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Short links for November 5th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 5th, 2007:

  • mickey feio – An ‘International Ugly Mickey Contest’ blog. The contest is over now, but the blog will keep posting the ugly mickeys people send from all over the world.
mickey feio
mickey feio – some ugly Mickeys

Short links for November 4th, 2007

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

  • Strictly No Photography – A website dedicated to photos taken inside places you’re not supposed to take photos. Art galleries, government buildings, religious sites, science and technology exhibits, all user-submitted.
Strictly No Photography
Strictly No Photography

Short links for October 24th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 24th, 2007:

Japanese Hiding Place (photo by Torin Boyd/Polaris)
Can you spot where the person is hiding? Hilarious and sad at the same time…
  • Gmail IMAP – Gmail now supports IMAP!
  • PlusDeck – Cassette-to-MP3 converter – Still have old cassette tapes worth saving? You can easily convert them to digital formats with plusdeckEX and plusdeck2c. (or just don’t be lazy and hook up your old cassette player to your computer…)
  • Chris Gilmour – Beautiful cardboard sculptures, including a typewriter, 12 speed bicycles, a grand piano, a coffee machine, and a life size car.

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.

Short links for September 24th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on September 24th, 2007:

Short links for August 15th, 2007

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

  • Clay iPhone – Flickr photoset by vaughn235 – iPhone created in Sculpey Premo modeling clay for a prank on his wife.
  • BlueFlash – Bluetooth/Disk Controller/Disk Image Archive Card for Apple ][
  • Prophet ’08 – Eight voices, all analog. Shipping next week.
  • iDJ2 – Mobile DJ Workstation with Universal Dock for iPod
  • H2O iS2 – Waterproof housing for Apple iPod shuffle (2nd Gen)

I know it looks like I’m obsessed with things Apple. I’m not.

Still Life – pictures of ceramic figures being destroyed

Still Life is a series of pictures by artist Martin Klimas.

Image from Still Life by Martin Klimas
Image from Still Life (© Martin Klimas)

Rosecrans Baldwin writes:

Martin Klimas destroys a lot of clay to make his art. Combining the silence of Eadweard Muybridge’s horse pictures with the association-rich composition of a still life, Klimas breaks recognizable objects so they become something else, and stops us just at the moment of transformation.

Check The Morning News for more images and an interview with Martin Klimas.

The Simpsons: I don’t know who they are, but I like them

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BBC News has an article on Kenyan soapstone carvers in western Kenya. These people don’t really know who the Simpsons are, but they like them because the new Simpsons film will likely see demand for their work soar.

Pauline Kemunto and her husband work with the Simpsons team in Tabaka; he carves the figures and she smoothes the soapstone afterwards.

Simpsons carved models
Pauline Kemunto: “I don’t know who they are, but I like them because I earn from them.”

From the article:

Soapstone carving is a traditional craft passed down from generation to generation, and the Abagusii tribe is renowned for their carving prowess. So when Twentieth Century Fox designated the Tabaka soapstone carvings as official Simpsons merchandise in July 2006, their lives improved overnight.

Link via Boing Boing