Friday, November 18, 2005

This Into That

This Into That
This Into That offers functional art furniture, primarily book shelves on any theme. Each is made by Jim Rosenau at his studio in Berkeley, California. No books that could change the course of world events are harmed in the production.

Ideal Boy

Ideal Boy
Ideal Boy documents a delightful aspect of Indian pop culture: educational charts. Designed for the classroom, they cover every subject imaginable, from science and technology to guides on proper manners. Educational charts can be found posted across India in post offices and railway stations, among other public spaces. Although didactic in nature, many of them are riddled with errors that defy all logic.

Ultimate Flash Face

Ultimate Flash Face
Create the face of a person with the Ultimate Flash Face generator.

It provides a palette of facial objects: eyes, jaw, hair, etc. For each, you pick the one you like, then place and size it appropriately. You can even save your creation.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Boy Mechanic

The Boy Mechanic
Project Gutenberg has for download Volume 1 of The Boy Mechanic: 700 Things for Boys to Do. How to construct wireless outfits, boats, camp equipment, aerial gliders, kites, self-propelled vehicles, engines, motors, electrical apparatus, cameras and hundreds of other things which delight every boy.

Buy spacesuits

spacesuits
Get highly detailed replicas of spacesuits, flightsuits, and space-crafts for sale and for rental.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Bob McIntosh

Bob McIntosh
Bob McIntosh was one of the main background painters at the leading design-oriented studio of the time, United Productions of America, where he worked primarily on the Mister Magoo shorts. He cites Picasso, Matisse and Miró as his primary modern influences. A typical example of his painting style can be found in these stills from MAGOO MAKES NEWS (1955).

Gareth Spor

Gareth Spor
Gareth Spor made this time-lapse movie of a large-scale painting project. The elapsed time is approximately a month and a half.

Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo
Tadanori Yokoo, born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1936, had a successful career as a graphic designer from the 1960s until the 1980s. After that, he devoted his energies to painting. At the time of his "conversion" to fine art, the 1980s was dominated by the so-called "New Painting." At first glance, Yokoo's work appears to be a part of this movement, but Yokoo's goal is to discover new potential in painting, which is unrelated to modernism's goal of uncovering the basic forms of art through extreme reductionism.

This conversion was said to be triggered by the shock of seeing the 1980 Picasso exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Floating Home

trilobis65
Trilobis 65 is a semi-submerged dwelling environment. Reaching 20 metres in length designed by Giancarlo Zema for habitation by six people at sea. It is ideal for living in bays, atolls and maritime parks. The main aim of the project is to allow anyone to live in a unique environment through a self sufficient, non-polluting dwelling cell in unison with their ocean surroundings.

Anti Gravity Machine

Anti Gravity Machine
Anti Gravity Machine all you have to do is harness yourself on to the moving sea-saw contraption and you can moonwalk like Neil Armstrong.

Illegal Art

Illegal Art
The Illegal Art Exhibit will celebrate what is rapidly becoming the "degenerate art" of a corporate age: art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property. Some of the pieces in the show have eluded lawyers; others have had to appear in court.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Flying Insects

Flying Insects
Great technique for photographing flying insects using laser pointers to trigger the camera when the insect is in front of the lens. The site shows the construction of the equipment used to make the photographs and also many pictures with the results.

Charlie Brown pathetic Christmas tree

pathetic Christmas tree
Why not have your own Charlie Brown's classic pathetic Christmas tree, an exact replica of the tree from the famous cartoon, made of wire branches and plastic needles with a criss cross wooden base. The bendable branches allow you to make it look just how you want, super pathetic or just kind of pathetic. The tree comes with one red Christmas ball ornament.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Peugeot Moovie

Peugeot  Moovie
The 3 rd Peugeot Design Contest saw Andre Costa carry off the first prize for his 2-seater concept car, the Moovie.

The main idea behind this project was to create a small 2 seated city car powered by electric power.

What shaped the visual look on the vehicle was the two big electric wheels with hollow rim, these wheels are hollow in the middle, this is where the doors of the car are located, the vehicle has like this big doors allowing the users to have enough space to enter and exit the vehicle.

The big wheels have a reason behind it, the bigger the wheel less turns it has to make to travel, less turns less energy expended.

The front of the vehicle is supported by two spheres, these are purely for support, the car turns by a system that makes one electric wheel go faster then the other, this system allows the vehicle in some cases to make 360º turns which is great for parking and moving in small city streets.

Blue Ball Machine

Blue Ball Machine
Here is the incredible Blue Ball Machine.

screen printing tutorial

screen printing tutorial
Using cheap paint brushes, an embroidery hoop, screen printing ink, glue, curtain sheer material/tulle/old nylons, and a computer with a printer, make your own screen printing T-Shirt.

Underwater Restaurant

Underwater Restaurant
Located in the South Ari Atoll, a million miles from the nine to five, the luxurious Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa with an underwater restaurant.

Eric Grohe Murals

Eric Grohe Murals
Eric Grohe Murals Working in cooperation with architects, designers, art commissions and community representatives, Eric Grohe creates mural art that transforms the environment and communities as well. He believes that his art should involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn, but integrate with its architectural surroundings.

The large public mural projects are painted on site and typically take several months, giving the local community a unique opportunity to witness the day-to-day creation of a work of art.

Eric Harshbarger's LEGO

Eric Harshbarger's LEGO
In 1999 Eric Harshbarger began taking a renewed interest in a childhood pastime: building with LEGO bricks. What started as an "adult hobby" quickly evolved into a serious endeavour. By the end of 1999 LEGO building was generating an income for Eric, and within one more year it was his primary form of employ. Eric's works have appeared on national television shows including NBC's Today Show and Ripley's Believe It or Not! He has earned recognition as being one of the top LEGO sculptors and mosaicists in the world despite the fact that he has never actually been an employee of The LEGO Company.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tex Avery

Tex Avery

Tex Avery - Daffy - Droopy - Movies for download.

Make Up Book for Professionals

Make Up Book
This is a complete facsimile of F.W. Nack's Make Up Book for Professionals, a copyright expired lithographic pamphlet on stage makeup from around 1900. It shows clear diagrams of the common types of theatre makeup used for portraying popular characters and types on the American stage at that time.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Yamaha DEINONYCHUS

DEINONYCHUS
Taking full advantage of the greater chassis design freedom afforded by an in-wheel motor, this is Yamaha's proposal of a completely new type of two-wheel-drive (2WD) EV (electric vehicle) with "Stretch & Shrink" functions in the vertical and horizontal directions that brings a very Yamaha joy of riding. In addition to the great drivability of the 2WD it is possible to adjust not only the riding position but also the silhouette of the chassis to fit the rider's body size, riding environment, road surface conditions and personal preference. This is Yamaha's proposal of a bike of the future that offers the kind of personal fit only possible with an electric vehicle.

Bombardier EMBRIO

EMBRIO
The EMBRIO concept is a recreational and commuting vehicle that uses gyroscopic and electronic technology. It is a means of transportation, as well as a way of enjoying transportation as a positive activity. The main power source is a hydrogen fuel cell. In stand-by configuration, the vehicle's front wheels deploy to the ground like a jet plane landing gear to increase longitudinal stability. Thus stabilized, the Bombardier EMBRIO looks perfectly at home in the urban landscape, displaying the beauty of its sculptural lines until it's time to go for a ride.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Giant Drinking Birds

Drinking Birds
Giant Drinking Birds is a projct by artist Daniel Reynolds

GameMan

GameMan
The GameMan is a fully functional 6.5 times scale GameBoy, complete with working cartridges. It is over 3 feet tall, and weighs just over 100 lbs. with a cartridge.

Sonic Youth freestuff

sonic youth freestuff
Sonic Youth have some Downloadable Sonic Goods or DIY sonic youth kits for fashion, vandalism, decoupage and digital beautification like diy Tshirts Stickers and Stencils available in Sonic Youth official site

Top Thrill Dragster

Top Thrill Dragster
WORLD RECORDS
First roller coaster EVER to top 400 feet
First coaster EVER to reach speeds of 120 mph

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
Track Length:2,800 feet
Lift Height:420 feet
Angle of Lift Hill:90 degrees
Vertical Drop:400 feet
Angle of Descent:90 degrees
Angle of Twist on Descent:270 degrees

TIME, SPEED, CAPACITY
Launch Speed:Approximately 120 mph in four seconds
Drop Speed:Approximately 120 mph
Capacity Approximately 1,500 riders per hour

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Super Mario Piano

Ben Mildenhall
Ben Mildenhall Home Page has some classic games piano themes in MP3 format for download.

Strathaven folk knit themselves a room

Knitted cakes
Imagine a room with 50s decor where everything's made from wool. Knitted cakes, teapots, cups and biscuits - even a knife and loaf of crusty white bread - while over in the corner sits a knitted valve mantel radio.

Now Then

Now Then
What did professional comic artists draw like when they were 12 years old, you ask? The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is pleased to answer the question with NOW THEN, our second online exhibit.

Internet Chair

Internet Chair
Here is the Internet Chair with magnetic stripe card reader and spikes that retract when a seating license is downloaded from a license server in response to input from the card reader incoroprated into the chair. The license server is in the 19 inch relay rack behind the Internet Chair.

Kiddie Records Weekly

Kiddie Records Weekly
For two full years, Basic Hip Digital Oddio will be featuring weekly stories and songs from the golden age of children's records, a period which ran from the mid 1940s into the early 1950s. Each one of these recordings has been carefully transferred from the original 78s and encoded to MP3 format for you to download and enjoy.

Joker's Comedy of Errors

Batman #66
This is the first story from Batman #66, "The Joker's Comedy of Errors!" It was published in September 1951.

Many Faces of Batman

Faces of Batman
Many Faces of Batman This sites goal is to have as many different versions of Batman.

Daniel Peacock

Daniel Peacock
Daniel Peacock a native of Southern California and a graduate of Art Center College of Design. Daniel Peacock has participated in LazLuz De Jesus's "Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists" exhibits in the past as well as other group shows. Many of his works are painted on aged and yellowed book pages appearing doodles from long ago.

Paul Slater

Paul Slater
Paul Slater is one of Britain's most popular and highly regarded artist/ illustrators.

Over a 22-year career Paul's list of clients is extensive and impressive. Corporations such as General Motors, Shell, British Airways, Volkswagen, Campbell Soup, Rolls Royce, Volvo, Colgate and Cutty Sark have used his images in their advertisements. He has also produced work for musicians/ groups such as OMD, Madness and Richard Thompson.

Cyclorama

Cyclorama
Official Web Site of the Cyclorama, Innsbruck's Giant Panoramic Painting "The Battle of Bergisel 1809"

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ji Lee

Ji Lee

Ji Lee art director and designer born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Ji Lee currently works as an independent art director and designer in New York. He received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1995 and spent four years at Saatchi & Saatchi before setting out on his own. He has designed catalogues for museums including MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Titanic Lamp

Titanic Lamp
Designer Charles Trevelyan had some new designs at 100% London and writes; "My main piece was the Shelflife shelving system, a large shelving unit or room divider that features a chair and table that can be pulled out from within the shelves. I also showed a lamp, Titanic, designed to appear to be sinking beneath the surface of the table."

Shopdropping

Shopdropping
Shopdropping is an ongoing project in which I alter the packaging of canned goods and then "shopdrop" the items back onto grocery store shelves. I replace the packaging with labels created using my photographs.

Blues Stencils

Blues Stencils
Some stencils with the blues masters, to print, cut out, and then use a spray can to mark your territory.

The stencils are GIF files, 512 pixels wide.

Rocketeers 1932

Rocketeers
Almost a decade before MGM's famed cat-and-mouse team, Amadee J. Van Beuren's New York studio had another pair of stars named Tom and Jerry.

Rocketeers a 1932 B&W animation Directed by John Foster and George Rufle is available for download under a Creative Commons license at the Internet Archive.

In this film Tom and Jerry are being feted by the Royal Experimental Society for inventing a rocket, which they plan to blast off to the moon -- with them inside. However, Tom and Jerry's ultimate destination proves to be quite different from the lunar surface.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Play-Pump

Play-Pump
Cavorting on a roundabout has always been fun for children. Now pure, clean borehole water can be pumped into water storage tanks while the playground roundabout equipment is in use. The Play-Pump is a specifically designed and patented playground roundabout that drives conventional borehole pumps, keeping costs and maintenance to an absolute minimum, while entertaining the children.

history of the shopping cart

shopping cart
Between the 1930 - 40's cars and large electric refrigerators
have increased the size of food shopping trips.
but they couldn't've done it alone without a third invention
- without the shopping cart!

Shown at designboom the history of the shopping cart.

Futuro house

Futuro house
Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed this UFO shaped dwelling in 1968, initially for use as a ski-cabin or holiday home. The Futuro house was completely furnished and could accommodate 8 people. It was constructed entirely out of reinforced plastic, a new, light and inexpensive material back then. The plan was to mass-produce it, so it would be cheap enough to house all people around the earth. Because it was so light-weight, it was easily transportable by helicopter. Mobile living was the new possibility for the future. People could now take their moveable home with them, to wherever they went, and live like modern nomads.

Bert Monroy

Bert Monroy
Bert Monroy ia a Hyper-realist artist. His images are simply amazing, especially when you know that they are all 100% hand made using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. He's been creating digital art for over 20 years and started with a 128K Mac back in 1984.

San Francisco in Jell-O

San Francisco in Jell-O
San Francisco in Jell-O is a project from Liz Hickok, an artist and designer from the Bay Area San Francisco, which created a sculpture of the city landmarks using Jello. There is also a 1-min amazing video of San Francisco in Jell-O earthquake.

pencil revolution

pencil revolution
Pencil Revolution, all about pencils, pencil philosophy: wooden wisdom, product reviews, and ephemra.

MobMov

MobMov
MobMov (short for Mobile Movie) is a grassroots movement aimed at bringing back the forgotten joy of the great American drive-in. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, what used to be a dark and decrepit warehouse wall springs to life with the sublime sights and sounds of a big screen movie. Best of all, the MobMov is free.

Tativille

TatiVille
The official site of Jaque Tati, Tativille, with information about all the movies, short movies, the director including pictures videos and sounds from Jaques Tati movies.