Floating Ladle


Saw this design of a ladle and thought it was quite interesting – there is a hollow ‘ball’ at the stem. Due to the hollow ball the ladle always floats on the water surface, very much like buoys on the sea. This way, you can just leave the ladle in the liquid (think fruit punch tumbler) without worrying about dripping or even having to hang on to the side of the container. An added bonus will be the ease-of-washing when doing the dishes.

Here’s how it works:

Lehman Art


This, I guess is what happens when a mega-billion dollar company folds and files for bankcruptcy. Artist GV Raymond has a habit of painting a portrait picture of a popular figure and letting others comment on it with markers:

The idea behind the series is to paint the subject during a particularly interesting or controversial moment in time and then offer passersby a chance to comment on the surface of the canvas.

And what better time than now for President of Lehman Brothers Richard Fuld, the person who led Lehman Brothers into bankruptcy after 158 years of operation. A venue to vent – though the frustration and exasperation experienced by Lehman employees could probably not be worth the ‘I-told-you-so’s scribbled on the canvas. Honestly though, I thought it’d be a lot more vulgar or explosive, but all in all the annotations still look comparatively tame, I think.

This could just be the only Lehman derivatives that is worth something.

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It’s a Small World




Check out some of these microphotography – (from top: zooplankton as seen in a drop of sea water with a needle head; mouse embryo; zebrafish embryo). They are just a few out of the many great shots as submitted to the Nikon Small World photography competition:

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.

Head over to Nikon Small World~


Sony Bravia Bunnies

An ad that people eagerly discuss when you’re in the process of making it; an ad that people speculate and wonder about before it even screens; an ad that turns into an almost cultish following; an ad that is cinematographically excellent and inspiring.

Personally I hope that advertisements in the future are more like these Sony Bravia series – rather than brainstorming on how else to push your advertisement agenda – strive to create unique, interesting and memorable ones like these. If you have people eagerly waiting and wanting to watch your ad (not to mention evangelizing your ad for free, like what I’m doing now), you can’t be wrong.

The Sony Bravia ‘Color – like no other series’ have just released the latest installment to eager fans (it’s quite weird, and yet refreshing, to have fans of advertisements aye? Usually these terms are more for epic movies). Bunnies hopping around the New York City. Watch it!

The Graphic Illustration MTV

Found a pretty cool music video of – well – a series of scientific (?) diagrams and illustrations explaining just about everything under the sun. Not quite sure what’s the point, but fascinating nonetheless. Maybe after studying the MTV really intensively for a few weeks, you could pass a high school science exam?


Fair(y) Use – Tale

Here’s an amazing effort by a professor in a university to illustrate what copyright means. The entire movie was narrated by a continuous montage of narrative derived from snippets of Disney’s movie (which perfectly illustrates the principle of fair use as satire). It’s quite refreshing to see this rehash as a retort to the sometimes absurd legal measures taken by copyright owners like Disney! It also shows how money and power corrupts since by using money gained from copyrighted work, a portion of that money was (and still is) used to pay (bribe) our politicians (congress and senate) to continually extend the copyright time limits. The whole intent of limiting this was to spur new ideas and work, however, as with may things, we the people let this happen by re-electing the bribed politicians.