Short links for February 20th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on February 20th, 2008:

ModTrap
  • 5 Reflection Reducing Products

    Problem: Your recording room is too large or not properly treated for vocals, you need some way of reducing the room sound before it hits the mic.

    Audio Geek Zine lists a few devices to help isolate the room from the mic.
     

  • The Amazing Staircase – Combines a staircase with bookshelves, clever!
  • limpfish.com – Beautiful art including portraits of Simpsons characters painted in the style of Rembrandt
  • Guitar Effects Schematics & Projects – Muzique.com’s resources for building your own guitar effects.
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Short links for November 15th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 15th, 2007:

  • ASCII Rave in Haskell – Using words to control the articulation of a physical modelling synthesiser based on the elegant Karplus-Strong algorithm.
  • Cosmopollus – Collection of great paintings by Chris Reccardi, who has worked on the Ren & Stimpy Show, The Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack to name a few.
Op 2 by Chris Reccardi
Op 2 by Chris Reccardi – part of the Cosmopollus collection
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Short links for October 4th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 4th, 2007:

  • Chilli-based anaesthetic won’t leave you drooling – Clifford Woolf and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of blocking just the pain neurons using capsaicin – the active ingredient in chilli peppers – along with a version of lignocaine that can’t diffuse through cell membranes unassisted.
  • Big Daddy Hands – The bigger version of the soldering tool, useful for holding more than a small circuit board.
  • InfraRecorder – a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
  • Sketch Furniture by FRONT – Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialised through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture.
  • Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century – A Daily Celebration of The Golden Age of Upper Lip Hair.
  • Ryan McLennan – Beautiful acrylic on paper paintings of wildlife.
  • Mike Leavitt – Action Figures – These are articulating, miniature, interactive sculptures, aka. “action figures” or “toys”, each hand-sculpted with synthetic polymer clay, wood and elastic by Leavitt.
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Rice paddy paintings

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Pink Tentacle reports about amazing works of art created from rice fields.

36 Views of Mount Fuji
36 Views of Mount Fuji

From the article:

Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year’s creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has begun to appear (above). It will be visible until the rice is harvested in September.

The residents of Inakadate have been drawing pictures with rice since 1993. Check Pink Tentacle and this site for more rice paintings.

Link via Boing Boing

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Pastel Paintings by Sean Kirkpatrick

Okay, I’m biased because Sean was the drummer of Swell on their best albums, but check out Sean’s beautiful Pastel Paintings.

Sean Kirkpatrick - Setting Sun -SB Harbor
“Setting Sun -SB Harbor”
The opening to God’s gift, as the mountains bow down to greet the night’s sky.

Sean says:

The medium of the majority of my works is Pastel, but somehow that word doesn’t fit. Rich, warm, saturated colors appeal more like oils in my pieces.

The paiting above is already sold, but Sean has many more paintings and prints for sale, so check it out on his website. Anything purchased through his website (paintings or prints) is 20% off this month

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