The world has considerably changed in the last century. For one thing, the mortality rate has dropped as we find suitable cures for diseases that claimed a lot of lives earlier. This chart by New England Journal of Medicine looks back at the year 1900 to see and explain how we die differently.
This new bath gel may appear as a boon to people who are traveling or camping long distances or don’t have easy access to water. It may be of equal interest to slobs, who would rather not bathe. Interestingly enough, South Africa’s Ludwick Marishane was “inspired” by a lazy friend into developing the gel.
Alexander James took a dab at the flowery world of branding, creating the well known logos out of red roses and capturing them on camera under water;to form the series title Drowning in Brands. Alexander says no post production is involved in any image and they are all available for licensing.
Men in Black are back with their third movie, which obviously makes this a very good time for their merchandise. The 2012 MIB-Standard Issue is the weapon of choice for fighting the scum of the universe. The detailed replica gun from the movie is now available for pre-order with a price tag of $599.
Luke Evans and Josh Lake, students of BA Graphic Design and Photography at Kingston University had the idea of converting their own body into a camera to see how it would all work out. So the two ate 35 mm photographic film slides and let their body do the rest.
Playing on the dynamics of international diplomacy and social tolerance, artist Mohammed Kanoo decided to cover famous celebrities in Arab clothes. Displayed at an exhibition in the UAE’s Meem Gallery, the artist’s set Fun With Fen (Fen means art) depicted celebrities like Barack Obama, Will Smith, Angela Jolie, John Travolta and Clint Eastwood. We can think of a lot of people who would be alarmed/happy seeing Obama in Arab dress.
Stirring the contents of a pan is the most boring, arm-destroying activity ever created. And rising as a beacon of freedom in that rubble is the Kuru Kuru Nabe a.k.a. “Pot Round Round.” It happens to be a self stirring pot designed by Japanese dentist Hideki Watanabe. Free from any mechanical or electrical parts, the pan makes use of the principles of thermodynamics to stir the contents automatically when the liquids inside are heated.