It is fairly common to run into (and ignore) notices asking you to stay away from your gadgets, or put them away for a while. Well, this is the one that will ask you to continue fiddling with your gadgets. I don’t think reverse psychology can work in things like this. Costs $25.
Austrian artist and designer Manfred Kielnhofer created this set of tables, lights and chairs for the ÖAKR recycling competition. As you’d guess from the name itself, the entire set is made out from a set of recycled pipes, put into a brand new life as this interesting installation.
Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company has announced that it will go ahead with its plans for the mile-high tower. The new structure will be twice the height of the Burj Khalifa, which currently happens to be the world’s tallest man-made structure. At 1 mile high (5280 feet) the tower designed by Adrian Smith will cover almost 12 million cubic feet of space, with several stories reserved for offices, hotels and a four tier residential space. The upper most tier will be reserved for alternative energy generation.
There’s a new religion in the world, and it holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols. A group of self-confessed radical pirates in Sweden are attempting to found a new religion, that supports the free flow of information and files. Missionary Kopimistsamfundet – The Missionary Church of Kopimism has been founded by 19-year-old philosophy student Isaac Gerson, with the basic principle that copying and sharing of information is the most beautiful thing in the world. Of course, the “religion” has other tenets as well and they’re all based in some sort on file sharing. We guess ThePirateBay would be something of a patron saint or prophet for the new religion that awaits official recognition from authorities.
If there’s a Cadillac that makes ghosts pee their pants, it is the Ecto-1. But even ghosts are going to love this one. It’s packed and ready to roll, and the tiny action figures also have their own tiny ghost traps. Love the detail here.
A reboot/prequel to The Planet of the Apes is in the works, and of course, it is all full of apes trying to take over the planet. Official plot synopsis of the movie calls it a “reality-based cautionary tale” warning humans of experiments with genetic engineering that could lead to development of intelligence in apes and an onset of a war of supremacy between the species. The movie is set for release on August 5. Hit the jump for more images of monkeys battling humans, and the official movie trailer.
A Star Wars fan is canvassing to build a “real” life-size AT-AT. Michael Koehler wants to build a full scale replica of the empire’s All Terrain Armored Transport; yes, he isn’t canvassing for a statue, but a fully functional AT-AT. Koehler believes the collective movement to build the AT-AT will show the world “”our brain power, our manufacturing prowess, our organizational skills and our geek-fueled eye for detail.” Also, it will show the rebels their place. Fund raising for the project is expected to start soon via Kickstarter. Well, if it got Detroit its robocop, it could get USA its AT-AT as well.
UNICEF put up a “dirty water” selling vending machine in NYC, aiming to raise awareness about the millions grappling with the shortage/ unavailability of clean drinking water. The water is available in various “flavors” like malaria, cholera and typhoid. Obviously no one wants a sip of that water, but the campaign has managed to raise $1 million to support UNICEF water programs in developing countries.