Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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World Cup / Twilight

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World Cup - Sports - Soccer - Competitions - 2006


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Monday, June 28, 2010

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Forget About Video Technology In Soccer


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via The Inquisitr by Dennis Bjørn Petersen on 6/28/10

I can see why many people (especially English) are interested in cameras in and around the goals in soccer (aka the real football). It would certainly help a lot of referees out, earn more money to one club/country or player and make soccer more fair.

But soccer isn't fair. Soccer isn't about correct decisions, if it were we'd see a lot more penalty kicks in every match. Soccer is about human decisions and human feelings. If you want fairness and video technology, go play FIFA Soccer 2010 or American Football instead.

Soccer is a drama based on human feelings and quick decisions. That is the charm of watching soccer. If a team get their goal falsely overruled it changes the game instantly. Giving it even more excitement, thrill and tensions. If the game has to be stopped because someone claims the ball was in the net, we'll have these tedious American circumstances where the game is stopped to check something on a screen. This ruins the players concentration, the flow of the game and the overall viewing experience.

I have a better idea. In profesional handball the ball has a small chip that activates a vibrator in the referee's wrist watch, when the ball has passed the goal line. It's similar to the technology in the assistant referee's flag in soccer. They activate a vibrator around the referee's arm when they push a button on the flag.

I think that solution is much better than an extra referee behind each goal or video technology mounted on goals.

To the English who feel cheated by the referees I can only agree. The assistant referee should have seen the goal!

I'm sure Mexico are a bit upset about Tevez's off-side goal too. This is just as bad as not seeing a goal. Would you want the referee to stop the game everytime that happens too?

(I'm a soccer referee and assistant referee myself, so I know a little about soccer)


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Friday, June 25, 2010



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Pixar and Star Wars Hybrid Characters (11 pieces)


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"No grand subtext here, they are both old. But this is my favorite one of all."

What would happen if Pixar and Star Wars characters mated and had babies? Thanks to artist Silof, we now have the answer to that long sought-after question.

Along with each image, a quote from the artist is attached explaining his thought process behind which characters were best fit for cross-breeding and why.

"This is the one that started this whole idea. I was watching Monsters Inc. with my daughter for the hundredth time, and the light bulb when we were talking and compared Chewbacca to Sully."

"The bi-pedal design, utilitarian nature, and non vocal communication made them a natural pairing."

"Han obviously has his origins in the gun slinging westerns, so this was an obvious pairing. I am surprised how little I had to change to make this work."

"Short, green, nuf said."

"I really like this pairing. A Bug's Life is often over looked in the Pixar catalog. Both Luke and Flik are wide-eyed dreamers who long for a bigger/better life."

"If Luke was and ant, and Luke and Leia are related then Atta should be an ant. Plus my daughter likes both of these characters so I liked combining them. Both characters are powerful women leaders."

"My first idea was to use Syndrome from the Incredibles to include all the films, but I like the idea of the armor and jet pack. Plus combining my 2 favorite characters from both universes could not be passed up."

"If Wall-E was R2 then obviously Eva should be 3PO, plus the sleeker design when compared to Wall-E had a similar juxtaposition of elements."

"I hated wasting a bad guy on basically a grunt soldier, but the more I thought about it I liked the bug shell/armor comparison."

"Of all the characters this is the biggest no-brainer. Obviously Zurg was inspired on some level as a Vader-esque character. The film even uses Star Wars dialogue, scenarios, and sound effects."

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

iPhone Retro Cassette Cover


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via Featured Blog Posts - My Modern Metropolis by nikhil bhatia on 6/23/10

Go back to the future with the fantastic iPhone cover that looks like an old cassette.

This brilliant, retro-tastic, uber realistic Retro Cassette iPhone cover will have you reliving your youth while protecting your handset from bangs, scrapes and dust.

The fantastic silicon cover is designed to look exactly like an old audio cassette, complete with its own case. But instead of making a mix tape of all your favourite, back in the day tunes, this cassette gives complete protection to your iPhone (which probably already contains all your favourite back in the day tunes).

However not only does this perfectly fitting cover keep safe your handset, but the cassette case, when fully opened, also makes a perfect stand for your phone.

It is the perfect gift for the fan of the latest cool, quirky gadget, or for that iPhone owner who wants a memento of his/her youth.



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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design


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via Design Swan by Vivian on 6/22/10

Book has been our friend since long time ago and apparently, we are not just satisfied by reading…We can to sleep on them, sit on them, cook with them, grow plant out of them. You might wonder I am going crazy, aren't you? Then stop wondering, just check today's post, we have some really creative and unusual idea out of our normal book.

1. Book Pot [link]

Got some books piling up in the corner just collecting dust? Turn them into flower pots! The honbachi, or book pot, was designed by graphic design agency Tokyo Pistol. I love how the moisture corrodes the pages and the book takes on a life of its own!

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

2. Turn a book into a seat [link]

From the idea that objects should adapt to people, and not the other way around, is born "take a seat". This folder stool uses the existing storage space that everyone dispose. It hides in your interior by taking the form of a regular book on a shelf. When you open this book, the pages unfold and create an extra seat to share with your guests. Made from solid oak boards and steel hinges, "Take a seat" provides a steady and comfortable casual stool.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

3. Paperbax – Your bookmate [amazon]

Paperbax: The Ultimate Book Holder– Leave it at home or pop it into your pocket, backpack or handbag. Clip it onto a book to mark your spot and protect pages while on the go. Paperbax is the perfect lightweight and compact literary accessory for readers of all ages. Use Paperbax while exercising, commuting, traveling, for hobbies, homework, typing, bathing, nursing, sunbathing, cooking and more.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

4. Spicy Hot Book [link]

This wonderful book actually contains sheets that are embedded with spices. Traditionally we chop and store the flavorings in jars, but this is kinda like the soap-strip! Tear it and use it. Need some pepper? Just tear out the perforated page and add it to the dish! Edible quality paper embedded with the spice dissolve into the food, adding the much needed flavoring. The moisture and heat ensure that the spices mix in well.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

5. Good Ideas Glow in The Dark [link]

Despite the crisis, Adris Group has had a successful business year-2008, so they wanted to show it off with their annual report.

During difficult times, only good ideas can light up the path out of the crisis. Ideas are energy! They emerge in a moment and spread at the speed of thoughts and people channel them. Ideas are passed on from person to person until their radiance becomes powerful enough to light up the future.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

6. Artecnica – book of lights by takeshi ishiguro [link]

Isn't this neat? we think so, and we love this unique concept. you'll really surprise everyone with this beautiful and semmingly innocent book. the book of light's protagonist pops up when you open its hardy white pages, revealing a wonderfully crafted and cleverly folded lamp powered by a simple low voltage adapter. finally a coffee table book that you'll actually open.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

7. Bookworms Go Green [link]

The Live Book is a small planter wearing sheep's clothing – that is to say a book. It's a great way to jazz up that old book shelf and lets face it. Most of us rarely read our collection of books more than once. If anything, it becomes a display piece and so why not add a little green to it. The removable vase has a simple drainage system and actually opens up into a real book.

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8. "BookCup" Japanese Designer Mug Shaped Book Cover [link]

Carry your books in style and with a sense of humor with this pretty protective book cover that's shaped like a teacup. You can carry them in your handbag, backpack or suitcase knowing they're well protected. The book cover is neon pink and it's made out of imitation leather. It comes with a page marker, sewn inside the "cup", that imitates the string on a teabag. There are two folds inside for you to insert the book's front and back covers so it'll fit snuggly and won't move or slip out of the book cover.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

9. Sleeve blanket [link]

Everyone reading in bed knows the feeling of cold arms. Spanish fashion designer andrea ayala closa came up with an idea to solve this: a 'sleeve blanket' to keep the arms warm. It features an opening for the index finger to allow readers to turn pages conveniently.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

10. Workaholic Pillow [link]

We all know real workaholics never rest, and now their secret is out: the Workaholic Pillow! Workaholic Pillow is a cushion hiding in book shell.

10 Creative and Unusual Book Inspired Design

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