Month: October 2008

google patent search rocks

For years, I’ve wanted to infuse expired patent images into my art. Every once in a while I look into the process. I haven’t been to Google Patent Search in a year or two. Since then, they’ve added a feature that makes it so much more fun viewing patents. You can view your search results …

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fantasy land, not fantasy football land

My brother and I were discussing fantasy football via IM and he expressed the interest for some cook-a-mainy stat system. I told him, “that’s fantasy land, not fantasy football land”. He told me I should blog that and here we are.

oh snap!

Check out this table. It’s called “Pool Table” and it’s the product of freshwest design in the UK. Design like this is so inspiring. A standard acrylic table is completely transformed and elevated into an iconic form when a miniature realistic diving board is added. So simple and striking.

obama and mccain cereal

Obama O’s are yummy. Cap’n McCain’s are icky. Buy your own box at $39. ouch. Though the execution is top notch. Great design and great illustration. The jingle sounds strikingly similar to They Might Be Giants, but it appears that Jonathan Mann has no association with the group. CreditsPhotography: Caren AlpertIllustration: Brian Romero & …

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connect the dots tattoo

thinking about getting a tattoo? Consider doing a connect-the-dots theme. Personally, I’d still get a ruler tattoo on my arm, but connect-the-dots would be my second or third option. via swissmiss

that’s a mighty crane

Check out this massive crane. This view is from the 24th floor of the Oakbrook Terrace Tower in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. My former co-workers and I estimated its length was 160 feet long. We decided its height was about 12 stories. Yea, 12 stories. The photo really doesn’t represent the size of the crane very …

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fox and motorcycle

The new BMW HP2 Sport motorcyle shares striking similarities to a fox. Not a bad thing for a motorcycle to be compared to.

motorcycle design

I might be getting into motorcycle design. I was never much of gearhead. And that TV show, American Chopper, has NOT spawned my interest. It’s interesting to see what goes on in a bike shop, but the show has always focused heavily on the antics of the real-life cartoon characters. The bikes they build seem …

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