June 09, 2010
A note on shadows
Constant readers will know that as a rule I crop photos very tightly, with no more than a pixel or two of margin around featured objects or people.
Yet once in a while I'm faced with a quandary, in that sometimes shadows are integral to a photo's effectiveness.
Consider the two above and below.
Which do you prefer?
Or how about this
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
At first I thought it was from the Outback but I was quickly disabused as I read Laura Johannes's March 30, 2010 Wall Street Journal story about the plethora of new relaxation beverages hitting the market.
The shape of things to come?
"One wheel version of a real Enigma in a smart CD case. Designed exclusively for and only available through Bletchley Park, Pocket Enigma is a little cipher machine."
Fake Swimming Pool
Designed in 2004
by Buenos Aires artist Leandro Erlich.
"In one of the courtyards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
is a swimming pool framed by a limestone deck.
When seen from the deck, the pool appears to be filled with deep, shimmering water.
In fact, however, a layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass.
Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter."
What your email address says about your computer skills
Chairless — Episode 2: Brainless™
It was introduced with much fanfare at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this past March.
Well, guess what?
My BrainGenius™ crack research team put their collective cortices together and came up with the Brainless™ strap.
Introduced at the Fête de Morons in Charlottesville this morning, our Podunk town iteration employs the same principle as the famous Chilean architect's creation, but offers a very low-rent, for-sale-right-now alternative to his as yet unavailable version.
Simply get a yoga strap and cinch it, then put it around yourself and voilà: Brainless.
I don't know what the designer version will cost if it ever goes on the market but I guarantee you it'll be a multiple of 10 times more than the $3.88 you'll pay here.