Other Ten Percent 8/4/10

Aug 04 2010

I always forget I’ve got to knock these out early on Tuesdays because of TV club. So let’s GO GO GO.

*Junk* *Art*
Plastic Sculptures by Robert Bradford
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/08/plastic_sculptures_by_robert_bradfo.html
Let’s just ease in with something that looks cool.

*Japan* *Corporate Art*
99 Cute Trademarked Characters from Japan
http://pinktentacle.com/2010/08/99-cute-trademarked-characters-from-japan/
Japan is even weirder in bulk.

*Robots* *Film*
Robot Pioneers: A Documentary
http://blog.trossenrobotics.com/2010/08/03/robot-pioneers-a-documentary/
When I was little I wanted to be a roboticist after I gave up on being a rocket scientist. I was a weird kid.

*Animals* *Machines*
Cats Try and Figure Out Treadmill
http://thedailywh.at/post/897844785/early-bird-special-tuesdays-suck-too-so-here
Guys, cats and treadmills are objectively the funniest mashup on the internet. FUN. FACT.

*Robots* *Art*
San Francisco: Machinations Art Show, With Pesco Moderating Panel Tuesday
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/02/san-francisco-machin.html
Well we’ll miss the panel but this still looks cool.

*Art* *Food*
They Draw and Cook
http://www.linesandcolors.com/2010/08/02/they-draw-and-cook/
Illustrated cook books deserve to make a comeback. Stupid photographs think they’re so cool.

*Tools* *Design*
5 Favorite Bottle Openers
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/boston/5-favorite-bottle-openers-123439
Please enjoy these photographs of bottle openers.

*Language* *Tutorials*
How Swearing Works
http://kottke.org/10/08/how-swearing-works
The level of detail here is what makes it comedy gold.

*Mad Architecture* *Retro-Futurism*
The Whimsical Inner City Airports that Never Came to Pass
http://io9.com/5602713/the-whimsical-inner-city-airports-that-never-came-to-pass/gallery/
I would take basically any of these ideas over JFK…the airport, not the president.

*Books* *Urban Planning*
Popville: Popup Book Cleverly and Delightfully Illustrates the Growth of a Town
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/03/popville-popup-book.html?
The sequel about modern day Detroit is really depressing.

No responses yet

Leave a Reply