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LowKey Stand February 5, 2008

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2008-1-31keystand.jpgLooking to streamline the look of your desk? The LowKey Stand lets you hide away your keyboard and add some functionality to your desk.

The brushed metal would complement any Mac setup and the four port USB hub lets us rationalize that we may actually need this for more than aesthetic reasons. As soon asMacessity’s site recovers from the traffic (we can’t get back on the site), we’re heading over and buying one of these for our desktop. And, unlike most cool Mac-centric products, this one would work well with any monitor.

Buy it here for $60.(Via: CrunchGear)

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Four waterfall sculptures installed in New York City January 18, 2008

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thumb463x_waterfall1.jpgWhile this image of a gigantic waterfall cascading down from beneath the Brooklyn Bridge looks like some wacky photoshop, it’s actually something that’s being installed this summer. A new art project will have four waterfall sculptures installed in New York City from mid-July to mid-October, spewing water from heights of 90 to 120 feet, or about as high as the Statue of Liberty The installations will cost about $15 million to put in place, but they’re expected to bring in over $55 million in tourist revenue. Because hey, nothing says “road trip” like going to see a freestanding waterfall in the middle of the East River. Which is where all of the waterfalls will be: one in the river under the Brooklyn Bridge, the other three just freestanding scaffolds in the middle of the river. Personally, I’m pretty excited about this as I see the Brooklyn Bridge every day as my train goes over the Manhattan Bridge and I’m always on the lookout for things to stare at so I can avoid eye contact with other people. Here’s to ambitious public art installations actually being funded and created!   

P&O building in london August 3, 2007

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A 15-story office block in the heart of London is being demolished backwards in order to build a skyscraper in its place. Demolishers are working up from the ground level upwards, dismantling each floor to reveal the concrete core of the P&O building. Find out why, and the new skyscraper replacing it, after the jump. more »

Shadow Art July 18, 2007

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Trippy wooden warp zone! July 5, 2007

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Isn’t it great how creativity kicks in when times running out. Take for example this incredible and beautiful installation by artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck a few months before this house was to be demolished…. I’m guessing they saw any opportunity to do something freaking crazy cool to a space that was going to be destroyed and turned this old house into a trippy wooden warp zone! More pics after the jump.(including whats at the end of the tunnel)

For more pics check this out.

http://www.designverb.com/2007/06/11/tunnel-house

National Aquatics Center in Beijing July 3, 2007

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China Water Cube Almost Done

 

watercube.jpgHere’s the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, which is now almost finished. Although the bubbles in this gigantic Water Cube look like they are made of jelly fishes, they really use “two layers of a high-performance plastic film called ethylene tetrafluoroethylene or ETFE.” Mmmmmm’kay. So really, what do the jelly fish do?


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The computer-generated double-layer design leaves an empty space in the middle of each bubble, which is used to warm or cool the building with a very ingenious method: the compressors draw hot air out of the bubbles, warmed by the sun, to heat the interior of the building. When they need to cool it down, the system takes air from the ground floor and out of the building, through exhaust ports on the roof (insert Death Star joke here). This kind of structure is also more resistant to earthquakes, which is a plus in the seismic-rocking Beijing. 

http://www.wired.com/culture/art/multimedia/2007/07/gallery_watercube 

 

Make your own Tshirt June 19, 2007

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bluecotton_ui.jpgBlueCotton Custom T-shirts has put together a sophisticated Photoshop-like web app to let you design your own shirt, resulting in a screen-printed or custom embroidered garment with a tremendous amount of control over the results. The company says it’s been working on its online design interface for the past six months, and it shows. The interface rocks. Even if you’re not buying a T-shirt, it’s fun to play with.

Choose from T-shirts, sweats, hats and knit shirts, and then go to town with your design sense, if you have any. You can even upload graphics or photos and designate transparent areas. The only catch so far is, there’s a minimum order of six shirts if you’re doing screen printing, but you can order just one embroidered item at a time. Pricing depends on color and shirt selection, but for a cotton T-shirt, they’re around $11.25 each.

Product Page [BlueCotton]

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/photoshirt/bluecotton-custom-t+shirts-exactly-the-way-you-want-them-270151.php

1 million free stock photos March 13, 2007

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search over one million free photos! We have been adding creative commons photos as a part of our ongoing efforts, and we will soon be adding large numbers of public domain photos as well.

 

 

Happy New Years 2007 January 2, 2007

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Check out these panoramas by Jook Leung

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A stop motion battle between two friends December 19, 2006

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