June 28, 2006

Chris Appelhans @ Nucleus Gallery

I stumbled upon Nucleus Gallery a few days ago and was really taken by these prints by Chris Appelhans. If you have a few minutes, check out Nucleus. Lovely, affordable stuff.

Nucleus | Art Gallery and Store

June 26, 2006

A Collage A Day

My name is Randel Plowman. I am an artist living and working in Northern Kentucky. A Collage a Day is an ongoing project that involves creating and posting a new 4" x 4" collage to this site every day. Each collage is offered for sale and cost $25.00, which includes: 8" x 8" archival gallery matting, documentation and free shipping within the United States.

My name is Randel Plowman. I am an artist living and working in Northern Kentucky. A Collage a Day is an ongoing project that involves creating and posting a new 4" x 4" collage to this site every day. Each collage is offered for sale and cost $25.00, which includes: 8" x 8" archival gallery matting, documentation and free shipping within the United States.

A Collage A Day

(via Love Made Visible)

Catherine Ledner. Best animal photographer ever.

The miss of swiss turned me on to the first one, then I did some digging. This woman has a portfolio full of beautiful stuff. Nonetheless I'm a sucker for the aminals.


I contacted Catherine's office via her web site to find out if her prints are available. Here's the response:

Catherine does sell fine art prints, selected animals in editions of 10. I believe the chicken and armadillo are available in these runs. The Cow is also available through all posters.com. There has been an increase in interest as of late and I'm trying to pull together a comprehensive price list on what is available for sell. They range from 1,000-1,800 depending on the size.

Catherine is also in the beginning stages of a publishing deal with the animal prints which we are very much anticipating.

Chicken giggles for swissmiss.

Ran across these last night and thought of you, girl.

Veer: Chicken Butts, Veer :: Fox & Chicken

Fixr. The solution to forgetting your camera.

This made me laugh. If you forgot your camera, tell the folks at Fixr about your experience, and they'll find you a flikr photo to match it. A social experiment to prove that, indeed, there IS nothing new under the sun. fixr

Poster lust.

Looking for an alternative to all those nasty poster sites out there on the web? This place has an incredible collection with lots of pieces under $50. They also have one of a kind and signed prints if you're looking for something a bit more spendy.

rareposters.com, New York: ONE OF A KIND

June 25, 2006

Bush does "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

Brilliant and so, so creepy. Please watch.

onegoodmove: Sunday Bloody Sunday

(via YesButNoButYes

Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street

Per Bradley: "Stevie Wonder. On Sesame Street. With his super fly 70's band, singing Superstition."

B, I love you more than thousands for sending this to me. You just rocked my world.

YouTube :: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Reuter's letters to the editor.

I didn't know this existed. It's hilarious. (Czelt, you're gonna love it.)

The Karl Rove photo with the exit sign in the background is a disgusting bit of political hackery and not worthy of the formerly distinguished Reuters name. Shame on you. - J.L.O.

Quite a bit of e-mail about this photo. Reuters issued five pictures of Rove from the same event, and the EXIT sign was only visible in one of them. Our photographers just don’t have time to frame their photos around handy subliminal messages. - Editor

Reuters.com :: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

AIBO robot diaries.

Having remembered that AIBOs can blog, I finally looked one up today. Turns out there are loads of them. Simple and bizarre.

Bloglines | AIBO Blogs

Not exactly Bizarro's Cat Diary, though.

Surviving AIBOs Develop Their Own Language

Wow. How very I, Robot...

electro^plankton: Surviving Aibos Develop Their Own Language

Audrey File Tote

I know SO many women that could use this. It would make their day not to have to schlub ungainly piles of folders to meetings...

Wishing Fish :: Audrey File Tote

Kung Fu Coasters.

I love the intro:
Nothing irritates a Kung Fu master more than rings on his wooden tables.


Organic Valley eStore

This is kind of sweet for the wee ones. Organic veggie plushes! In their own crate!

Organic Valley eStore

(via the carton of half & half in my fridge)

June 24, 2006

POP TARTS Serveware

Too kitsch for my taste, but it made me smile to see the old Pop Tarts design.

Wrapables :: POP TARTS Serveware Collection

Mac on a Wall

Ooooh. I like.

mkwhitley :: Mac on a Wall on Flickr

(via The Cartoonist)

The Big Umbrella

A sweet one for Umbrellaman. (Hi, G!)

'The Big Umbrella' is a big umbrella designed to shield a large group of people from the rain. A typical big umbrella can shield approximately 4 tightly squeezed people from the rain. 'The Big Umbrella' is twice as big (240 x 160 cm) as the biggest men's umbrella found on the consumer market and can in turn potentially shield 16 people from the rain.

Big Umbrella

(Again via VVORK)

FM Radio Map

A beautiful example of information design. Damn.

This map plots the location of FM commercial and pirate radio stations within London.

The poster works in its own right as a piece of information design, but when connected to the modified radio it becomes part of the interface. Placing a metal contact onto each point enables us to listen to the sound broadcast live from that location.

Check out the rest of his work here: Simon Elvins


This house is stunning.

Beautifully designed and sustainable. Lovely.

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

(via Eric Morehouse's Eye Candy newsletter)

June 23, 2006

Happy Midsummer Night's Eve.

Tonight is Midsummer Night's Eve, also called St. John's Eve. St. John is the patron saint of beekeepers. It's a time when the hives are full of honey. The full moon that occurs this month was called the Mead Moon, because honey was fermented to make mead. That's where the word "honeymoon" comes from.

Shakespeare set his play A Midsummer Night's Dream on this night. It tells the story of two young couples who wander into a magical forest outside Athens. In the play, Shakespeare wrote, "The course of true love never did run smooth."

The Writer's Almanac :: American Public Media

GenPets :: Brilliant and disturbing.

Imagine walking into a department store or any big box store, and while browsing an aisle you find a display where packages hang; which, at first glance, seem to contain large action figures. Upon closer inspection, you realize they are actually bizarre, altered, bipedal mammals sealed in a plastic bubble where they uneasily rest in some kind of induced hibernation.

The web site: Genpets.com - Bioengineered Buddies!

The real story:
Brandejs.ca - The Art and Sculpture of Adam Brandejs

(via Core77.com)

June 22, 2006

Happy Birthday, FOUND Magazine.

It's Found Magazine's 5th birthday this week. If you haven't visited recently, be sure to stop by their site. Just set aside a few hours - it's seriously addictive.

We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles - anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life. Anything goes...

FOUND Magazine | Find of the Day

Modern web design pie chart.

For all my production buddies out there.

(by Alan Foreman, poisonedminds.com)

YesButNoButYes :: Pie Chart

oh, don't forget...

This is ace.
Here it is.

(great tip from chris glass)

Random Identity Generator

Fun! But this could also be useful when I'm testing web sites and have no data to test.

Generated credit cards can be used to test basic client-/server-side validation techniques without accidently processing a real card.

Need LOTS of random names? I can provide CSV or SQL dumps. Cost is $1 per 2,000 identities. E-mail me if you are interested.

Fake Name Generator

(via linkbunnies.org)

June 21, 2006

CAUTION: Type dork alert.

I love this new hoodie by Veer.

Veer :: Extra Black Hoodie

Viewmaster fun for grown-ups.

You might find a viewmaster viewer in your closet or a garage sale, but you won't find these hand-assembled discs. Vlad has created intricate 3D minatures and photographed them... in 3D. Providing an intricate experience that normal photographs just can't match.

These are fantastic!

buyolympia.com | Vladimir of qVladistan