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May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007 Archives

  • May 25, 2007
    This mecha version of the Nissan DUALIS SUV was designed by anime creator/mecha designer Shoji Kawamori and stands stands 3.5 meter tall. It will be on display at the Nissan Gallery in Ginza from May 23 to June 13 and at the Sony Building in Ginza from June 25 to July 1. Check ... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2007
    These carrier bags were designed by Jamie Wieck to look like they're literally carrying your stuff. It's a pretty slick design, and much more appropriate than creating a bag out of actual hands. Probably less bloody too. More shots of the carrier bags after the jump.... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2007
    This is a little tutorial on how to open a combination lock with a stick pin. It's not very informative, but at least it looks somewhat legit. Although once again I've gotta stick with my own personal method of opening a combination lock: biting through it with my teeth.... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2007
    This is a wall mountable wireless printer designed by Ransmeier & Floyd. It can sit on a surface or hang on the wall and displays printouts like a picture in a frame. Considering how flat screen displays and wireless laptops have evolved it seems weird this is the first flat-pr... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2007
    Tiny little chocolate shoes that come in tiny little shoe boxes? Don't mind if I do. Although I don't see what's so special about these since I already eat my shoes. My stomach's been hurting for the past, oh I dunno, three years? Source... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2007
    The Disc Pod Dispenser laods up a spindle of blank CDs or DVD's and ejects them out one at a time at the push of a button. It costs $14 and does the same job as if you just grabbed a disc off the top, meaning if you buy this you're officially the laziest person on the planet. A... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2007
    Eight Tibetan monks spent two days cross-legged on the floor at Union Station, leaning over to meticulously create an intricate design of colored sand as an expression of their Buddhist faith. They were more than halfway done when, within seconds, their work was destroyed by a ... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2007
    Piano maker Steinway & Sons has partnered with Lyngdorf Audio founder Peter Lyngdorf to create a new line of ultra-high end audio visual systems. Steinway Lyngdorf, as the partnership is called, is releasing the Model-D music system which will include a full set of speakers and... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2007
    A Chinese man bought a tomato from his local market because it was shaped like a mouse. Chen Guoping, of Dongzhuangqiao village, Zhejiang province, bought the 150-gram tomato. "It looks so much like a mouse head that I bought it without hesitation. It looks very funny," he sai... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2007
    Man I wish I could give this guy a wedgie so bad. Nerd! / Continue →
  • May 24, 2007
    This video was taken while on safari and shows a battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and two crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Throw in Voltron and you've got yourselves a war. Video after the jump.... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    This puzzle table was designed by Hsien Chang and was inspired by sliding puzzles. The grids can be designated to store different items and there are fitted baskets which can be removed for even greater convenience. To access the grids you just slide the dividers on the desk. T... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    The Fanimation Enigma Fan is a 60" single blade fan and probably the sleekest ceiling fan I've ever seen. What would you expect to pay for something like this? $1 million? $2 million? No, my friends, for the low low price of $800 you too can have a fan in your home that looks l... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    Chest of Drawers is a chest designed by Tejo Remy and is made out of drawers collected from the street. Yes, that's right, the horrible monstrosity you see before you was done on purpose. It's a neat idea, but why did he use drawers he found on the street? I mean c'mon, it's pr... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    If you've never seen those videos where Japanese people dress in black and recreate scenes with Matrix effects, prepare to have your socks blown off. If not a single part of that last sentence made sense to you, just watch the video and you'll understand. Or you won't and you'l... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    This Chinese woman claims her cat has grown two 4 inch long wings. "At first, they were just two bumps, but they started to grow quickly, and after a month there were two wings," she said. Feng, of Xianyang city, Shaanxi province, says the wings, which contain bones, make her ... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    This is a video of a parasitic cordyceps fungi attacking and consuming an ant. And yes, it's every bit as disgusting as it sounds. I almost clawed my skin off half-way through the clip. And by almost I mean I actually did. I'm typing this from the dead! Check out the video aft... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    The medals for the 2008 Olympics have been unveiled and, uh, here they are. So you better get started on your replicas now if you hope to have them ready in time for the actual games. "Why yes, that is my Olympic gold medal from competitive monkey wrestling." One more shot of ... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2007
    This is a high-speed video of a water balloon bouncing off the floor without popping. It's oddly hypnotic to watch. And by hypnotic I mean erotic. Chica bow wow chica bow wow. Check out the video after the jump.... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2007
    Fiona Carswell on her Smoking Jacket: The jacket has a built-in pair of lungs on the front. As the wearer smokes, the lungs fill up with the exhaled cigarette smoke and begin to gradually darken over time. This project was a result of exploring reflective design as it relates ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2007
    Think that's bad? My house was built three feet tall, the exact size of the blueprints. I probably should've gotten my money back instead of deciding to move in. Source... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2007
    Remember Line Rider? That wonderfully addictive flash game where you draw lines and a little dude on a sled rides on them? Well somebody recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. with it. Check out the video after the jump. Or don't, because it's pretty boring. ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2007
    The New York Times has a pretty nice (but short) slideshow featuring some deep sea creatures taken by French journalist Claire Nouvian for her film “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss.” The thing above is called the Dumbo Octopus, and it's probably the cutes... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2007
    From the Pecker Exerciser site: The Pecker Exerciser is a much-needed gift for the bachelor. You can give it to him if you think he needs to "bone up" before his honeymoon or if you think that he may stop getting as much exercise after marriage. Purchase the Pecker Exerciser a... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2007
    Yukio Miyamoto creates photo-realistic pictures using Adobe Illustrator. He starts by tracing out shapes over photographic references and then fills them with gradients and blends to create the final product. Keep in mind that Illustrator isn't a 3D modeling program. These were... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2007
    Here's a tutorial on how to bake your very own Rubik's Cube cake. I'm not a scientist, but cake just tastes better when it's in cool shapes. I've actually got my own Rubik's Cube cake recipe, but it's basically just covering a real Rubik's Cube with frosting. Easy and delicious... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2007
    This would've been funny if the ferret had discovered the jalapeno on its own. And if the people laughing in the video didn't make me want to punch myself in the face. But neither of these is the case, so it's sad.... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2007
    This Pac-Man skeleton was put together by Le Gentil Garçon and paleontologist François Escuilié, and was modeled after the skeletal structure of predatory animals. Which is basically just a lot of words that could've been replaced with 'Great Googly Moogly this is awesome!' ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2007
    This Portal Denial System was created by Ionatron and uses a laser-induced plasma channel to electrocute anybody that steps in its path. It fires a laser across an opening to create a conductive stream of plasma which acts as a virtual wire. Because the plasma is conductive, it... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2007
    Starcraft II, the sequel to the massively popular real-time strategy game Starcraft, was unveiled on Saturday. Check out the official site and make sure to watch the cinematic trailer. Just be sure you're wearing a diaper. Not because you'll wet yourself or anything, they're ju... / Continue →