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October 25, 2012

As of early September the trees learned how to shed leaves. They were so graceful and efficient, that I start to wonder if they have an MFA in Shedding Leaves. Now, the question is - did they create this white stuff that now lies on the ground as well? Because if they did, they didn’t do a very good job with it. The substance looks messy, it sticks to the shoes, hardens and then melts - only to harden again in most uncomfortable shapes. I hope staying inside and looking at these links helps.

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs
Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd-Jones
Anatomical Neon is a series of blown glass sculptures illuminated by neon gas, which lights up under the influence of electric current.
blank Susanna Kraus & Bazon Brock - Deceleration of Time
The actress and artist Susanna Kraus developed a project called Imago, a largest walk-in camera that produces self-portraits. The subject (who is a photographer at the same time) literally walks into the camera and exposes his life-size image directly onto the photo paper.
blank How-To: Skull Truffles with Custom Mold and Walnut Brains
These white chocolate skulls with walnut brains are just in time for Halloween. Not quite black and orange, but still probably taste really good. The chocolate was poured into silicone molds and then topped with walnuts. See Marc Brownlow's how-to.
Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel
What seems to be digitally rendered photographs is actually long exposure shots made by San Francisco-based designer and photographer Kim Pimmel. He uses a variety of common objects such as ping pong balls, old turntables, and simple pendulums with LEDs, Arduino microcomputers, servos and other lighting mechanisms such as iPhone screens to make the photos.
Bullet Earbuds
These neat-o earbuds are custom fitted with 7.62mm bullet casings.
blank Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso
New series of photographs by Albert Seveso called Il Mattino ha l’oro in bocca. He uses metallic inks to accentuate the rolling plumes of color as they disperse underwater. All photos courtesy the artist.
Cloud, An Interactive Sculpture Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs
This installation project created for Nuit Blanche art festival is a steel structure with mounted incandescent light bulbs in the shape of a cloud. Viewers can turn the bulbs on and off using pull strings that hang from the sculpture, creating a flickering effect (video).

We hope the white plague passes sooner than later, because those snowflake things are not only cold, but they all look the same too… Imagine if all our links were the same. Damn trees…


January 28, 2009
Valentine's Day, New Book

Ahoy mateys! Erm, perhaps an "Ahoy darlins!" would be more appropriate, due to the rapid advance of Valentine's Day. Yup, the 14th of February is only two-and-a-half weeks away. That means it's time to hunker down and get a certain something for that certain someone. And what better way to tell The Significant Other that […]

July 23, 2010
HVW Sale, Useless Machine, Pitsco

Fun fact: As I type this out, I'm doing so not while sitting at my desk, but sitting on it. I highly recommend you try it. Probably not very ergonomic, but hey. When the boss temporarily commandeers your chair, you gotta make do with what you got. So this week we have a few small […]

August 16, 2001
Vibebots for fun

We do some stuff around the office just for fun once-in-a-while. One of these projects resulted in this set of Vibebots, built by Grant McKee. Simple, a bit noisy, but FUN!

June 27, 2003
Solarbotics at the RSA Expo

Yup, I've got a ticket in my hands to be at the Robotics Society of America's Summer Robot Games and Expo. Why? Well, Solarbotics wants to see what other roboticists are up to "out there", so our first stop will be San Francisco July 27th. So if you're in the Fisherman's Wharf area that weekend, […]

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