Archive for the ‘cool’ tag

#  Shape Memory Alloy →

January 16th, 2009 at 17:21 // In Worth Knowing 

Sounds boring and technical until you see this.

(via kottke)

#  Mirror Tic Tac Toe →

July 2nd, 2008 at 21:59 // In Worth Distraction 

Some things are just cool.

(via Neatorama)

#  Huge Self Portrait →

May 27th, 2008 at 9:08 // In Worth Seeing 

By now, everyone’s probably seen this. But We Made This’s theory that it was actually viral marketing is interesting enough to note:

A lot of people are saying that either the GPS signal wouldn’t transmit through the metal exterior of a plane, or that the flight plan would simply be too damned expensive, even if DHL are footing the bill. So did it actually happen, or is just a (rather finely crafted) viral? The site seems oddly free of the expected background to the genesis of the project, and Nordenankar seems to have very little web presence before doing it… though he did win a D&AD student award in an advertising category last year…

UPDATE (5/27/2008): The page has been changed to refelct that it is, indeed, a work of fiction. More at The Telegraph. (via waxy)

#  Rube Goldberg in a printshop →

April 29th, 2008 at 17:22 // In Worth Distraction 

A very cool advertisement for clustarack. Shared because no one will ever get tired of these things. They also have a making-of video.

(via Waxy)

This ads found by Andrew Sullivan
, is also great.

#  A Death-Defying Home →

April 3rd, 2008 at 18:16 // In Worth Seeing 

I wouldn’t claim to understand the theory behind the architecture of Arakawa and Madeline Gins or their claim that their style can make you live longer, but this house sure looks cool. Fred Bernstein’s story on the house is here (the title link is for the audio slide show).

#  Most. Compact. Furniture. Ever. →

February 11th, 2008 at 19:58 // In Worth Seeing 

Casulo is, without question, the most compact set of furniture I’ve ever seen. In a reasonably sized box they’ve fit: a desk, a bed, a bureau, a stool, a shelving unit, two seating-height boxes, and a small chest of drawers. You must give it at least seven seconds.

(via Gizmodo)

#  Dean Kamen’s Prosthetic Arm →

February 5th, 2008 at 14:38 // In Worth Seeing 

A few years ago the Defense Department decided to look seriously at prosthetic arms. Dean Kamen and Co. heard the call and have created something that looks straight out of science fiction. Though it doesn’t work quite as well as Luke Skywalker’s fake hand — for which it is named — it is impressive and seems a big improvement over any prosthetic I’ve ever seen.

(via Engadget)

#  Apple’s Newest Feature? →

February 2nd, 2008 at 23:20 // In Worth Seeing 

This has to be seen. I can so no more than that.

#  The Wooden Bicycle →

January 25th, 2008 at 10:11 // In Worth Seeing 

Marco Facciola, a 16-year-old International Baccalaureate student, built a wooden bicycle as a school project. It’s simply amazing. No metal or plastic involved; I can’t imagine the ride’s very smooth though.

(via Gizmodo)

#  Last.fm “World’s Best Jukebox” →

January 23rd, 2008 at 11:38 // In Worth Knowing 

In a move best described as “pretty cool,” Last.fm has a new feature:

As of today, you can play full-length tracks and entire albums for free on the Last.fm website.

(via Gizmodo)