Monday, February 27, 2006

Democracy TV

Could this be the future of TV? Democracy is an Internet TV application and a good place to keep up with what people are doing with video on the net. Best of all, it's FREE!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Multi Touch

File this under "cool technology first seen in the movies". It seems Apple took the touch screen tablets first seen in the movie Minority Report, and made them a reality. I am guessing that we shouldn't hold our breath for these uber-cool tablets to be on the market anytime soon. Although, maybe they are being developed for the next-gen ipod.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Reginald Pike

Here's a site that's definately worth checking out. They're an international production company called Reginald Pike, great name, who are producing some really edgy advertising campaigns for the likes of Virgin Mobile and MTV. The website design alone is worth the trip.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Bubble Boy

More guerrilla art, this time from Ji Lee. This project has been around for a while so you may have already seen it. The Bubble Project is a brilliant concept based on subverting advertising placed in communal public spaces. He provides the speach bubble you provide the copy. You can even start your own local subversion and download a bubble sticker from his site.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Artful Aardman

Here's an excellent ad produced for Johnnie Walker Whisky by Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallice and Gromit and Creature Comforts. It seems some what of a departure from their usual stuff but beautifully executed none the less.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Beautiful Graffiti

Banksy was first bought to my attention in the December '05 issue of Esquire magazine. He's a guerrilla artist working in the UK and has truly taken graffiti into the realm of fine art.
His work obviously has political overtones, never the less it is refreshing to see someone challenge preconceptions about how we should view art. His website is definately worth checking out.

PES Eye Candy

Stop motion animation is alive and kicking. In this age of slick digital animation it may well be a thing of the past but the team at PES is producing some amazingly innovative stuff using this rather archaic artform. Highlights of the site are KaBoom! and Roof Sex.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Tattoos have finally moved into the mainstream. In my search to find some of the more creative aspects of tattooing, I stumbled on this site called Needled. This is a great jumping off point for some seriously weird stuff. You may also want to check out BMEZINE. The body modding and scarification seem to be a sign of people's need to go to greater extremes to express their individuality. The guy below, at least I think it's a guy, obviously felt his forehead didn't serve enough practical use and added a pair of rather splendid love handles.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Lost Life

I bought my wife an ipod video for Christmas. I never completely understood the attraction of ipods, that is until we downloaded the entire first season of Lost. We subsequently viewed 25 episodes over a period of 6 days. That show is like crack, needless to say we are obsessed. I bought an AV cable to hook the ipod up to our tv, this works very well, a recomended buy to anyone with a video pod. The picture has some pixelation but beats having a bunch of dvds you'll only watch once taking up space. Anyway, if you are one of the few who haven't bothered to watch the series and feel left behind log onto itunes and download that sucker!

I also just bought another snappy piece of technology into the house, a DVR. This thing rocks! It really has a set it and forget it mentality. With two young children, the ability to pause live tv is a God send. Being able to fast forward through bad advertising is also a very useful feature.