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posted by Ray on Thu, 1 Apr 2010 8:00am

Scott Weaver built this toothpick model of San Francisco over the course of 30+ years.




see also
YouTube - CNN Report

hat tip Wired

posted by Ray on Fri, 2 Apr 2010 8:00am

This is a time lapse video of Mark Ryden (wikipedia) painting Incarnation

hat tip Boing Boing

posted by Ray on Sat, 3 Apr 2010 8:00am

Mark Hogancamp has built a scale model of a World War II town he calls Marwencol. He creates scenes and then photographs them, telling the story of the town and its inhabitants. Mark uses his hobby as therapy to deal with the brain damage that is came as a result of being beaten by five men.




hat tip Boing Boing

posted by Ray on Sun, 4 Apr 2010 8:00am

Duke University grad student Julia Gaffield found the only known printed copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence in the British Archives while doing research for her doctoral dissertation.

Page 1

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see also
Duke University - Rediscovering Haiti's Declaration of Independence
Futurity - National treasure: Haiti’s history found

hat tip Holy Kaw!

posted by Ray on Mon, 5 Apr 2010 2:00pm

Juan Pablo Bravo created this infographic of 100 Pixar characters drawn to scale.


click image to see full-sized image.

hat tip Gizmodo

posted by Ray on Tue, 6 Apr 2010 8:00am

Avanaut has combined Star Wars LEGO and photography to come up with these great pictures.




see also
Flickr - Lego on Hoth

hat tip Holy Kaw!

posted by Ray on Wed, 7 Apr 2010 8:00am

Red Letter Media is at it again with an epic 90 minute review of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones.

see also
FITM - Best Movie Review Ever!
FITM - "The Worst Blue Movie I've Ever Seen"

posted by Ray on Thu, 8 Apr 2010 8:00am

A documentary about Banksy called Exit Through The Gift Shop will be playing in select cities soon. This five minute trailer for the movie touches on how Thierry Guetta came to work with the secretive street artist.

see also
FITM - The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything

posted by Ray on Fri, 9 Apr 2010 8:00am

posted by Ray on Sat, 10 Apr 2010 8:00am

hat tip Ian C. Rogers

posted by Ray on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:00am

I recently launched the new website MixtapeForYou. The story of how MixtapeForYou came to be begins with the Shirtless Dancing Guy. Mike Masnick at Techdirt tells the story in his article Ideas Into Execution: Giving Away An Idea To Make It Happen.

posted by Ray on Tue, 13 Apr 2010 2:00pm

posted by Ray on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 9:00am

This awesome towel folding robot was built at UC Berkley by Jeremy Maitin-SHepard, Marco Cusumano-Towner, Jinna Lei and Peiter Abbeel.

If you don't have access to a laundry folding robot, here's quick how to video showing you how to fold a t-shirt in seconds.

posted by Ray on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 8:00am

Broken Fingaz created this graffiti stop motion animation.

hat tip GOOD

posted by Ray on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 8:00am

I haven't had a cup of coffee in about 20 years, about the same time the world of coffee began to change. Now coffee comes with interesting, albeit temporary, art.



hat tip Web Urbanist

posted by Ray on Sat, 17 Apr 2010 8:00am

This is a great presentation by Dennis Hong on the different types of robots his team is developing at Virginia Tech.

posted by Ray on Mon, 19 Apr 2010 8:00am

chadneidt liked DJ Steve Porter's Slap Chop Rap remix of the Slap Chop ads so much he did an acoustic cover.

see also
FITM - That Really Happened!?!
FITM - Talkin' 'bout Practice
FITM - YouTube Music Is
FITM - Slap Chop Remix

hat tip DJ Steve Porter

posted by Ray on Tue, 20 Apr 2010 8:00am

hat top Gerd Leonhard

posted by Ray on Wed, 21 Apr 2010 9:00am

Here are some great Rube Goldberg machines, including an epic virtual machine.

hat tip Wired

posted by Ray on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 8:00am

Here is some fantastic looking footage from Tom Lowe's upcoming feature film.

hat tip Holy Kaw!

posted by Ray on Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:00am

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posted by Ray on Tue, 27 Apr 2010 8:00am

hat tip Holy Kaw!

posted by Ray on Wed, 28 Apr 2010 8:00am

After being frustrated trying to find the relevant information on a airline boarding pass designer Tyler Thompson decided to redesign the boarding pass. After posting his designs online, several other designers provided their attempts at redesigning the boarding pass. Some of these designs aren't practical given the printers the airlines user. Timoni Grone takes this issues into consideration in her design.

Tyler Thompson

Tyler Thompson

Timoni Grone

Brent Gentile

Louie Manta

see also
Boarding Pass/Fail - A Practical Boarding Pass Redesign

posted by Ray on Thu, 29 Apr 2010 8:00am

Gary Chang designed and built this small apartment to transform into 24 different rooms.

hat tip Holy Kaw!

posted by Ray on Fri, 30 Apr 2010 8:00am

The Fab Faux is a Beatles tribute band featuring Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman) and Jimmy Vivino (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien). This is a video of them performing Side Two of Abbey Road.

hat tip Bob Lefsetz