Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blind Typography

Blind Font

Andrew Byrom is writing with blinds.

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(via neatorama)

Finding Evan Ratliff

Evan Ratliff Vanishing

Wired Magazine wanted to know if it's possible to just disappear and start a new life somewhere else. They promised their writer, Evan Ratliff, $3000 if he could stay hidden for a month, and they promised the internet crowd $5000 if they could find him.

It turns out that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter played a very big role in the hunt. The story is long but well worth reading.

Read the story

Wizard Smoke

Beautiful video of dusty skateboarders doing different tricks. Directed by Liam Mitchell and shot by Nathan Drillot and Liam Mitchell.

Flipped Google

Flipped Google

Apparently it is possible to rotate a page with the new CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets).

Try out Sideways Google

(note: your browser need to support the CSS3 standard to make it work)

Endless Beard

A pretty creative shave.

Endless Beard

(via bitsandpieces)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pop-up office

Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner made a pop-up office from cardboard.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Idea Killers

This is a very clever ad campaign for independent film group called "Show Off". The ads illustrate how good ideas can be killed by showing a famous historical or fictional situation. It's designed by Marcelo Lourenco and Pedro Bexiga with illustrations of Scott Campbell.

Idea vs. Budget
Idea vs. Department of Legal Services
Idea vs. New marketing director
Idea vs. Focus Group

View more pictures of the campaign on Scott's blog

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Scroll Clock

Scroll Clock

The Scroll Clock is simple but brilliant. It displays the current time with the browser's built in scrollbars.

Watch the Scroll Clock live here

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lots of tilt-shift pictures

Tilt-shift never gets boring. has a post with over 100 tilt-shift photographs like the one below:


Go to for the pictures

(via presurfer)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Steak Filter v0

This is a pretty cool work of art by Noah Feehan. A video of a big steak cooking is recorded and sent through the steak itself to a tv screen displaying the steak. As the steak looses moisture the signal gets weaker.

The video is pretty boring but it's a cool idea.

Interview with Noah Feehan


Heat Sensitive Wallpaper

Shi Yuan has created a wallpaper with reactive paint that changes its appearance as it gets warmer.

Radiator off:
Heat Sensitive Wallpaper - Before

Radiator on:
Heat Sensitive Wallpapper - After

Shi Yuan has also created a painting that changes when you touch it and a calendar that fades away as the day pass.

More info and pictures at

Beautiful Destruction

A very beautiful video of the destruction of the Penn Coach Yard chimney in Philadelphia more known as "The Drexel Shaft" to the tunes of Imogen Heap - Hide and seek.

Mandelbulb - A 3D version of the Mandelbrot fractal

Mandelbrot is probably the most famous fractal. 20 years ago the mathematician and science-fiction writer Rudy Rucker came up with the idea of a 3D-version of the mandelbrot fractal. At that time the computers had a hard time to even render the simple 2D fractal. But now the computers are faster and some math genius also found a way to render the 3D-version faster so here it is, the Mandelbulb.



Article with many nice pictures

Creative Pandas

One panda helps another to escape from the zoo trough a tiny hole in the wall.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Water drops in slow motion

Everyone knows what it looks like when a water drop hits a puddle. But do you know what it looks like at 2000fps? It's pretty amazing, the drop bounces a couple of times on the water surface and then turns into a smaller drop. What the video!

(via kottke)

Home made water purifier

Retired, 68 years old, engineer Anton Ivanovitj Reznikova from Russia hasn't lost his creativity. He has now built his own water purifying system inside his small apartment.

Tap water in Russia is pretty dirty but after travelling through this pretty complex system it becomes drinkable.

Fridge magnets to clear the water from metals

Layers of different types of mud

A bottle of millets to give vitamins to the water

The stones at the bottom gives the water minerals

Sharing water with a neighbor
Anton shares his clean water with a neighbor

Here is a video of Anton talking about his system, unfortunately in russian:

Original article in Russian with more pictures

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

PacMan with Vacuum cleaners

Jack Elston, Cory Dixon, and Maciej Stachura. Three computer scientists (and geeks) that has programmed some robotic vacuum cleaners called Roomba to act like PacMan and Ghosts.

More info on the Roomba PacMan site

(via neatorama)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bighead Halloween Costume

Eric Testroete made an awesome halloween costume inspired by the big-head mode seen in some games.


Visit Eric's site with more pictures

Disposable Laptop

We've got disposable cameras and disposable cell phones so it's not that far fetched that there will some day be disposable laptops. Je Sung Park gives he's take on what it might look like:

Disposable Laptop

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