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August 21, 2011

BrainCar

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Wrote Vanessa Ruiz on Street Anatomy,

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"Rotterdam-based artist Olaf Mooij, known for his modifications of vehicles for the sake of art, created this brain car mash-up."

"The brain captures video during the day and then remixes and projects the video on the inside of the brain at night,

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creating a somewhat psychedelic reflection of our own dreaming brains."

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[via Juxtapoz]

August 21, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Typographic World Map

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Letterpress (blind longitude & latitude lines).

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20 x 29 inches (16 x 25 image area).

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Printed on Savoy - Natural 118lb C.

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Black ink.

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Unframed.

$150.

[via Fancy]

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Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming in conversation, 1958

From Open Culture: "We take you back to 1958 when Ian Fleming, creator of the great spymaster character James Bond, meets up with Raymond Chandler, America’s foremost writer of hard-boiled detective fiction. The two authors, who read and admired each other’s work, sat down for drinks one day and got down to talking about villains (real and imagined) and their iconic literary characters. The BBC captured it all on audio (above). You can also find a transcript of the conversation on page 30 of this PDF. The conversation, which has a free flowing quality to it, runs 25 minutes."

 

August 21, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Spice Skulls

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A 2009-2010 work by Helen Altman, in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Each skull: 6.5" x 5.5" x 7" (16.5 x 14 x 17.8 cm).

Each of the 42 skulls is made from a different spice or grain.

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Above and below, from the top down, Millet, Lemon Grass,

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and Black Sesame Seed.

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[via WASTED TALENT and Poison Ivy]

August 21, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Cats in space — I can has gravity?

Have you ever wondered how cats' almost preternatural physical orientation capabilities would fare in conditions of weightlessness?

Wonder no more, just watch the video above.

[via The Guardian]

August 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Rhizome II Desk Lamp

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Laminated bamboo.

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£175.

Box7

[via Fancy]

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The tree listener

From the Wall Street Journal: "Two years ago, British artist-designer Alex Metcalf set up a "tree listening" installation in Northamptonshire, England, that amplified the sound of water moving inside the tree trunk. Mr. Metcalf describes it as a 'quiet popping sound.' Listeners can also hear a 'deep rumbling' in the background, produced by movement of the tree's branches."

Metcalf's piece is included in the new exhibit "Talk to Me" at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

This page includes a 30-minute-long recording from his installation.

August 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Elegant cord control

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Four different woods:

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Walnut, Wenge, Odom or Japanese oak.

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Three sizes.

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¥1,260–¥1,890.

August 21, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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