Archive for March, 2010

Mixr iPad App

March 31, 2010
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Mixr As if you really needed yet another reason to pick up an iPad this weekend, along comes Mixr (£TBA). This multi-touch DJ mixing app for the upcoming Jesus tablet offers… Visit Uncrate for the full post.

Via: Uncrate

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Marc Newson’s Ikepod Hourglass

March 30, 2010

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If you have to measure an hour, this is one damn beautiful way to do it by Marc Newson.  Want. Via Daily Icon

TheIkepodHourglass is a remarkable and luxurious 60 minute counter made up of high-grade glass with “sand” that consists of carbon or nickel-plated nanoballs. A gold-plated nanoball version is also available. From Josh Spear

Which Lamborghini shall I have in my front room today?

March 30, 2010

Architect Takuya Tsuchida solved a unique problem for this new homeowner in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. He had a nine-car garage, but wanted to be able to view a car of his choice in his living room. So Tsuchida built an elevator to connect the garage and living room. You can see more photos and floor plans for this luxurious home in the links.

Gallery and Floor Plans via Geekologie | Photo: Koichi Torimura. Via Neatorama

Sten and Lex’s “Poster Stencils”

March 25, 2010

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STEN LEX stencil poster from STEN on Vimeo.

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Sara and I have been following the work of Sten and Lex in Italy for many years. We’ absolutel love their latest body of work, created for their current solo show at the CO2 GALLERY in Rome.

They call this recent series “Poster Stencils” because, in essence, they are both stencils and posters at the same time. The video above shows their process of pasting up the matrix of the stencil, cut on paper, on a panel of wood as a poster. They then paint on the matrix in black and when it all all dry they destroy the matrix, letting some parts of the matrix stay pasted to the wood. In this manner the stencil is not reproducible and the matrix “dies” in the work itself.

From Wooster Collective.

Mobstr vs. The Newcastle City Council

March 25, 2010

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Rebel:Art points us to this terrific public dialogue between mobstr and the Newcastle City Council back in late 2007.

Invading The Vintage

March 25, 2010

Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla’s Flickr photoset of cute aliens invading grandpa’ postcards.

(via J-Walk Blog)

9 very rare (and very expensive) video games cartridges

March 22, 2010

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You may recall the story of the guy who sold the Nintendo game Stadium Events for $41,300. Other old video games can be sold for ridiculous amounts not because of any intrinsic value, but because of their documented rarity. For example, a cartridge containing Nintendo Campus Challenge is the only existing copy.

In the early 1990s, Nintendo held competitions on college campuses and at popular Spring Break destinations. Like the World Championships, players had six minutes to play for high scores on demo versions of Super Mario Bros. 3, PinBot, and Dr. Mario.

Most copies of the game were destroyed after the competition ended, but one Nintendo employee kept his cart and sold it to Rob Walters at a garage sale in 2006.

Two sellers later, the price was $20,100! Read about more super-valuable video games at mental_floss. Link



The Art of the Luggage Label.

March 22, 2010

Tom Schifanella collects classic luggage labels and shares them through his Flickr stream. A suitcase covered with these is a sign of a life grandly lived.

Luggage labels are fascinating bits of hotel history from the golden age of travel, roughly the 1900’s to 1960’s. During this time these labels were used by hotels as advertising and eagerly applied to steamer trunks, suitcases and all sorts of luggage by hotel staff, mainly bellhops.

Today, these same labels are highly desirable and sought after by collectors all over the world. Many of the designs were produced by some of the best poster designers from the golden age of travel like Roger Broders, Jan Lavies and Mario Borgoni.

Via Neatorama.

Funny parking signs…

March 22, 2010
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A record sleeve that turns into a player…wow

March 22, 2010

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Who needs turntables when you have cardboard? GGRP Sound has come up with a brilliant way to play records: with the record sleeve. The needle-embedded carboard package folds up to hold a 45rpm in place, making sound while you spin it with a pencil. Instead of outputting to a speaker, the vibrations go through the needle and into the cardboard, and the sound quality is not bad, from what we’ve heard anyway.

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via Gizmodo