Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Pagan Fury

From that highly respected British newspaper, The Sun, comes this story of pagan woe where Homer Simpson joins the chalk giant at Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

I was also a fan of the BBC's picture caption which read "The biodegradable Simpson will be washed away by rain, unlike the giant who has stood proud, on and off, for centuries."

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Jean-Sebastien Monzani

via Fun Forever, this gorgeous collection of images from Jean-Sebastian Monzani from his "The Still Travelers" series. His other work (both illustration and photographic) is worth checking out too and he's even kind enough to provide tutorials for us mere mortals.

Kayaker Followed By Great White Shark

An image that makes me shudder - *this* is why I don't swim over seaweed patches...

According to Snopes, it's true and appeared in Africa Geographic in September 2005.

Images That Changed The World

A collection of powerful photos that capture a tragedy, a spirit or an iconic figure. Not all make for comfortable viewing but they are iconic.

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Mongol Rally

The Mongol Rally starts on the 21st July.

London to Ulaanbaatar in a car with an engine power of less than 1000cc. There is no route. There are no support teams for the entrants. It is to raise money for charity.

If you fancy sponsoring a team - visit Team Feersum Endjinn today!


Running alongside the Live Earth concerts, Zerofootprint are running a grass roots campaign asking you to pledge to reduce your Environmental Footprint by 10%, in 1 year. Join the party!

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Graffiti Letters

via Boing Boing: These giant olde time letters painted on shop shutters in the East End of London are reportedly the work of a graffiti artist named Eine. (The layout seen here is mine.) Flickr user Dave Gorman collected them all.Link

Even better - go here for a neat little program that takes whatever you type and converts it into the Eine "font."

90's Flowchart

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Running the Numbers

Chris Jordan has used images to convey statistics. I can't explain it properly so I will let him!
"Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 426,000 cell phones retired every day. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. "

This image depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

Corona Solar Lamps

Corona is a solar-powered outdoor lighting system. It can be staked to the ground, attached to a wall, or simply placed on a table top. Best of all - it's so much shexier than the bargain B&Q ones we have in our garden.... I want.

100 Blogs

As if my google reader (try it today!) was not already heaving with feeds, this post from PC World of 100 Blogs they Love has helped me add a few more.

All I need now is time to read them all!

Worldwide Petrol Prices

Good to see us Brits leading the way...

Spoilt Brat

A spoiled brat throws a tantrum because her mother gave her a $67,000 Lexus before her big birthday party. I wish I had such dreadful things in my life to cry about...