Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Shadow Play

Ingenious and very tasteful Christmas advert for the Solaria Plaza in Fukuoka City, Japan.


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Today's pictures & links:

Tsunami of Fog


(image credit: Agus Sutanto)

Another somewhat chilling image of storm clouds, often called "the cloud roll":


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Crazy About You


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Dramatic Sculptures

The frightened one:


(image credit: Anjelicek, seen in Vienna, Austria)

The love-sick pair:


(image credit: B. Ivanov, seen in Moscow)

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Rubbing Elbows

Happy romantic couple, cruising:


(photo by Takeyoshi Tanuma -1962, via)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Sinister Nuclear Football, more, pics - [interesting]
Aluminum Man Startles London - [robots]
How to Vanish in a Digital Age - [a must-read article]
Hand-cranked Minimum Wage Machine - [weird tech]
Creative Passport Covers - [weird design]
Eiffel Tower in Dubai... What Can We Say? - [architecture]
Trying To Get To Little Rock, Still Trying - [music comedy]
Epic beard on the second guy - [wait for it]
A very cool way to wait for the bus - [fun video]
Invasion of the Giant Robots - [wow video]
Ice Disasters!, more - [cool video ads]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]
Photos of unusual animals galore - [compilation]
Fabulous & Offbeat Furniture Designs - [compilation]
Foraging For Food - [green tips]

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Fantastically Strange Trucks

If you remember our article about Scary Trucks and Truck Trains, here are a couple of incredible trucks we found recently:

Two-headed MAN fire truck - more info:




This is the two-headed tunnel washer that works in the Mont Blanc tunnel. Having two cabs allow it not to turn around in the tunnel.

Le Tourneau US Army Load Carrier - more info



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This is "the 1962 US Army's 13-unit electric hub motor all-wheel-drive Overland Train MkII, built for the US Army Transportation Research and Development Command. A 'mere' 382 tonnes GCW and 'small' 137 tonnes payload."

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I'm always late anyway:




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A new "creature" from Sam Van Olffen

Sam Van Olffen's work we featured before. Today he returns with -

The Obama-Machine!


(art by Sam Van Olffen)

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Extreme Graffiti News

We are long overdue for the full-length article about graffiti since our last Graffiti Showcase. In the meantime, here are some eye-catching examples:



(top left - quote from "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupery; top right - "Snakes & Ladders", via)



See other awesome graffiti on this page.

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Steampunk Animals by James Corbett, The Car Part Sculptor

John Davies Gallery has the exhibition of works by James Corbett, each a unique, somewhat whimsical structure built from car parts:



(art by James Corbett)

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Big Heads

Click to enlarge - really bizarre ad campaign by DDB London Agency. I feel uncomfortable just looking at these:





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Another one of these "get rich quick" schemes?

Sell these, together with a 30-day course of starting a donut farm.



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Whaaaat?


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