Thursday, September 30, 2010
Some F1 pictures taken from my SLR and video camera. You can watch my HD video of Day 3 of the 2010 Singapore F1 Grand Prix here and an exclusive video of Redbull's F1 pit garage here.
Previously: Exclusive Pics from inside of Redbull's F1 Pit Garage
at 10:11 PM
8 Bit Wood, his homemade wooden pixel art project: "I work in the videogame industry and I thought what better way to pay homage to my favorite games than to cut out thousands of little blocks of wood, stain them, glue them together, seal them and then hang the result on the wall."
at 9:15 PM
crash landed in an open field at Woodlands Ave 6 yesterday after it encountered engine problems. From the HD video here, you can see that the tail section of the chopper was completely ripped apart! Amazing!
at 9:06 PM
Ghost Tag wants to tag all the places where ghosts have been sighted in Singapore. Simply click on a location and type your ghost experience in the box that pops up. You can also add a ghostly picture if you have one. Currently the site has reported a total of 18 ghost sightings. I just read that there's a ghost in Asians Civilisations Museum.
at 8:54 PM
Awful Library Books is a site by Mary and Holly, librarians in a medium sized public library in Michigan. The site has a collection of public library books that both Mary and Holly find amusing and maybe questionable for public libraries trying to maintain a current and relevant collection.
at 8:42 PM
Notepod, the Padnote looks just like the iPad and both are paper notepads. Each page of the Padnote has gridlines and a wide gray border. I think you can only get this over in Japan. The company that makes it also plans to release a memo pad that looks like an Apple iPhone.
at 8:36 PM
Super Mushroom iPad case also comes with a pocket on the exterior front that would be great for notebooks, CDs or DVDs, pens or even another iPad! More cases here.
at 8:22 PM
Ultraman and Monsters illustrations by Toshio Okazaki. The illustrations are taken from Volume 1 of The Return of Ultraman' sonosheet book which was published in 1971. Pictured here is Ultraman fighting Twin Tail, a prehistoric amphibious monster.
at 8:16 PM
The Emergency Bra is not only designed to fit your breasts, it also acts as a personal protective respiratory device! It fits tightly over your face with full coverage to prevent any contamination from getting into your lungs. Comes in various cup sizes, of course.
at 8:07 PM
Paper Donut is a French collective founded in September 2009. The concept of the collective is based on geometrical paper volumes and space scenography. Its latest work is Curious Breakfast, a cute set of paper breakfast: "Imagine your own story with our paper-sims curious breakfast. Go on and be creative!"
at 7:56 PM
16 of Vincent van Gogh's most moving and powerful paintings. The effect is achieved simply by manipulating the light in the scene and adjusting the areas of the image that are more and less in focus.
at 7:48 PM
the Plumen Project thought that if they make their energy saving light bulb more attractive, people will then spend a bit more and enjoy a better quality of light and a design they appreciate every day. Rather than hide the unappealing traditional compact fluorescent light behind boring utility, the Plumen is a bulb you’ll want on show.
at 7:32 PM
Friday, September 24, 2010
On Thursday evening, I was given a tour of Redbull's Pit Garage at the Singapore Grand Prix courtesy of LG, a global partner and sponsor of the F1. LG is also a sponsor of the Redbull F1 team. Here are the exclusive photos taken from inside the Redbull garage.
Engineers and mechanics fixing Sebastian Vettel's car. As you can see, they have yet to attach the wheels.
Here's Mark Webber's car. Besides the wheels, there are still some parts of the car that are not fixed.
A close-up of the mechanics at work.
And here's where the Red Bull team manager and co sit during the race.
It was quite an experience (and what a privilege!) to be inside the Redbull Pit Garage and to learn so many things about the team and their cars, etc. I'll be back at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
Yeah, VIP baby! VIP! Thanks LG and Redbull!
UPDATE: Here's R3LOAD Network's exclusive video, Inside the Redbull Pit Garage.
at 9:51 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
how to make an ice cream that's rich, smooth and creamy on the spoon with no faking, no hacking, and no ice cream machine! Recipe here. I want to try this over the weekend!
at 8:12 PM
Play-Doh Kicks is a fun contest. Your task is to recreate or reinterpret your favorite pair of shoes in play-doh, in one hour or less. Models must be made completely of play-doh, but can be tooled with anything you've got on hand, from exacto-blades to butter knives.
(via Boing Boing)
(via Boing Boing)
at 7:55 PM
Empire Strikes Back themed cake for her 30th birthday. She writes: "Made with my mom’s classic sour cream pound cake recipe shaped into an Alicia style Wampa, buttercream icing, and one very forgiving decorating style." Wampas are fictional Yeti-like predators in the Star Wars movies.
at 7:49 PM
streaming Canada's northern lights live over the Internet. Also known as auroras, they are one of nature's most spectacular sights and they occur when charged particles from the Sun collide with gases in Earth's upper atmosphere. The camera is currently off. Live feed will start after dusk Canadian time.
at 7:27 PM
entire playlist of the jukebox found in Johnny Rockets, a popular American restaurant: "I have always wanted a playlist of their jukebox music. I searched and couldn’t find a good list so I sat down at the counter with a pad of paper and pen and wrote down everything they had in there." It's amazing how many of these songs I can sing to. Guess I'm old.
at 7:16 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Batman-shaped mineral water bottle. He says, "I think it's really neat but I wish they would have made a Batman head for the bottle... that would have been better & would have completed his costume, ha!"
at 12:39 AM
The Nairobi Project: "In December of 2009, I received an email from someone in Nairobi, Kenya, asking if I'd buy one of his plays for $25,000 USD. The email exchange that followed culminated in me commissioning an original play, written to my specifications, for $50."
at 12:33 AM
The Very Many Varieties of Beer poster. All the major styles of beer can be found on the poster with representative quaffs for each style. Here's a bigger image of the poster.
at 12:26 AM
photoset collection of their 2010 Desert Research and Technology Studies tests conducted at the Black Point Lava Flow. The location was chosen because it is geologically similar to the lunar surface and offers a good stand-in for destinations for future planetary exploration missions.
at 12:19 AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
Star Trek urns? Comes with solid bronze medallions that can be affixed to a headstone or monument.
at 2:24 AM
Evolution of Type Exhibits: "Letters are organisms and typefaces are the species, all classified similar to biological taxonomy! I surgically opened the letters S, Z, S, A, W and how contented I was to discover muscles, veins, tendons and bone just like the ones shared by so many living creatures." Making Of pics here.
at 2:16 AM
clay statues made by Sam “Moose” Gueydan, a clay crafter. Sam made 900 individual clay statues for PopCap Games, the makers of Plants vs. Zombies.
at 2:06 AM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
journal she kept on her voyage.
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Water Powered Wrist Watch is entirely powered by water! The water functions as an electrolyte between the copper and magnesium, that is mounted inside the watch's tiny water tank. When in contact with water, the magnesium and copper will release + ions in a chemical reaction. These are converted into electric energy to power the watch.
at 11:16 PM
How To Build A Dalek. Good luck.
(Thanks Sir Thomas)
(Thanks Sir Thomas)
at 11:11 PM
Brian, a mechanical engineering grad student from UCLA uses an old R2-D2 shaped Pepsi container to make the ultimate all in one entertainment system. His R2-D2 Video Game Droid has eleven video game consoles, a computer, a sound system with eight speakers, and even a projector! More pics here.
at 11:04 PM