This is officially my 100th post on this blog.
I’ve been trying to create a personal blog/website for at least 8 years now. I started out on a Compaq with maybe 5GB of memory, trying to make some bootleg website on Geocities. It was a horrible experience and probably scarred me for life.
But over those 8 years I guess I’ve accumulated a pretty good amount of knowledge that’s allowed me to get here with my blog.
And in the last 3 months I haven’t been happier with what I’ve posted, the people I’ve met, the random shit I’ve learned.
Here’s to another 100, but hopefully 1000 entries…maybe 1,000,000.
This is the neatest commercial. I guess it came out in the UK earlier this year, but this is the first that I had heard of it. Asimo, Honda’s humanoid robot, takes a stroll through five museums in Berlin, taking in the sites and showing how eerily/awesomely human he’s really becoming… programmed to become…. right?
You can check out more fun Asimo stuff at Honda’s Warm Technology Website.
This is such a good idea!
Kevin Byrd and somebody from over at the Epidemik Coalition have come up with this rad boombox’ed briefcase. But… why would anyone actually buy one of these?!
Just go out, buy an old janky briefcase, then make a stencil of a boombox, get some silver spray paint… voila! But credit should still go to these guys for coming up with the design, for sure.
Excellent work guys!
+Toy Story: The Vladmaster
I used to have a View-Master when I was a little kid. I remember the idea of those plastic binoculars being better than the images inside. I always thought it would make a better camera than a picture viewer.
Anyway, the link above is to a rad article about a woman calls herself ‘Vladmir’, who takes the classic kids toy and turns it into a fine art project.
It’s a really good idea, actually. I like that it takes this really simple object and makes it a little more special.
This got me thinking about how the View-Master could be used as an awesome promotional tool, especially for a photographer.
How cool would it be to send your photos to art buyers, magazines and the such, in a View-Master! You could make a custom box for it, maybe silk screen the little round discs… all sorts of options! I’m guessing people have done this before, but I still think it would be so much fun. The picture above is my idea, although, I’d want a purple handle for mine!
I’m so excited for the middle pair! I want them already!
If anyone needs to find me on the weekend, I’ll be camped outside of the Marc by Marc on Melrose. Thanks.
San Francisco based artist Ferris Plock has a show/live painting session this Saturday at Fabric8. He has a bunch of images over at Fecal Face too. They look like a fucked up version of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, with wieners and wild things eating other wild things.
Photo courtesy of Laurie Wilson
“I think science is more fun than mythology. People like things like astrology so that they can believe in an invisible world. But there are a lot of invisible worlds in science too. Who has seen a proton?”
There’s an awesome interview with Michel Gondry over at Pixel Surgeon.
Michael Lau, the amazing Hong Kong artist and sculptor has a rad new project out with X-Large and Fingercroxx.
There are six figures in the X-Laugh series, the first few being released on May 12th, and then another two on May 19th, the final one being released on May 20th. Of course, they’re all being released in Hong Kong, so have fun trying to get one.