This satellite image of the earth creted by the European Space Agency paints a very unflattering picture of our planet. Don’t worry our home isn’t that ugly, the image is a model called geoid, which considers what our earth would look like if its shape was altered to make the pull of gravity equal at every point. The image was developed using data from Gravity and Ocean Circulation Explorer, or Goce satellite, which circles the earth in an orbit above 250 kilometers from the ground.
The Stupid Orchestra is a ragtag band of about 200 household appliances trying to approximate music with their clicks and clacks. Michael Petermann, who really is a trained orchestra conductor and choirmaster, created and conducted the proceedings of The Stupid Orchestra. Most of the appliances used were manufactured between 1940 and 1975, and were chosen because Petermann wanted each part of the orchestra to have a distinct sound.
Via: FastCo Design
A result of the unholy union of a slingshot and a crossbow, this slingshot shoots machetes. And it shoots them with such force that the machete can go all the way up to the hilt even in six layers of cardboard.
Hyundai displayed its Blue2 (pronounced Blue Square) fuel cell based concept car at the Seoul Motor Show. Hyundai calls the concept’s exterior design philosophy “Intersected Flow” which is a departure from conventional design at Hyundai. The windshield seems to go nearly all the way across the car, thanks to pillars that don’t stand out, finally making way for a strip that starts at the C-pillar and goes all the way back towards the front wheel.
Metrobench created by designer Stephen Shaheen makes use of the numerous metro cards that are used up in the city everyday. Setting up on the theme of public transport, the designer used Craigslist, asking people for help in gathering the Metrocards. Within a week, Stephen had collected 5000 metrocards, which were then converted into this uniquely designed and interesting bench.
It’s been a long time since we saw anything Tron-inspired. We’re liking this kitchen from Milan-based architectural and design Studio AquiliAlberg. It looks futuristic with a clean design. Yet we can’t help thinking that the kitchen lacks lightcycles… Lightcycles in the kitchen? I must be going mad.
There’s a frenzy of products based on the Prince William and Kate royal wedding, and we’ve been trying to side-step the noise. But it isn’t that easy, is it? We’ll bite the bullet this time with these William and Kate wedding iPhone cases from Case-Mate. The cases are available in four designs, and work with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G/S. Cost $35.
Pencil shavings have a unique, alluring shape and many probably won’t mind getting something like that for jewelry. Sadly, pencil shavings happen to be too fragile to be put to use by themselves, unless it’s a metal make we’re talking of. Australian designer Victoria Mason made these awesome silver necklaces in the shape of pencil shavings, with a dash of enamel color. Cost $235.
You know you’ve mastered the art of badassery when you can chew a lightsaber like a popsicle. The lightsaber hilts come in two varieties (Luke and Vader) and light up the popsicle mold for a “realistic” effect, but you can of course make the lightsaber in whatever color you desire. Costs $35.