Monday, January 31, 2011

New School Viewmaster

For corporate girls who sit at a computer all day, the four of us are pretty crafty and DIY-y. At least, that's what we like to think ourselves as.

We've (well, Yvette & I really) recently been pretty obsessed with old-school View-masters, and finding away to get them done ourselves. Let's face it - you reach a point in your life where looking at reels of the Little Mermaid can only excite and interest you that much. (Which for people like Sheena, never happened. She apparently dislikes Little Mermaid. There are no words.)

The B-Roll is an amazing site that encourages "one creative thing a day". In this day and age, I think a motto like that holds more value and weight than encouraging an apple a day.

Anyway, we found a great cheat-sheet on there to creating your very own reel!









So incredibly simple if you have the time and resources. It's such a cool way to marry old school and new school 3D too. Maybe that can be my project this year............. or get someone to do it for me.

What story would your Viewmaster reel tell?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Lonely Island feat. Nicki Minaj

    
GET YOUR KNEES FLEXIN'
AND YOUR ARMS T-REXIN'
DO THE CREEP.



I didn't mean for two video posts to happen in a row, but Do The Creep was just way too good for me not to put up. It's ONTD gif spam worthy.

Plus Kiv looks cute even with that creeper stache <3.

This SNL digital short involves two things I appreciate: 1) The Lonely Island and 2) catchy dance moves. Do the Creep reminds me of the Hannah Montana Hoe-down Throw-down except easier to execute on a daily basis.

I'm definitely going to work on doing the creep tomorrow. During lunch. At the office directly opposite ours.


Chris Porter on beauty and makeup and other stuff


Comic Chris Porter is pretty hilarious.
He was a finalist on season 4 of Last Comic Standing apparently.
Oh and he's on my favourite podcast Nobody Likes Onions sometimes too.
Watch his shit.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Australia Day 2011


Havaianas Thong Challenge 2011 at Cottesloe Beach, Perth.
That's where I could've been on the 26th of Jan f I had been back in WA.
Chillaxing on the beach + making world records happen.
But no. I was stuck in an office sans giant inflatable flip-flops. 
Meh.


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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Strange USB devices....

The USB. Once it was just used for memory storage and to connect a mouse to your laptop...not any more!



1. Strip club USB

When you type, she dances - now that's just a little sad...
USB Pole Dancer


2. USB Missile Launcher

This USB missile launcher is perfect for getting back at those colelaggues of yours who annoy you ;) 
its missiles can travel 10 feet across a room, plus it has pre-recorded sound effects!!
USB Missile Launcher


3. Armageddon USB Hub

If you’d like to pretend you’re blowing up the world, at the same time as annoying people around you with loud noises, then get your hands on this Armageddon USB Hub. 
Armageddon USB Hub

4. Office Fondue

Now Mariam and Yvette will appreciate this one!  This office fondue set comes complete with fondue pot with LCD and heater, a blue FireGlow USB cable, six Fondue forks, and a recipe booklet!....look out for our frozen cheese cake office parties ;)
Office Fondue


5. Heated Gloves and Slippers

OMG i WANT these!!!! - they would have been super useful in the UK >_<
 USB heating gloves and slippers?! who's the genius?? who??
USB Powered Heated Slippers
USB Powered Heated Gloves



I found all these amazing USB devices (and more!) at http://www.hightech-edge.com/strange-weird-usb-devices/3904/

Eat a bagel...


JAK&JIL X JUSTIN WU



These are the boys of Milan/Paris FW2011, in yet another wonderful JAK+JIL X Justin Wu collaboration
SO MUCH YUM.

Apart from their most recent favour to the world, this dynamic duo also did one for the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show 2010 - featuring the Angels themselves!



And here's another from the Victoria Secrets channel:


The videos (both guys and girls) looked like so much fun, and I honestly watched VS videos on repeat when they first came out last year.

What? They're really hot okay. Don't be judging.

Because I can.


Jiak Kantang featuring David Hasselhoff. 
And puppies.
Gute Nacht.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NIKE78



This is a pair of Nike clogs. Painted by artist Johnny Kelly. For the Nike78 exhibition.



NIKE78 is an exciting project created by Paul Jenkins and inspired by Nike. 78 creatives received a brand new pair of Nike shoes and were asked to use sport as inpiration to challenge their function.
NIKE have been chosen as the inspiration for this project due to their rich history of creative ventures and the brand’s constant aim to push the boundaries of sport, something which NIKE78 will also seek to creatively challenge.

The original NIKE athletic shoes have evolved into many new and exciting life forms including the Air Jordan, Air Force 1s and Air Presto. Over the years, NIKE have also created initiatives and projects including Reuse-A-Shoe, Run Across America and most recently NIKEiD.

I've always favoured Nike when it came to buying sports gear because, let's face it, their shoes and sports bras are cooler looking, and so is the work that they do. Who knew track shoes could inspire so many?

Learn more about Nike78 by following them on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube.

WANT: Olympus Pen E-PL2

I collect things. A lot of things. Amongst those things are cameras.
The Olyumpus Pen E-PL2 fits my current camera WANT profile:  Compact, versatile, takes awesome pictures and has a vintagey exterior (YES THAT IS A LEGIT REQUIREMENT *coughleicaobessioncough*)

I love vintagey cameras. I have vintage cameras from the 30s, 50s, 60s and 70s, and my Canon A1 is my baby. Anyway, I saw the Olympus Pen 35mm half frame lens viewfinder at one of those corner camera stores months back and just fell in love! And Olympus just to happen to have a Pen E-P2 showcase at Raffles City during that time and I was muchos impress with the digital Pen. I've also seen pretty great photographs on blogs and stuff which had been taken using the E-P2, so when the E-PL2 was announced at CES 2011, I was sexcited.


I couldn't find a good pic of the Pen E-PL2 so here's a pretty 
picture of the Pen E-P1, which essentially looks the same.


The only thing that would hold me back from actually getting the Pen E-PL2 is its price tag (assuming its going to cost as much as the E-P2). To be honest, with that kind of moolah I'd rather go for a Sony Alpha NEX-5 or Panasonic LUMIX GF2 (which my dad has), which are a lot cheaper if you're talking about micro four-thirds/interchangeable lens cameras.

Nevertheless! I aspire to own a Pen and will make it happen....  eventually :D

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LEGEND...........wait for it..........

I have found an AWESOME website.


HIMYM fans....I HAVE FOUND BARNEY"S BLOG!


Yes...each entry reflects a different episode of How I Met Your Mother - from "Not a Father's Day" to Barney's uni "Bingo" Challenge!


 I've taken a few of my favourite sections and *Barney moments* to make a post...





All found at:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/how_i_met_your_mother/community/barney_blog/index.php


ps - you can even follow barney at: http://twitter.com/#!/Broslife

Keep Calm And...



Keep calm and carry on.

A person must be a real git to have never seen, or at least heard of, that phrase in their entire life. As far as I'm concerned, it is one of the most popular (and perhaps, in its simplicity, the best) pieces of graphic design work ever produced.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, intended to raise the morale of the British public under the threat of impending invasion. It was little known and never used. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. There are only two known surviving examples of the poster in the public domain.




The poster was third in a series of three. The previous two posters from the series, "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory" and "Freedom is in Peril" were issued and used across the country for motivational purposes, as the Ministry of Information assumed that the events of the first weeks of the war would demoralise the population.



The poster and catch phrase has become so popular, that it continues to be a point of inspiration all over the World Wide Web. Trust me when I say that here are a just a mere few examples:









I myself have a few KCO posters at work, there's just no escaping them.

It's been over a decade now since the poster first turned into a pop culture icon. By the looks of it, it's going to be one of those parodies that never gets old.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Post-it Pixel Wall


Pixelnotes is an incredible piece by Duncan Wilson and Sirkka Hammer that freaking blew my mindhole the moment this image hit my retinas when I was trolling through 9gag. It is essentially a wall which is tiled with post-it type notepaper that morphs visually every time a post-it is taken off. Not only is this design practical-ish, it also constantly changes the way people view and interact with spaces.
A wallpaper consisting of four layers of varying grey tones on a bright primary backing. Each layer is perforated in a grid format and backed with a tacky adhesive similar to ‘post-it’ notes. Pixelnotes is inspired by the way we work within a space. The walls become functional, an integrated noticeboard that documents our activity within the room. Pixelated formations and shapes develop according to our patterns of use.
I bet Romy wasn't envisioning this when she claimed to be the inventor of post-its.
And I wish we had a wall like this in our office, so randoms would stop stealing post-it pads off my desk.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Who's going to LANEWAY!!





CAN'T WAITTTTT.

FOALS! DEERHUNTER! !!! Chk Chk Chk Temper Trap
Warpaint kicks off at 2.30pm alll the way till 12.30pm when Temper Trap comes on.
Music events like this makes me love Xingjiapo!
Hollerrrr, see you guys there!

Check out this mix featuring some of the Laneway acts

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weird Japanese Shit

Since Mariam's return, stories of strange Japanese cultural eccentricities have been a hot topic at le place of le work. From maid cafes to that hill of nothing but brothels to their fascination with the African American culture, everything about Japan is a little quirky. But the hentai stories and the panty vending machines seem almost normal next to this crazy new 'fashion trend':
LED Light Up Teeth.



"What the fuck?!?!?!?!!?" should be the only acceptable response to this. Why would anyone need or god forbid, WANT, backlit teeth?! Unless you were a super villain. And needed to glow. Because your evil doings involve some form of radiation and you wanted to make a point. And LED lights are crazy energy efficient so you don't have to swap out batteries while hijacking television broadcasts to announce your plan to destroy the world. Plus going MWAHAHAHAHA would look super badass if your teeth were nuclear green.
Or if were just a normal person who enjoyed eating fresh bugs and wanted them to fly directly into your mouth. You know. Fast food. Snackage. Stuff.

"The new fashion accessories were originally created as an experiment by two Japanese designers and are now being used in a commercial advertising a winter sale at a Japanese clothing store, Laforet Harajuku. They are quickly becoming a sought after accessory.
The LED smiles can easily be affixed to your teeth and glow different colors while you smile. The colors can be changed wirelessly through a computer interface.
Mr. Ishibashi and Daito Manabe, the other designer and technologist on the project, are offering workshops in Japan showing people how to build their own LED smiles."



So, okay. After watching that , I thought maybe it'd be cool in a music video. But then again after hearing all his saliva slurps, it was back to: WHY?!?!?! How would you talk to someone with crazy bright teeth? And we thought over bleaching was bad.

Plus imagine having to smile the whole night because the LED lights make your face glow funny when your mouth is closed. Your face would ACHEEEE LIKE A MOTHER...

Jesus Japan. I love your food. I love your people. I love Ken Watanabe. 
But here is where I draw the line.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Alcohol, Drugs & Art?

Everyone know that you're not supposed to operate heavy machinery when you're intoxicated with pills, booze or what have you. But nobody ever said anything about messing around with art supplies.

Meet Bryan Lewis Saunders - known for doing things slightly different.
"After experiencing drastic changes in my environment, I looked for other experiences that might profoundly affect my perception of the self. So I devised another experiment where everyday I took a different drug and drew myself under the influence. Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage. I am still conducting this experiment but over greater lapses of time. I only take drugs that are given to me."
Here are some of his self-protraits, along with the drugs that he took to achieve them.



Abilify + Xanax + Ativan (dosage unknown in hospital) | 1 sm Glass of Absinth


10mg Adderall | 10mg Ambien


15mg Buspar (snorted) | 4 Butalbitals (dosage unknown)


1/2 gram Cocaine | 2 bottles of Cough Syrup


1 "Bump" of Crystalmeth | 1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine (in the ER with kidney stones)


Huffing Gas | Huffing Gas Fluid


3mg Klonopin | 10mg Loritab


Marijuana (Kind Bud) | Morphine IV (doseage unknown)

The diversity in the art is mind-boggling as it is awe-inspiring. Brings a new meaning to the term struggling/suffering artist eh? Kids, don't do this at home. Or school. Even if it'd bring you an A+.

For more of his project, you can head on over to his site.