Wednesday, January 18, 2017

灯花(The light)

A broken streetlight finds new purpose when it accidentally creates new plant life.

灯花(The light) from 助川勇太/Yuta sukegawa on Vimeo.


Turn an IKEA Lamp Into A Death Star

Two Star Wars nerds saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and immediately noticed its resemblance to the DS-1 Orbital Battle Station. With a little bit of spray paint they converted the plain white lamp into an exploding Death Star floating over their bed.

 Full instructions here

Foley Artists Create Sound With Studio Props

Foley is the art of sound. If the work is done right, you won’t be able to tell that the “natural” sounds on screen are manufactured with studio props. Warner Bros. Foley artists Alyson Moore, Chris Moriana and mixer Mary Jo Lang recreate sound, one creative element at a time.


Previously here and here

New moth species is named after Donald Trump

N. donaldtrumpi is a distinct type of twirler moth, which are believed to be seriously threatened with extinction because of habitat loss. The name was chosen because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr Trump’s hairstyle.

More here

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Golden Sahara II

How would you like to take a spin in this beauty? The Golden Sahara II by Jim Street was seen on a June 25, 1962 broadcast of I've Got a Secret. It had a TV mounted in the dash, a hi-fi radio mounted below the TV, a tape recorder installed between the driver and passenger in the front seat, and a cocktail bar with its own refrigerator in the back seat. It even had illuminated tires. It was worth a whopping $75,000 back then. The car also appeared in the Jerry Lewis movie, Cinderfella.

Thanks Bruce!