Manga Plates project by Mika Tsutai pretty much stands up to its name. Each piece from the collection is detailed as a frame from some manga. All you have to do is place food strategically on these plates, and it would appear a lot more delicious to manga lovers like us.
CMIT’s TransPhone is a tablet that includes a built-in dock for a smartphone to go in. The tablet features a slide-in smartphone dock, Bluetooth headset, SVGA display, USB and HDMI ports, and a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor. There’s no word on the OS yet, but the tablet-smartphone combo seems to be heating up in the market.
Optimist is a video shot by Brian Thomson at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. The video captured the festival of Holi, the annual Hindu festival of colors. The footage was shot with a Cannon 7D and includes a good dose of slow-mo goodness.
Depending on how sparky you want your eyes to look, you could paint them in exquisite styles, or go the way of design student Lulin Ding, whose project “Digitized Eyeshadow” paints your eyelids with light. A tiny frame of insulated wires is placed on the wearers face, held stable by a weight placed behind the ear.
White Power Milk claims itself to be “the purest available.” We’ll refrain commenting on the “healthy and “culturally superior” milk but its purification process does deserve attention. Believing that there might be suspended particles, parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the milk, these guys use a wierd way of purifying milk instead. The process is simply “rich, beautiful, white girls gargle your milk to absolute perfection.” They have girls in different parts of the world, and the girls follow a guidelines for gargling the milk and giving you the purest milk possible. We’re just hoping it’s some elaborate spoof, though it seems more like a piece of Performance Art.
Renault-Nissan have kicked off an advertising campaign promoting electric vehicles. The series of ads show what the world would be like if everything was operated by gas or other petroleum products. They put forward the point for electric cars quite efficiently, though we wouldn’t mind if a wee bit of Dieselpunk still existed.
Facebook data structuring intern Paul Butler used 10 million Facebook friend connections to chalk out this incredible map of the world. If you look at it, you realize the empire of Facebook stands strongly enough to give you a fair sense of the map of the world, and to some extent, boundaries of continents or even countries.
Rise and Sigh from Martina Carpelan is a collection of bed linen embroidered with custom words or messages.
“Rise and Sigh is a collection of revealing bed linen that plays with incidents often taking place in hotels.
Different sleeping positions give different imprints on the sleepers’ body as the messages have been embroidered as a raised reverse image so they will appear properly when embossing your skin.”
For tired souls looking for a quick nap at work, sleeping doesn’t always come easy trying to hide from co-workers and supervisors. Well, if you don’t need to hide the fact that you’re sleeping at work, Kawamura Ganjavian‘s “Ostrich” would work quite well. Put your head up the ostrich, and you can have a cosy, comfortable environment for sleep. Of course, it isn’t nearly as comfortable as the real deal, but apparently it can work well for a quick nap.
FPS Russia demos a 40mm machine gun, the most powerful machine gun a civilian can (legally) own. The machine can fire 4 pound projectiles at 2800 feet per second.