We have posted a ton of stop motion videos recently, and to be honest, I think thats a good thing. Stop motion takes a ton of effort and a ton of time, and it should be recognized. Rhett and Link, who made this video, give an explanation of how they actually made this gem.
TECHNICAL EXPLANATION FOR GEEKS LIKE US: We changed shirts over 100 times each, taking individual pictures of each unique shirt. The designs on the shirts are not photoshopped. They are real shirts for each frame of animation. The video was exported at 30fps, while the T-shirt animation moves at 6fps (with a few exceptions where it moves faster) So, for each shirt, we took 5 pictures, so the animation of us (Rhett&Link) moves at 30fps, but the T-shirt animations move a bit slower. There are a few places where the motion seems so smooth that it looks like video. That’s because, in those parts, there was no changing in T-shirts, and Joe used burst mode to capture the frames, making it look very smooth.
Tsang Cheung Shing is the ceramic artist who created this incredible pottery installation called “Ying Yeung.” The name refers to a Chinese beverage of mixed coffee and tea and also symbolizes the mandarin duck, a metaphor for marriage and love. The sculpture looks so natural and it flows so well. Just amazing.
To pay homage to Stanley Kubrick’s legendary movies, Reebok has designed these two Pump Omni Lites.
A military theme is used for the “Full Metal Jacket” pair. Tan nubuck is used for the majority of the upper, while white perforated leather appears on the toe box. Around the collar, camouflage print appears, including a peace sign–another nod to the movie. The second shoe draws inspiration from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Black patent leather gives a futuristic look, and gets help from the special perforated leather on the toe box. Around the collar, the red material is meant to look like a computer chip. The included keychain displays a red dot as an allusion to HAL, the computer system from the movie.
The company Archipod attempts to reinvent the concept of a traditional home office by bringing modern workspace and a peaceful working environment straight to your backyard. We all know that having to do work from home is a drag, but what if we were able to have some peace and quiet while also feeling like one of the survivors of Lost? Each garden office comes with an ergonomic semicircular computer desk, concealed background mood lighting, electric heater, smoke alarm, data ports and electrical outlets. Its also designed to look like a giant coconut, so thats cool as well.
In what’s likely to be the best art show of all time (joking?), a set of talented artists have banded together to create unique poster art for Inglorious Basterds and compiled them all together to be shown at the Upper Playground Gallery in Los Angeles TONIGHT the 18th. Not only that, but you can buy prints of each poster, and they’ll be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino himself. And all money goes to Haiti! Damn, this is like, the best show of all time. Its events like this that make me wish I could run really fast, like from NYC to LA in 5 minutes.
A man has sold an elaborate tattoo of the Virgin Mary – which is still on his back – to an art collector who plans to ‘exhibit’ him three times a year.The extraordinary transaction – which Zurich gallery owner Jutta Nexdorf claims is the first of its kind – earned the vendor, Tim Steiner, 150,000 euros which is roughly $206,000 US Dollars. Under the terms of the sale, when Mr Steiner dies the tattoo – which took 35 hours to create – will be removed and handed over to its new owner.The owner will also be allowed to exhibit the tattoo, created by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Proceeds from the sale are being shared among the gallery, tattoo bearer Mr Steiner and Mr Delvoye.The tattoo will go on show for the first time next week in Singapore and Shanghai.
Even dogs know that the best way to commute back and forth to work is on public transportation. Seriously. Stray dogs in Moscow are reportedly hopping on the train every morning for a free ride to the bustling industrial city centers right along with humans that are just starting their day of work. At the end of the workday, these same dogs are getting back on the train to go back to their more comfy suburban surroundings.
It gets even better. Apparently, these K9s know that the first and last subway cars are the quietest, so they hop on and take a nap, and the dogs work together to time the ride home so they know when to get off.
Another skill they have is to go on the green traffic light. “They don’t react on color, but on the picture they see on the traffic light”, A Moscow scientist tells. It’s funny but the ecologists studying Moscow stray dogs also tell the dogs don’t miss a chance to get some play while on their travel in the subway. They are fond of jumping in the train just seconds before the doors shut closed risking their tails be jammed. “They do it for fun …”
Do you love everyday gadgets? Well, good, because we are here to make sure you can always find the coolest and newest things that are available. Gadgets are little (and huge) devices that are meant to make our lives easier. They do not necessarily need to be futuristic innovations, sometimes these are the little ordinary things with enhanced functionality. These inventions are ment to optimized so that you can still get something done, but have fun at the same time. You have dreamed about them without even knowing this is possible!
How many times do you hear that awesome Guns N Roses song in the shower and just want to belt out the lyrics to Sweet Child O Mine? Now you can!
If your dog is anything like mine (Im sure its not because shes awesome as fuck, eats really expensive food all the time, and wins dog shows) then they really like checking out whats going on outside. Make it a little easier on them for god sakes. They have no thumbs!
The first campaign created by Lew’Lara/TBWA for IG (Internet Group) aims to advertise the women channel of the Brazilian portal, that was totally renewed. The channel brings now different news sections and offers the user a layout with easier navigation, analyses, discussions and subjects for reflection. The channel is one of the main websites of Brazil focused on female public. When I heard about this I was kind of skeptical. Not because I dont like women, but because I thought it might be tricky to convincingly make these women look like the iconic historical men they wanted to portray. I have to say though, A+ on this ad. Keep them coming!