Geeky Wedding Cakes

June 24, 2011

Now, for a little comic relief, check out the geeky wedding cakes at bewelldogood.blogspot.com

 

 

I wonder how one could make these gluten-free and sugar free and food-color-free….

My favorite:

 

 

hat tip:  @juliaroy

 

 

DoSomething.org’s “Paper Cranes for Japan”: campaign caught the eye of Students Rebuild, an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation. Each crane will release $2 from the Foundation for this fundraising effort.

Mail your paper cranes to Students Rebuild to trigger $2 for each crane. The goal? 100,000 cranes received will raise $200,000 to support Architecture for Humanity’s plan to support the rebuilding efforts of Japanese architects.

They’ll even supply a pre-paid mailing label for boxes of 50 or more cranes. Email: info@studentsrebuild.org. Or send your cranes to:

Students Rebuild
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101

Check out all of the details at StudentsRebuild.org.

How to fold a paper crane:

(Dosomething.org is a fabulous activist site for teens with ideas for groups, clubs, grants and raising awareness. DoSomething.org believes teenagers have the power to make a difference. They leverage communications technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action)

Via: Josh Spear

A wind-powered knitting machine creates a continuous scarf which is harvested and labeled with time it took to “grow”. Merel Karhof, a designer from the Netherlands has re-created a sensible, beautiful and functional art form.

More photos and info at Merel’s site:  http://www.merelkarhof.nl

Hat tip: Josh

Vision, Commitment, Process

January 3, 2011

Micah sent this. Huge process, gorgeous final piece by Supakitch&Koralie.

It is old news, apparently, but new to me. They are two street artists from France who have joined together as a power duo in their craft and are also married, je croix. Both heavily influenced by Japanese art, their work showcases images of geishas, dragons and other elements of the culture. AND a relative of the Fantastic Mr Fox, it seems. creations to the quiet walls of galleries. Read more.

Watch an interview with Supakitch:

Beautiful Prize-winning Video

December 20, 2010

My Dad sent me this link. It’s a short video with powerful content and beautiful musical score that won the

Porcelain Unicorn was chosen from over 600 entries from around the world. Filmmakers were invited to create an original short film using the same six-line dialogue as the Cannes Lions award-winning Parallel Lines short films.

The competition, called ‘Tell It Your Way’, offered the winner the chance to gain a week’s work experience at Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) offices in Los Angeles, New York, London or Hong Kong. Read more at behindthespin.com

The contest involved creating an original sixth short film to accompany Philips’ ground-breaking Parallel Lines series of short films, directed by RSA talents, Greg Fay, Johnny Hardstaff, Carl Erik Rinsch, Jake Scott and Hi-Sim. The five short films, released on www.philips.com/cinema, are part of a cinematic project whereby each director created a film in a different genre, with a different storyline, but all following the same six line dialogue.

You’ll have to watch to hear the mysterious lines….

The public voted on YouTube for the top five. Porcelain Unicorn, was then chosen by Sir Ridley Scott.  It’s a wonderful idea and you can see all the finalists online at: www.youtube.com/philipscinema

Slapstick comedy, Baby Time, was the “People’s Choice”.

Oil and Water Don’t Mix

October 26, 2010

Thoughtful way to use art to draw our attention to the BP spill and do some good, too. Check out Anthony Burrill’s poster, limited edition of 200 posters, screen printed with oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster. All the benefits go to CRCL, the Coalition to Restore Louisiana coastline.

Via: Josh Spear

New Gadget

September 22, 2010

Go Go Gadget: VEGGIECHOP™

This is my kinda gadget. No motor, easy to clean. Check out the Chef’n VeggieChop™:

How is it possible to chop large pieces of vegetables or fruit, nuts, herbs, boneless meats—or even ice—by hand? What makes creating fresh salsas and pestos simple, with a just few pulls of a handle? Answer: The VeggiChop™


T is going to love this!!

You can buy from Isabellacatalog.com

Of course this is via Micah, via Green Diary. Check out this robot plant from Plantas Nomadas that  can walk about the contaminated rivers to nourish its microbial fuel cells. As it sips from the polluted water source, the elements of the contaminated water serve as nutrients for its microbes and they disintegrate to create energy during the process.

You can see Plantas Nomadas, designed by Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, at Laboral, Gijón, Spain through June, 7, 2010.

Since we bought our new couch we’ve been on high alert to keep the cats off. We bought them new little cushy beds, I am liberal with the catnip. We are also spraying them if they even look at the new couch. Of course, I don’t know what they do when we aren’t here. But I know that they will not be satisfied for long. I don’t like the petco variety of cat perches. They are ugly eyesores that the cats don’t even really like and they take up too much space. So these are some attractive and minimalist possibilities from SquareCatHabitat.com (modern furniture for cats and their owners).

I like this wall scratcher, too:

The products are made with Plyboo, 100% bamboo plywood, LEED certified or Low-pressure laminate (LPL) with Arreis® Sustainable Design Fiberboard with no formaldehyde adhesive.

Yale Clones Singers

November 22, 2009

I had to be satisfied with performing solo or with a group at college. Check out this group consisting of Sam Tsui and 5 Sam Tsui clones doing an awesome Michael Jackson medley, arranged and produced by Kurt Schneider. Both are Yale undergrads.

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