Friday, 27 June 2008

Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.

"You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."

It makes my CV look so pretty (no - that's not it!) but I suspect potential employers would not be as impressed as I am...

Harrowing Kitty Video

If you can view the full 1:24 of this traumatic video without wanting to leap in, rescue the kitty and issue snuggles and kissifers then you are HEARTLESS. Whoever "you" are, of course!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

The Birds, Bats and Bees

Around 20 international artists and designers have created habitats for threatened British species from recycled old auction catalogues and packing materials for a charity auction, in conjunction with Adventure Ecology, to be held at Phillips de Pury in London on the 27th June. Each artist has been given specifications for each species’ living requirements, which the designs must comply with in order to be successful habitats. Link to full catalogue.

Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz's Travelers

Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz's two Travelers and Islands series features limited edition prints of slightly disturbing scenes in snowglobes and on island landscapes. I realise that I am in danger of becoming obsessed by small figures of people but can live with that. Just need to work out how to get my hands on the original snowglobes...

Friday, 20 June 2008

Lego Star Wars - Death Star!

I want. I want. I want.

Only £200. A bargain. Official lego link here. (via)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Creative Business Card Designs

A really good collection of creative business card designs including edible ones and ones with a practical use! If only I could work out where to get them made...

This tagged AT-AT is currently part of a Christies auction (with a guide price of $1,500-$2,000).

"Customized Hasbro Star Wars vehicle customized by professional Graffiti artists EASE and JK5 under the direction of SUCKADELIC. All tags are written in the Aurebesh language, a fictional letter system created for the in-world use for the 6 Star Wars films. The largest tag on the side of the vehicle spells the word REBEL. "

I shall have to get out my marker pens and see if I can raise the street value of my own clean version. Nope. Couldn't do it. Sacrilege.

Bad Haiku

Bad Haiku has been on the internet and accepting poetry since 1996.

"So, basically, if (so ba si cally if)
you can speak in syllables (u can speak in syl la bles)
you can write haiku. (u can write hai ku)"

A topical recent submission:

"Sixteen teams, now eight
Austria and Switzerland -
hosts did not advance"

50 Best Pun Stores

A great collection of "pun stores".

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Classic Photos in Lego

Balakov has a great set of photos recreating classic images using lego people. Prints of these, and other images, are available here.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Photoshop Tutorials

A great collection of 100 photo effects tutorials that is going to be great fun to have a play with. (via)

Ghost Goblets

I love the simplicity of these handblown "ghost" goblets at $75 for four from Cocktail Vibe. Want. Want.

The Ladybird Book of The Policeman

An inspired re-work of this classic read.