Monday, October 31, 2005

LaLaLand Hot Lunch

LaLaLand
LaLaLand Gallery features thirty artists customizing aluminum lunchboxes and thermoses. A voting system has been set up for all visitors to vote for their favorite designs. When the votes are tallied the gallery will produce fifty signed and numbered versions of the top five winners.

Mr. Suicide

Mr. Suicide
Designed by massimo giacon for alessi, 2000. great bathtub accessory. Mr. Suicide floats to the surface when you take a bath. available in pink, yellow, and blue. Plug fits approx. 1.5" and is 2.75" diameter. Mr. Suicide is 3.5" tall.

FlapArt Book Covers

FlapArt
You can purchase a FlapArt to cover a book you are currently reading. Then sit back and enjoy. Bring it with you on the bus or subway and watch for some pretty amazing expressions.

Blur Building

Blur Building
The Blur Building is made of filtered lake water shot as a fine mist through 13,000 fog nozzles creating an artificial cloud that measures 300 feet wide by 200 feet deep by 65 feet high. A built-in weather station controls fog output in response to shifting climatic conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind direction, and wind speed.

Gen H4

Gen H4
Gen H4 is the world smallest co-axial helicopter. Here is a video of the helicopter in flight.

David Meanix

David Meanix
David Meanix makes original three-dimensional portrait sculpture out of prepared photographic images, then re-photographs the sculpture in new surroundings.

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

The original comic book source images of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Toy Ray Guns

Toy Ray Guns

A large collection of classic toy Ray Guns, from Mark Bergin Toys.

Planes Graveyards

Planes Graveyards

A set of photos of airplanes giant graveyards.

Floating Homes

Floating Homes
Floating Homes is a concept awarded 1st place in a Europe wide competition initated by Wasserstadt GmbH Berlin. What was required was the development of a uniquely maritime structure - neither house nor ship. A total of four different floating homes was designed. These are now available from Floating Homes GmbH.

Perfetto Pasta Cooker

Perfetto Pasta Cooker
Perfetto Pasta Cooker from zevro saves up to 70% of energy and up to 50% of watercompared to cooking pasta in a traditional pot. No need to stir or watch the pasta while cooking.

Paper Steam Engine

Paper Steam Engine
Ed Bertschy's Paper Steam Engine. Everything will work on this engine, the flywheel turns, there really is a slide valve in the valve chest, the piston works, the cranks and the connecting rods, eccentric and strap all work if built carefully. Available for download.

Broken Shelves

Broken Shelves
Broken Shelves a more natural way of shelving books. The new structure that appears through the broken shelves gives space to differently sized books.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Jamie Wieck

Jamie Wieck
Living the life of a recluse in Sidcup, Jamie Wieck shuns anything that even approaches a social life in favour for living his existence though the imaginary folk of Flamingo State, a collection of characters that seem insistent in cropping up in his poster work. Jamie has also managed to cobble together a bewildering portfolio including vending machines that sell T-shirts, award winning portraits, and art direction work.

Cardboard helicopter

Cardboard helicopter
A Bell 47 helicopter built entirely from cardboard by artist Shannon Goff shown at susanne hilberry gallery.

Air Pirates

Air Pirates
The Air Pirates were a group of underground cartoonists led by "Ods Bodkins" creator Dan O'Neill that also included London, "Dopin' Dan" creator Ted Richards, "Trots and Bonnie's" Shary Flenniken, and signpainter turned cartoonist Gary Halgren. Their notoriety rested on the two issues (which can be found here and here) of the Air Pirates underground comic that caused the entire group (with the exception of Flenniken) to be sued by Walt Disney Productions for copyright infringement. What prompted the suit was the lead stories in each issue, written and drawn by Dan O'Neill, that depicted Mickey and Minnie Mouse having sex, getting high and smuggling drugs.

microcompacthome

microcompacthome
The design of the micro compact home has been informed by the classic scale and order of a Japanese tea house, combined with advanced concepts and technologies in Europe.
The tiny cube provides a double bed on an upper level and working table and dining space for four or five people on a lower level.

Cardboard House

Cardboard House
Cardboard House represents the reduction of technology and the simplification of needs. By demonstrating that we are able to recycle 100% of the building components at extremely low cost, the Cardboard House is a direct challenge to the housing industry to reduce housing and environmental costs.