Opinionated

Branding 10 000 Lakes

An initiative by the designer Nicole Meyer based in Minneapolis, thinking the logos of over 10,000 lakes, which used to be very traditional.

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Léon: The Professional Figure

This unbelievably-detailed Jean Reno figure comes with every accessory a contract assassin needs, as well as other props from the classic action flick. Natalie Portman action figure NOT sold separately.

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Epic Tea House Server

Is this waiter extremely skilled, or is he just really lazy? Are there no serving trays in this restaurant? Are his co-workers ever tempted to trip the guy?


Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figurine

After remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11, let’s also remember that we finally killed that bloody Bin Laden bastard, shall we? Behold the Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figurine!


Truth and Lies Posters

A beautiful series of posters with this concept from designer Justin Barber. Here is a selection of humorous posters  with the lies of everyday life.


Kiss Series

Discover  the concept behind the series of photographs “Kiss” by photographer Andy Barter .

Many variations with shots from above, a dozen couples kissing.

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Where’s Wally Tattoo

Music producer John Mosley , 22, sat patiently for 24 hours while tattooist Rytch Soddy created a scene featuring150 characters and Wally hiding among them.

The artwork was created in s studio in Norwich and raised £2,000 for charity.


Lockdown in New York – Sandbags on the street, Subway shuts down for the first time ever

New York City today prepares to go into an unprecedented lockdown as Hurricane Irene roars its way northwards up the East Coast.

Although Irene’s strength waned last night and was downgraded to a category 1 hurricane,  experts warned that it could still wreak havoc when it hits New York because of storm surges pushing seawater ashore and heavy rainfall causing flooding. Public transport in the city will be completely shut down at midday, with the subway, buses and MTA trains all ceasing operations. The five main airports in New York will also be closed to arriving passenger flights from noon affecting hundreds of thousands of peoples’ journeys. NFL officials have also been forced to reschedule the popular New York Giants’ pre-season game against the Jets for Monday.

More than 2 million people across the Eastern Seaboard have been told to move to safer places,with hurricane warnings from North Carolina in the South all the way to Massachusetts in the North. It is the first hurricane warning issued for New York City in more than two decades.

President Barack Obama addressed the nation yesterday, urging Americans to ‘take the storm seriously’ and warning it is set to be ‘a historic hurricane’.

‘You need to listen to your state and local officials,’ he said. ‘If you’re in the way of this hurricane you should be preparing now. If you’re instructed to evacuate please do so.’


No Steve No Stock

Steve Jobs’s resignation as Apple chief executive has wiped billions of dollars off its stock market value as traders fret over the company’s long-term future without its visionary leader.

The news of Jobs’ departure came after the close of New York trading, but Apple shares fell 5% in after-hours trading on Wednesday night. Apple shares traded in Frankfurt dropped 4.5% in early trading on Thursday.

A 5% decline wipes more than $17bn (£10.3bn) off Apple’s stock market value, sending it down from $348bn to $330.5bn, just two weeks after it briefly became the world’s most valuable company.

Tim Cook: the man taking over from Steve Jobs at Apple

Steve Jobs’s decision to resign from the company and recommend Tim Cook, formerly its chief operating officer, as its chief executive thrusts him into the spotlight.

Cook, a small-town football fanatic turned chief executive of the world’s largest technology company, has long faced the question of whether he had the same remarkable vision as his predecessor.

He now must prove that his technology instincts are as sharp as when he joined Apple in 1998 after leaving the once-mighty Compaq, then the world’s top PC maker. At the time Apple was barely afloat.

But as far as i am concerned I can’t see Cook dressed in a black long-sleeved mock turtle-neck presenting the future apple products.


From London to Sydney… in a black cab

Three friends are driving 32,000 miles half-way round the world from London to Sydney – in a black cab.

Paul Archer, Leigh Purnell, both 23, and Johno Ellison, 27, have so far clocked up more than 17,000 miles since they set off from the capital on February 17.The mammoth journey has seen them drive through herds of sheep in Armenia and get stuck in a snow-covered ditch in Finland.

If the meter was turned on, the bill when a passenger reached the Australian city would be a staggering £70,000. The three explorers from Aston University are hoping to set a new record for the longest taxi trip and raise £20,000 for the Red Cross. Mr Ellison said that their specially adapted black cab, nicknamed Hannah, was strong and they were expecting to reach Sydney in one piece.

If you want to follow the guys – itsonthemeter.com


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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Alexa Meade – Human Canvass

Artist Alexa Meade’s technique involves painting directly onto the physical subjects that she is referencing, rather than using a canvas. Once the paintings are complete, she then photographs both the subject she had painted onto and the background. The effect creates an optical illusion as the 3D effect of her scenes is compressed into a 2D plane.


Ignacio Torres – Stellar

Take one look at these multidimensional photos and you’ll think there’s magic afoot, but there’s a reasonable explanation for this. Artist/photographer Ignacio Torres used conventional digital SLR cameras and a bit of fairy dust to create a series of photos that give you a peek into the third dimension.


Couple’s zombie-themed shoot

California couple made sure the special moment as they announced their nuptials was completely unique- by arranging for a zombie to crash the photo shoot.

And when Juliana Park and Ben Lee posted their quirky horror themed engagement shoot online it became an overnight internet sensation.


Day into Night

A series of prints that capture the “humanity and energy” that flows in New York from day to night. Stephen Wilkes spent at least 10 hours per piece shooting pictures from the same perspective. Artist Stephen Wilkes 

 


Watch films, not movies

Some of the worst sins of the reel world presented as humorous infographics by design studio Wing for the New York International Film Festival.


Berlin wall 50th anniversary

From its construction to the revolution that brought it down, Germany’s infamous border divided a nation and tore families apart

Original parts of the Berlin Wall stand on an area of a construction material company in Teltow, Berlin. On 13 August 2011 Germany celebrates the 50th anniversary of the construction of the wall and commemorate victims who were killed trying to cross from East to West Berlin

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Astronaut Suicides

A very nice series of photographer Neil Dacosta entitled “Astronaut Suicides” interpreting the end of the U.S. space program. Original Staging of an astronaut trying to commit suicide in unexpected situations.

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Martin Schoeller – Celebrities

A superb series of celebrities portraits  around as Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Brad Pitt,  Marc Jacobs or Jay-Z. Everything was shot by photographer Martin Schoeller, after years as an assistant to the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz  

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IE Users Have Lower IQ Than Users of Other Web Browsers

A recent study links intelligence test results with browser usage — and the results don’t look good for users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, especially its older versions.

   The study, titled “Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage” by Canadian company AptiQuant, compiled IQ test scores of 101,326 individuals over the age of 16 and divided them into groups according to the browser they use.

The results are fascinating. Users of Internet Explorer 6 have an average IQ score barely over 80; Firefox and Chrome users fare much better, with average IQ scores of around 110, while Opera and Camino users have an average IQ score over 120.


Zombie boy – Rick Genest

Rick Genest (born August 7, 1985) is a Canadian artist and fashion model born inMontreal. He is also known as Zombie Boy for being tattooed like a corpse across the majority of his body

On March 5, 2010, A Facebook fan page was created about Rick’s unusual choice of tattoos. This page reached 1,516,145 members (as of May 11, 2011) and ultimately led to his discovery by Lady Gaga‘s Fashion Director Nicola Formichetti.


Russian tricks – Inflatable army of tanks and planes

The Russian army is blowing up everything in sight – from rocket launchers to radar stations, fighter jets and arms factories.

But those fearful of a new world war need not worry as the Red Army has simply developed a fetish for rubber – with a new military arsenal stocked full of inflatable weapons.

Defence bosses are toying with the flexible firearms in a bid to bamboozle satellites and surveillance aircraft into thinking its forces are more powerful than they actually are :))

Russia’s new fighting force includes tanks, complete with gun barrels, an S-300 missile launching truck, MiG fighter jets and entire radar stations.

Manufacturer Rusbal has been dealing with defence bosses since 1995 but refused to say how many air-filled models have been made, sold and deployed


Apple is $50 Billion away from becoming The World’s Most Valuable Company

Apple is in a position to become the most valuable company in the world.

The company announced on Tuesday that it sold 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads in the second quarter of 2011, up by 142% and 183% respectively. That translated to a quarterly record revenue of $28.57 billion and a record net profit of $7.31 billion.

Despite that growth, Apple remains the second most valuable company in the world.

Last year, Apple surpassed Microsoft’s market cap and took the title of the world’s most valuable tech company with a market cap of $223 billion. Only one company exceeded its worth: Exxon Mobil, whose net worth at the time was $281.5 billion. Today, the oil giant is worth an astounding $412 billion.

Can Apple catch up with Exxon and become the world’s most valuable company? If Apple continues to post record-breaking earnings, it’s definitely possible. However, Exxon Mobil’s profits are soaring as well, and energy tends to perform better than consumer electronics in a stagnant or down economy (you don’t need an iPad, but you still need to drive your car).


Defective Detective

Students Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis created Defective Detective for the Cartoon Brew’s 2nd Student Animation Festival 


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