Sunlight Poem Projector Is Brilliant, Beautiful

25 04 2008

Sunlight Poem Projector Is Brilliant, Beautiful

The One Day Poem Pavilion is cool and proof that the sun is smarter than you think. By sending his rays through an arrangement of pre-cut perforations he makes poems appear in the shadow of the little pavilion. You only get to see one stanza at a time, so it takes a good while to read an entire poem (worthwhile time lapse video here).

Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilion’s surface allows light to pass through creating shifting patterns, which-during specific times of the year-transform into the legible text of a poem. The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different shadow-poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice, a reflection on the passing of time at the period of the winter solstice.

That’s beautiful. If I had any talent for building things I’d be tempted to construct one in the backyard with a little bench and maybe a garden gnome. No, a whole family of garden gnomes. I love those ornery little bastards. Well, except for papa gnome — he’s always trying to steal vegetables out of my garden. Plant some yourself you lazy fucking cheeseweasel!

Another picture of the pavilion’s poetic beauty and a link to the time lapse video (in case you missed the link in the text), after the jump. [via Geekologie]

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Jet Car Driver: Must Be Handsome, Charming

25 04 2008

Must Be Handsome, Charming

Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi are two nutjobs that want to break the 800 mph land speed record in the US. To achieve such a breakneck speed they’ve built the North American Eagle — a jet car powered by a 1957 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter’s 42,500 horsepower engine. The damn thing eats 160 gallons of fuel a minute and costs $16,000 in gas every run. Now I can think of better ways to spend my money, but whatever, I have no record-breaking dreams.

Now the couple is having trouble finding sponsors because no one is interested in two old codgers that built a rocket car, they want a handsome, charismatic daredevil. So now the team is looking for one. You must be between the ages of 20-40, and photogenic. Death wish preferred, but not required. If you want to give it a go send a 400-word email to explaining why you’re the man for the job, and attach a photo. Now here’s a great idea — how about getting a woman to drive it? That’ll certainly garner some publicity. Think about what Danica Patrick did for racing. I can honestly say I had never masturbated to an IndyCar event before she started. Now I’ll even do it to a Nascar Truck Series race. What was my point here? Oh right, a woman. I love women.

Just to give you an idea of how touch with reality these two guys are, Shadle told the Times Online, “It’s a lot of fun to drive, but if my age is stopping us getting sponsors, we have to remove that barrier. We’ll put some hotshot in the driving seat who looks like Robert Redford and see how that works.” Wow, Shadle, wow. The last time I checked (which was 30 seconds ago), Robert Redford was 71 and had a grandfatherly look about him. Not sure that’s the look sponsors were going for. Unless, of course, you were referring to Redford in 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In which case I loved his mustache in that movie. Wish I could grow one like that, I’d sell rides.

Knife Hooks Bring Ultraviolence to the Coat Rack

25 04 2008

Knife Hooks Bring Ultraviolence to the Coat Rack

This limited edition set of knife hooks is the perfect way to show guests that you are on the cutting edge when it comes to hanging coats, hats, cadavers or whatever. Designed by Tiyani Chang’s TC Studio, these matte black hooks are made of polyurethane and steel. Sadly, they are not stabbed into the wall; they are screwed in more or less like normal hooks. Only 50 will be made available when they go on sale in May, at $50 a piece. The concept is so simple, it makes us wonder: How many of you have already created this design a hundred times over after burning dinner or mangling a Hot Pocket? [Bouf via Freshome]

Solar Powered Charger For Your Gadgets

25 04 2008

The Intelligent Forms SOLo is a lounge table (can we call it a coffee table?) and is simply designed to soak up the sun, turning it into stored power so you can charge your gear. Apparently left for a year in a “typical outdoor setting,” it can store enough power in its internal batteries to charge up your cellphone 6,800 times or your laptop 168 times. Its got USB sockets, a car-style 12V socket and even a standard 3-pin mains plug, and the whole thing is weatherproof.

Solar Powered Charger For Your Gadgets

Better yet: the SOLo has LED lighting built in for subtle evening lighting effects, you can check on its charge status on its built-in LCD monitor, and it has a large device drawer so you can safely pop your phone, iPod or even laptop inside to keep it safe. For some reason it also has Bluetooth, allowing it “to collect, distribute and exhibit information on both the tabletop LCD display screen and wirelessly between computers and the internet”… and while we’re not sure exactly what that means, it sounds pretty impressive.

It’s in stainless steel and tempered glass with silicon solar cells and it’s around 43 x 30 x 18 inches in size. No info on its price, but it’s available through Intelligent Forms own website and considering one of it’s suggested uses is aboard a cruise ship, it’s going to be expensive. [Intelligent Forms via Born Rich]

Piece of Mind Premier

25 04 2008

Piece of Mind Premier

Tonight was the premier of Piece of Mind by Evan Romoff and Keegan Gibbs. Piece of Mind is a documentary fallowing graffiti artists Yoink, Paste, Char and Augor (who is famously known for the work he did with Revok on the Murakami billboard). The film does a really nice job of digging into the lives and the mentality that goes into producing the pieces that appear on billboards across Los Angeles. We also get to see the struggle that these artists have to face in balancing the illegal side of bombing on the streets for the respect and thrill, and their introduction into the art gallery world which have put them on the path of successful artists.

The Premier at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, CA had an amazing turnout with people waiting around the block to get in. I highly recommend checking the film if you get a chance.

Lupe Fiasco “Glow in the Dark” Leather Bomber

24 04 2008


As part of the ongoing “Glow in the Dark” tour featuring Kanye West, Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D., world renowned jacket designer Dr. Romanelli and graphic designer Nathan Cabrera have created a special piece for rising music star Lupe Fiasco. The leather bomber tour jacket features a laser etched design revealing intricate art work originally seen on Lupe’s “The Cool” album cover. The jacket is available exclusively at all the select cities taking part in the “Glow in the Dark” tour. [via Hypebeast]

The Mac : Negative Graffiti

24 04 2008

The Mac, is a graffiti artist from Phoenix. Here’s a piece incredible. Why ?

Because when you take this picture and you create its negative (with photoshop for example) you’ll get the picture with the real colors! It’s negative graffiti!

As everybody know, negative is about to disappear with the advent of digital technology… fortunately graffiti is alive

The original wall looks like this :

Negative Graffiti Original

And after reverse in your computer with Adobe Photoshop, here’s what you get :

Negative Graffiti Reversed