Archive for August, 2010

Office Fight!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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If I had a nickel for every sucka I have shanked with a diskette . . .

Via Caleb!

Buildings in the Ground.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Roofs

Two Toronto designers came up with a new approach to public benches for the Cleveland Public Library. About the project:

Watership Down creates a scenario where five houses are frozen for a moment in a process of complete submersion into the ground of the Eastman Garden. Placed throughout the Garden, the gables of these houses project out of the earth at various angles. These create focal points of interest within the garden and become follies to climb, sit and rest upon.

Essentially, what that means is: “We built a new skate spot”.

View more here.

Live in This.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

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If you are in the mood to look at houses I’ll probably never live in, you should start with this slideshow on Dwell.

Also, have a look at this barn-to-micro-house transformation.

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Weekend Project.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I have a cat and an old VCR.

Maker Workshop – VCR Cat Feeder from make magazine on Vimeo.

Old Schools.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I’m pretty sure the old public school in my hometown is still up for sale.

Seriously, we should buy it.

These people did something like that and it looks awesome. Art, tattoos, knitting, sheep, ramps, etc. etc. Who knows, maybe legendary bmx riders would show up and film a video part.

I Love My Bicycle.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Really excited this documentary has popped up online . . . even if it’s just a one-week-only release.

On the surface, the fellows behind FBM Bikes appear to be a bunch of kooks . . . while that could be partially true — they are also a dedicated group of individuals, passionate about riding bikes and living life on their on terms.

This documentary has a rather rough and ready feel to it, but trust me, the stories you’ll hear and the characters you’ll meet (Lou Bickle, for instance) make up for any glitches you may happen to notice.

For myself, being a part owner in a business, that by all accounts can be described as “the little guy” often swimming amongst the “bigger guys” — there are so many things I can empathize with here. Maybe not the thefts, the fires, or the building code violations . . . but certainly the shoestring budgets, the DIY ethic, and the desire to do that what you want to do.

The story of FBM, it is an inspiring one.

I Love My Bicycle from Least Most on Vimeo.

Photoblogjammin. Random Phone.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I have had some pictures sitting on my phone since June.

Imagine you could take pictures with your land line at home? How good would that be? “Here’s another picture of the kitchen, the laundry room, all these knick knacks!” Someone get on that.

Enjoy:

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Being in the Netherlands During the World Cup was no joke. Orange everywhere.

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I was walking with Jaco and saw half of a dead bird, I figured he would be stoked if I snapped a pic of dead nature. He was.

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It’s Just There in The Air.

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Some dudes shared this gem with me . . . Saturday Night Live did a parody of it, but they really didn’t need to — It parodies itself just fine.

This is magic.

This is also the first entire Insane Clown Posse song I have ever listened to.

See What Happens, Larry?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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Perhaps you desire to make like Walter, Donny and The Dude (the other Jeffrey Lebowski) and treat yourself to a delicious In-N-Out Burger. But maybe you don’t live in America, which would drastically effect your accessibility to an In-N-Out Burger.

If that is the case, it will be necessary to take matters into your own hands — Like this guy did, he used science to recreate an In-N-Out Burger.

Thanks Science.

Read the full article here.

PhD For You. For Me.

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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There are a couple of reasons why I do not have an earned PhD (I have an Honorary Doctorate from the Delft University of Technology . . . but not really)

First, and most likely, foremost — I have dropped out of an undergrad program on three separate occasions. The reasons behind these drop out experiences are directly linked to lack of discipline, a poor GPA, and a lack of finances . . . but mostly a lack of discipline.

All of this to say, Good, has posted up a fun illustrated look at what a PhD is. Have a look.