Apr. 28th, 2006

This week brings a mostly artsy Friday Links list. Slightly earlier than usual as I am headed off for the weekend. (Yay!)

» Branislav Kropilak: Garages

This one is making the rounds. But rightly so. Some quite beautiful photographs of garages. His sense of composition is pretty awesome.

» Banksy

Some of you creative types have likely already seen his work (especially those of you lucky enough to live in the UK.) His work is stellar. He elevates graffitti to a real artform.

» Kazuhiko Kobayashi: Gate Vision

Winner of the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival. Kaleidescopic video of vehicular motion. Difficult to describe and quite beautiful.

» Paper Forest Blog

Check out new origami / glued paper model layouts every day so you can “build” your own forest.

Have a faaaaabulous weekend!


Apr. 21st, 2006

Ohhhhhhhh Friday! Yes!

» NanoMame

MAME software (arcade emulation) on an iPod Nano, complete with handcrafted cabinet. Yes… I am a nerd…

» Chicago’s Damen Station, created with Photoshop and Illustrator

Photorealistic images of this Chicago transit station, created solely by hand using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (but no camera.) Compare the first image to this photograph.

» Poke-A-Sheep


» National High-Five Day

Which was actually yesterday. (Oops!)
So a happy belated National High-Five day!

Have a great Friday everyone.


Apr. 13th, 2006

This is a special Good Friday link listing, because in my country tomorrow is a holiday. Early posting for everyone else who has to work on Friday. 🙂

» link to blog entry

I can’t describe this adequately but check it out. What can I say? This made me laugh.

» IBM’s “Seeds of Imagination” installation

You plant a seed, then talk to your plant by typing into a text box. Positive words get recognized and alter how your plant grows. Check out the gallery too. Some very beautiful abstract pieces in there.

» Pimp My Snack!

Soooo… is there anything left that cannot be “pimped”?

» CompuPromo

[via Digg]
A humorous take on photos from the early days of computing. Note: Lileks also hosts the Gallery of Regrettable Food, previously mentioned here…

Happy Easter Weekend, Fridaypeople!


Apr. 7th, 2006


» The Chevy Apprentice Ad Creator

“Not exactly going as planned…” Indeed. Read the comments for numerous examples. One I particularly liked: right here.

» Rapatronic Nuclear Photographs

This site describes the cameras used to photograph nuclear detonations. Fascinating (if you’re a camera nerd like me.) The other links following that article are also pretty interesting.

» The Most Annoying Video Ever?

“What happens when a man covered in microphones walks into a room covered with speakers? Feedback. Lots of it.” [You’ll want to watch out for the volume on this one.]

» CabSpotting!

Cabspotting traces San Francisco’s taxi cabs as they travel throughout the Bay Area.

Have a most excellent weekend.


Mar. 31st, 2006

Oh man: at last! Friday!

» 3D Painted Rooms

I think if I lived in any of these I’d go a little nutty. Pretty unique ideas though.

» Urville: The Imaginary City

Gilles Trehin is an autistic 28-year-old. Since the age of 12, he has been designing an imaginary city called Urville. This is amazing.

» A Wedding Toast By Katie Holmes’s Former Best Friend

On McSweeneys.net. McSweeney’s = funny.

» Ganguro!

Never mind Ms. Stefani and her Hirajuku Girls(tm), this is apparently the real deal in Japan these days. Eeeeyikes! I did witness this when I visited, but it’s even more out of whack this year. Check out the eyes!

Happy Day, Friday Peoples!


Mar. 17th, 2006



Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Ta-lura-lura-luuuuu! [hic!]

» Don’t Shoot the Puppy!

It is not at all obvious how you play this, but trust me: you can make it to 15 levels on this game. “Hint: It’s the exact opposite of what you do in all other games.”

» Hanzi Smatter

“Dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in western culture.”
Lists several (mostly tattooed) misuses of Chinese and Japanese characters. Brilliant! Make sure that “Warrior” on your bicep doesn’t actually mean “Donut Hole”.

» The Torn-Up Credit Card Application

“You should probably buy a shredder today.” Indeed!
[Note: This took place in the US, using a US bank.]

» World Class Juggling: Chris Bliss

[Apologies to Metafilter readers]
Yikes. This one has been making the rounds. It’s a little… cheeseball maybe. The guy is definitely good. It’s hard to take the term “World Class” seriously but it’s pretty mesmerizing to watch Mr. Bliss in action. Note: The audio is worth it on this one.

Happy Friday! 🙂


Mar. 10th, 2006

Yes, I was gone last week (on vacation in faaaabulous NYC.) However! The Friday Links are back in full effect!

Here we go:

» Marimba Ponies!

[A video, just an fyi]
This is unbelievably entertaining! It’s rare that I link to a video file but this was awesome.

» Soho Tour

Since I went to NYC for the weekend, I found this which pretty much exactly maps the places I ended up seeing. Great Google Maps hack. Note: You can view several other neighborhoods. It’s mostly the interface I was geeking out about.

» Celebrity Yawning!

Hey: if they can have celebrity ballroom dancing…
[in Norwegian]

» Chinese Watermelon Art

[Self explanatory and…. ?!?!]

Hope your weekend is fabulous!


Feb. 24th, 2006



» Nightmare On Orchard St.

Seeing as how I’m NYC bound (next weekend!) this is an interesting (and sad) story about a guy who rips people off by showing off his “apartment” (actually several vacant properties) and collects their “down payments.”

» Virtual Street Reality

Julian Beever: A guy who does chalk drawings on the street that seem to be actually 3D. Very talented.

» Escapa!

Sent in by Melissa T. Another very addictive game. “Story behind it: If you can go longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal. I was told that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.”

» The Found Footage Film Festival

This is a preview, but you can join their email list. Some truly insane stuff on here.
Note: mostly video (not film)

Happy Friday!