Thursday, December 28, 2006

How-to learn English:
Adult speak for Japanese to enhance the cross-cultural delights

excerpt from an 80ies Japanese book titled
"Let's make the bed right away"

brought to you by the lovely Tokyo Damage Report guy

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wow: Speakers to public security cameras

"...People are shocked when they hear the cameras talk, but when they see everyone else looking at them, they feel a twinge of conscience and comply,' said Mike Clark, a spokesman for Middlesbrough Council who recounted the incident. The city has placed speakers in its cameras, allowing operators to chastise miscreants who drop coffee cups, ride bicycles too fast or fight outside bars..."

Bloomberg reports,
via Slashdot

Sunday, December 10, 2006

the mounten-baiku situation
so this is how it goes here: no parking anywhere allowed

- else the police takes your bike and you pay 3000 yen to get it back.
and now this: got a ticket two times! For the baiku!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Learning Japanese the easy way - just ad an U and you'll be fine:

English - Japanese

Microphone - maiku
Desert - dezato
Receipt - risitto
Message - meseji
Bike- baiku
Nightingale - naichingeru
Gum - gamu
Cassette - mc kasettu-tepu
Celebrity - serebu
Festival - fesutibaru
television - terebi
Carnival - kanibaru

well, I forgot the romantic part:

kiss - kisu
couple - kappuru
love-letter - rabu-reta

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Shoppee in Tokyo! So before you get your Nooka watch –

indulge in a short history of the calvulator watch from Watchismo.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

oh, some flying bomb must have hit my car!
wait, it was D*Face`s work for his new gallery opening. Pretty neatly I have to admit.

(via lovely Vinylpulse)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

There are things on this earth that are not easy to grasp. But at least they`re funny.

Watch this: Doing handcrafts with Tampon Art

Monday, October 23, 2006

Flashy music: Whitney Music Box

Jim Bumgardner and Coverpop visualized this musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book 'digital harmony':

"in this variation the dots trigger sine waves which are multiples of the fundamental frequency 48hz. when multiple dots hit at the same time, they combine to form buzzier sounds. the pitches are reversed so that the inner dots get the low frequencies. music generated using syd synthesis software."

(thanx to Eyebeam)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Christ, the end is nigh –

with this Holy Flash works, Jesus will have a lot of saving to do.

(via Jeff Staple`s blog)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

World Cup reminder: do the bull thing

Pias Recordings announces:
"Mogwai haben sich jüngst erneut in ihr hauseigenes Studio “Castle of doom” in Glasgow begeben.
Das Resultat ist ein full length Soundtrack zum beim Cannes-Festival von Kritikern gefeierten Film „Zidane: A 21st century Portrait“ über den französischen Ausnahmefussballer. Der Film erscheint hier übrigens bei Warner auf DVD!
Die szenebegleitenden Klangfragmente wurden im Nachhinein zu kompletten Songs überarbeitet, die Mogwai-typsich, wenn auch weniger laut und rockig sind.
Das Album „Zidane: A 21st century Portrait - An original Soundtrack by Mogwai“ erscheint kurzfristig schon am 3.11."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

eco has reached the club movement

Now your dancing ass is ecologically minded, too, at The Sustainable Club, featuring energy-generating dance floors, toilets flushed with rainwater, walls that change color in response to temperature fluctuations, and a rooftop garden where clubbers can enjoy an organic beer with friends.

Springwise says:
"Kicking off in Rotterdam's Off_Corso on October 14th is the Sustainable Dance Club. The kick-off party will feature biological beer on tap and fair-trade clothing brand Kuyichi helping clubbers customize their clothes. The end concept will go much further. Enviu, an environmental NGO for young people, is working together with architectural firm Döll to create a truly sustainable nightclub. The club they envision will feature energy-generating dance floors (excellent way to extract kilowatts from energetic clubbers), toilets that flush with rain water, walls that change colour as a reaction to temperature changes, a rooftop garden and other elements that combine to create a sustainable clubbing environment.

Working with the Technical University of Delft and the Development Board of Rotterdam, Enviu and Döll aim to build a club that will be fun and profitable, yet will have a low impact on the environment, while raising awareness for social and environmental issues. Some 80 Enviu volunteers (young professionals and students) have developed the concept over the last 8 months."

Nice presentation video at Treehugger.

Monday, October 09, 2006

acessories for Barbie. Right after the wedding carriage:

something that goes great with something made of plastic: the bling bling mouse covered entirely with Swarovski strass stones.

(Thanks Fosfor Gadgets)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

the realm of Toast Art

Make Magazine serves as a wonderful insight in the world of craftmanship and of handmade goods with a high nerd factor. We learn how to "Make a digital toy infrared camera" - or even better, indulge in the art of portrait on a toast.
Yes, dear Marc Bolan, you might have turned in your grave. But I love to put some marmelade on you.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

the future is a grim beta

"By 2020, the people left behind (many by their own choice) by accelerating information and communications technologies will form a new cultural group of technology refuseniks who self-segregate from "modern" society. Some will live mostly "off the grid" simply to seek peace and a cure for information overload while others will commit acts of terror or violence in protest against technology."

All right - this is one of the scenarios 700 technology experts from ICANN, the Web Consortium, from Google and IBM ("of whom more than half were online before 1993") imagined in a survey of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
More interesting at arstechnica.

(via Pixelsurgeon)

Monday, September 25, 2006

the never ending spiral story

nice Flickr collection of all sorts of spiral windings at the spiral gallery

Monday, September 18, 2006

Gnarls Barkley`s beautiful designed Rohrschach clip "Crazy" with emerging faces. Animation and Post from clever bl:nd, that got some MTV awards for it.

become a part of the James Bond design elite: sit on the Villain Chair. So classy. Must feel like sitting in a cubicle version of the techie interior in the old "Captain Future" series.

(via Neatorama)

Friday, September 15, 2006

finally! The answer to all that unwanted stuff called web 2.0

got on my knees - thanks holy Web 2.0 logo creator

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

my beloved spam poetry of today:

"Well, the example is good and I willfollow it, asking for light. Well, soon Ithink I shall walk over that edge and there will be an end.
But it was not so, forpresently once more I found myself in my prison where they left mealone..."

Monday, September 11, 2006

best post ever about all that Apple stuff coming in Mob Happy

"blah blah iPhone blah blah blah

the esthetics of threat

Vogue Italia came up with a "State of Emergency" foto shooting by Steven Meisel in their September issue: Depicting the esthetics of threat as highly stylized porn

(thanks Boing Boing)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"The laws between art and engeneering exist only in our minds"

Says Dutch artist Theo Jansen and makes these brilliant wind powered sculptures that move in an incredible way. The millipede-likes skeleton "Strandbeests" are made from plastic tubes, walk independently on their own and roam the beach in herds in this great spot for South African BMW on YouTube: Watch them crawl, it gives me the shivers.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Old news, but too good:

Banksy has collaged up the booklets of Paris Hilton`s CDs and switched them in the stores. As the BBC reports:

Paris Hilton targeted in CD prank

Paris Hilton's album entered the UK chart at number 29 last week
Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by "guerrilla artist" Banksy.

Banksy has replaced Hilton's CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?

He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog's head... more
wow, get your MA in Rendering:

UCAA Announces Digital Games Design MA
The UK-based University College for the Creative Arts has announced an MA in Digital Games Design now on offer at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, and Rochester and the opportunity to apply for an assisted place with the Business and Digital Media Training Initiative (BDMTI) starting in September 2006....

The MA in Digital Games Design focus is on game design, and students are given the opportunity to develop their own game project from initial proposal to a fully realised game design document, culminating in the production of an advanced playable prototype.

(via Gamasutra)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Krrish is the Bollywood answer to Superman – but he can sing and dance and that`s obviously far more efficient to fight evil. DVD from Rapideyemovies

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Kitler Connection

Cats that look like hitler. Don`t believe it. Actually the one with the Eisernes Kreuz around the neck and the little Offiziers hat is quite cute.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My Pokemon love. If I could only marry him - he`s a bit feisty but keeps me warm in winter. If there is one in Asia except for the Monsun. These long sensual ears, a tongue always protruding and his rosy cheeks convince me: He must be a wild kisser.

What would Jesus download?
As an atheist I don`t care, but no doubt he would embrace the smiling but not always peaceful openness of the Open Source community. More than ever as they released their own Christian version of the Linux desktop Ubuntu.

Hail to the Pope!

(and thanks to you dear Fredericiana)

Monday, August 28, 2006

I want you in my dreams back, says the friendly beaver.


(thanks, adweek)

Vestaldesign reports:
The largest dump in the world isn’t outside New York or London or Shanghai but in a desolate stretch of the Pacific Ocean nearly a thousand miles from the nearest island. Held together by a slowly rotating system of currents northeast of Hawaii, the Eastern Garbage Patch is more than just a few floating plastic bottles washed out to sea; the Patch is a giant mass of trash-laden water nearly double the size of Texas... more

"(Research has shown that) if women could choose who they'd like to be impregnated by, they'd choose a rock star. There's something about the rock star's genes that is signaling creativity, flexibility of thinking, flexibility of mind and body, an ability to express and process emotions -- not to mention that (musical talent) signals that if you can waste your time on something that has no immediate impact on food-gathering and shelter, you’ve got your food-gathering and shelter taken care of."

Daniel Levitin in Wired Magazine

Come on, impregnate me, Izzy Stradlin.

Monday, August 21, 2006

real enriching blog showing life as an analogue matter of graphs: Indexed
Google idea #303: This is a test written and exported with And hey, it even worked with the spell check.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

"Orbit gum will not get you into heaven"

Okay, why not: Snoop Dogg in a Wrigley gum ad
(not an explicit one from The Orphanage)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

nice graphics with animation
(they did A Scanner darkly, too)


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Duran Duran moves to Second Life, will gig there
Duran Duran have bought a virtual island in Second Life, a creative 3D multiplayer world where you can make sophisiticated objects and avatars. The band will perform live shows in-game:
"When the video revolution began we instantly saw the opportunity to experiment and explore a new form of expression to enhance the musical experience. Second Life is the future right now, offering endless possibilities for artists."

Rhodes said he hoped the Duran Duran community would help develop the island into a "fully functional, futuristic utopia".

He said the band was "thrilled to become citizens of Second Life".

(Thanks! boing boing)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

new summer blockbuster:

"Das hässliche Entlein & ich
Ab 24 August 2006 im Kino

DAS HÄSSLICHE ENTLEIN & ICH ist eine turbulente CGI Komödie um das hässlichste Entlein der Filmgeschichte und dessen Vater wider Willen, einer gerissenen Ratte (gesprochen von Rick Kavanian). Ein Film für die ganze Familie, mit Witz und coolen Sprüchen. Etwas sehr frei nach dem berühmten Märchen „Das hässliche Entlein“ von Hans Christian Andersen. Ab 24. August 2006 im Kino. Das kann ja ganz schön hässlich werden…

Mit den Stimmen von
Rick Kavanian (Ratso), Gaby Köster (Phyllis), W. G. Ochsenknecht (Ugly Schwan),
Sandro Ianotta (Ugly) und Thomas Hackenberg (Wesley)"

Monday, July 24, 2006

the perfect picture:

Tourist remover erases unwanted pedestrians from your tasty holiday impressions

Monday, July 17, 2006

A Brief History of the Reflectporn Shocker at The Register. Thanks!
and more at theperfectbluesky.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Spruch der Woche:

"Ich habe über uns nachgedacht und mir ist was eingefallen: Wir sollten uns wohl besser eine Zeitlang nicht sehen."

sagt die Fernbeziehung

Friday, June 30, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Ha, gude Laune!

Sven Väth zum verhunzen

(merci an de:bug blog)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

turntablism a s a cultural good

cd cover: non-digital dj-mix by DJ T. for get physical (body language vol 2)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

AK 74 for 475 Pound -
nice clip from Amnesty International

AK 74 spot

Monday, April 24, 2006

Awesome new stuff from Psyop for HDTV MTV

(thanks to
m with cube on top

103 club berlin

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

He comes on 6/6/06. Great. In a UFO.

Thanx to Gawker

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Great 80ies Trash from Ben Stiller – and better than Knight Rider

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

mother nature is back!

herrlich. from Threadless
world`s best t-shirt store

Monday, April 10, 2006

must love them: Gnarls Barkley
as crazy as he is, Danger Mouse

Friday, April 07, 2006

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gleich kommt das Rotoskopy "A Scanner Darkly" von Richard Linklater. Aber auch hübsch: "Renaissance" von Christian Volckman, komplett in Motion Capture gedreht und als schwarz-weiss Düster-Noir in 3D animiert. Einmal winken an "Blade Runner" und "Sin City".
Schick: Renaissance

Monday, March 27, 2006


"quiet is the new loud" - Kings of Convenience


"together is the new alone" - Donnacha Costello


"wireless is the new China" - Todd Miller, Sony Asia

Monday, March 06, 2006

Photoshop we thank you every day –
so transfer it back into the real world and say I/O Brush
from MIT:
the real brush with a mirco cam inside


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

photoshop is nice – but today it really feels like this
no more boring stuff at home, here`s a new game -
fun with liquid nitrogen:

Freeze a can of shaving cream and then peel the can away from the cream. Put the canless cream into someone's car. Let the oven-like heat from the car's sitting in the sun defrost the shaving cream. 2 cans will fill an entire car. (Coulter C. Henry, Jr.)

Thanks to boing boing

Monday, February 20, 2006


"I'd tell my husband, 'That garage is the sign of a sick, sick mind."

- ANGELA ALOI of Westbury, N.Y., on hiring a consultant to organize the

Haha, sounds like me in my room. See NYTimes

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I want this
watch me walk – me, the Michelin-Männchen


(thanx to Protein Feed)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006




11. FERUAR 2006 – 18. MÄRZ 2006


Monday, February 06, 2006

Manga me mit Hypertrophie!

Bei worth1000 macht man Normalsterbliche zu Manga-kompatiblen, aufgeblähten Glupschaugen-Gesichtchen. Fiese Sache.

(thanx to boing boing)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hach, wir werden nur älter, aber nicht erwachsener.

famous people, too. see how they aged, not always gracefully:

The Sands Of Tide

(thanx to popbitch, again)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Ha! Bloggers of the world unite and take over:

Top 10 Blogger Lies

(thanx to the social software weblog)