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Archive | June, 2007

cicada wings

cicada wings

My neighborhood has been overrun by cicadas. They’ve been quite entertaining. Here’s one quick cicada story: When they first started popping up, I left a portion of my yard unmowed to give them time to find the tree and do their cicada thing. I figured three weeks was enough time and I mowed my cicada […]

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vote for your favorite pepsi can

vote for your favorite pepsi can

from core77: Pepsi challenged US designers to design artwork for the next aluminum can. 100,000 entries later, the pool was reduced to just 5 final designs. Now there’s a nifty little interactive website up for the public to pick and choose which designer is awarded $10,000 with their artwork printed on 500 million cans.

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concrete patterns and felt leaves

concrete patterns and felt leaves

Studio Frederik Molenshot designed two intriguing products, Solid Poetry and Bladeren. Solid Poetry looks like ordinary concrete slab. That is, until water touches the surface. Water reveals a hidden pattern in the concrete. Don’t ask me how they did it. It’s just freakin’ amazing. Bladeren is felt interlocking leaves. Plain and simple.

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need translation of german pillow

need translation of german pillow

A while back I bought a bunch of old photographs on ebay. One of my favorite photos has a pillow with an embroidered message on the pillow. I ran it through freetranslation.com and it couldn’t translate the first word. “susse hermat” is “here rent”. The “u” in “stebenburgen” and “susse” are umlauts. I dig the […]

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Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder

Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder

Does anyone else suffer from Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder? You may and you just don’t know it. That’s because I just made up PSOD (Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder). Whenever I am working at the photocopier for a long period of time, I get extremely tired afterwards. I figured out why. My senses are getting overloaded. […]

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wide selection of containers

wide selection of containers

I was surfing the net trying to find the sized tin for my great junky $20 keychain camera and I came across containerandpackaging.com. They have a “picture catalog” page that shows ALL their containers. It’s a visual delight. I took screen shots of the collection and stitched them together into one image shown above. I […]

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