Friday, 27. June 2008
Natural World: Eagle IslandSpectacular shots of eagles in the nest, of abundant marine life and of the dramatic Scottish landscape.
Expert cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan returns to his homeland to rediscover its stunning wildlife and magnificent scenery.
The Isle of Mull has the highest density of eagles in the United Kingdom, otters in every bay and even whales, sharks and dolphins in the surrounding seas. Gordon's specific mission is to find and film the Sea Eagle, the biggest bird of prey in Europe and one that has only recently returned to the Isle of Mull. Mull also has an exceptional population of Golden Eagles and truly deserves the name Eagle Island.
Natural World: Eagle Island by BBC 2, 2005
Duration: 48 minutes
Oasis of the SeasWe were on a cruise through the Caribbean last March. It was glorious! – because the cruise and the places we visited were indeed wonderful, and we had a fantastc time. It was a small ship and very lovely, carrying 450 passengers and a crew of 200. Since I am also a fan of cruise ship travel ... a photo-illustrated travelogue is coming soon ...
And since I'm interested in all aspects of cruise ships and travel.
I'm not sure bigger is always better, but this one is breathtaking. Royal Caribbean's 'Oasis of the Seas' will be ultra luxury and the world's largest cruise ship.
- Launching late 2009
220,000 GRT (gross registered tons)
16 decks high
Oasis of the Seas will be the world’s largest and most revolutionary ship introducing the cruise line’s new neighborhood concept, which will provide vacationers with the opportunity to seek out relevant experiences based on their personal styles, preferences or moods. Boardwalk, will be a breathtaking space for families inspired by the nostalgic seaside piers of yesteryear; the first amphitheater at sea, AquaTheater, will celebrate water with the largest freshwater pool found on a ship offering a full spectrum of activities and performances for guests; and the urban living concept will take to the high seas with the introduction of industry-first loft suites offering expansive ocean views and luxury amenities.
Oasis of the Seas - Be sure to check all the pictures and the hi-res videos!
Inanimate AliceInanimate Alice is an interactive tale of Alice, a girl who seems to be always losing her parents. The stories are told through a mix of text, sounds and images with some interaction.
More an interactive piece of fiction than a traditional game.
So it's best to just click and dive right in. The fourth of ten episodes has recently come online.
Beginning with Alice as an eight year old living in remote regions of China with her parents, the story will develop in interactive complexity as Alice matures into her twenties. She has so far also been to Italy and Russia and in the fourth episode she is fourteen and living in an ordinary town in England.
The first three episodes are also available in German, French and Spanish. To choose one go to the main site.
Thursday, 26. June 2008
Surf at Currumbin"First light at Currumbin Gold Coast Australia" by Geoff Charters, who works as a professional filmmaker for Propvid Queensland. Check out the brilliant surfclips on "this week's top vids" there.
LookybookLookybook is a website that allows anyone to browse through hundreds of children's books online and peek inside. Actually, it's more than a peek. If you want to, you can flip through the book and see each and every page.
Not only for children!
Using watercolours and coloured pencils, Wallace Edwards has created a bizarre and luxurious world, rich in texture and detail. An engaging mix of art and alphabet book, Alphabeasts provides the basis for hours of animated discussion and quiet contemplation.
Another fantastic children's picture book website is Big Universe. They have also hundreds of beautiful fiction and nonfictions titles and they have a pretty slick tool that enables you to create your own children's picture books online (also very cool!).
HP Touch MaestroThe new TouchSmart PC from HP looks awesome! Check out what it can do in this new commercial.
Go for victory and become a Tennis Doubles Champion!
Wednesday, 25. June 2008
His name is Robert Hodgin and he is a visual artist and a coder.
How do you make this stuff?
Nearly everything on this blog is made with Processing, an open-source initiative started by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. You can find out more about it at the Processing website.
I checked out his site and read as much about this as I could understand and I gotta say it's amazing.
Visit his website Flight 404 - all manner of distractions and/or his portfolio flight404's videos.
Its all code based so thats probably why it felt repetitious. No key frames and no layers. I decided early on that I didnt want to use any post software. Its 100% Java.
At first glance, these images look like painted landscapes. Look closely!
You will see that the sea and storm were made of cabbage, in other photos trees are broccoli and the hills are baked potatoes.
Photographer Carl Warner captures all forms of food in a series of still life's with edible ingredients he raided from his kitchen cupboards to design a series of dreamy landscapes and homey domestic scenes.
Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes or Foodscapes.
(choose the orange square "Fotografics")
Here you can also browse through Carl Warner's 79 images.
Instant OrigamiStop creating origami the hard way!
Woop, whoosh, swish ... Instant Origami is the contemporary interpretation of the traditional Japanese paper folding technique - focusing on speed and imagination.
Hedgehog LaunchThe coffee break game today: Hedgehog Launch.
Get the hedgehog into space as fast as you can by tactiful flinging and flying. Reach for the heavens and make it to space to win the game. Collect cash and hit platforms to earn money for upgrades.
Use the mouse to launch and the arrow keys to steer in mid-air. Have fun!
Tuesday, 24. June 2008
Where the Hell is Matt - 2008Have you seen the video called Where In The Hell Is Matt? It hit the Internet two years ago, and shows a guy from Connecticut named Matthew Harding in very exotic locations around the world dancing like a fool to beautiful music. Now he's got a new video.
This follow up video going around the blogs now, watch it in HD here. It is even better than the first. Matt does his goofy dance in a huge number of extremely amazing places.
According to his web site, Matt's made a lot of fans who want to know: How in the hell does he do it? How does he afford it? What's his secret for traveling so much? The answers are all there on various pages of his site.
(via everyone ever)
This is a unique kissing photo website created to promote the power of love one kiss at a time. My wife Terri and myself wanted to develop a community website that we could partner in together as a labor of love after three kids and twenty three years of marriage. We brainstormed about creating something positive that would brighten our day. It was our desire to provide a simple way for ourselves and others to post positive messages of love that would leave a lasting impression, so we focused on the power of a kiss in pictures.
There are romantic kisses, friendly kisses, animal kisses, artistic kisses, goofy kisses ...
Creators Ray and Terri filter through the submissions with a tasteful sensibility - so it's not tacky or NSFW.
My Best Wishes to Best Kisses!
And don't miss Top 10 Health Benefits of Kissing!
Swimming HedgehogDO NOT try this with an inexperienced swimmer. Shming is an excellent swimmer, but you could drown one if you don't know EXACTLY what you're doing! Even the best swimmer should NEVER, EVER be left alone!
I've never seen such thing like that, but he looks like he loves it in there ...
And the ladies behind sound like Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter or Herbert from Family Guy .. lol.
(via The Presurfer)
Sunny Day SkyThe latest from Ferry Halim's charming Orsinal games: Sunny Day Sky.
Click the mouse to open and close your umbrella, get points for landing on car roofs. Avoid the birds!