Start 2012 with The Marvelous Breadfish!
Watch and listen here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2dVl8g/breadfish.de/
(and you won't get the song out of your head, either)
He's probably going to regret this
Stone Cold Beetle
Science in a nutshell
That's not how it works
The Book Surgeon
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer
carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date
encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or
dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.
Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the
shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and
stacks multiple books to create completely original
More info and examples here: www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-book-surgeon-15-pieces
C'mon, give it a try...
A new fabric for clothes
Here's an example of the construction process:
It's never too early to make those vacation plans...
Carhenge features spray-painted automobiles stacked Stonehenge-style
in Alliance, Nebraska
Fascinated by Stonehenge, artist Jim Reinders created this Midwestern version
in 1987 as a memorial to his father, who lived on a farm where Carhenge (www.carhenge.com)
now stands. The effort was no small feat: 35 of Reinders’ family members and friends
rescued cars from nearby dumps and teamed up to build the structure, which meant
burying some cars, trunk down, 5-feet deep in the soil. Today, the memorial is a weird,
all-American road trip destination with more than 80,000 tourists pulling off of Country Rd.
59 to snap photos of the vintage vehicles in the middle of a wheat field. Next door, a visitor
center and car art park showcase various statues, including the “Spawning Salmon,” a giant
metal fish leaping out from the ground. Carhenge is free to visit 24-7; the visitor center is
open from 10am to 5pm Monday–Friday.
www.carhenge.com via www.shermanstravel.com/top_tens/Weirdest_Sights_In_America
So stylish, yet so functional
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Howzabout solving an online jigsaw puzzle?
Write or Die
"Putting the 'Prod' in Productivity"
Write or Die is a web application that encourages writing by
punishing the tendency to avoid writing. Start typing in the box.
As long as you keep typing, you’re fine, but once you stop
typing, you have a grace period of a certain number of
seconds and then there are consequences.
Available in iPad, online, and desktop editions
Thanks, Emily S.!
Prototype Sony wrist computer
Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed
out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features
like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and
social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.
Have another great snow-free Boston weekend!
Here's a snowy little reminder from last year, in case you've forgotten
what life in the Northeast is all about.
(My house in central Mass., as of Groundhog Day 2011)