Monday, 23. June 2008
Le BallonDDB Paris has a lovely tv spot, a two minute ad for Tiji children’s tv station in France.
When a little girl lets go of her balloon, it floats up high into the sky, but where does it go?
The trouble is ... for an ad that talks about imagination, the script looks too 'inspired' by Le Ballon Rouge (Albert Lamorisse, 1956). Isn't it?
SalamagicaThere is some amazing Photoshop work by Ricardo Salamanca at Salamagica. Great is that he gives a few "behind the scenes shots" of how he created his images.
Fashion at PlayThe interesting parts of this site are not the clothes!
Flip, twist and turn the cubes - then watch a set of bizarre and funny adventures in wild miniature universes.
Fashion at Play - Cool!
Friday, 20. June 2008
MegaStructures: Ice HotelEvery year a team of builders, sculptors, designers and artists creates one of the most amazing structures on Earth – a hotel made entirely of ice, located about 200 kilometer (124 mile) north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
Thousands of tons of snow and ice make up this hand-crafted fantasy land. Thousands of guests and voyeurs will experience it every year, before it melts.
This documentary is your chance to see one. Witness the construction and disappearance of this most megastructure.
Duration 47 minutes
No, it’s not another wallpaper site. It’s a complete audio/visual experience!
Designers and developers spend about 90% of their waking life in front of a computer so the most appealing genre for a wallpaper would be one that has beautiful design mixed with the all important aspect of being outdoors.
What we see everyday can affect our mood and state of mind, enhance your desktop with a wallpaper creation from desktopography and feel the essence of nature and the outdoor existence on your computer. Bring tranquility to your desktop, feel the wilderness and give your background a breath of fresh air ...
Kiss Fight & Rollercoaster Rush
| Mentos made a parody of traditional fighting games: instead of hitting you opponent in order to kill him, you kiss your opponent in order to have pleasure and enjoy the moment.|
Kiss on @ Kiss Fight
15 levels of excitement controlling a rollercoaster. Don't be in a hurry or you'll be flying off the tracks and crashing.
Thursday, 19. June 2008
Close up on Insects
Ultra close ups with great detail in HD! Macro is a whole other world ...
Lightmark & Lichtfaktor
Lichtfaktor creates amazing pictures and animations with light. Also known as Light Graffiti or Lightwriting. Amazing!
Lichtfaktor ||| also on Flickr
Lightmark, like Lichtfaktor, create also stunning stuff with light! Although Lightmark is less streetart influenced - it’s very beautiful.
Lightmark by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke.
Explore the International Space StationThe ISS Interactive Reference Guide is a fun way to learn about, and explore the space station to achieve a better understanding of how it operates, and generally what it is. This interactive feature includes:
- How the crew lives: how they eat, sleep, and exercise
How the ISS: is operated, built, and supported
A 360 degree view of the space station
An explanation of the ISS's purpose
And a cool music video!
Wednesday, 18. June 2008
Mu Zhen Photography
Stunning sceneries of a fantastic country, with an unique caracter in every shot!
Welcome to Guilin, China: Mu Zhen Photography
The site is sometimes a bit slow - but well worth to wait.
Here are just 24 pictures by Mu Zhen, but faster loading ...
but this ad by Nissan for the Teana is really cool!
'Grand Theft Auto' on Google MapsYou can drive around the world without having to worry about spending money on expensive gas. And don't worry if you drive through a building or into the ocean ...
Try Simulating Driving on Google Maps - a project by Katsuomi Kobayashi.
I think there’s a potential for dozens of games to made off these types of apps ...
Tuesday, 17. June 2008
Speed Painting Art
[full-finished picture here]
This site shows the art and painting by Martin Missfeldt. He paints and draws with humour and oil paint, gouache, watercolor, ink or digital: speed painting videos, bustle-pictures, drawings, cartoons, illustrations, oil paintings, visual eye test pictures, short-comics and much more.
The latest works are the speed painting videos. Since 2003 Missfeldt paints also digital images with graphics tablet and the programm Adobe Photoshop. With the help of the computer, it is easy to get the painting-process as a video recorded. The videos have a real length of about 4 hours. After finishing the painting process the movies are saved as time-lapse video, so that a video with about 4 minutes length documents the entire painting process.
Speed Painting Art by Martin Missfeldt (English and German)
Marilyn Monroe speed art typing
[full-finished picture and free download here]
PolyvoreThis may be a new phenomenon!
Polyvore is a website which alows you to make any kind of collage easily, just by clicking and dragging items in place! If you don't have a clue about graphics, so Polyvore is great for you.
You can search by category, by website, by color or by keyword for images - you can also upload your own images. Just drag all the pictures that you like to the stage. Done!
And if you are not in the creative mood, you can simply gaze at other people’s creations.
Alice in Wonderland... Years Later by Shamee777
Polyvore lets you mix and match images from anywhere on the web, to create outfits, interior designs, or any kind of collage.
Polyvore is a unique, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching products from any online store. Items are pulled together into a visual set of products that can be shared with anyone. Each product within the set is then linked back to the online store where it is available for purchase.
See also The Official Blog of Polyvore.
They recently ran a contest to create collages as a tribute to the late Yves St. Lawrence. Have a look.
At first I didn’t really get it but I'm telling you, that site is addicting! And it's not only for online shopping ...
Yellow Warbler, Toronto
There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. Here at 10,000 Birds we expect to not only see but eventually photograph or write about every single one! (I know, we have ambitions bigger than Saturn, but it does no harm to dream… )
Anyway, your hosts are developing a serious interest in photography. We’ve consequently begun to amass a rather large collection of photos, and rather than squirrel them away on our hard-drives we’ve decided that you may like to see them instead.
All the Galleries linked to on this page are of a single species (mostly birds, but we also point our lenses at insects, mammals, and plants) and contain between four and ten different images and (often) a short bio.
10,000 Birds by Mike Bergin, Charlie Moores, and Corey Finger.
Brown Pelicans, California