A Chinese hairdresser Huang Xin used hair collected in his shop to build a model of the Tian’anmen Gate Tower in Tian’anmen Square. A hairdresser for 10 years, the man prefered womens’ hair for his models because they are softer. The model used 11 kilos of hair. He seems to enjoy making these models, made of hair glued on to paper; to his credit is also a model of the Birds’ Nest stadium and some toys, all built of hair.
It’s like a collision of galaxies, with Darth Vader making way in to South Park. The Papercraft by Claudio Dias shows what Darth would look like in the South Park universe, and the master crafter does that beautifully.
The “House on The Table” design by Soojin Hyun is innovative and intriguing. Four walls and a roof atop a table give it the appearance of a house, it also allows for some sort of privacy. If there are a number of these houses in an office, it will take on the appearance of a small city. Which is all cool, except that it comes at a huge cost, that of pragmatism. It is being manufactured by Michel dickhaut.
The classic Donkey Kong has found way to the iPhone and iPodTouch. Only, it’s called iDonkeyKong there. It appears that the app doesn’t have any approval from Nintendo, the creators of the original. Surprising that it passed through Apple’s screening. It costs $0.99 and chances are, it won’t stay at the store for long. Get one while you can!
Opening on May 1, “Robots” is a play placed in the future. It’s about a man living alone, with only his robots, and what happens when a woman “threatens” to visit him. Three robots created by the company Bluebotics star in the play.
Alistair Gibson spent a lot of years working on race cars, now that he’s retired, he is busy creating “art.” He has created motorsport inspired fish sculptures, many of them created using parts from race-winning cars. The sculptures made of F1 chassis parts and carbon fiber have an interesting air about them, and probably cost an arm and a leg.
Gone are the days when clocks were made for people to be on time because Sander Mulder has created a wonderful clock, with a very innovative design. This clock rolls around your desk and you have full spellings or rather a full sentence to read the hours. Though it doesn’t give you the accurate time (it doesn’t explicitly show minutes) you can make a pretty close assumption. Have it on your desk and see time simply roll around.
The Airswitch from Mathmos, is a cool light and probable the first of lights that are fun to operate. You just have to move your hand to control the light, no clapping or touching. To switch on or off just move your hand horizontally and to dim or brighten the light bring your hand close or move it away from the light vertically – its as simple as that. Now invite your friends for a small light magical show.
In a welcome move, Frito Lay announced that its SunChips multigrain chips will be solely available in compostable bags 2010 onwards. The bags decompose in 14 weeks; this will definitely help the environment a lot. Lets hope that all products embrace these compostable bags.
The iNap app may not be a foolproof solution to sleeping at work, but it does give us some hope. You can set the iPhone app to play office sounds like keyboard typing, mouse clicks, paper and stapler. The $0.99 app will continue playing these sounds in a preset way, making people think you’re hard at work, while you take a nice nap!