Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Alan Thicke Explains Twin Peaks

This is pretty funny...





And in case you forget the short-lived joy that was Cop Rock, here you go...

Pygmy Jerboa



"OMG" means "Oh my gosh!" and it is what I said when I saw this little critter. It's a five-toed pygmy jerboa, an endangered species of rodent found in China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. This one weighs 3.2 grams and values cleanliness next to ohmygoshliness.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sound & Vision: Humans Break Hearts





Mike Mills - Humans Mike Mills - Humans
Mike Mills - Humans Mike Mills - Humans
(click to enlarge)


Sound: "Heartbreaker" by Lucky Dragons (from Dark Falcon)
Vision: Selections from Humans | 2004–2007 | by Mike Mills

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We ♥ Book Art by Thomas Allen

These witty and provocative dioramas by photographer Thomas Allen are crafted from old pulp paperbacks and shot with wonderfully selective focus. The end result is scintillating.

Here are a few of our favorites:


Noted, 2005, 20 x 24 inches - Chromogenic Print


Tangle, 2008, 20 x 24 inches - Chromogenic Print


Jackpot, 2006, 24 x 20 inches - Chromogenic Print


Bookend, 2004, 20 x 24 inches - Chromogenic Print


Bear, 2004, 20 x 24 inches - Chromogenic Print


See more HERE. (Thanks Hong-An!)

"I hope it brightens your day..."


(from meepmeep)

Monday, May 11, 2009

We ♥ Keith Loutit's Tilt-Shifted Films


Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

From the artist:
This is a personal project that would not have been possible without the support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Thanks to the entire team for their generous access during training exercises and patrols this Summer. Since the Service began in 1973, it has carried out more than 21,000 missions ranging from urgent patient transfers to dangerous search and rescue missions.

The Service depends entirely on the generous support of sponsors and the community to stay flying. Donations can be made here:
lifesaver.org.au/funding_challenge/donate.html

This film is 100% 'real', but there are some new techniques for me here, such as using time lapse to create the illusion of forward movement for the helicopter ocean scenes. These flight sequences would not be possible without the skill and patience of Chief Pilot Peter Yates. Thanks also to Trevor Cracknell (for getting wet!) and Family.

Music:

“CLEMENTINE” (Megan Washington)
Performed by Washington
© 2008 J Albert & Son Pty Limited
Used with permission

myspace.com/meganwashington

Artist Info @ keithloutit.com
Project info @ vimeo.com/channels/keithloutitssydney

Friday, May 8, 2009

We ♥ ShapeMaker Blocks





ShapeMaker is a set of 25 colourful, geometric design, hand printed, environmentally friendly, rubber wood blocks that can be excitingly arranged to create a menagerie of thousands of surprising creatures and tons of sparkling, imaginative, engaging images that guarantee to delight children from 4 yrs and upwards. The blocks perfectly illustrate millergoodmans commitment to combine function with the highest design principles, producing beautiful, sensitive New Classics in the childrens market.

For sale HERE.




Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Saga of the Squirrels and the Wall


Poll Results: What do YSC readers eat?

HOW WOULD YOU CLASSIFY YOUR DIETARY PRACTICES?



g "I'm an indiscriminate omnivore." ... 10 votes (36%)
g "I'm a steadfast vegetarian or vegan." ... 4 votes (14%)
g "I'm conscientious and make sure my food is organic and/or local, though I don't necessarily exclude meat from my meals." ... 8 votes (29%)
g "I'm nearly a vegetarian (I can't give up fish or poultry)." ... 6 votes (21%)