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posted by Ray on Mon, 2 Nov 2009 9:14am

Some places in the world have interesting taxis.

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see also
Toxel - 10 Cool and Unusual Taxis


posted by Ray on Tue, 3 Nov 2009 6:00am

Christopher Fennell is a sculptor who used several old school buses to build this bus stop shelter.

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see also
Christopher Fennell - Bus Stop Shelter
YouTube - Making of the Bus Shelter

hat tip Matt Mason


posted by Ray on Wed, 4 Nov 2009 6:00am

I'm generally not a fan of angular designs, but the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster is a nice looking ride.

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see also
Wired - Lamborghini Reventón

hat tip Wired


posted by Ray on Thu, 5 Nov 2009 9:01am

Rhett and Link are comedians, musicians and filmmakers. They also happen to love local commercials and are making local commercials for business across the U.S. This commercial for Cullman Liquidation is epic.



see also
I Love Local Commercials

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Fri, 6 Nov 2009 6:00am

Li Wei is an artist from Beijing China who takes some interesting self-portraits.

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see also
Web Designer Depot - The Unbelievable and Impossible Photos of Li Wei


posted by Ray on Sat, 7 Nov 2009 6:00am

Steven Nicholson is a university student who used 10 different sized hole punches to create a self-portrait.

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see also
NOTCOT - Hole Punched

hat tip Make:


posted by Ray on Sun, 8 Nov 2009 6:00am

Creston Lea builds custom electric guitars. Usually they are built in the Fender style and often painted by Sarah Ryan.

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hat tip Cool Hunting


posted by Ray on Mon, 9 Nov 2009 6:00am

Artist Karen O'Leary creates hand cut maps of major cities.

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see also
The Jailbreak - Paris In Pen and Paper by Karen O'Leary
The Best Part - Karen O'Leary
Paper Tastebuds - map cuts by karen o'leary

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Tue, 10 Nov 2009 6:00am

Jruiter Studio has come up with this interesting design for an inner city bike. Some interesting design elements that simply the bike, but it doesn't really look it would be a comfortable ride.

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see also
FITM - Phantom Bike
FITM - YikeBike: Folding, Electric Bike

hat tip TOXEL.COM


posted by Ray on Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:48pm

Paul Curtis "Moose" has a unique approach to creating graffiti. He creates his art by cleaning the dirt and grime from the surfaces he's working on.

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see also
The Reverse Graffiti Project
FastCompany - "Reverse Graffiti" Artist Paul Curtis Shows Us How Dirty We Really Are
Inhabitat - REVERSE GRAFFITI: Clean Green Street Art hits San Francisco!


posted by Ray on Thu, 12 Nov 2009 6:00am

StringFever gives us the history of music in five (err... six) minutes.

hat tip Holy Kaw!


posted by Ray on Fri, 13 Nov 2009 6:00am

Overthinking It has done some data analysis on U.S. oil production and the quality of rock music. This chart seems to suggest some sort of correlation.

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see also
Overthinking It - The Hubbert Peak Theory of Rock, or, Why We’re All Out of Good Songs

hat tip Good


posted by Ray on Sat, 14 Nov 2009 2:36pm

Oli Lemieux has some serious skills.


posted by Ray on Sun, 15 Nov 2009 7:00am

Jamie Spencer has made a series of historical LEGO mini-figures. They were created using only official LEGO pieces.

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see also
WebUrbanist - LEGOs Bring Historical Figures to (Miniature Toy) Life
Jamie Spencer - Flickr


posted by Ray on Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:00pm

D-Barcode is a Japanese design firm that designs custom barcodes.

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see also
Barcode Revolution - Gallery
The Dieline - Unique Japanese Barcodes

hat tip Gizmodo


posted by Ray on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:02am

Beginning in April 2009 Photographer Stefan Le Du began taking pictures of Stormtrooper action figures doing everyday (and not so everyday) activities.

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see also
Flickr - Stormtroopers 365

hat tip WebUrbanist


posted by Ray on Wed, 18 Nov 2009 7:00am

Walter Wick decided to balance a few objects on a piece of Lego.

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Thu, 19 Nov 2009 7:00am

Th American Merchant Mariners' Memorial in New York City is a compelling tribute to commercial mariners who have lost their lives on the water. The Memorial was designed by artist Marisol.

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see also
Scouting New York - Lost At Sea

hat tip Holy Kaw!


posted by Ray on Fri, 20 Nov 2009 7:00am

Jeanne-Claude passed away on November 18, 2009. She, along with her husband Christo created environmental works of art.

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see also
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
wikipedia - Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Flavorwire - RIP: Female Half of Art Duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude Dies at 74


posted by Ray on Sun, 22 Nov 2009 7:00am

These great stereoview photographs were taken by photographer T. Enami (wikipedia) in the early 1900s. They were converted into animated gifs by Pink Tentacle.

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see also
Flickr: Okinawa Soba - T. ENAMI STEREOVIEWS of JAPAN
Pink Tentacle - Animated stereoviews of old Japan
WebUrbanist - Stunning Stereoviews: Historical Photos Show Past in 3D


posted by Ray on Mon, 23 Nov 2009 7:00am

These are some examples of interesting Origami using money.

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see also
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/fickle/flickers/noguchi/menu.htm
FITM - Laser Cut Dollar Bills
FITM - There is Money in Origami

hat tip Make: Money Hats


posted by Ray on Tue, 24 Nov 2009 10:34am

Going West is an animated papercraft short film created by Andersen M Studio for the New Zealand Book Council.

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Fri, 27 Nov 2009 7:00am

It's nice to see some people be a bit creative in their ad placement. These are some clever elevator ads.

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see also
The Huffington Post - Lift Laughs: 9 Epic Elevators Ads

hat tip Holy Kaw!


posted by Ray on Sat, 28 Nov 2009 7:00am

Here are a couple optical illusions that show how easily our minds are deceived.

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Sun, 29 Nov 2009 7:00am

The Photo Club is the brainchild of Joey Lawrence (wikipedia) and Willem Isbrucker (twitter). This is a video for a rap song about the star-crossed relationship between a Canon boy and a Nikon girl.

Whatever you thoughts of the video, you should check out Joey Lawrence's photography. Joey was born in Ontario, Canada and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is 20 years old. Be sure to visit his website.

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Here is a short piece on him from CBC's The Hour.

see also
Ask the Photographer - Q and A with Photographer Joey Lawrence
Strobist - Young Blood: A Chat with Photographer Joey Lawrence

hat tip Gizmodo


posted by Ray on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 7:00am

John Nese loves his soda pop. Find out more about John Nese and the world's greatest soda pop store in this great video from Chow.com.

hat tip boing boing