The LA County Fair is preparing for a competition to "create a 3-dimensional, modern-day interpretation of the Trojan Horse." using over 80 years of materials stockpile. 3 teams will be chosen to compete.
Moving forward we want to bring some increased attention to alternate modes of transportation. As energy prices rise and environmental awareness becomes more prominent, we look for new perspectives on how we travel. The MP3 500
Unsolicited ads for Toyota Prius by director David Krulik that have created controversy due to their depiction of immoral acts. Their message is, "Well, at least he drives a Prius." (click through 1,2,3)
Dangerous represents the definitive work of underground magician and ex-card cheat Daniel Madison - a massive two volume DVD anthology covering his magic (Mystique) and cardistry (Motion), past and present. Previews at jump.
Opera singer Leslie Garrett was hoisted above the Tower of London via a crane where she performed for a small audience to promote the English National Opera. The stunt was organized by Sky Arts TV channel.
Amazing design at a Sake bar in Melbourne. The interior, mostly 'bound' by ropes, demonstrates use of ordinary recyclable material -the rope idea originated from the classic design of sake bottles, traditionally secured with ropes.
Both Banksy and Shepard Fairey have paved the way for Mr. Brainwash to put together his first major Los Angeles showing, “Life is Beautiful.” Mr. Brainwash, a.k.a. Thierry Guetta, one of the most prominent pop artists on the scene today.
A Chess Set inspired by the novel 'Alice through the Looking Glass'. In this set the opaque mirrored pieces magically turn transparent when they touch the board, revealing the identity of the piece contained within them.
Rich Chocolate makes Animal Crackers! They look so cute ~ "thin, crisp chocolatey snack - dark chocolate with coriander and black sesame seeds, milk chocolate with praline wafer, and white chocolate with pistachio"
Another bizarre/brilliant use for bleeding our your markers... as transforming clothing prints! renewable clothing by fernando brízio at the flexibility - design in a fast changing society in Torino, Italy. See videos!
Created by Omer Yosha, "AirPiano" is a concept musical interface that allows you to read and control software generating different sounds of instruments, simply by moving your hands above its surface . Watch the video!
Patrick Dougherty's works look like nests, cocoons, hives, and lairs built by animals, as well as the manmade forms of huts, haystacks, and baskets, created by interweaving branches and twigs together.
Fascinating look back at the fashion of the ivy-s back in the day - "Take Ivy was the product of Japanese photographer T. Hashiyada, who traveled to America to photograph the fashion of ivy league schools."
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald~ Jonathon McNicol has been beautifully typesetting a pdf version... he's up to chap 7... of 11, i had to jump ahead to the UVA version to finish.
Livescribe pen records your writing and relates it to the audio it recorded as you were writing. Audio quality doesn't seem great, but its a cool commercialization of an idea I first saw at CHI a few years ago.