Archive for August, 2008

Read me…

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Neatorama have a nicely summarised article entitled 5 Really Weird Things About Water, which makes facinating reading…

Small Talk with a Web Designer

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

By The Man in Blue

(Via Etre)

Inside Lightning McQueen

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

by Jake Parker (Agent 44)

Retro Watches

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I don’t wear a watch, they kinda feel like chrono-shackles holding me down. However, I do like shiny things so I’m often tempted by them… the new Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 is eyecatching, it’s made in this bronze colour to tap into the current zeitgeist regarding steampunk. Don’t get me wrong, some of the genuine mods are breathtaking but it’s all about materials… steampunk this ain’t, the things got a plastic strap.

(Via Oh Gizmo)

I don’t have much time for the mass produced, especially when it cheapens a genuinely creative movement. But in defense of retro plastic watches here’s some beauties from the archives of

Etch-A-Sketch Laptop Case

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Fine work by Betz White

(Technabob via Gizmondo)

Windows window

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Here’s a thought… fancy a facia on your window?
The scroll bar blind is a nice touch, and the blind itself is the dreaded BSoD screen… Nice.

(Via Gizmondo)

Classic Computer Adverts

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

There’s an epic collection at Boingboing.

Eat my Robot

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

A group at the Carnigie Melon University have developed a miniature biocompatible camera-bot to investigate your internals, apparently the key was insect emulation… who knew?

(Article at Daily Galaxy)

I am 8-Bit ’08

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The annual wonderland of nostalgia that is the ‘I am 8-Bit’ exhibition got underway on Thursday and runs till 7th Sept.
Here’s some tweaked images from the opening night which was covered by the BBPS.

Want More? (Oldmanmusings)

Arboreal Orb Abodes

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Has that Star Wars nostalgia left you longing for a simpler time?
Why not cast off the shackles of modernity and start living it up Ewok style?

Looks a bit cold? Well, for $2500 you can buy one of this fantastic spheres in Papua New Guinea.
Investigate this admirable project from Ourplanet retreats.

(Via Etre)