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April 30, 2008

in memory of albert hofman

albert hofmann, the first person to ever have an LSD trip in 1938, died yesterday at the age of 102. And on the topic of LSD, do you think that perhaps the computer revolution was in some way caused by mass amounts of people expanding their minds while tripping and messing around with computers and programming? If we had another 60's revolution now, we might reach the singularity (where computers gain self-consciousness). Here is a clip from the "Yellow Submarine" to commemorate:

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Safeeyah entered the buiding, like a month ago

And here is our new third writer. Safeeyah Kharsany, from Johannesburg, South Africa, is here to write stories while she thinks about that heavenly and special piping hot toasted polony.

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?
I received an email from a friend saying the company was looking for writers. At the time I was considering coming to Europe to work so I googled it and applied. To my surprise, I was shortlisted and accepted.

What have you been doing before?
Most recently I was a sub-editor for South Africa's biggest newspaper and tabloid, Daily Sun.
But my passion lies in writing so I have been writing for community newspapers as a freelance journalist as well.
Prior to this, I worked as a reporter for a small business enterprise publication, Gauteng Business, and a community newspaper, City Vision, on a full-time basis.
I also worked for a women's development agency and a relief agency while completing a course in travel writing.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?

Time to indulge in projects I have never even had the opportunity to think about before.
I hope to learn more about myself and my world and, I hope to find a direction to channel my journalistic interests.
I also hope to learn more about multimedia and to experiment with these tools to tell stories.

What will you miss from home?
Lots: The people, the diverse culture, the accent, the South Africanisms, the music, the vociferous political conversation, a piping hot toasted polony special from our family take-away - Akhalwaya's Express, and of course, I'll miss my friends and family.
But, I'm learning to embrace the different and new and I hope to make great meaningful relationships, to indulge in different cultures and to create a home away from home.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
I am honoured to have been selected and I look forward to a year full of experience, growth and projects that I can pour my soul into. So, watch this space ;)

Welcome Safeeyah!

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Candywhistle

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According to the designers at Fabrica, Candywhistle from Wellington was one of their favourites at the Salone del Mobile (in the Satellite Pavillion). I was quite pleased with their assessment because that was my friend Robert Rose, and the sterling Craig Bond and Stu Barr. Check out their wonderful work here.

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April 29, 2008

Childhood fears

Photographer Joshua Hoffine is interested in the science of fairy tales and believes that horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional. And that monsters are all around us.

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He made a series of photos that may bring you back some old memories...

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Brand Next

In the Store for Tomorrow, you don’t pay to get; you give to get. You do not need any cash; instead, you are required to commit to an action. Time, ideas, skills, effort and content are the currency.

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Held in London and New York, Brand Next revolutionizes the way we think and buy by helping us to do more and better, and we are very proud to announce that former fabricanti Bethany Koby and dearest Michael Ciancio are part of it. Great job guys!

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April 28, 2008

The blog says:

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Like many at Fabrica, the blog is feeling frustrated and unloved. A couple of weeks ago it got all upset and crashed the entire Fabrica server. Embarrassing. We realised it was time to give it the attention it deserves.

Over the next month or so, we will be tinkering behind the scenes, and in front of them too. If you have any suggestions for how to make this blog better, we would love to hear them.

Simply comment to this post. xxoo.Sorry, the comments system had to be disabled because it's slowing the server down too much. Poor thing. We'll let you know when that's up and running again.

Instead, please send your suggestions to the wonderful karol.derueda@fabrica.it

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yinka shonibare

yinka makes sculptural pieces of figures without heads, a reference to the french revolution when they decapitated aristocrats. you can learn more about this artist and others from artnetTV on youtube.

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Tenebrously green

We do have to think about recycling...

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Porn For The Blind

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"a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites"

but no words can really describe this site, you must experience it for yourself:
pornfortheblind.org

via Delicious Ghost, image from mr_joke.

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April 24, 2008

Type City

A tour around Type City will show you, in a very pleasant and beautiful way, many typefaces and their use. Nice sounds too.

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Pixelated pin-up art

For all those cheesecake lovers, here is a sweet. Andrew Bawidamann creates contemporary pin-up art through his graphically oriented girls, offering appeal to today’s soldiers,
tattoo artists, bikers, rockers and just about anyone with a fetish.

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Via Priya

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Excellent Book Covers and Paperbacks

Very hard to design, book covers pretty much communicate the idea behind the book on one single page and in the spite of seconds. Good ones are unforgettable and also a great source of inspiration.

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Smashing Magazine, willing to provide you with some creative, expressive and appealing book covers, came up with 61 Excellent Book Covers and Paperbacks. Enjoy!

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Art

In this video artist Luc Tuymons painted a piece on the street in an experiment to see how many people would notice art outside of the gallery context. The results are not surprising.
I think that this video proved something about contemporary art's relevance, but it may not have been what was intended.

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April 23, 2008

The TV Set

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This movie came out a while ago, but I saw it just the other day.
It is about how a good idea and an attempt at doing something unique gets destroyed little by little because no one wants to take risks or challenge anyone. While this is not an original concept for a film, it is surprising that it is such a popular topic for comedies, The Extras is a great example of this, but yet it happens over and over again in real life. Is it ever going to change?

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April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Very inspiring images of our Mother by Linda Plaisted.

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interview/ed

Charlie Rose interviews himself on technology and the internet.

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Techno Tuesday

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April 21, 2008

Free grunge

Is there anything better in life than getting free awesome stuff?
Outlaw Design Blog has found and put together the best 63 grunge fonts for you.

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The best of the best? Yes my friend, you can download your favourites for free!

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Cordially Invited

Fabrica Features participated with some new ideas, including music, in the Milan International Furniture Show 2008.

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Find the info here.

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Tell Tales

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Reuberhenning (Franziska Henning and Torsten Rueber) make beautiful carpets, the ones above are from their "Stories" series. I almost tripped up on one (right) in the "Berlin Dome" Exhibition in Zona Tortona, Milan. You can stumble upon them here .

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April 17, 2008

Beautiful Losers

A documentary about when "outsiders" become "in".

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For fans of Harmony Korine :

Check out the trailer for his new film, Mister Lonely.

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April 16, 2008

Evolution Mural

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Check out the full thing here. It's HUGE!

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videovideovideo

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From the site:
Traum TV is for the late nights. It's there when you are tired of surfing but just want to sit back. It celebrates late night nonstop video watching. Its there as a visual backdrop for parties or to be running on your second screen while you work on the big one. Its there to be watched in bed with the laptop on your lap already half asleep.

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April 15, 2008

Hello, World!

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A beautiful interactive scrolling landscape, of a typical japanese Ohanami (cherry blossom) party, perfectly in time for the season. The only unrealistic thing is the lack of beer, sake, and stumbling businessmen.

Check it out here.

For Softbank and by THA*.

via Laurence

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Bring back Pilkington!

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Fans of the Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington podcast, don't stand idly by waiting for the podcast come back on its own. Do something about it and go to this blog and download the poster above, post it and do your part to bring back the record setting show!

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Politics of Fear

It's a somber day at Fabrica, as we mourn Berlusconi's re-election, and the rise in popularity of the Lega Nord (The Northern League) in the region.

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A selection of election posters, as seen in Treviso.

Pay particular attention to:

Upper Right:
They [Native Americans] couldn't make immigration laws.
Now they live in reserves.
Think about it.

Lower Left:
Defend Your Future: Keep Out The Refugees
Vote Lega Nord

If you want more despair, check out this excerpt from a recent Guardian article "Politics of Fear":

And in Treviso, a League councillor recently told a session of the council: "With immigrants, we should use the same system the SS used, punishing 10 of them for every slight against one of our citizens."

The mayor of Treviso, also of the League, once said: "We ought to dress [immigrants] like lepers to go 'bang, bang, bang' with a rifle." The League's election poster showed three white sheep kicking out a black one.

Shocking stuff.

Thanks to Scott for the finding the posters, and Piero for the translations.

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Jen Osborne

Jen Osborne, from Vancouver, has joined the very active photography department a couple of days ago. Please welcome her by saying a gently hi.

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?
I apprenticed with documentary photographer Roger Lemoyne
and he encouraged me to send my portfolio to Enrico.

What have you been doing before?
I tried living in a bunch of cities, but none of them really worked out.
Havana, Montreal, Vancouver, L.A. and Toronto. Freelance retouching, shooting and assisting mixed in with some mental health work gave me money.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
Access to countries that are a lot more expensive to reach from Canada.

What will you miss from home?
All the things I've left behind, particularly living in Vancouver's China Town.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Be gentle with me, please?

www.lightstalkers.org/jennifer_osborne

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Techno Tuesday

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April 14, 2008

The Graphic Imperative

Social posters are one of my biggest passions. They communicate, exhort, persuade, instruct, celebrate or warn. Their graphic message has the power to open our eyes, to make us think and perhaps to change our mind.

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The Graphic Imperative is a compilation of 121 international posters for peace, social justice and environment, created during 1965 - 2005. It is also an iconic exhibition that travels mostly all around USA.
Here you will find the itinerary and here the inspiring posters.

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Mathematical poetry

Equation Bookshelf is a simple idea of to divide things in priority order... put together the books that you need immediately or more important between (parentheses). Set others between [square brackets] and {braces}.”

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A clever piece of home decor that nicely integrates algebra with design to create pure visual poetry.

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April 11, 2008

2d in 3d

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Felice Varini is a painter who has been working with optical illusions in physical space since the late 70s. The physical space is made flat, as if it were a screen; his entire oeuvre is here.

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Bringing the farm to the city.

It has always been a dream of mine to have a farm. In the meantime, I have been trying to think of ways to bring the farm to the city. Here is an interesting video involving urban beekeeping. This is giving me some ideas...


Via Boing Boing

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April 10, 2008

Ladyhawke

Some encouragment for designers who secretly dream of a career in music. My design school buddy Pip goes from life behind the camera, to behind the mic, in an orgasm of 80's brilliance. G.O.L.D!!

myspace.com/ladyhawkerock

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April 09, 2008

because it is an important part of our daily lives...

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Life before death

Journalist Beate Lakotta and photographer Walter Schels asked 24 terminally ill people if they could accompany them during their last weeks and days. From these vigils came a series of insightful descriptions and photographic portraits taken before and after death, revealing much about dying. And living.

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The intense and courageous exhibition “Life Before Death” is at the Wellcome Collection in London, from April 9 until May 18.

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Vidhi Shah has entered the buiding

And from Bombay, in exotic India, here comes Vidhi Shah, a new member of the almost gone Creative Writing department. Please say hello to her while she’s reaching for her mobile.

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How did you learn about Fabrica?
Somebody from Fabrica sent out an email saying that they needed new writers. Lots of people hit the forward button, and then it reached me.

What have you been doing before?
Working as a copywriter in an advertising agency, teaching drama on weekends, occasionally drawing a tacky comic strip.

What do you expect to get out of the experience?
A year actually doing the things that I've been thinking about forever. And I expect the cold air to help clear my pimples.

What will you miss from home?
My boyfriend Avinash, the rain, being able to go shopping without a dictionary.

Anything else?
Does anyone have a bike for sale?

Check out her blog here.

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April 08, 2008

SD

The social posters of Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding have appeared in many international publications and exhibitions. They also have received numerous awards around the world.

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Get inspired by their work at sdposters. com

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rollerblading in treviso

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While I still don't know what legalities exist for rollerblading in the streets of Treviso, one thing is certain: it originated here. I'm willing to try it out en route to and from mensa, but the cobblestone streets of the city center are probably too menacing.

from wikipedia:
"Rollerblade is a type of inline skate. The name is a registered trademark owned by Nordica, part of the Tecnica Group of Trevignano, Treviso, Italy. Scott and Brennan Olson sold their Minneapolis company and it became Rollerblade, Inc. which has changed hands over time between Nordica, Benetton Group and Tecnica. The Rollerblade trademark has been in use since March of 1983. While the company does not want the meaning of its trademark to be diluted, the term "rollerblade" is frequently used in casual conversations as a generic word for any inline skate, regardless of brand. This misuse has also appeared on "official" items such as signs, buildings, and sidewalks.[citation needed]
This Company is also responsible for the creation of the TRS brand of aggressive rollerskates."

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Techno Tuesday

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dumpster diving attains new hotness

I had been under the assumption that, commercially shot rap videos are meant to be like, hot or something. Wiley's new video blows away all these preconceptions. Sure, there are still hot "foxes", but they are the kind willing to go dumpster diving and eat fried chicken on the spot. This is the end of rap videos with hot girls. It had its heyday in the 90s, but its over now. Be prepared... for anything.

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Charlton Heston RIP

"Charlton Heston, who appeared in some 100 films in his 60-year acting career but who is remembered chiefly for his monumental, jut-jawed portrayals of Moses, Ben-Hur and Michelangelo, died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 84."
From: NY Times article.

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April 07, 2008

D-Barcode

Barcodes are continuous, discrete and certainly boring little graphics that are everywhere and that are an essential part of modern civilization. But dear people, why the lack of creativity?

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Japanese firm D-Barcode decided to finally add a little bit of esthetics to this-same-over-and-over again design. Check out some of their variations here.

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Cero errors (or to try it hell no)

El Caminito del Rey (The King's pathway) is a pretty singular path in Spain. Its construction lasted four years and it was finished in 1905. One-meter width, 700 feet fall and hardly any handrail left, this walkway, now fallen into disrepair, is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state, and because many people have lost their lives there, its entrances are now closed. However, adventurous tourists still find their way to it.

No idea who this insane-brave-suicidal-incredible camera guy is (or what in the world is he thinking), but what I do know is that he gave me a chill down my spine. And my palms are still sweating.

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At Oswald

Oswald, the studio/playground/project space located in Berlin, presents “No Shooting Time for Foxes,” an exhibition by Fabian Bechtle, Sebastian Gerbert, Stephanie Hotz, Elisabeth Schulze and former fabricante Maik Bluhm.

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All the info: www.oswaldberlin.de

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Save Polaroid

Some people are doing their darnedest.

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Photo by Tubes

Save Polaroid is a public Flickr group. Simply post a portrait of yourself (taken with a polaroid camera, naturally), and write some words about why you love the format and think it should be saved.

flickr.com/groups/savepolaroid

Here are some of the largest flickr groups focussing on the polaroid format:
polaroid , polaroid! polaroad!, Polaroid Addiction Monkey , polaroid Abuse , Polaroid SX 70, 拍立得 Polaroid 寶麗萊 , Polaroid Edge, Polaroid Land Camera, Polaroid love *

and here is a website:
savepolaroid.com


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Fontstruct

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Me too.

Create, share and download fonts here.

(thanks again Tomo-kun).

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April 04, 2008

Altered Engravings

Beautifully macabre prints by Dan Hillier, who is every week at The Sunday Upmarket (at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London), showing and selling his limited edition pieces.

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You can also buy them online.

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For goodness sake, what is she talking about

This is pretty old, but certainly memorable.

And yeah, “miss map shortage” who personally believes that “education such as South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as” finished as third runner-up.
Deep stuff man.

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dating at mediamatic

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"Or maybe you are looking for a Muse, a Flatmate, a one–night Adventure or a Sponsor? We developed a special dating machine for people in the Arts, Media and Design. Most daters are in Amsterdam but it works internationally too. It's safe, free and open for everyone. Get started today!"

My boss isn't in today, so my surfing habits starting drifting and I created yet another profile. This time on the Mediamatic dating site. I'm not looking for a date but I am thinking of taking a trip there to ease the stress...

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Eleanor Rigby

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photo taken by Michael Kent.

There are some neat little communities and projects forming on Flickr. Folks are gathering not only to share their photography and have it critiqued, but to explore the nature of photography, document issues, collaborate on themes, tell stories, and even play "games" with photos. It's fast becoming a very meaningful digital space characterised by the photo-based dialog.

The "Eleanor Rigby" Flickr group is "about all the things and images that come to mind when listening to the words in the song "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles....". So far it has around 400 members and 2000 images. Anyone can join and post to this pool.

Listen to the song here.
Look at the photos here.

More interesting groups coming soon...x

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April 03, 2008

Nude for you

This is pretty cool. To celebrate this week’s single release of “Nude,” Radiohead have broken up the song into pieces for you.

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You can buy the separate components or ‘stems’ (bass, voice, guitar, strings/FX and drums) and remix your own version of the song with your own beats and instrumentation or just remixing the original parts. You can also upload it to a site where people will listen and vote for their favourite.
There are already a lot of them, some really really nice.
www.radioheadremix.com is the site you are looking for.

Via Pierito

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April 02, 2008

Sweding?

Perhaps you might have seen a lot of "sweding" mentioned on the internets lately.
Well the term comes from the new Michel Gondry movie "Be Kind Rewind".
Check out the movie's website. It is pretty intense.

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Pretty fun.

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Trajan Rules

The movie font.

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shining through walls

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This is a fun project by Chris O'Shea called "Out of Bounds" lets you shine a flashlight on a wall, and wherever you shine it, hidden layers behind it are shown as if you are looking through it. You can also see a video of it; it was built using C++ and openFrameworks.

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Life goes on in Tehran

“Mission Statement: To show that regardless of what any president would have you imagine, despite what any media outlet would have you believe, life goes on in Tehran and elsewhere in Iran.”

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A personal monthly photo blog by a former Los Angeles resident who recently moved to Tehran, using a camera phone and showing to the world that fear and lack of knowledge about Iran is nothing more but the result of negative Western media. He also shows that Iran, for the most part, it's a beautiful country with kind, loving and hospitable people.

Via Andrew Watson (looking forward to seeing you around!)

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Carpet Bomber

"DIY- JU87- G STUKA" is a carpet which can be transformed into the famous WWII german bomber.

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Also check out this video of the assembly of the aircraft / dissassembly of the carpet.

The carpet bomber was created by designer Katharina Wahl. Her work explores (and succeeds) in bringing "a subtle feeling of unease to the living room".

Check out her website for this project, and her amazing "black candy" floor covering.


via tom

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April 01, 2008

What day is it?

Watch out mac user. The devastating Newton Virus is messing up with lots of precious and invaluable MacBooks all around the place.

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If you get it, all your icons and menu items will fall to the ground under the influence of gravity, losing control and yeah, everything else...

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Techno Tuesday

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Via technotuesday.com

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texting from your arm

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This is a design for an embedded bluetooth device that lets you use your arm as a cellphone, with a tattooed interface. Dialing from your arm could be fun, unless you're wearing a leather jacket or layers upon layers of clothing.

(via sebastian and bruce sterling's blog)

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From Hash to Bushwalk

If you have some extra time today and want to feel young and cool, here is the latest guide to the black art of lacing.

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Via Priya Khatri

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For all the New Yorkers

Check out a recent ad for the New York Underground Film Festival.

I miss seeing these ads every morning.
Thank you Dr. Zizmor.

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