Posts tagged “june 2011

Animal Series – Morten Koldby

Danish artist Morten Koldby happens to capture the intense gaze of animals. A series of photographs immortalizing a gallery of wildlife photographs with high quality.

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The HiLo

The HiLo is quite an interesting concept; it is a 10” OLED Tablet with a wireless felt keyboard. Now the thing about the keyboard is that it’s styled as a jacket to hold the tablet. At the same time it features fused (hot pressed – embedded circuitry) keys on the outside.


BAMScape

BAMscape is a free-form seating environment commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Installed for a two-year duration, BAMscape provides a new centerpiece within the museum’s large 6,692 sq ft central atrium gallery, and merges disciplines of art, architecture, and furniture. As an open site for lounging, film screenings, live performance and multimedia events, BAMscape fosters the museum’s direction for providing diverse event programming amidst its gallery spaces.

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BAMscape hosts wireless Internet and integrated outlets for powering laptops, and allows visitors to enjoy the space as a site for study and social networking. To achieve a maximum of volumetric presence within the budget limitations, the pre-fab system deploys CNC large-scale laser cutting processes to custom manufacture 150 individual curved modules. Lightweight and comprised of 93% air, the rigid foam structural substrate is laminated with thin layers of painted plywood.

 

 


Strada Custom Bikes

Developing a custom order program, Strada’s mission is to assemble the finest personalized bicycles using durable and high quality materials. Never compromising on the quality, the brand states: “Each bike is assembled individually with care and it will be evident once you ride a Strada. We don’t just build bikes, but an experience. From shopping our site to riding our bikes, we bring you unparalleled quality every step of the way.”

visit the Strada website here.


Bed Toppings

The sweetest dreams are had sleeping inside a giant Sleepyhead Chocolate Bar. Snuggle in amongst happy sleeping chocolate and pull up your chocolate wrapper doona cover. Hopefully no giants come into your bedroom or they might gobble up the chocolate bar with you inside!

Colour your dreams with Snooze Time Dreaming Pencils. Sleep amongst the colourful pencils and pull the pencil box over you as your doona. Drawing is fun and it’s a good idea to draw your dreams when you wake up. Then you’ll remember them forever.

There’s nothing cosier than being packed in like sardines -Sardine Tin Bed Topping. Dream of catching a big fish as you sleep amongst your new friends. You can pull up the doona cover over you so are inside the tin. The best bit is, these sardines don’t smell!

 


Interracial Sucks – Zebroid

zebroid (also zebra mule and zebrule) is the offspring of any cross between a zebra and any other equine: essentially, a zebra hybrid. In most cases, the sire is a zebra stallion. Offspring of a donkey sire and zebra dam, called a zebra hinny, or donkra, do exist but are rare. Zebroids have been bred since the 19th century.

China-Fujian-Xiamen-Mixed Blood-Zebra and Donkey

A rare hybrid cross of a donkey father and a zebra mother is attracting attention in the Xiamen Haicang Safari Park after he was born on Sunday, reports Xiamen Daily.

The “zedonk” has black and white stripes prominently displayed on his four legs, but his brown body haired looks more like a donkey, said one of his keepers at the park.

 

 

Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival

The Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival is now in its fourth year.

Sand sculpturists displayed their works at the beach in Weston, England, on Monday

( Matt Cardy / Getty Images )


The Ultimate Lamborghini Experience

Ultimate Lamborghini Experience - link 


Gold standard ATM @ UK

Predictably it’s gold coloured and it looks pretty flash. Britain’s first vending machine selling gold made a surprise debut in the Westfield shopping centre in west London today, apparently to cater for growing retail demand.

The Gold To Go machine is manufactured by German operator Ex Oriente Lux, which is keen to tap into the traditional status of gold as a “safe haven” during economic turmoil. The company also thinks there is a market for buying last-minute presents such as wedding anniversary and landmark gifts, all in neat packaging.

Pictures from similar model in Dubai

 

A computer inside the machine updates the price of gold every 10 minutes to reflect fluctuations in the world market. It sells bars and coins in various sizes, including – currently – a special souvenir 2.5g bar with the London skyline engraved on its reverse. Shoppers can also pick up a 1g coin for about £40 or a 250g bar for £10,250.


Chromebook

First of all I have to declare for Google this month (june), should be called the “Kickin’It Up a Notch” month

Nothing But the Web

Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.

Features

Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash®. In fact, Chromebooks are designed to get faster over time as updates are released.

Your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So even if you lose your computer, you can just log in to another Chromebook and get right back to work.

Your Chromebook gets better and better over time, unlike a traditional PC. When you turn it on, it updates itself. Automatically. All of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest and greatest version of the operating system without having to think about it. Annoying update prompts not included.

Every Chromebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. Thanks to the power of HTML5, many apps keep working even in those rare moments when you’re not connected. Visit the Chrome Web Store to try the latest apps, or just type in a URL. No CDs required

Full Specs

Specifications

  • 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • Mini-VGA port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad
  • price : 500 $

China unveils World’s longest Sea Bridge

China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge,  links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build,  and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.


Monaco Royal Wedding

One of most highly anticipated royal weddings of the last half century is to take place in Monaco on July 2.

That’s the date when the principality’s sovereign Prince Albert will walk down the aisle with South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

“The prince’s palace announced that the religious marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9, 2011,” a palace statement said.

“A civil marriage will be held the previous day, Friday, July 8, at the prince’s palace,” it continued.

Since announcing their engagement the couple have looked more contented and relaxed than ever.


Justin Timberlake buys MySpace

Justin Timberlake is to take a “major role” in the new direction of Myspace after he emerged as one of those behind a $35m deal for the ailing social network.

The singer turned actor, who starred as Facebook investor Sean Parker in the Hollywood hit The Social Network, took a stake in Myspace along with the online advertising company, Specific Media.

The unlikely entrepreneur will “lead the business strategy” for the fallen social network, the Specific Media chief executive Tim Vangerhook, said on announcing the $35m deal on Wednesday evening. In an interview with AdAge, Vanderhook said Timberlake, 30, had put his own money into buying Myspace, but refused to disclose how much. He confirmed that the former N Sync singer will have an office in Myspace but that he was “probably not going to be there every day”.

Timberlake said in a statement: “There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place.Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalise Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”


10 iconic trademarks

Steve McQueen’s Persol 714 Sunglasses

Run DMC’s Hats

Michael Jackson’s Glove

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

John Lennon’s Glasses

Charlie Chaplin’s Bowler Hat

Jimi Hendrix’ Blazing Guitar

Andy Warhol’s Wig

Marilyn Monroe’s Subway Dress

James Dean’s “Little Bastard” Porsche 550 Spyder

Via The Coolist


Google +

According to Google this is Just the beggining

Google’s new social network, Google+, has finally made its debut. It’s the company’s most ambitious social project to date, and it comes with a lot of features.

In fact, it has so many features that it’s easy to get confused about what Google+ is. Luckily, Google has released a set of 11 videos explaining the Google+ Project and some of its core features (Circles, Hangouts, Huddle, Instant Upload) – videos link


Balloon Freak

Mark Verge has been perfecting the art form for more than 16 years and has created a 39ft life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex out of 1,400 balloons.

It was just one of the sculptures made by the model-maker along with a triceratops, spinosaurus, stegasaurus and utahraptor for his show in Ontario, Canada.


Flatmobile

Perry Watkins likes to make odd cars. So he setup Officially Guinness World Record for lowest street legal car, the Flatmobile stands at just 19 inch or 48 cm tall. This custom car is completely road legal in the day but is not allowed on the roads at night due to the headlights not being at the road regulations height.



Google Latest – What do you love?

Google has launched a new, mysterious service called What Do You Love?. It’s a simple search box, similar to the one on Google’s homepage, but it returns results from over 20 different Google services, including Google Translate, Trends, YouTube, Maps, Groups etc.

The results are presented in little boxes which can, in some cases, be expanded by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner; if you need even more results, you can always click the button in the upper right corner of the box and go directly to the chosen service.

The service is  located on the address www.wdyl.com and google.com/whatdoyoulove/ , but so far there is no info about it on google blogs.


International Trabant Drivers Meeting

East-German-era Trabant cars line up to be admired in Zwickau, Germany, for the 2011 International Trabantfahrer Treffen (International Trabant Drivers Meeting) on Saturday.

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Top Gear – New Season – Marauder Spoiler

Tested on Top Gear by Clarkson‘s co-presenter Richard Hammond, the Marauder is a ten-ton military vehicle that the public can buy – if you have £300,000 spare.

Hammond was in Johannesburg because the car is South African built by the Paramount Group.

It is 21 feet long and 9 feet tall. Its engine produces 290 horsepower, with a top speed of 70mph.


Dynamo ‘walks across Thames’

These picture shows magician Dynamo apparently walking on water across the River Thames – and his spokesman claims they are completely genuine.

The 28-year-old Briton apparently took a stroll towards the Houses of Parliament on Saturday night.The stunt was filmed for his new television show, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which starts on 7 July on Watch.

A spokesman said photographs of the extraordinary feat were not faked.


Switch Plugs & Infinite USB

Designer Gonglue Jiang, currently studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is onto something with this design concept. Switch Plug – Plug it in while the switch is in its off position, and there’s less of a chance of sparks or shocks.

This is not Jiang’s first encounter with plugs — he also created this colorful design he calls “Infinite USB,” giving you the ability to daisychain USB plugs, solving that problem of the reduced number of USB ports on many laptops


Missy Elliot – Graves’ disease

The hip hop star, Missy Elliot has revealed her absence was due to an ongoing private battle with the debilitating illness, Graves’ disease.

The 39-year-old star tells this week’s issue of People magazine that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease – which affects the thyroid – back in 2008. And the illness has been so debilitating that it even made it difficult for Missy to complete everyday tasks:  “I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad – I couldn’t even use a pen”

There is no cure for Graves’ disease, but Missy’s condition has improved over the past year.

“I’m 30 pounds lighter because I’ve been exercising,’ she reveals. ‘My thyroid is functioning, so I haven’t had to take medication in about nine months. [But] you live with it for the rest of your life.”

The singer will be the subject of VH-1 show Behind the Music next week, where she is said to speak about her new record and also how she was sexually abused as a child.


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