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May 27, 2007 - June 2, 2007 Archives

  • June 1, 2007
    Nathan Sawaya is an artist who creates pretty amazing sculptures out of LEGO bricks. And they're not just recreations of objects, like a car or a building, but actual creative sculptures. Although none of them compare to my LEGO masterpiece: a giant rectangle. Check out a gal... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2007
    Mashable has a great list of their top 15 Google Street View Sightings. I just picked three at random and threw them up, but you can check out the full list here.... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2007
    This piece of art, entitled "For the Love of God", was created by Damien Hirst and will be on display at White Cube Mason's Yard. It's a skull made out of platinum, diamonds, and human teeth. The total thing has 8,601 diamonds and comes in at 1,106.18 carats. It's the most expe... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2007
    SleepCart is a shopping cart designed for homeless people. It works as a regular shopping cart but can also transform into a recliner to allow them to rest. Although if they really want to target the homeless they should've made this thing out of food. Or, I dunno, money. A fe... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2007
    Bikini Vase is a ceramic vase designed by Pickel Pampanel with a plastic pole in it to separate it's halves and expose the flowers. Now if somebody can apply the same design principal to my hot neighbor's wall we'll be in business. The boner business, that is!... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2007
    Zip Zip is a USB Memory Stick encased in a Lego brick. Which looks pretty cool, until you accidentally drop it into your box of regular Legos. Then? Well then it looks like the worst USB Memory Stick ever created in the world.... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    The VPI HR-X Turntable by TEAC is a turntable that features a new belt-driven design that comes with a 50-mm thick platter which actually floats on an air suspension system at 45rpm. And I have no idea what that means, but it costs a whopping $19,000. And it's not like this is ... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    This is an incredibly clever business card put together by Melvin, a self proclaimed "hacker, entrepreneur, and all around mischief maker." The picks can be easily removed from the card and are actually functional as lock picks. Kind of puts my business card to shame. And by bu... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    The Wall Gear Clock is a wall clock which uses exposed spinning gears to tell the time. And me? Well I basically just guess. ... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    From the Photosynth demo description: Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Curious about that speck in corner... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    On May 29, this woman from Anhui twirled 100 hula hoops simultaneously during the cultural tourism festival in Shandong. Which is pretty good, but I can do 101. I can also bench press 500 pounds and fly. Impressed?... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    Even seen an elephant hump a giant rubber ball before? You have now. Check out the clip after the jump. / Continue →
  • May 31, 2007
    The Mushroom Forest Table Series is a coffee table designed by Thomas Wold, creating a multicolor coffee table that looks like a forest of mushrooms. Although still not as cool as if you grew an actual forest of mushrooms to use as a coffee table. Nothing says 'good idea' like ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2007
    I'm not one to judge, but there's a new trend in Japan where women are wearing insanely huge false eyelashes. Can you imagine kissing somebody wearing these? You'd think your eyeballs were under attack by caterpillars.... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2007
    For $6 you can this LED keychain shaped like a traditional incandescent light bulb. It's not nearly as bright, but it also won't burn your hand. Plus it's made out of acrylic so you won't end up with a pocket filled with shattered glass. Unless, you know, you fill your pockets ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2007
    Microsoft has unveiled Surface, their surface computing device. It's basically a touch-sensitive interactive table which can also interface with other devices such as the MS Zune. It looks cool and all, but seems like it'd be difficult to use after you started to lose all the f... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2007
    Designer Yong Jieyu disassembled a CD player and then rearranged the components to resemble the layout of a phonograph. The speakers are put below the trumpet loudspeaker for amplification. The wooden box is made slightly more spacious then the electrical PCB board needed to a... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2007
    Google Maps has introduced Street View, which basically lets you walk around on the actual roads in the map. It's only available for a few cities right now, but it's pretty much the most amazing feature I've ever seen. Just go here and then click Street View and follow the dire... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2007
    Intel has created the world's thinnest notebook called the mobile Metro notebook, coming in at less than 0.7 inches thick—about one-quarter of an inch thicker than the Motorola Razr cell phone. The thing weighs just 2.25 pounds and uses flash memory in place of the standard ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2007
    theANEMIX is a modular lighting system that creates unique spatial 3D lighting effects inspired by bioluminescence. It's developed by chilean company LUXIA which was formed by two young architects and lighting designers Ximena Muñoz and Paulina Villalobos. And I guess this is ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2007
    This fish - a platinum arowana - is a mutant fish with virtually no color in its body. The owners recently turned down an $80,000 offer to sell, making it one of the world's most expensive fishes. It's apparently the only one of its kind in Singapore. Regular arowanas aren't pa... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2007
    This guy could totally fit at least three more locks on there. Unless, you know, he's okay not having the most secure bicycle ever. And he should maybe think about gluing a shark to the seat. Source... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2007
    If you enjoy watching TV, drinking, and letting everybody know you have absolutely no taste whatsoever, this Pop-Up TV-Liquor Cabinet might be for you. At least it's shiny. Plus, you know, the TV looks like it's 20-years-old. So that's nice. Source... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2007
    The AP writes: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires. Yeah, that's pretty big. I g... / Continue →