Is this really real?
Are MelonFarmers doing Daily Mail readers a discredit? Surely there’s no way this can be a genuine letter. Am I naive? “The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children, Benjamin and Ofelia, a packet of Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionary. It was only after I was leaving the check-out that I noticed the appalling illustration on the packaging. This...
Time Travel in TV & Films
More brilliant stuff from InformationIsBeautiful.net, click to see the full size version…
The tragedy of Craigslist? That it doesn't fit |... →
Guardian Techblog’s reaction to the Wired.com article about Craiglist
Tree of Life
This is a visualisation of the tree of life that I stumbled across, its intriguing. More info here: http://digitised.info/content/view/20/51/
“A device to wrestle with the STRONGEST ANIMAL IN THE WORLD: the rhinoceros beetle. This device includes a head-and-body mounted display that equips humans with the appendages required to interact (with the males at least). In addition it scales us and our forces to the beetle proportions granting us similar manipulative capacities and even playing field; an architecture of...
Here and There - a horizonless projection in...
A really cool take on navigation/mapping from BERG (formerly Schulze & Webb). I’d really like the uptown/downtown prints but £40 is a bit steep! http://schulzeandwebb.com/hat/
Mr. Miyagi didn’t teach the Karate Kid to believe in himself. He taught...– http://www.cracked.com/article/85_6-bullshit-facts-about-psychology-that-everyone-believes/
Why Craiglist Is Such a (beautiful) Mess
“People are good and trustworthy and generally just concerned with getting through the day,” Newmark says. If most people are good and their needs are simple, all you have to do to serve them well is build a minimal infrastructure allowing them to get together and work things out for themselves. Any additional features are almost certainly superfluous and could even be...
Played the demo of this last week and really enjoyed it. Reminded me a little of Prince of Persia (the more recent 3d ones) for its fluid combat and also a little of Metal Gear Solid for the stealth sections. All wrapped up in the wonderful world of Batman.
The Shield creator Shawn Ryan wrote the pilot episode while listening to...– Popbitch
When I first stumbled onto the internet 10 years or so ago I came across someone using ‘lol’. I hated it then and I still hate it now. My objection is a simple one - if you are really laughing out loud as often as you use ‘lol’ then aren’t you just a little bit mental? Can you not express that sentiment a little more creatively? It has always grated on me. Over the...
The best fight scene in the world EVER
Seriously, find me one better than this. Go on…
WEFUNK.com, where have you been all my life?
WEFUNK Show 566 (playlist) I’m gonna have some fun trawling through their archive, that’s for sure.
Peter Schlumbohm and the Chemex Coffee Maker
There’s an interesting article about the guy above, creator of the iconic Chemex Coffee Maker. The design itself is interesting but his lifestyle even more so… “Though the sleek product is now firmly established in the design canon, none of Schlumbohm’s other inventions had the same staying power. But these lost gadgets spoke to his hedonistic lifestyle, and to the particular...