Archive for the 'wacky' Category

Super Hero Dog Outfit

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011


I don’t often post things that just make you smile, but here it is! A little dog with a tiny outfit that makes it seem like a flying superman!
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Recycling a bottle, flashmob style!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011


This is how it should feel like when you recycle and do good!!!(watch video on youtube) Reminds me in Charlie Todd from Improv Everywheres Welcome Back project.


ToothPick Beard

Sunday, March 27th, 2011



This guy wants to put 3000 toothpicks in his beard! He is close. I find it amusing when he shakes them all out!

youtube video
via boingboing


Up-Inspired Floating House

Sunday, March 6th, 2011


Up-Inspired Floating House! Awesome.  Check out the other 14 photos here.

“Yesterday morning, March 5 at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.

The filming of the event, from a private airstrip, will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can it Be?, which will premiere in fall 2011.”

via mymodernmet

update: a making of video


Natsumi Hayashi: Levitating Self-Portraits

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Photographer Natsumi Hayashi has an inspiring diary of self-portraits capturing her levitating(in the moment that is). It’s  addictive to go through all the photos which renders her like a magical character in a video game floating everywhere. This would be an incredible coffee table book. Awesome work Natsumi. I’d love to levitate with you sometime on Tokyo =)

Look at some  many of my favorites after the jump.

via neatorama
yowayowacamera.com

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Up and Over It: Hand dance

Saturday, February 19th, 2011


Up and Over It, an Irish Dance crew, has a entertaining video in them “Hand Dancing”. Just watch it and you’ll understand. You might have also seen them in a recent McDonalds commercial doing their thing.

Performed and choreographed by Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding
Film by Jonny Reed
Music: Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup ft. Cleary & Harding


IcoTrip

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

This reminds me of the NounProject. Both look great:

Icotrip.com is like a road movie in the world of icons. Every day, you will discover a new (ico)trip experience! Don’t wait for a conventional icon because you will be disappointed! Icotrip is the world of the offbeat humour! Be strong, I trust you dear visitor…”


Negative Space Billboard

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

What appears at first to be a flock of smart starling birds doing their thing around an invisible box between the US and Canadian border near Vancouver is actually a billboard sculpture by Lead Pencil Studio built from thousands of metal rods swarming a shape as if a billboard to draw attention to the living landscape behind.

“Borrowing the effectiveness of billboards to redirect attention away from the landscape… this permanently open aperture between nations works to frame nothing more than a clear view of the changing atmospheric conditions beyond.”

This project reminds me a bit of the CityScape project though using several wooden 2×4’s with a mix of the ad free billboard law in Sao Paulo.

Multiple images by Ian Gill courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio, via fastcodesign, after the jump.

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Video: Uncontacted Tribe in Brazilian Jungle

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Wow. It’s mind boggling think about cultures and groups of people that have been uncontacted in our world, living incredibly different lives, away from technology, the industrial revolution, print,  the internet, science, air transportation, and everyday things we take for granted. Watch the video above, and read tons more about these uncontacted tribes at UncontactedTribes.org. I’ll mirror a few of the astonishing pictures after the jump.

” Video of an uncontacted tribe spotted in the Brazilian jungle has been released, bringing them to life in ways that photographs alone cannot.

The tribe, believed to be Panoa Indians, have been monitored from a distance by Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, a government agency charged with handling the nation’s indigenous communities. Many of the world’s 100 or so uncontacted tribes live in the Amazon.

Until 1987, it was government policy to contact such people. But contact is fraught with problems, especially disease; people who have stayed isolated from the mainstream world have stayed isolated from its pathogens, and have little immunity to our diseases. Brazilian government policy is now to watch from afar, and — at least in principle — to protect uncontacted tribes from intrusion.

Unfortunately, uncontacted tribes usually live in resource-rich areas threatened by logging, mining and other development. There’s often pressure on governments to turn a blind eye. Videos like this, released by tribal advocacy group Survival International and produced by the BBC’s Human Planet program, are legal proof that uncontacted tribes still exist, and deserve protection.”

video via wired science
Wired story and pictures mirrored after the jump

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Motoi Yamamoto: Salt Mazes

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Wow, these are beautiful! love it! I wonder what I would do with 2000 pounds of salt.

“Motoi Yamamoto uses the ubiquitous white mineral to design unfathomably intricate — and deeply personal — floor sculptures.
Motoi Yamamoto has to be the most patient man in the world. A Japanese artist, Yamamoto uses salt to create monumental floor paintings, each so absurdly detailed, it makes A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte look like child’s play. He calls them, fittingly, his Labyrinths. ”

via fastcodesign (pictures mirrored after the jump.)

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Esper Dominoes: Self Falling Smart Dominoes

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011



I’m not sure what to think here, but this project by Jarashi Suki at IAMAS Ubiqutous Interaction Research Group, is one of those projects that make you go woa, wow, oh what if this and that! Watch the video above as these dominos are enabled to fall over at a set time and you can do a variety of, well, lets just say interesting things… I want a set!!! Check out his vimeo site of projects, and his website which I must say is one weird home page, but fun!


Tape Art

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

BUff diss  on Flickr has a nice stream of Tape Art images. I’ll add some here after the jump, otherwise look at the rest on the stream.

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