In the book titled Spring and Autumn there’s no account of a legal and fair war. Even though some wars have a certain appearance of legality and justice, those too must be considered unfair.
fold an origami Hawaiian Shirt ( a short sleeved sport shirt).
The origami shirt is one of my favourite models: it is easy to make, and looks great! In the site above you will find step-by-step instructions to fold it, with pictures. The hawaian look is optional, of course: I for instance made this soccer-themed shirt 🙂
My good friend José Zanni has opened a new site, Disguised pets. My cat (in the small picture) was the first pet to be featured, and little by little a gallery is being made with pictures of pets from all over the world. The site is still very young and was originally made in spanish, so some paragraphs are still waiting to be translated in the english part; in case there are any doubts, I’ll translate below the rules for sending pictures, as explained in the “send us your pet” page:
1.Send the picture in JPEG format, along with your name, location and a short description.
2.The pictures sent musn’t exceed 1MB.
3.There´s no need to send a thumbnail, they do it for you.
4.All the pictures sent will be reviewed; please send you best picture only 😉
Mentocola, in its stable form, is one of the rarest substances on Earth, since this mix tends to explode unless you handle it very carefully. This video shows how to make it. The explosive reaction, on the other hand, has become quite popular lately…
disclaimer: Making&drinking mentocola may be risky, be aware of that.
Every key of the Optimus keyboard is a stand-alone display showing exactly what it is controlling at this very moment.
Designed by russian Levedeb Studio, the Optimus Keyboard will make use of cutting edge technology to redefine the peripheral’s functionality.
As we know, a computer keyboard is bound to whatever was printed on the keys when manufactured. This is something we usually don’t pay much attention to, unless we Continue reading The Optimus keyboard
a powerful amount of modular synthesiser power into one small suitcase.
The Vostok is a sort of modular analog synthesizer with a cover that doubles as a suitcase: add a handful of solar cells and you’ll have the companion of choice to make noises on the field for synthesizer lovers and nans alike. The synthesizer is certainly appealing and promises endless hours of modular patching or EMS pinning, plus tons of weird cool sounds. Drawbacks? maybe the price, £1499 -modular synthesizers tend to be expensive. Also, an article in the sound-on-sound magazine pointed out some other issues, especially the behaviour of the digital oscillator, but the last version has replaced it with an analog one. This said, the Vostok looks superb as a portable semi-modular synth and I would take it everywhere, except airports: it wouldn’t be easy to convince the person behind the scanner that that thing actually is a music instrument (let me show you -I just have to switch it on, connect this pin, and it’ll make awesome sounds! the bass is so powerful, it can blow… the speakers I mean…).
ps. I have just found another modular-in-a-box (second thumbnail from the left). It’s not as sexy, but the case looks much more reliable.
Simply throw SatuGO into the motive to catch the moment, where it hits you get a picture, or take air photos by activating the timer before throwing (it)(…) SatuGO is based on a simple wish to be able to take more fun and edgy pictures where the photographer is part of the action.
Camera tossing is a technique for taking pictures by throwing a camera in mid- air; it is fun and quite addictive, but it can be quite risky too, especially for newcomers: -“I failed to catch the camera, and it almost broke!”, a reader told me yesterday. Even though there´s many of us who have at least one old digital camera that we can afford to break, not every cheapo webcam has a built-in timer, which limits very much the scope of results you can obtain. In this way, I certainly can’t but Continue reading Throw your SatuGO!
For we are the reckless folks on flickr that enjoy the abstract, chance, generative, physical photography that results from throwing our cameras into the air
The photography technique known as camera tossing can be described in three words: click, throw, catch (or not). The details of course depend on the type of camera you use, but that’s all that is needed. The key is to adjust the exposure time wisely, and throw the camera in a certain way so as to Continue reading Throw the camera!