Searching flickr by colour with retrievr
Jul06

Searching flickr by colour with retrievr

This tool isn’t that new on the block but i felt i should feature it here as I use the site quite a bit and have recently used it for the new rotating banner images at the top of about:blank. You roughly sketch the colours you want in the flash drawing box on the left side. The application then brings up images in flickr that roughly correspond to your sketch. Its not perfect, the sketch above would have brought up some st...

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Student knits her own Ferrari
Jul05

Student knits her own Ferrari

Knitting seems to be a bit of a theme today! A student studying Fine Art at Bath Spa University knitted her own Ferrari sportscar for her degree coursework. The classic red bodywork consists of 250 squares of garter stitch made by Lauren and 20 family members and friends. The windows are V-shaped stocking stitch, while the details are crochet and the badge is embroidered. It’s all supported by a steel frame which Lauren, 22, of...

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Amazing lifelike sculptures by Ron Mueck
Jun29

Amazing lifelike sculptures by Ron Mueck

I was just using Stumbleupon and stumbled on these images of some spectacularly lifelike models but unfortunately, there was no information on who created them and where the images were taken. Can anyone shed any light? many more images at www.inspireunderground.com Update: Many thanks to Steve VH for poitning out that the artists name is Ron Mueck. Thanks...

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Trained bees that sniff out pregnant women. Or an excuse to make a bong as a uni project?
Jun25

Trained bees that sniff out pregnant women. Or an excuse to make a bong as a uni project?

A project featured in the Royal College of Art graduate exhibition in London by Susana Soares: Apparently, it only takes a few minutes to condition bees’ Pavlovian reflexes to respond to whatever pheremonal or chemical trigger you wish, including those associated with explosives, certain diseases, and fertility cycles. After inserting the bees into Soares’ dual-chambered, blown glass breathing apparatus, you just put your...

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Vertical Football

This Adidas billboard in the world’s busiest pedestrian intersection in Tokyo, Japan features two players and a football suspended from it. For 20 minutes at a time the two players battle it out in a game of ‘vertical...

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Wear Your Seat
Jun21

Wear Your Seat

You may look like some sort of beetle when you wear this backpack but at least you’ll also have somewhere to sit wherever you go. The Wear Your Seat is a semi-rigid padded cushion that’s shaped so that it conforms to your back and doesn’t appear to be for sale. via...

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