Tuesday, March 31, 2009

KOZO2 / designer desk lamp / light / home / office

KOZO2 / desk lamp - is made of galvanized iron parts and an original innovative - on/off tap light switch (developed at the studio), combined with the electronics needed for it to house a 20watt halogen light bulb, KOZO2 is a unique functional light for your office desk, on your computer station or in any other place you need it.

buy one here, and other designs

Demekin Pocket Fisheye Camera

everyone knows fisheye is the new 45 megapixel...about as big as a roll of film the demekin pocket fisheye is portable and pocket worthy
buy one here

Rickman Metisse Desert Racer

steve mcqueen rode one hard. he described it as one of the best things he's ever owned.
"fully reconditioned Triumph TR6 engine from the correct era, complete with a single Amal carb, and the machines are faithfully constructed to encompass the ideals employed by Steve McQueen all those years ago. So the footrests are made to his original design while the front end uses 35mm Ceriani forks, with the all-important seven-plus inches of travel to soften the effects of riding fast on rough ground. The yokes once again come from BSA to relocate the handlebar position behind the steering stem for better handling."

places i'd rather be


Monday, March 30, 2009

elvis the robo cat

yeah son u heard it right. robot cat.

reference under cool

Fausto Coppi

Sunday, March 29, 2009

the wu-tang office

time to walk the house!

The Walking House by N55.

"WALKING HOUSE is a modular dwelling system that enables persons to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape or cityscape with minimal impact on the environment. It collects energy from its surroundings using solar cells and small windmills. There is a system for collecting rain water and a system for solar heated hot water. A small greenhouse unit can be added to the basic living module, to provide a substantial part of the food needed by the Inhabitants. A composting toilet system allows sewage produced by the inhabitants to be disposed of. A small wood burning stove could be added to provide CO2 neutral heating. WALKING HOUSE forms various sizes of communities or WALKING VILLAGES when more units are added together. WALKING HOUSE is not dependant on existing infrastructure like roads, but moves on all sorts of terrain."
Technical specifications:
Basic module:
Height: 3.5 meters
Width: 3.5 meters
Length: 3.72 meters
Weight: 1200 kg
Max speed: 60 meters/hour
Component list:
Plating and framework wood and plywood
Legs made of steel and mechanical components
12 linear actuators
solar panels
micro windmills
polycarbonate plates
interior equipment

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Pentagon can now regrow limbs

yep, you heard that right.

"The first phase of the Pentagon's plan to regrow soldiers' limbs is complete; scientists managed to turn human skin into the equivalent of a blastema — a mass of undifferentiated cells that can develop into new body parts. Now, researchers are on to phase two: turning that cellular glop into a square inch of honest-to-goodness muscle tissue.
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) just got a one-year, $570,000 grant from Darpa, the Pentagon's blue-sky research arm, to grow the new tissues. "The goal is to genuinely replace a muscle that's lost," biotechnology professor Raymond Page tells Danger Room. "I appreciate that's a very aggressive goal." And it's only one part in a larger, even more ambitious Darpa program, Restorative Injury Repair, that aims to "fully restore the function of complex tissue (muscle, nerves, skin, etc.) after traumatic injury on the battlefield."

Muscles are, of course, famous for their ability to regenerate; they're broken down and rebuilt with every gym workout. But when too much of a muscle is lost — either from injury or illness — "instead of the regenerative response, you get scarring," Page says. He's hoping to get a different result, by carefully growing fresh muscle, outside the body.
Step one will be trying to get those undifferentiated cells to turn into something like muscle cells. That means making sure the cells have myosin and actin — two proteins that are key to forming the cellular cytoskeleton, and to building muscle filaments. Then, Page and his team will try to get those cells to form around a scaffolding of tiny threads, made of biomaterial. Exactly what will be in thread, Page isn't quite sure — maybe collagens, maybe fibrinogens. It's one of many mysteries to unravel, as his team tries to grow body parts from scratch."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

the Ramp House by Archivirus

"Recently created by Archivirus Architecture and Design, the Ramp House is a response to the client’s request for a “skatable habitat”.

According to architect Athanasia Psaraki, the Ramp House is a project which tries to reconsider and redefine the living space. The result of the client’s request is a curved form interior, which “set the whole house as well as the inhabitant’s life, into motion”.
more here

Architects: Archivirus
Location: Athens, Greece
Type Of Project: Private house
Project Architect: Athanasia Psaraki
Design Team: Athanasia Psaraki
Client: Maria Zacharopoulou

yet another winner of a cover from the economist camp

yet another masterful pastiche by the economist

60 foot penis graffiti

"An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents' £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he'll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling."

source bbc

apparently Barack likes to eat out alot

and go out...i guess i would be out and about if i was him too!

read about the NY times article here

GPS Coordinates - 51°02′S 73°00′W (Lago Nordenskjold, Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region, southern Chile)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster With Hybrid Drive

this is not really a bicycle but it has wheels like one so i like it.
part of their line of "F-Series" concept vehicles, fitted with a 1.2 kW hybrid drive reaches a top speed of 15mph with a range of 217miles. fucking bomb.

get the whole spread here.

cats and foxes & maru the cat

are cute when they are best friends

maru likes paper bags

Cinq Cinq (5.5) Design - USB Flash Drive Coins

i just got my Lacie imakey USB flash drive, but this design from cinqcinq takes the USB flash drive into a whole new level of aesthetic design.

Eames Select Molded Plywood Chair

Herman Miller is providing its customers with an exclusive program intended to enrich their connection to the world’s most renowned product designs. Called Herman Miller Select, the program offers an opportunity to own a limited edition product released once a year with a distinct characteristic for collector appeal.

The company’s first Select product release will include the Eames(R) Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, fashioned with a luscious walnut veneer and refined leather hairhide upholstered seat and back. Gregg Vander Kooi, manager of Herman Miller’s Classics, notes that the Select program was born out of the increasing demand from collectors for classic products with unique enhancements.

“Charles and Ray Eames often experimented with different finishes and materials for their designs. This version of the chair was offered in the 50’s and 60’s and we thought this would be a great way to allow our customers to own a similar share of design history.”

If you want one you better act fast! Only 500 chairs will be available for this inaugural year from the company’s global network of dealerships and retailers. Each piece sold will be numbered for authenticity and packaged with a signed and numbered print of the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair by Nick Merrick of the famed Hedrich Blessing studio.
buy now!

cute attack!

sea otters holding hands

Poop while biking!

downright the scariest place to mountain bike
Cliffs of Mohan, Ireland

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easter is on the way sooo... Smash that Creme Egg !

"A Rube Goldberg machine that is used to squish a Creme Egg. It goes around the walls of our lounge.
This is an entry in Cadbury's "Unleash The Goo" competition, in which entrants must find the most creative way to break a creme egg." - from allonewordplease

cute attack!

The Super Chameleon for Ray Ban

Music by YUKSEK - 'Eat My Bear'

reference under cool

Howard Duane Allman