The pressure is good for you

I am something of a cynic who finds most motivational signs and words well, just words, but I find this neon sign by Adam Garcia to be impressive, mostly because of the creative use of the lights. The neon lighted motivational sign costs $1200.

Via: Colossal

Angry Birds in the city [pic]

Angry Birds in the city.

Via: OakOak

Strap-on condoms are the saviors of the drunk

Developed by Beau Thompson, strap-on condoms are buddies of the drunk guy looking to score. Being drunk doesn’t quite help men put on a condom, and all the fumbling can be quite a mood killer. It was one such experience and a frustrating night that led Thompson to the path of this invention. And it has been a success, selling millions of units in the USA, the condoms are now headed for Europe.

Via: Metro, WeInterrupt

Floppy disc pillow

Awww.. isn’t it cute when obsolete, useless gadgets finally get around to a somewhat useful avatar? Then they look like this floppy disc pillow. Costs $38.

Via: LaughingSquid

Aston Martin shows off the V12 Zagato

At the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, Aston Martin has unleashed the V12 Zagato. Based on the V12 Vantage, the car has been given a few touches like the double bubble roof, DB4 GT inspired grille, reworked tail lights, and a stripped out race cockpit. Engine of the car has remained unchanged, using the same V12 as the Vantage.

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Surreal photograph happens to be quite real

A look at the image above, and you would call it a painting or a product of digital manipulation. It is neither of those. Shot by Frans Lanting, this is a photograph of camel thorn trees in Namibia. The morning sun gives an orange tint to the dunes in the backdrop of the trees. The photograph will be featured in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic.

Via: PetaPixel

BMW gives a nod to its past with the 328 Homage Concept

Celebrating its 75th birthday, Bavarian automaker BMW has come up with the 328 Homage concept, a nod to the car that the brand produced in the late ’30s. Displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, the concept gives off a retro look while keeping up with the best of contemporary manufacturing technologies. The concept makes elaborate use of carbon fiber, aluminum and leather in its construction, and is powered by a 3.0-l V6 engine.

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Guns, pistols and grenades made out of porcelain

Charles Krafft makes interesting porcelain pieces of guns and grenades, then paints them in beautiful patterns, creating a paradox of art and guns.

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World’s largest camera can comfortably hold an airplane

The world’s largest camera is big enough to comfortably hold an airplane. Hell, it used to be an abandoned airplane hangar in Irvine, California before it was converted into a humongous pinhole camera. The camera itself measured 45x160x80 feet, and was made fit for the purpose with 24,000 square feet of plastic, 1,300 gallons of foam filler, 1.52 miles of tape, and 40 cans of spray paint. Image was formed on a film that measured 31 ft 7 in x 111 ft and weighed 1200 pounds. An image was captured using a 6mm hole in the side of the hangar, and exposed to film for 35 minutes. This continues to be the largest photo ever made.

Via: PetaPixel

First movie to be filmed by cats [video]

“Cat Diaries: The First Ever Movie Filmed by Cats!”

Via: bookofjoe