Tuesday, March 31, 2009

$1.5 million wedding dress made using 2009 Peacock tail feathers~

A model recently presented a wedding dress decorated with peacock feathers at the wedding expo held in Nanjing, China. The unique dress took eight handicraftsmen two months to finish! Decorated with 2009 peacock tail feather and 60 Hetian jades~

via : luxurylaunches

Peekaru is a Baby Snuggie~

What the hell?

Even though we all now know that the Snuggie is a lousy waste of $15, the concept is still sound. This Peekaru, which is a kangaroo-like pouch for moms and dads to carry baby around in. An actual mom says that shoving the kid's head, symbiote style, inside the pouch isn't enough—a sun shade would be even better. yeah, no joke. oh and its eighty bucks, so pick one up for your baby or your kuato symbiote today~

via : gizmodo

LOTR Minas Tirith Recreated In Matchsticks~

Minas Tirith the City of Kings from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy is painstakingly being recreated using matchsticks by wood-loving Patrick Acton. The project started in March, 2007, and Patrick expects to be completed by late 2010~

via : matchstickmarvels

Monday, March 30, 2009

Official Tooth Fairy Kit~

The Official Tooth Fairy Kit contains one letterpress Certificate
of Record for filing with your local Tooth Fairy and one reusable silkscreened cloth deposit bag for your first and all subsequent transactions. The offical certificate keeps record of name, age, tooth lost, method of extraction and compensation information~

via : offialofthetoothfairy.com

Solid Snake Figurine by Mchael Lau Now On Sale~

The good news is you can now buy the Michael Lau Solid Snake with Crocodile Cap toy ("Gardener Square Snake"). The bad news is it's $125~

via : ninyoushi

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Takasugi-an by Terunobu Fujimori~

This is Takasugi-an, a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The tea house is built atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to the site, and is accessible only by free-standing ladders propped against one of the trees. Following the tradition of tea masters, who maintained total control over the construction of their tea houses, Fujimori designed and built the structure for his own use. The name Takasugi-an means, “a tea house [built] too high.”~

via : dezeen

Hi, These Are Crayon Rings~

Rings cast in washable crayons. Packaged in sets of 8, available for purchase in size 7 for a limited time from The Future Perfect.

via : futureperfect

99 Seinfeld References in 1 Awesome Painting~

Seinfeld was the ultimate show for water cooler conversations. With a countless number of inside jokes, nicknames, characters, and story lines, it didn’t take long for the show to develop it’s very own social language. Now, thanks to Kiersten Essenpreis, we have a beautiful painting depicting a massive, heaping pile of these references (99 to be exact). And she even included a reference key! An excellent tribute to one of the greatest shows of all time.~

via : mikediluigi

OfficePOD is a techy garden sanctuary~

With its sleek and innovative design, the OfficePOD is guaranteed to turn heads and give you the space you need. The smart OfficePOD allows the employers to capitalize on the changing nature of work as it provides a new additional space that is dedicated to work only. With the OfficePOD, you will get to spend more time at home, but at the same time, it will help you keep your work separate. The basic idea behind the design of the OfficePOD was to create a self contained office that tops all standard office accommodation regulations and requirements. The modular design enables speedy construction, even in gardens with the most difficult access~

via : BornRich

Modern Warfare Just Got Both Cuter and More Horrific~

I have never found war as disturbing and morally questionable as I did watching this trailer for the anime Cat Shit One (perhaps you read the manga under its American title, Apocalypse Meow). It is truly unsettling. You haven't fully understood the horrors of Middle Eastern warfare until you've seen them through the eyes of a rabbit on its hind legs fighting an anthropomorphic camel~

I thought this would be a gag in some way, but no. This (cat) shit is real. It's just like watching a trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4 but starring those Blockbuster commercial pets from a few years back. Bet you didn't expect to see the oft-parodied freeze-frame-and-sudden-change-to-graphic-background character introductions with GD MILITARY BUNNIES today, did you? And I bet you DID expect to see cats at some point. Nope~lol~


via : youtube

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Game themes for iGoogle~

just a heads up. this is kinda neat. if you are like me and use google all the time and even have it as your home page, then u will probably like this. igoogle is basically just a customizable version of google (if u didn't know) but now the have gaming themes for it which is cool. Im so nutso for Mass Effect II that i was pretty happy they had a MEII theme. it looks pretty good.

anyways..check it out. its free and ridiculously easy to do.


via : iGoogle

Friday, March 27, 2009

Poseidon Underwater Hotel~

The Poseidon Undersea Resort will be the world's first 40 feet underwater hotel set to open mid 2009. Besides the six restaurants, seven bars, dive shop, water sports center, retail boutique, library/lounge, theater, conference room, wedding chapel, nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, you can actually feed the fish when pushing a button from a control console. An elevator gets to transport guests under the sea to the 24 suites and the luxury apartment that all have a special interior window film for privacy, even if day light hours it's nearly impossible to look into the suits from underwater. It will be set up on Fiji~


via : likecool

Space Olympics~


The year is 3022 and this galactic sporting event is having some financial issues~


via : nbc

Call of Duty Moniker Discontinued~

For whatever reason, the "Call of Duty" title is being dropped entirely. First Activision abandoned the numbering entirely in the last game, Call of Duty: World at War, aka Call of Duty 5, aka The One with Nazi Zombies. And now the next Call of Duty, due out on November 10th, will simply be Modern Warfare 2~

via : GT

Thursday, March 26, 2009

OMG: Pizza Vending Machine~

Claudio Torghele, inventor of the "Let's Pizza" vending machine, wants his automated chef to be all three. It can churn out one of four different pies in only three minutes, but it's not just warming up frozen pizza. It'll prepare fresh dough, shape it, sauce it, top it and cook it, sliding a full pie out of a slot — all for just shy of $5~

via : Slice

Twin Parabolic Skis~

Built for racing, each ski is actually two skis in one, connected via hinges with the binding upraised in the middle. Now when you need to turn or stop, you've got four edges instead of two, giving you even more control over your speed~

The Twin Parabolic Ski is the brainchild of Charlie Pyott, and it's more than just a concept. Pyott has actually built working prototypes out of refurbished skis, though there's no data on whether anyone's actually skied on them. But the concept sounds like it has a lot of potential, and considering skis today look completely different than models from 15 years ago, the Twin Parabolic could be the ski everyone's using in the future~

via : Yanko

Can't Wait : The Movie Year One~

When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Black and Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

Watch the trailer and you'll see why i cant wait for this movie~


via : traileraddict

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watch the new trailer for 'Where the Wild Things Are'~

The new trailer for director Spike Jonze's film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are has debuted on the Web and its looks amazing. This book was one of my favorites growing up and is one of my son's favorites too. his name is Max by the way~


via : Youtube

Crazy Conceptual Headphones~

Nokia recently held a design competition for headphones, encouraging designers to base their imaginings on their favorite music. What resulted were some truly insane designs. . The one on the bottom, for example, is called "I'm Flying" and is based on I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly. Practical? Not in the slightest. Awesome? Very much so. The First pair shown are Inspired by Michael Jackson's Thriller, it's basically like wearing a crazy diorama on your head. Obviously, none of these will be for sale at Best Buy anytime soon, but they sure are cool to look at~

via : PSFK

12 year old plays Star Wars Cantina Song on Harp~

Have a listen to the Awesomeness that is 12 year old Benjamin playing this classic Star Wars music~ u kick ass Benji~


via : you tube

PS3 and Xbox 360 are getting their own Wiimotes~

the controller will be available this fall for the Xbox 360, “with a PS3 variation potentially following next year.” The Freedom bears a striking resemblance to the Nintendo Wii remote and will ship with a USB-port base station connected to two wands that sit on either side of your TV. Unlike the Wii remote, the Freedom won’t require line-of-sight but will instead use “ultrasonic 3D positioning” to relay the remote’s position via a series of pulses~

via : crunch gear

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Star Bucks : Darth Vader Money ~

Darth Vader’s impressive head works perfectly on this phony currency. It was made by Deviant Art user Diablo2003 for Star Wars Fan Days. In a perfect world, this would be legal tender~

via : uberreview

Monday, March 23, 2009

Footprints In Wood~

These are actual human footprints worn into a wood floor and they belong to a 70 year-old Buddhist monk named Hua Chi who has prayed on the same spot for over 20 years. The prints are over an inch and a half deep in some places, the result of Chi praying over 3,000 times a day. Chi admits now that, due to his age, he has been forced to cut back to only 1,000 times a day~

via : Thumbs

Cassette Tape Art~

When cassette tapes break down, usually they get thrown in the trash. But not for flickr artist iri5. Using discarded cassette tapes, iri5 turns them into works of art in a series called, "Ghost in the Machine," portraying various influential musicians such as Jimi Hendrix (pictured), and Jim Morrison~

via : haha

Sure, Why Not : SNES Toaster Mod or Super Nintoaster~

Built from nothing more than a Super NES, a toaster, four different types of adhesives, magnets ripped from a broken hard drive, six orange LEDs, a bunch of resistors, plexiglass, and many many spare wires. Not too dissimilar from my previous toaster, only this time the temperature comtrol knob DOES serve a purpose! If for some reason you feel the need to adjust the brightness of the orange LEDs, now you can~

via : Ben Heck Forums

Sanwa Throat Microphone: Military Style Bluetooth

Throat microphones, although popular in military and police applications, haven't quite caught on in the civilian ranks. Yet. The Sanwa Throat microphone might change that — if you can get past a few funny stares. The Throat Microphone looks like a high-tech choker, but this collar places a microphone right up against the throat, eliminating most background noise. The concept works perfectly for military and motorcycles, so why not for noisy workplaces or making a call during a football game? The Sanwa model certainly looks less threatening than the ones the SWAT teams use, but for now, no word on pricing or availability~

via : Coolest Gadgets

Sunday, March 22, 2009

7 foot long Lego Star Wars Cruiser is Awesome~

This seven foot long model of the Home One Calamari Cruiser from Return of The Jedi was built by Thomas Benedikt using 30,500 (mostly gray!) Lego pieces, and took about 11 months to complete at a cost of $5500. Thomas is clearly about as dedicated as Star Wars fans get~

via : craziest gadgets

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Eye Lamp~

Looking for that creepy, futuristic piece of functional wall art to really tie your whole apartment together? This conceptual Eye Lamp may be just the thing. It's, as one would expect, a bit eye, made of polished metal, that shines light when it's open. It's pretty damned unsettling!~

If you want a dimmer light, the "lids" will close partially, making the eye look even more threatening. Want it brighter? Just raise those lids. As I said, it is a concept so don't go looking for it at your local creepy light store anytime soon. But hey, maybe someday~

via : deviant art

Spielberg Adapting Ghost in the Shell into Live-Action 3D!~

20 years since its debut in 1989, DreamWorks has finally secured the rights to adapt the Japanese manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell into a 3D live-action feature film. Both Universal and Sony were also chasing the rights, but Steven Spielberg himself took a personal interest in it and made sure it ended up in the hands of his company - DreamWorks. Spielberg says that Ghost in the Shell is one of his favorite stories and is "a genre that has arrived and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks."~

Via : MMDB

Waveform bracelet displays sound advice~

Ordinary folks can engrave a bracelet or ring with a personal message. For a more cryptic approach, The Sound Advice Project will record your voice and make it a waveform bracelet. I stare at waveforms all day long, and these bracelets look like they're a close representation. But let's avoid a discussion about what their sampling rate and quantization levels are~

The bracelets were conceived for parents to create discrete anti-drug messages for their teens, with a portion of the proceeds going to anti-drug programs. However, there's no reason that has to be its only purpose. Who needs diamonds — what woman wouldn't adore a bracelet that says, "Thanks for putting up with my video game obsession?"~

via : swiss miss