Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

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Scorcese on Harrison

Mind Movies

Pretty cool idea. Cool dad.

Nice list of words

I wonder what Brian Eno would say about this one. Interesting little gizmo…


From the Earth Science Picture of the Day website…

From Mashtart (Oct 24)

From listzblog


NASA Images

Cool.. I’m thinking midi controllers for lights, synths, samplers, filters, faders, FX, video mixers…


Marc’s California Custom Cabins
small eco-cabins
Small, tight eco-cabins  – more here…

Manga Farming

Manga farming ::: Pink Tentacle

Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his “Manga Farming” technique — which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables — by cultivating a crop of radish sprouts in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya.

I love bears

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.

We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

young me now me photo contest ::

From – if you haven’t, you should visit the ZeFrank site.

backyard coconut pod office
Modern Office for your Backyard

Archipod attempts to reinvent the concept of a traditional home office by bringing modern workspace and a peaceful working environment straight to your backyard.

Each garden office comes with an ergonomic semicircular computer desk, concealed background mood lighting, electric heater, smoke alarm, data ports and electrical outlets.

Sidewalk Astronomy!

This is cool.  Ever met a sidewalk astronomer?

Sidewalk astronomy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sidewalk Astronomy

Examples of people setting up telescopes on urban streets for public astronomical viewing go back well into the 19th century and maybe even further. Sidewalk astronomers and their telescopes have been a common sight in most big cities. There are many examples in the past such as Frank Manning in New Orleans as early as 1930 and Mr Grosser in Los Angeles in the 1870’s, who not only set up a telescope but also an illuminated microscope. Some sidewalk “pitch men” charged the public to view astronomical objects through their telescope but other astronomers allow people to view for free. In more recent years sidewalk astronomy has come to be more associated with altruistic individuals or groups offering views of the nighttime sky as a free public educational service.

The Elysian Minor Band

Something about this music reminds me of many friends of mine and housefuls of music made for the love of it.
The Elysian Minor Band
The Elysian Minor Band

Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects » CONTEMPORIST
Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects

Together with the standard playground facilities we wished to combine an enclosed space for fire, storytelling and playing.

Given a very limited budget, reusing leftover materials (from a nearby construction site) was a starting point that led the design to be based on short wooden pieces. Inspired by the Norwegian turf huts and old log construction, a 5,2×4,5 meters wooden construction was built and mounted on a lighted and brushed concrete base. The structure is made of 80-layered circles. The circles have varied radiuses and relative centre point in relation to each other. Every circle is made out of 28 pieces of naturally impregnated core of pine that are placed with varied spaces to assure chimney effect and natural light.

Oak separators differentiate vertically between the pine pieces to assure airflow allowing easy drying of the pine pieces.

A double curved sliding door was designed for locking the structure.

Haugen/Zohar Architects

This comes in handy when you have to repeat long strings of numbers on the telephone to tech support or when you’re helping someone else with tech issues. Saves a lot of “what?  what did you say? b? d? 3?”
NATO phonetic alphabet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stuff for your brain

Some good ones here:
Great Discussions

Some great stuff here, including a Gallery of Truck Spills, Speech Accent Archive, Vintage Poison Labels, Japanese Calculator Gallery and a bunch more:
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