Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Totally Kid Carousel

Kid Carousel
Totally Kid Carousel is a carousel where the animals on the carousel were all sculpted from drawings created by kids in the Riverbank Park neighborhood. Milo Mottola visited classrooms and the gazebo at the park dressed as a knight in shining armor. He explained the history of carousels to the kids, who were mostly in the first and second grade. Then, working at especially made workstations with lots of images of different animals to use for inspiration, the kids made thousands of drawings.

David Lynch Commercials

Lynch Commercials
David Lynch made several commercial ads and promos short movies for brands like: Obsession by Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Alka-Seltzer, Barilla Pasta, Karl Lagerfield, Nissan Micra, and others, many are shown at lynchnet, including one called "We Care About New York" a public service announcement created to bring attention to the city's rat problem. Frederick Elmes was the director of photography for the ad.

Hitchcock Soundtracks

Hitchcock
Hitchcock movies soundtracks available for download in mp3 format at hitchcock.ru.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Charade

Charade
Charade is a 1963 Stanley Donen movie thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The film is public domain due to the failure to put the then required copyright notice in the released print. And is available for download at the Internet Archive.

Gez Fry

Gez Fry
Gez Fry is an illustrator based in Tokyo. Half British, half Japanese, also lived in France and England. With clients like: Nintendo; Adidas / 180 Amsterdam; Namco; Adobe; Sports Illustrated for Kids; Buena Vista International; BBC Top Gear.

Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel
Ernst Haeckel 1834-1919, was a German biologist and philosopher who popularized Charles Darwin's work in Germany. Haeckel was a physician, an accomplished artist and illustrator, and later a professor of comparative anatomy. He was one of the first to consider psychology as a branch of physiology. His chief interests lay in evolution and life development processes in general, including development of nonrandom form, which culminated in the beautifully illustrated Kunstformen der Natur (Art forms of nature). Another work from Ernst Haeckel was a work on Radiolaria from 1862. Named in honor of Ernst Haeckel there is Mount Haeckel which is a 4090 m summit in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, overlooking the Evolution Basin and the asteroid 12323 Häckel.

Bent Fabrication

Bent Fabrication
John Knott founded Bent Fabrication in December 2002, the result of the inevitable collision of John's passion for design and an uncontrollable urge to build and learn. John studied design and art at the University of Houston, receiving a BA in Architecture in 1991, and he has over 20 years experience designing and building furniture, sculptures and museum exhibits. John lives in Houston with his wife and their two daughters.

Parastone Collection

Mouseion collection
With the greatest respect for the original works of art the designers of the Parastone studios in The Netherlands have brought to live famous paintings by lifting images out of the flat surface, creating 3D sculptures from painting of famous artists like Jheronimus Bosch, Salvador Dali, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, and others.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Museum Of Bad Art

Museum Of Bad Art

The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory.

Stencilrevolution

stencilrevolution
The Stencilrevolution has beautiful galleries of stencils and their applications all over the world. It has also nice tutorials showing how make stencils and possible applications, including also fonts for stencils available for download.

Roozen House

Roozen House
Roozen House 2001 RAIA Western Australian Architecture Award.

Overlooking an exquisite coastal seascape at the Indian Ocean a long bunker like wing containing bedrooms rides along the dunal contours of the site and acts as a buttress to another cantilevered wing made of copper which houses the living spaces. The building is a composed journey which both conceals and reveals its setting as you descend into its open courts and deeply caved spaces to its careful framing of picturesque views.

One Free Minute

One Free Minute
One Free Minute is a mobile sculpture designed to allow for instances of anonymous public speech. When you call the cellphone inside One Free Minute, you get connected for exactly a minute to a 200 watt amplifier and speaker. The speech produced by the speaker can be heard clearly more than 150 feet away from the sculpture.

Japanese robot toys

Japanese robot toys
Tim Brisko, Matt Alt, Robert Duban and Saburo Ishizuki have made a book about Japanese robot toys from 1972-1982, some are shown in Tim Brisko site.

Matt Alt's childhood obsession with the Japanese giant robot led him to major in Japanese and International Relations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives near Tokyo, where he and his wife run a translation agency. Robert Duban met Matt Alt while working for ToyBoxDX, a popular toy collector website, for which they have cataloged the works of every Japanese toy company producing during the 1970s and early 1980s. He lives in Los Angeles. Tim Brisko's photography has appeared in Toyfare, Xbox Nation, and Super7 magazine. He lives in Houston, Texas. Saburo Ishizuki founded Bullmark and Ark, the creators of some of the most influential toys of this period.

Brutal File Manager

Brutal File Manager
Brutal File Manager is a combined file manager and first person shooter game. The basic idea is to represent different folders on your computer as rooms in a 3D environment. Then, armed to your teeths you go through these rooms and delete files by shooting att them. From version 1.2 it's also possible to copy and move fíles. Take a look at the screenshots section and you'll see what it's all about.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Brody Condon

Brody Condon
Brody Condon is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. His current interest is the reverse engineering and exploitation of 3D game development technology. Brody attempts to locate, or fabricate, situations and visual works where computer games and game culture leak outside of the box and into our lived experience. His work shown at slingshot project finds its final form in variety of media including software, video, and sculpture.

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Plan 9 From Outer Space
Plan 9 From Outer Space often billed as the worst movie ever made, and not entirely undeserving of the title, this is a masterpiece of Ed Wood's making. Bela Lugosi was cast in the role of "Ghoul Man" but passed away before filming really started.

So what happens? The producer's wife chiropractor (Mr. Reynold's was the executive producer) takes over as "Ghoul Man" and holds his cape in front of his face THE ENTIRE MOVIE.

Add to this numerous plot inconsistencies, horrid acting, and masses of stock footage - some of which we see several times and you have a terrible but funny movie.

Now the movie is available for download under a Creative Commons license at the Internet Archive.

ArtBots

ArtBots
ArtBots is an international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots. Each year an open call for submissions is published, inviting artists from around the world to send information about their work. No firm rules exist on the types of work that can participate; if you think it's a robot and you think it's art, you are encouraged to submit. The final list of participants is a mix of works selected from the open call submissions and additional artists invited by the ArtBots curators.

Mark Newport

Mark Newport
Mark Newport was born in 1964 in Amsterdam, New York, and currently lives in Mesa, Arizona and works in Tempe, Arizona as a member of the faculty of the ASU School of Art. The artist did his undergraduate studies at Kansas City Art Institute 1986 and went on to earn an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1991.

Superhero Pantheon: is a hand-knit and embroidered Work at, Greg Kucera Gallery, where Newport shows hand-knit superhero costumes. Well-known classics such as Spider-Man , Batman, and the Fantastic Four hang alongside lesser-known models such as the Escapist (from Michael Chabon's novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay) and the hooded Patriot, a red-white-and-blue invention of the artist.

Craiger Creations

Craiger Creations
Craiger, aka Jon Craig, was born in 1968 and grew up amidst the surf/skate culture in Manhattan Beach, California. Equipped with a graphic design degree from SDSU it wasn't long before he began creating his own brand of "Bogus Logos" hawking everything from bogus surf movies, skater logos or bogus surf shop tees. Twenty years later, he works full time for a merchandise company but still finds simple pleasure in developing his Craiger Creations. Craiger's works are made out of cel vinyl and reversed handpainted on multi-layered clear acrylic sheets.

Making-of Le Building

Making-of Le Building
The making-of Le Building the short film animation posted earlier here from Gobelins animation school in France known for their superb quality group student films.

The Sunny Side of the Street

Soulcage Studio
An animation film from Soulcage Studio using modern CG techniques, it looks like an old Charlie Chaplain film from the early 1920's. The film shows a sequence of events from two different points of view. It was a hit at SIGGRAPH 2003, and won several awards.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Dark Passage

Dark Passage
Dark Passage a New York based organization providing blind archaeologists with the finest quality flashlights.

Flying Carpet

Flying Carpet
This project consists of an aerial view of the Sacramento River that is woven into a carpet for the floor of a pedestrian bridge connecting the terminal to the parking garage. This image represents approximately 50 miles of the Sacramento River starting just outside of Colusa, California and ending about 6 miles south of Chico.

Hive home

HIVE home
A Hive home is an eminently practical, somewhat whimsical, always functional, affordable expression of how you want to live. For those who value a modestly sized, well-designed residence, be it modern or more traditional, there is a Hive home to meet your needs.

Hive has taken the time to learn the modular construction industry so that they can provide a high level of design while maintaining low prices for designs that can actually be built.

Marion Peck

Marion Peck
Marion Peck is a well established painter in the Northwest, earning accolades for the 10+ years she has been exhibiting in galleries locally and elsewhere. Both narrative and dream inspired, she creates work that could be described as a more grounded sort of surrealism. Even a seemingly offhand, creamy portrait of kittens gazing benignly from a basket reveals a third eye on each kitten, raising a host of interesting questions for the viewer. Infused with a new countercultural pop tone and a brighter color palette, the paintings still convey a sense of the murky, yet magical, corners of the subconscious - enigmatic, sensual, and endlessly fascinating.

Ping-Pong Remix

Ping-Pong Remix
Ping-Pong Remix is the project in which Gaston Caba offers his Ping Pong characters in order to be recreated by some of his favourites illustrators.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Project Blinkenlights: Arcade Games

Project Blinkenlights
Arcade is an interactive light installation from the Blinkenlights project. Using your mobile phone, whoever stands in front of Bibliothèque nationale de France can connect himself with the building and become a part of the event at any time and play Tetris, Pong, Breakout and Pacman with your mobile phone - on a playground 3370 m2 in size.

Some videos of the Arcade project in action can be found here.

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne
On October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ansari X-Prize. Virgin Galactic inks deal with Paul Allen and Scaled Composites to develop world's first commercial space tourism operator.

And The GlobalFlyer a single seat, turbofan powered airplane designed to fly around the world nonstop, unrefueled. Achieved this feat on March 03, 2005 after 67 hours and one minute of flying time.

Kii Arens

Kii Arens
Kii Arens is a Pop-Art Designer with a bent towards Rock-N-Roll. Never formally trained, this St. Paul, Minnesota native grew up with a fascination for album covers, band logos, and font styles. He credits Saturday mornings in the '70's spent watching Sid and Marty Krofft as his main inspirations for color.

Andrew Bawidamann

Andrew Bawidamann
Having come a long way from browsing the bewitching nose art of vintage war birds at the local Air Force museum, Andrew Bawidamann is creating contemporary cheesecake pin-up art through his graphically oriented girls. Although his girls are reminiscent of a time when men were overseas at war, depending on their pin-up prints to satisfy, Bawidamann's girls offer much appeal to today's soldiers, tattoo artists, bikers, rockers and just about anyone with a fetish!

Alex Gross

Alex Gross
Alex Gross received a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA. in 1990. Since then he has been a successful freelance illustrator and gallery artist. Since 1994 Alex has been an instructor at Art Center where he was recently awarded a Faculty Enrichment Grant to do research for his fine artwork. Additionally Alex has received a prestigious Artist Fellowship from the Japan Foundation for the year 2000. He spent two months travelling in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, where he collected a wide variety of Japanese fine and commercial art. Alex has shown in Los Angeles at Merry Karnowsky Gallery and at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. His work is owned by collectors in London, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and many other places.

Online Picasso Project

Online Picasso Project
The Online Picasso Project by Prof. Dr. Enrique Mallen shows Picasso works from 1889 to 1973 inclunding pictures from all his works, biography, official institutions, museums, galleries and private collections which include Picasso works.

Drooplets

Drooplets
Glass is fluid too. These glasses are reminiscent in what they contain. Drooplets designed by John Paul Plauche are handmade of strong Pyrex glass and are available in S, M, or L from Plodes Studio. The unique design also insulates hot or cold liquids. Use them rightside up or upside down.

Javelin jet aircraft

Javelin jet
Born of company president George Bye's intense desire to bring military style and performance into the general aviation arena, Aviation Technology Group, Inc. is leading the way in the design and development of cost effective, high performance jet aircraft.

Under the watchful eyes of their vastly experienced and talented engineering team, the first Javelin developmental prototype is scheduled to take flight in the first quarter of 2005.

GNAT robots

GNAT robots
The GNATs robots consist of four infrared (IR) emitters, four IR receivers, two visible light LEDs, a button, a Microchip PIC16F87 microcontroller, and a 3V battery. The simplicity of the platform makes it very inexpensive (less than $30), allowing us to build, and experiment with, a large number of devices.

Zoho Artforms

Zoho Artforms
Zoho Artforms is the brainchild and creation of artist and designer Mark Ho. The basic element used in this functional-mechanic artform is metal. Zoho Artforms is equivalent to exclusive and exquisite craftsmanship with very limited editions. All parts are handmade. The object comes with a magnetic base which can be de-activated. All joints are adjustable and easy to remodel, allowing the object to take any position.

millennium falcon xbox

millennium falcon xbox
This conversion involves stripping down a Microsoft xbox and retro fitting the components into a classic 1979 kenner star wars millennium falcon.

A 6 fan Hyper-drive rear cooling system stops meltdown with hot air blown out of the side docking ring fan assemblies. Features include cockpit mounted switches and concealed dvd.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Language Is A Virus

Language Is A Virus
Language Is A Virus. Writing toys, games & gizmos to inspire your creativity! Includes: cut up machine, madlib poems, text generators, translators, exquisite corpse, interactive writing, writing experiments, name database, writer's resources and more.

Waiting for Bigfoot

Waiting for Bigfoot
San Francisco-based American artist Jill Miller is participating in Norwich Gallery's EAST 05 international exhibition, July 2 - August 20, 2005. Although she will exhibit a performance work, she will not appear in the gallery. At least not in the flesh. Miller's durational performance-installation, "Waiting for Bigfoot", will be located in a remote Northern California forest ("Bigfoot Country"). A live video feed will be delivered to the Norwich Gallery as real-time video via satellite uplink, 24 hours a day. The artist will live at the campsite, situated in the epicenter of Bigfoot sightings, for the duration of EAST 05.

Juan Carlos Noria

Juan Carlos Noria
A confluence of cultures and contradictions, Juan Carlos Noria is a fresh proponent of the visual art scene in Ottawa, Canada. Born in Caracas, Venezuela he carries his Latin American sensibility on his sleeve. His career took flight with live painting performances. He sometimes works under the pseudonyms of Royal of Dixon.

Cerealart

Cerealart
Cerealart manufactures and distributes products based on projects from artists like Yoshimoto Nara, Ryan McGinness, Dalek, Laurie Simmons and others aiming to target a wider consumer audience keeping the artist aesthetics.

They Might Be Giants

tmbgThey Might Be Giants have hardly given up on the non-electronic world. Following up on the enormous success of their kids' album, "No!," TMBG recently completed their first DVD project "Here Come the ABCs" for Disney Sound in conjunction with the Giants' own imprint Idlewild.

Giantkid.net awaits all with content to amuse children and the restless inner-child with everyone. Sit back and enjoy the video streaming from Here Come the ABCs! Dig deeper into the site and experience animations from the bedtime book Bed, Bed, Bed or improve your mouse skills with interactive animation previews from the enhanced CD No!

omnivisu

omnivisuAn urban installation from july 7th through 17th at the S/U station called omnivisu. The tower with its odd glass cube and the unmistakable symbolic character will be given eyes. These are projected onto the glass–front and can be seen widely. The passersby on the Warschauer bridge will have the opportunity to participate directly and interactively. A kind of street–art that anybody can influence and use playfully.

Jake Clark

Jake ClarkJake Clark was born in London in 1966. Between 1985 and 1993 he studied at Falmouth School of Art, Derbyshire College, Brighton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. In 1993 he was included in John Moores 18 and in 1994 he was awarded the Atlantis European Prize. His one-person show Dog Days was held at Gas Works Gallery London 1995. His recent group shows have included a number in airports: at Newark, New Jersey 1998, Heathrow, 2000 and Gatwick 2001.

Recycle Your Old Vinyl

Old VinylHere are Three Ways to Recycle Your Old Vinyl, turning old LP's records into a LP bowl, LP box or LP coasters.

Fuel - less Flight

Fuel - less FlightThe idea that an airplane can fly endlessly carrying heavy loads of passengers and cargo without burning any fuel, can stop and hover in place weightless at any time, and can takeoff and land vertically is a radical departure from accepted thought concerning aviation. This new reality that is made possible by the invention of Robert Hunt's astounding new hybrid aircraft is Hunt Aviation's vision of the future of aviation.

Model r/c B52

Model B52Model r/c B52 crashes at the pylon race line as the 27ft wingspan 8 wren gas turbine Model appeared to tip stall into the ground.

Savonius wind turbine

wind turbineThere are many situations where you might need a small amount of electricity, for instance running gate openers, safety lights, water level indicators and other low-power devices. Why not make your own small wind turbine.

Urban Archeology

Urban ArcheologyFriched.net Urban and Industrial Archeology presents photographic essays through urban and industrial sites, mostly on a state between the deadline and the imminent disappearence.

They're the Jetsons

the JetsonsThey're the Jetsons! They can rocket to the future, they can rocket to the moon, they can work on jupiter, or play on neptune. Machines do the working, machines do run, if they need anything they push a button and it's done.