April 30, 2008

Mash Up Of "The Dark Knight" And "Batman"- Side-By-Side Video Of The Two

"We’re supposed to get a new Dark Knight trailer on Sunday, and I’m excited. We’ve had the teaser for a few weeks now, but one thing I’ve wondered since seeing it the first time is why so many scenes look like they were ripped out of Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989.

I guess I’m not alone. One very talented video editor remade the teaser out of scenes from Burton’s film and put together a pretty good shot-for-shot clone. It’s eerie how similar they are, but also really fun to watch". says crunchgear

April 29, 2008

Clothing As Moving Canvas -The 2nd Skin Exhibit In San Francisco

The 2nd Skin Exhibit opening night took place on 4/25/08 in San Francisco. The event is a celebration of clothing creativity. There was a man wearing costumes covered head to toe in LEDs. Another man wearing a suit made of bubble wrap. A woman in a skirt made of Snickers wrappers. And a woman in a dress that generates power when she moves.”

The 2nd Skin Exhibit has a futuristic, sort of burlesque-like vision where the artists featured challenge the standard notions of practical clothing. Materials include everything from re-purposed goods to glowing electrical supplies from the hardware store


video via cnetnews

"Fulla" -A Doll from the Middle East that Offers an Alternative to Barbie Who Could Get Banned in Iran (video)

Apparently Barbie has Iran’s main prosecutor shook. In a letter to Iranian Vice President Parviz Davoudi, General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabada said that the plastic doll leads to negative social consequences. Duh! The sensitive prosecutor said “The displays of personalities such as Barbie, Batman, Spiderman and Harry Potter…are all warning bells to officials in the cultural arena.” When dressing, Iranian women are required to cover their whole body, a rule Barbie’s skanky ass has yet to follow. One of the Middle East’s answers to Barbie has been Fulla, a “classier” chick who remains fully covered at all times. To see Fulla in action, check her commercial after the jump.


Luxury Eco-Friendly Architecture - The $15 Million Orchid House

This is the design of a sustainable, eco-friendly house shaped in the form of a bee orchid. The house, which is called The Orchid and is located in the UK, uses geothermal heating and an underground pump to create its own energy. So far so good.

The Orchid, designed by Sarah Featherstone, sits on 550 acres of beautiful land in Cotswold which is a privately-owned nature reserve and it is priced at £7.2 million euros or about $15 million dollars. And that's where I get off the ride. Fifteen million dollars? Isn't that sort of counter intuitive to the whole environmental movement?

April 26, 2008

The BBC's Ethical Fashion Website - Thread:Fashion Without Victims

The British Broadcasting Company(BBC) launched an ethical fashion ezine named “Thread”. The online magazine seeks to address issues many fashion-conscious and environmentally-responsible people constantly grapple with such as the damage sustained by the environment due to unethical and irresponsible practices on the part of the fashion industry, sustainability, human and animal rights, fair trade practices, etc, etc. Most of the plethora of issues relevant here are interrelated and the answers to those issues are very complex but I love the BBC’s forward thinking move. Check out some nice-looking stuff from the site.


Guido Daniele's Incredible Animal Hand Paints - Handimals

Guido Daniele is an Italian multimedia artist and body painter. His hand paintings of animals or "Handimals" are absolutely amazing.


Desktop Clutter as Art - PC Desktop Art Made with Folders

Gizmodo is running a contest for the coolest looking desktop made entirely out of folders. They have received 14 entries so far and some of them are pretty neat. Ren and Stimpy, Purple Tentacle, Iron Man, Daffy Duck and one of the character from South Park are among the themes submitted. The contest is still open if you think you might be interested.

I must say the stuff is pretty impressive.


April 24, 2008

Leaked! Sex and the City Movie Lead Song by Fergie -Labels or Love

"Gone Gitmo" - "Second Life" Interactive Guantanamo Bay Prison Game(Video)

Nonny de la Peña, a journalist and filmmaker and Peggy Weil, assistant professor in the interactive-media division of the U.S.C. film school designed a virtual simulation of Guantanamo Bay Prison in Second Life. The game is called Gone Gitmo.

De la Peña and Weil say they created the virtual torture camp to '“raise awareness [that] our government is denying the basic rights of habeas corpus to prisoners”


April 23, 2008

April 22, 2008

Humanized Cartoons - Jessica Rabbit "Untooned"

Remember Jessica Rabbit? She is the sultry human cartoon wife of Roger Rabbit in the 1988 Academy-Award winning film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The movie mixed action with animation to create a marvelous “toon” universe.

Jessica Rabbit was “untooned” and made to look lifelike and the result is pretty impressive.


April 20, 2008

Kobe Bryant Jumps Over a Speeding Aston Martin Car In YouTube Nike Ad

Los Angeles Lakers superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant did a YouTube ad for Nike where, in an act of macho bravado, he jumps over an Aston Martin car coming straight at him at 50 miles per hour. Nicely executed stunt if in fact the maneuver was real.

Before the end of the commercial, Kobe, in a PSA moment, tells the rest of us not to try the stunt at home. The commercial is being distributed by the Jun Group.

I don't know about you guys but I feel like I have enough spring in my legs and maybe a few billion dead cells in my brain to try the stunt in the middle of a highway with several cars coming at me at the same time. And I would be doing it for free!

What do you have to say about that Bryant?!!

Wearable Paper - Jennifer Collier's Disposable Paper Fashion

Jennifer Collier is a British fashion designer who creates paper fashion collections. She has created a group of carefully crafted garments and accessories from bits of paper, plastic and assorted recyclable objects and materials. These disposable materials are then transformed into transient, fleeting works of art.

April 18, 2008

Lifelike Giants - Ron Mueck's Incredible Sculptures

Ron Mueck(he has been wrongly referred to as "Don" instead of Ron) is a London-based photo-realist artist. Born in Melbourne,Australia, to parents who were toy makers, he labored on children television shows for 15 years before working in special effects for such films as Labyrinth, a 1986 fantasy epic starring David Bowie.

Eventually Mueck concluded that photography pretty much destroys the physical presence of the original object, and so he turned to fine art and sculpture. In the early 1990's, still in his advertising days, Mueck was commissioned to make something highly realistic, and was wondering what material would do the trick. Latex was the usual, but he wanted something harder, more precise. Luckily, he saw a little architectural decor on the wall of a boutique and inquired as to the nice, pink stuff's nature. Fiberglass resin was the answer, and Mueck has made it his bronze and marble ever since.Unfortunately, I have been unable to find an official website for Ron Mueck. Here is his wiki: Ron Mueck

More pictures after the jump.


Computer-Generated Tapestry

Computer-Generated Art - Margret Eicher's Gobelins Tapestry
(TREND HUNTER) This week, Trend Hunter featured computer generated novels, and now we have computer generated art.

In this example, Margret Eicher has revamped the art of Gobelins Tapestry which has been traditionally hand-embroidered and sewed by skilled craftsmen/craftswomen. Using religion and pop culture ic… [More]