Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fallen, The Story of a Little Meteor’s Journey Down To Earth

A little meteor learns the biggest lesson of life on it's way down to earth.
Laughing Squid

Canadian Blog Awards 2010

It's time for nominations for the 2010 Canadian Blog Awards. Nominations will end October 9th. Use this form to nominate your favourite Canadian blog.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Junk Drawers

I am collecting the contents of junk drawers from people that i know, and photographing them in the studio. the goal of this series is to turn chaos into organization. the objects in this photograph were taken from the desk drawer in my room at my parents house.
Call me negative but I'd be ashamed to let anyone see what I've got squirreled away in my junk drawers and I doubt that Brittny could make the contents look organized.

A small Flickr set by Brittny Badger

Lost Wheels

Wandering the deserted backroads of the American Southwest, Troy Paiva has explored the abandoned underbelly of America since the 1970s. Since 1989 he’s been taking pictures of it . . . at night, by the light of the full moon.

Lost America

Dexter Blood Slide Candy

Andrea Newberry was inspired by the TV show Dexter to adapt a lollipop recipe into edible medical slides containing blood samples! Yes, these are homemade, and she has complete instructions for making them at Forkable.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Carmen Amaya y su troupe por Bulerias - 1961

Here's a cool bit of video of one of the legends of flamenco dancing, Carmen Amaya.

coisas do arco da velha


I have lots of photos of murals that I've taken on trips over the years. If I ever find time to figure out addresses I'll add them to this project. Below are murals from Mexico, France and Czech Republic.

Locate Murals Around the World

Brilliant Ad from LEGO

Via clusterflock

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wainfleet Fall Fair

I staffed a bling and propaganda table at the fair today. I found time to buy some lovely Niagara produce - and a big bag of greasy donuts!

Barbara Lynn - it's better to have it, 1966

I'm loving this!
Via everlasting blort

Lego Stop Animation Digital Video Camera

Want to create a clever little animated movie with your minifigs? This Lego stop animation camera records stop animation and regular videos. It's made for kids but grown up kids can use it too. Macro lens lets you get really close to the action Add your own SD card and store hours of video. And it looks so cute!

The Little Rock Nine

On September 25th of 1957, under the watchful eye of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine black teenagers nervously entered the previously all-white Little Rock High School to become students. A similar but unguarded attempt weeks earlier had been alarmingly unsuccessful, and even this subsequent military intervention - ordered by President Eisenhower no less - did little to prevent the unrelenting abuse unleashed on the Little Rock Nine over the next year.

Central to the area's desegregation - and therefore a major figure in the early stages of the entire civil rights movement - was Daisy Bates: publisher of the local black newspaper and President of the Arkansas branch of the NAACP. Below is a letter she wrote in December of that year to NAACP's executive director, Roy Wilkins, in which she updates him on the students' progress.

Letters of Note: The Little Rock Nine

Friday, September 24, 2010

Left 4 Dead Pin

Left 4 Dead First Aid and Health Enhancements Charm Pin/Brooch
Silvertone charm pin
Includes: First Aid Kit, Adrenaline Shot, Pain Pills and Defibrillator

Left 4 Dead First Aid and Health Enhancements by DeadlyPretty

Procrastination animated

I wish I could procrastinate as creatively as this instead of just staring vacantly into space.

Procrastination from ism studios on Vimeo.

Creative Director - Nathan Drabsch
Stop Motion, Illustration and Design - Chris Edser
Audio Design & Composition - ism studios (Mark Brandis)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Joni Sternbach's Surfland Tintypes


Joni Sternbach Photography

Proletarian Drift and the Enfrachisement of the Burgeoisie

Louis Vuitton does it old school.

Irreverent self-confessed “rookie” artist Jason Alper is at it again—only this time, he’s taking on Da Vinci. “Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie in the 21st Century” features eight new oils in which Alper—co-creator of the Ali G, Borat and Bruno characters with Sacha Baron Cohen—superimposes one of the best-known logos of our time on some of the best-known artworks on the planet.

The Quantum Tamers

Perimeter Institute’s outreach presentation The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future has been nominated for two Gemini Awards, including Best Science Documentary.

Shot in High Definition in 16 cities in 6 countries, the program presents the weirdness and wonder of the quantum world and previews novel and promising futuristic quantum technologies. You can learn more and see more clips at

Dictaphone Parcel on Vimeo

Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel. As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers. The animation visualizes this journey by creating an imaginary documentary.

Cartoons in college


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Subway Science

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YouTube Play Shortlist Announced

125 videos have been shortlisted for YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video . I'd like to see all of them.

The shortlisted videos feature wide-ranging submissions from students, video artists, photographers, filmmakers, composers, video game programmers, an American Women’s Chess Champion, a Chilean collector of diecast cars, a Swedish rock band, a South African hip-hop group, and an Australian electronic music producer.


P.S.: Go here  to see the videos

Tea and Bullets

Today MPs will vote on whether to abolish the long gun registry. Perhaps constituents on both sides of the issue will stop lobbying and I'll be able to get some real work done. If people would be content to use porcelain guns my life would have been a lot easier these past few weeks.

Dude Craft

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Luigi's melancholy

This comic strip explores the dark side of Mario and Luigi. Brilliant!

More at Select Button

Sorry we can't make it...

In 1996 the Sex Pistols were invited to a gala event to celebrate the band's induction into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is John Lydon's RSVP:

What did the Hall of Fame expect? These guys were pitbulls, not toy poodles.
Letters of Note: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a piss stain

Stunning music video composed of X ray images and computer generated skeletons

Jarbas Agnelli created this ultra-hip music video for the Brazilian pop band Pato Fu. See how he did it at Dangerous Minds. The music is good too. 

Star Wars Bathroom Set

I'm itching to decorate the upstairs bathroom. Mr. Nag halfheartedly slapped a coat of primer on it a year ago and it's crying out for je ne sais quoi. I definitely will not be using this as inspiration!

Not so long long time ago in a galaxy not so far far away, a super awesome bathroom was created. This bathroom set was made with terry cloth towels and brand new, never been used Pottery Barn Star Wars bed sheets.

Should I stop at the hairy elephant sign?

PANOS 2013 is a collaborative project that takes the work of artists from around the world, in the form of fake road signs, and turns the streets of Lyon, France into an enormous gallery without walls
The round red and white signs look enough like real European traffic signs that you might take them for granted, but weird enough if you notice them to make you stop and think.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Japanese Tradition - Chopsticks

Let's give Japanese people a thrill with our chopstick poise!
Via everlasting blort

Husband's Food Art for Pregnant Wife on Bed Rest

This guy is definitely a keeper!

When a difficult pregnancy meant Shirley was confined to bed her husband Gat began serving up beautiful, creative, diabetic-friendly breakfasts featuring adorable egg characters parachuting, snowboarding, and even snorkeling.
See more at

Looxcie, a Camera Recording Everything You See

This intrigues me.

Looxcie is a ~$200 camera you plug into your ear, which then records everything you see, following your field of vision. Several hours are recorded, with new stuff overwriting the old... and if you saw anything interesting, you click its button and have the last 30 seconds saved and shared on YouTube and other networks. To tune and manage the camera and see the clips you download an app onto an Android phone like Google Nexus.

Memorable Quotes In Equally Memorable Typographic Art Posters By Jerod Gibson.

Jerod Gibson's series of typographic art prints, available in his online store 37 Posters, feature iconic silhouettes embedded in which are memorable quotes from such cult films and pop culture favorites as Pulp Fiction, The Simpsons, and The Big Lebowski.
If It's Hip, It's Here

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Virgil Widrich’s magical “Fast Film”

Austrian filmmaker Virgil Widrich and his crew truly turned it out in 2003 with Fast Film, an amazingly obsessed confluence of film history, paper-craft and pre-digital animation.

Dangerous Minds


Dog lovers, you have been warned. This will rip your heart out. Keep a box of kleenex handy when you read it.

Bob is the story of a boy’s childhood pet dog though the eyes of the people that loved him. From Bob’s fist days to his last this comic details the experience of loving a pet and the effect it has on your life.

March To Keep Fear Alive - Rally To Restore Sanity

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will be holding competing rallies in Washington, D.C. on October 30th, “for the 70 to 80 percent of you out there who care about the issues but who also ‘have s–t to do.’”