Monday, March 31, 2008

Ikea Hack.

Two salad bowls from Ikea joined to form the "Live Performance Speaker Sphere," used to recreate the sound of an acoustical instrument, designed by Michael Zbysznski, assistant director of Pedagogy at the Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley.

Lara Holland, at home in Mound, Minn. Holland takes IKEA furniture and repurposes it into other things, like the vanity/cabinet in her bathroom.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Great Disguise...

While browsing the web, I came across a very clever disguise...A poppy seed beard & eyebrows stuck on with elmer's glue, or perhaps a glue stick. Very clever.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Order up a Starscape...

With you can now logon to a free account, peruse the night sky with a telescope based in Tenerife, Spain & request celestial images in realtime, although it will take a few days before you receive the high res. image in your inbox...This is really kool.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Crayola Sculptures.

Designer, Diem Chau, from Seattle, creates her "Storytelling" crayon sculptures using a woodblock carving knife. "I’m fascinated when everyday objects become works of art."

Link: Diem Chau

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mary Ann Loves Mary Jane.

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gillian's Island, was busted for pot. A cop pulled her over after noticing her swerve. She claimed she had just dropped off a few hitchhikers that she had picked up and they started smoking something in her car. Truth be told, Mary Ann is a pothead. They found remnants of spleefs & her stash boxes. These people are such a threat to our society...Just legalize it. Oh, and some useless trivia, Dawn Wells hails from Kirkland, WA & she was Miss America 1960.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Evil Spam transformed into Lovely Artwork.

Blown away a few days ago, reading Wired online... People are taking random data, from Spam, dating sites, census data and turning it into beautiful artwork.

Link: Jason Salavon

Link: View it all on Wired

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Screaming Tree's Classic.

Feeling a bit nostalgic tonight. Here is a tune by my favorite male vocalist, Mark Lanegan's old band, The Screaming Trees. Just found out that he has just released a CD with the dude from Afghan Whigs, Dulli. They are called "Gutter Twins" and also in May is teaming up with Isobel Campbell once again for what I am sure is to be another epic album.

Happiness can be Inherited.

Happiness can be inherited, new research says..."An important implication is that personality traits of being outgoing, calm and reliable provide a resource, we called it 'affective reserve,' that drives future happiness" Bates said. People with positive inherited personality traits may, in effect, also have a reserve of happiness to draw on in stressful times, he said.

Link: Science Daily

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Haruki Murakami Story.

Last December, a massive billboard went up on Melrose Avenue to promote the Murakami exhibition at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. Not long after it went up it was tagged by Augor and Revok of MSK and Seventh Letter Crew. Less than 72 hours later the entire tagged billboard was gone.

It turns out that, after seeing a photo of it on the internet, Murakami himself liked the tagged billboard so much that he had it removed and shipped back to his Kaikai Kiki studio in Tokyo.

Story From: Wooster Collective

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Whoa, Dude!

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor. Writing in the British journal Time & Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem's Hebrew University said two plants in the Sinai desert contain the same psychoactive molecules as those found in ayahuasca, the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew.