple while snorkelling in the Mediterranean"

Michael said: “When I first swam out, I thought they were just rocks, as most people would, but then I noticed that they were cylindrical and knew that they couldn’t be natural, so I called my dad over.

“I’ve been dragged around a lot of ancient ruins, so if it hadn’t been for that I wouldn’t have looked twice.”

"I just won a radio contest to have backup dancers follow me around for a couple hours this Saturday"

"Sadly there is no cash equivalent. How can I best utilize this weird . . . prize?"

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Banner ads tied to flies

Jung von Matt/Neckar tied banner ads to flies.

"giant bug lands on a truck driver transporting intercontinental ballistic missiles"

the incident – which did not involve nuclear materials – was in fact caused by a "large insect" that landed on the driver's back.

This was the second crash of nuclear missile base vehicle in just over a year

Home Fire Suppression System

The Automist is designed to attach to the base of any kitchen faucet.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Uniform violation costs Bulls title"

The Hereford runner who initially finished fourth in the boys race was cited for wearing black compression shorts underneath his uniform pants that had visible white stitching. That violates Rule 9, Section 6, Article 1b of the National Federation of High Schools rule book, which states: "Items displaying seams stitched on the outside of the garment in a visible contrasting color to the undergarment will be illegal beginning with the 2009-10 school year."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Melted Wicked Witch Cookies

Melting Wicked Witch cookies by Jennifer McFadden.

1984 book design concept

Cover and interior pages by James Le Beau for Orwell's 1984. You can see more interior pages here.

"The Last Possessions of Professor Aronnax"

Lee Krystek created a specimen collection based on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea called "The Last Possessions of Professor Aronnax."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"For $25,000, you can watch the New Jersey Nets from courtside -- and have a player stop by your son's birthday party"

For $25,000, the Nets are offering four courtside tickets for 10 games, parking, access to a private lounge at the Izod Center with free food and beverages and something more -- a one-hour appearance by a Nets player of your choice at your home, office, school or party.

On working with James Cameron: "they call the dark side of his personality Mij—Jim backward"

"Man of Extremes."

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lego Engagement Proposal Sets

Joe proposed to his girlfriend by arranging a picnic and starting it by giving her specially designed Lego sets.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"long-distance runners, have found that permanent removal of toenails helps them in races"

"Toenail removal is not for the faint of heart, but it can be a big relief to people who compete in 50- or 100-mile races."

Video of hawks trained to fly next to paragliders

Next time you're in Nepal, why not go Parahawking.

"Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn"

I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the lucky people took just seconds. Why? Because the second page of the newspaper contained the message: "Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper." This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than 2in high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.

A throne fit for a thunder god

Montanara chair by Gaetano Pesce for Meritalia.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage iPod, perhaps?

One of several 18th century color charts posted here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Diddy accidentally flung a diamond-studded ring into a raucous crowd as he hurled bundles of cash off a stage at a Midtown studio"

The rapper/producer, whose real name is Sean Combs, had security search all 160 audience members after filming wrapped on the BET music-video show “106 & Park” before they were allowed to leave.

The search came up empty.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Star Wars sketch cards by Brett Engstrom

Brent Engstrom posted images of 16 sketch cards he created for the Star Wars Clone Wars Widevision set.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

HSN host breaks TV while demonstrating Wii peripheral


Lego ATV with huge wheels

Lego armored ATV with huge wheels by Cole Blaq.

"Virtual Mafia Shakedown: Negative Public Karma"

That feature was fine as far as it went, but unlike other social networks, The Sims Online allowed users to declare other users un trustworthy too. The face of an untrustworthy user appeared circled in bright red among all the trustworthy faces in a user's hub.

It didn't take long for a group calling itself the Sims Mafia to figure out how to use this mechanic to shake down new users when they arrived in the game. The dialog would go something like this:

"Hi! I see from your hub that you're new to the area. Give me all your Simoleans or my friends and I will make it impossible to rent a house.”

"What are you talking about?"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The French Spider-Man scales a skyscraper

On October 8, 2009, Alain Robert, the French Spider-Man, free-climbed the Ariane skyscraper in Paris.

Jedi Malak vs. Mandalorian Rohlan Dyre

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #42 features Jedi Malak vs. Mandalorian Rohlan Dyre by Benjamin Carre.

Firescreens based on famous fires

Firescreens by BBM based on the skylines of London and Rome.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"NBC Names Jon Bon Jovi ‘Artist in Residence’"

Mr. Bon Jovi is being called NBC’s “artist in residence” for the two-month period — and that means he won’t be anywhere else. “Of course you usually try to be out there everywhere, when a new album is coming out,” Mr. Bon Jovi said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “So we have to sacrifice certain shows and relationships. We hope this doesn’t jeopardize any of them. But in a shrinking media environment, you have to kind of reinvent the wheel.”

Chinese tank with digital camouflage


Garbage Truck costume

You can see more photos and read how it was made here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Little door

Apparently Bukchon, South Korea is home to fairies. More little doors and other sights here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The agony and the ecstasy of being a squid

Isabella Rossellini stars as a squid on one of the new episodes of Green Porno.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Levi's ARG

The new Wieden+Kennedy campaign for Levi's is a scavenger hunt based on fictitious Levi Strauss contemporary Grayson Ozias IV. The grand prize is $100,000. You can read a summary of the campaign here, and visit the official site here.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

International Year of Astronomy posters

International Year of Astronomy posters by Simon Page, who posted more here.