Thursday, June 5, 2008

Drag-and-Drop World


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Drag-and-Drop World

Some good commentary on our consumer culture and environment... in tongue-in-cheek style:



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Today's pictures & links:
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Packet - really radical 5-touch-screen phone concept

Emir Rafat designed something technologically surreal... Screens are folding out; the phone makes an extensive use of electronic "paper":



This mobile phone concept was awarded the first place at the Istanbul Design Week 2007.

Also worthy of mention is Nokia's "Morph" concept (see video) - exploring the possibilities of nano-technology application in mobile phones.

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Good-natured



Worldly-wise:



Grumpy:


(originals unknown)

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Quote of the Day

"No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message. However,
a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced."

- an email signature

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Hangover is Dangerous

This ad is wonderful on so many levels:


(image credit: ads of the world)

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Architecture in Osaka, Japan

A shopping center called "Namba Parks":



Umeda Sky Building... is something else. See more photos of this awesome structure here


(image credit: Steffen A. Bass)


(image credit: Stefan Keller)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

10 Deepest Lakes on Earth - [nature]
Most bizarre wedding rings - [weird design]
History of Guerilla Marketing - [cool ads]
Completely Insane Activities - [extreme sports]
Magnetic Fields Visible for the First Time - [wow science]
How to build a menthos/coke booby trap - [fun video]
10 reasons not to take drugs on a date - [fun video]
This dog loves extreme sports - [fun video]
Office Worker Goes Berserk - [wow video]

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All is well


(original unknown)

scaly romance:


(image credit: Norrit, Worth1000)

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Retro-tech montages by William L. Philyaw

Of course we like them, how can we not? See more at his site:





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Elephant beetle, the size of a hamster

Five-inch beetle was found in the stack of bananas... (more info)


(image credit: BBC)

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Upside down wine glasses? Nope.

"Ming" Oil & Vinegar Cruets by Jansen Co. (more info)





Order them here

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A new height for tacky style?

Get yourself (and everybody around you) slightly creepy EYE-glasses:





UPDATE: These glasses have a story:

In Rotterdam, Holland, a vicious gorilla named Bokito escaped and attacked a woman just a year ago. Apparently she was staring at him all the time, making him very aggressive. Hence the "Bokito"-glasses that seem to be looking elsewhere, so you can safely watch the gorilla. (info)


And while you're at it, get yourself a "Smile on a Stick" - more info:



or a really, really weird "Hair / Animal / Hat" style -




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Something Beautiful

These are Belgian autochrome works - possessing a fairytale quality (circa 1910-1920)









We showed a few other autochrome images before - click here and scroll down.

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It's been a long, long day at the office



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