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Monday, June 27th, 2016

I have not been blogging much here, as I am hacked quite often causing lotsa headaches, but in the past few years I’ve been posting the facebook page which will become the norm fyi.

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Ed Yong: Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This was one of the more alarming thought provoking talks this year…. imagine if this were true…parasites partiallycontrol the human brain!

via TED


Erik Åberg: GhostCube

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Some nifty crafty boxes to make for some magical box tumbling…. I wonder if it would be an interesting shelf =)

Youtube


DHL: Trojan Mailing

Friday, February 21st, 2014


I might have to give this the best and efficient means of marketing budget for an amazing outcome. Many copy cats to follow.
I do recall way back in college, I had to cover up the FREE FEDEX box logo when I shipped via UPS.

via youtube


Shanghai Towers

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Scared of heights? I dare you to click on this video and watch full screen!!!!
Amazing footage of some fellas breaking into the Shanghai towers and filming their stunning climb atop a very very all building and then a crane which is insane!

youtube  (thanks hongyi)


Klemens Torggler: Evolution Door

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Neat. Pivoting door. I somewhat want one, but also am not sure if I want one.
Designer Klemens Torggler has several more design on his site … check them out.


Alex John Beck: Both Sides Of

Sunday, February 9th, 2014


Photographer Alex John Beck takes photos of your face, then mirrors them to see how different they are… It’s pretty radical to see how different your 2 halves are, and how the two make you unique. Stunning project.

via mymodernmet

A few images mirrored after the jump.
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Li Hongbo – Pure White Paper

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013


Pretty cool simple project…pretty erieeee as well when expanding. Check out some more images from his paper projects.

via Li Hongbo
on Vimeo 


Etsuko Ichikawa: Molten Glass Drawings

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Wow, this is breathtaking and beautiful…drawing with molten lava on paper to burn to draw. My favorite part is when she whisks the molten lava forming slivers of torched thin glass on the paper which comes awfully close to her shoes which happens often.  Seems like something from a martial arts movie for a weapon that you cant block…

 

“Artist Etsuko Ichikawa’s searing creations spring to life in 2100°/451°, a spellbinding film by Alistair Banks Griffin for The Anthropologist.”

More on Etsuko at theanthropologist.net/#/IntoTheFire


Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

This might be the best Marriage Proposal that I have seen in some time. It’s a mix of surprise, Broadway musical, roller coaster/amusement park ride, co-ordination, and a whole bunch of people! Anyhow, watch it and think how to top that and be original!

via youtube!


How to “Age” Your Wine 5 Years in 20 Seconds: Hyperdecanting

Monday, February 20th, 2012


You know that saying that about Wine needing some time to “breathe”, or letting it get some air. Well it is true, and you can either open the bottle many hours earlier, pour it into a large glass decanter, or into one of those gadgets that add bubbles to your glass as you pour which result in a gargling sound. But did you also know the fastest and most efficient way is sticking a hand blender into that classy looking glass of wine, or as Tim calls it, “beating the sh*t out of it”?

It might not look that appealing but boiling it down to scientific terms, you want more of the wine surface to touch air…and the blender does just that. Anyhow, read or watch the post via Tim Ferris who learned about this through Nathan Myhrvold at tims post… otherwise i’ll mirror it after the jump.

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EG Conference 2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012


My favorite conference (which is from a list of many) is coming up again April 12-14 2012. This breath-taking conference is the EG Conference (Entertainment Gathering) that gathers in beautiful Monterey CA. I’d be able to write a entire book about why this is the most fascinating gathering I have been to in 10 years, but in simple words, come experience an eclectic gathering filled with mystery, surprise, emotion, connections, and entertainment for a few days in beautiful Monterey…. you will leave imagining the entire world differently, with a different perspective, and a twinkle in your eye again for curiosity, to perhaps create magic.
Come join, this year will be my 4th in a row.  Let me know if you can make it and I’ll be sure to connect. Tickets are almost sold out.