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25 Aug 18:05

Humorous New Site-Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac

by Christopher Jobson

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Humorous New Site Specific Paintings on the Streets of Paris by Pejac street art humor

Street artist Pejac (previously) was recently in Paris where he created at least three new works almost guaranteed to make you smile. The first appears to be a figure throwing a water balloon at a wall, but on closer inspection the giant splat contains a painting of Manet’s famous The Luncheon on the Grass. The second involves a pair of children who appear to be burning ants with a magnifying glass in a spot of sunlight, but once viewed close-up the tiny figures are revealed to be small people instead of insects. Lastly he made use of a thick wall crack to form the edge of a ghostly looking door. You can see a few more views over on StreetArtNews.

21 Aug 17:00

A Kids Space Designed for the Re-Imagination of Drawing Tools

by Caroline Williamson

A Kids Space Designed for the Re-Imagination of Drawing Tools

Mathery Studio was tapped to design a space for children that “focused on transforming perception surrounding the simple act of drawing.” The firm came up with Pastello – Draw Act, which is derived from the Italian word for ‘pastel’ or ‘crayon’, a dedicated environment that lends itself to the National Gallery of Victoria’s commitment to programs that involve design and children. The result is a colorful, interactive, and inspiring space for children to draw and color in quirky and unique ways outside their comfort zone.

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The team molded crayons, the principal material for the project, into really fun shapes, like a 9kg (almost 20lbs!) crayon sphere, and let the kids go wild during a 10-week exhibition/playground/installation.

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A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

The space itself was lively and colorful with various stations for the children to express themselves.

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

Instead of taking a normal crayon to a flat, horizontal coloring book, the kids had to jump in and get physical at times, like with helmets that have crayons embedded into them.

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

A Kids Space Designed for the Re Imagination of Drawing Tools in main interior design art Category

Products’ still life photography by Mathery Studio.
Interior photography by Tobias Titz.








27 Feb 23:00

The E.T.-Yoda Theory

by Miss Cellania

Star Wars fans are familiar with this, but it may be new to younger folks. We don’t know who put these pictures together, but they surfaced recently at reddit. Adding to the confusion, there is the idea that, although the events happened long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars saga was a documentary. The images just took a long time to travel to Earth. E.T. was stranded on Earth 32 years ago, which means the enterprising young alien is probably a senator somewhere himself now.

The ET/Yoda question itself was posed years ago, at least as far back as 2006, but it may be much older. The crossovers were actually an agreement between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, ya know, cross-promotion. Also note that Senator Grebleips was named for Spielberg -just read it backwards. -via Buzzfeed

18 Aug 12:30

neuromaencer: real time face tracking & projection...

by tnimplant


neuromaencer:

real time face tracking & projection mapping.

warmly recommended to all my followers! MUST WATCH

15 Aug 11:20

Hackers transform a smartphone gyroscope into an always-on microphone

by Steve Dent
Apps that use your smartphone's microphone need to ask permission, but the motion sensors? No say-so needed. That might not sound like a big deal, but security researchers from Stanford University and defense firm Rafael have discovered a way to turn...
11 Aug 15:51

Site-Specific Street Art by JPS

by Christopher Jobson

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Site Specific Street Art by JPS street art

Here’s few fun pieces by UK street artist JPS who creates small and lage-scale stencil works, paintings, and installations in urban areas. While most of his work seems greatly influenced by pop culture icons, horror movie characters, and comic book heroes, I tend to enjoy these one-off pieces a bit more. You can see more over on his Facebook page.

10 Aug 19:43

littlelimpstiff14u2: SHINTARO OHATA Born in Hiroshima, 1975....





















littlelimpstiff14u2:

SHINTARO OHATA

Born in Hiroshima, 1975.
Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world.

Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th

Txt Via Colossal

09 Aug 21:59

fckyeahprettyafricans: Namibia vmagazine: Namibia’s Hipsters:...



















fckyeahprettyafricans:

Namibia

vmagazine:

Namibia’s Hipsters: From the sapeurs of Kinshasa, the fashionistas of Lagos and to the streets of Jozi, vintage style is trending in Africa.   

Designer, tailor and stylist Lourens Loux Gebhardt of Loux the Vintage Guru is now collaborating with Khumbala, a group of stylists and designers from Johannesburg, to launch a street-style website that seeks to inspire Africans to step out in style and introduce them to the merits of vintage fashion.

A fashion revolution in the making; “When we collaborate we call ourselves LIA (Love is African), and we’re currently playing a big part by simply inspiring fashionistas around the African continent.”

Usually decked out in well-cut 60’s suits, tweed jackets, round spectacles and trilby hats, Lourens explains, “Many people aren’t interested in wearing vintage, they just see it as used clothing… I manage to dress myself cheaply and end up looking like a million bucks.”

photos: ©Harness Hamese and ©Lukas Amakali. all rights reserved

h/t The Guardian

11 Aug 09:17

John Cleese rants - Soccer vs Football

John Cleese tells the truth. From the excellent documentary "The Art of Football from A to Z". More info @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804228/
28 Jul 17:00

A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree

by Caroline Williamson

A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree

We’ve seen the magic that architect Andreas Wenning of German firm baumraum can make amongst the trees, and this particular treehouse finds itself wrapped around a large oak tree. The treehouse is situated 11 meters off the ground and offers a cozy retreat to sleep and relax when the homeowner’s want to get away.

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It’s placed behind a residence and it’s accessed through the garage on the property. Peep the small window/door on the roof of the garage?

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A steel staircase spirals around the massive tree granting access to the modern treehouse.

A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree in main architecture Category

Two steel poles support the structure and keep it firmly attached to the tree.

A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree in main architecture Category

A door built into the deck opens to let you enter.

A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree in main architecture Category

A good-sized deck greets visitors once you reach the top and gives them a nice place to rest while enjoying the view.

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Inside there’s a double bed fitted within the domed shape. You won’t feel claustrophobic thanks to the multiple windows that are installed.

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On the opposite side there’s a window seat in front of another window.

Photos by Markus Bollen.








31 Jul 17:00

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore

by Caroline Williamson

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore

Located on the Jersey Shore in Strathmere, New Jersey, this beach house, dubbed Love Shack, brings forth a mixture of casual beach-y and minimal modern resulting in the perfect summer getaway for a family.

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The house, designed by Ambit Architecture, is situated on a barrier island, affording views of both the ocean and the bay from the top floor.

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

The scaled back interior does nothing to obstruct the floor-to-ceiling views.

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

They flipped the layout from the typical one and put the living room, dining room, and kitchen on the top floor so the views can be utilized in the areas where the most time is spent.

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

The kitchen area may be small but the design is incredible. I love the zig zagged wood panel that separates the kitchen. I also like how they built the kitchen around that window so plenty of light floods into the middle part of the house.

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On this side, you can sit back and enjoy a meal with that incredible view.

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

On the beach side, there’s another seating area to kick back in.

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There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms that round out the design.

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

The house is clad in a white cedar and painted cement board panels that both age beautifully and look natural.

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore in main architecture Category








04 Aug 17:00

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk

by Caroline Williamson

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk

If you’re looking for the beach house of your dreams, Bates Masi Architects are definitely the people to see. The Hamptons-based firm has knocked it out once again with Mothersill, a creek-front property in Water Mill, New York.

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Common to most any beach area, you’ll see elevated wooden walkways hovering above the grounds, and those boardwalks help create a clear path when faced with a rocky landscape. This simple element is what inspired the design of this project, using it as an architectural component to intertwine portions of a historic site with a new building and the surrounding, natural landscape.

The site of Mothersill features two structures built in 1962, a small house and studio, designed by Andrew Geller, along with a diverse mix of plants, including rare specimens. Connecting the two structures is a boardwalk, common to his work. This part of the property is protected by a conservation easement, keeping the structures, Yew garden, and over 400,000 Siberian Iris’ safe, while allowing for a new main house to be built.

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The boardwalk connects the three buildings, one of which (the Geller House) was relocated to the Yew garden and the Geller Studio, which has become the new pool house. Parts of the path are shaded and parts expand out to create outdoor seating areas in different spots.

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

The new home’s interior brings the wood indoors with wooden floors and ceilings.

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Large windows help frame the lush landscape that surrounds the property.

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

In this bathroom, you can shower indoors or out!

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category

Mothersill: A Vacation Home Inspired by the Boardwalk in main architecture Category








06 Aug 15:00

Industrial Clamp Jewelry Collection by Drilling Lab

by Jaime Derringer
Laszlo Tenki

I can't bear rings on my fingers but WANT

Industrial Clamp Jewelry Collection by Drilling Lab

New design studio led by designer Lu-Wei Chen of Taiwan, Drilling Lab has introduced their first collection called Clamp.

Consisting of rings with two different, yet similar forms—Type A and Type B, the collection explores the industrial clamp used in an entirely new way. The designs are manufactured in traditional Taiwanese factories, therefore, the inspiration from the pieces actually come from the place in which they’re made.

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Type A

Industrial Clamp Jewelry Collection by Drilling Lab in style fashion main Category

Type A

Type A is constructed out of two pieces embedded with a screw, while Type B is integral conformation with an exposed screw.

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Type B

Industrial Clamp Jewelry Collection by Drilling Lab in style fashion main Category

Type B

An interesting feature of the collection is that you can assemble or dissemble the ring with the screw and hex key enclosed. Available in three different colors, the screw adds the perfect finishing touch to the piece expressing the user’s individualized character.

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Industrial Clamp Jewelry Collection by Drilling Lab in style fashion main Category








07 Aug 13:08

Slim Wallet by Aecraft

by Leo Lei

Slim Wallet by Aecraft

Slim Wallet is a minimalist design created by Belgium-based company Aecraft. Consistent to Aecraft’s line of leather products, the Slim Wallet is constructed and stitched by hand, and produced using premium Norwegian vegetable-tanned leather. The leathers are all hand-picked to ensure the highest quality, and each piece is unique as a result.

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The wallet is designed so that the user can instantly take out frequently-used cards without even having to open the wallet. The wallet can also open up from the center to reveal all of the cards and banknotes. Even after placing up to 12 cards within the wallet, the wallet will stay closed and flush due to a velcro piece running across from the straps.

All cards and banknotes are securely contained within the wallet using elastic bands, even with only one card inside. The leather material is robust and triple-stitched to ensure the wallet’s durability. A minimal deboss of the company symbol and logo are carefully engrained into the front and backside of the wallet.

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Slim Wallet by Aecraft in style fashion main Category

Slim Wallet by Aecraft in style fashion main Category

Slim Wallet by Aecraft in style fashion main Category








09 Aug 15:17

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08 Aug 20:43

tastefullyoffensive: Office Safari by Mike & Ben





















tastefullyoffensiveOffice Safari by Mike & Ben

07 Aug 02:17

AC DC’s Thunderstruck by a Finnish band - the back drop,...

Laszlo Tenki

Oh, it's wonderful.



AC DC’s Thunderstruck by a Finnish band - the back drop, instruments…..makes it incredibly interesting.

07 Aug 19:09

Climatologist: We Might Be Fucked

by Joe Jervis
Climatologists such as the one above are not mincing words after a huge blow-hole appeared in the Siberian tundra. The deep cavern, they believe, was caused by the venting of methane. Via Salon:
The study concerns the large deposits of methane (CH4) — a greenhouse gas over twenty times more potent than CO2 — known to be buried beneath the Arctic. Stockholm University researchers found that some of that methane is leaking, and even making it to the ocean’s surface. They called the discovery “somewhat of a surprise,” which, according to [Jason] Box, doesn’t quite communicate its importance. “The Arctic is our most immediate carbon concern,” Box said, referring also to the CH4 escaping from the melting permafrost. But the sentiment can be expanded to all of climate change: “We’re on a trajectory to an unmanageable heating scenario, and we need to get off it,” he said. “We’re fucked at a certain point, right? It just becomes unmanageable. The climate dragon is being poked, and eventually the dragon becomes pissed off enough to trash the place.”
More from an Australian news outlet:
Siberia’s Yamal region contains some of Russia’s largest gas reserves. It’s little coincidence that the first vent hole appeared about 40km from the nation’s largest gas field — Bovanenkovo. Since then another crater has been identified nearby. This one is smaller: Some 15m in diameter. Locals first found it in September last year, but it has only now come to the attention of authorities. A third — this time only 4m wide — was found several hundred kilometres away on the Taymyr Peninsula. Russian scientists examining the first blowhole found it to be 60-80m wide and some 70m deep. It runs into the permafrost of ice and mud. There is an icy lake at its bottom. Methane. It’s the lasting remains of an event which happened some 50 million years ago. An outbreak of a tiny green weed transformed the Earth from a virtually lifeless greenhouse by sucking the carbon out of the air and pumping oxygen back into it. It was a process which took millions of years to create the world as we know it. But the methane left trapped under the Arctic permafrost is a ticking time bomb — set to send the world into a mass extinction and set the climate clock back by millennia. “We have been too long on a trajectory pointed at an unmanageable climate calamity; runaway climate heating,” Dr Box writes.
07 Aug 21:04

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata

by Christopher Jobson
Laszlo Tenki

wow, this is cool

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th. (via F*ck Yeah Painting, My Modern Met)

05 Aug 21:25

People Making Music with Broken Plumbing

by Christopher Jobson
Laszlo Tenki

Hilarious

Here’s two amazing videos of musicians realizing the air pressure from their faulty plumbing makes for a great music. The violinist from the first video us from the Altra Volta Quartet in Poland, and the video of the guitarist appears to be uncredited. If you like this, also check out Diego Stocco’s Music from a Dry Cleaner. (via The Awesomer)

04 Aug 23:40

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs

by Christopher Jobson

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs video art gifs animation

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with video artist Erdal Inci (previously) who clones multiple recordings of himself moving through public spaces resulting in these bizarre looping performances. Inci often carries lights or other objects which lend a sense of choreography to each video, and at times the exposure eliminates him from the scene or makes him appear shadowlike in the background. Here are a few of our favorites over the last few months but you can see more on his website and at a higher resolution on Vimeo. (via iGNANT)

31 Jul 20:40

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf

by Christopher Jobson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina Sanderson. (via Steampunk Tendencies)

30 Jul 09:35

Popcorn Time Adds Apple TV Support, iOS App Coming Soon

by Ernesto

popcornThe Popcorn Time phenomenon is one of the biggest piracy stories of the year thus far.

The software became an instant hit by offering BitTorrent-powered streaming in an easy-to-use Netflix-style interface.

While the original app was shut down by the developers after a few weeks, the project was quickly picked up by others. This resulted in several popular forks that have gained millions of users in recent months.

Today one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks releases a highly anticipated feature. The developers inform TorrentFreak that the latest version now has Airplay support, making it possible to stream movies directly to Apple TVs and other supported devices.

Ironically, Airplay support is currently limited to the Windows release, but a Mac version is due early next week and the Linux release will follow shortly after.

The latest feature follows the addition of Chromecast support a few weeks ago, but this is by no means the last planned development.

Popcorn Time adds Airplay support
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Looking ahead the developers hope to bring the Popcorn Time experience to as many operating systems and devices as possible.

“Our ultimate goal is to bring Popcorn Time to every platform, operating system and device that can play videos, so Airplay is one particle of a huge revolution we’re making to the torrents and movies world online,” the time4popcorn.eu team told us.

“This is only the beginning… You know us, we have many more surprises coming your way,” they add.

One of the “surprises” is a native iOS app. Although it probably won’t be featured in Apple’s App Store anytime soon, Popcorn Time will be available on jailbroken iPhones and iPads in the near future.

“Support for iOS devices will be ready in August. It’s already working in our development environment and it’s looking beautiful,” the team notes.

Popcorn Time’s popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by Hollywood. A few weeks ago the MPAA pushed back and managed to get two popular forks removed from Github claiming that the apps are hurting the major movie studios.

While this was a setback, it doesn’t seem to have hindered development much. Both Popcorn Time forks are still around and new features are being rolled out faster than ever.

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

26 Jul 13:13

How North Korea got this way

Vox's Max Fisher explains the historical events that produced the bizarre, tragic North Korea we know today.
24 Jul 20:38

Philip K. Dick's cult novel 'Man in the High Castle' becoming an Amazon TV pilot

by Jacob Kastrenakes

Amazon is preparing its third round of TV show pilots, and Deadline reports that one of the upcoming titles will be an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel in which Germany and Japan have won World War II and taken over most of the United States. Titled The Man In the High Castle, the show will be based on Dick's 1962 Hugo award-winning book of the same name. A writer from The X-Files will reportedly create a script for the pilot, which will be directed by David Semel — who was also behind the first episode of Heroes.

Continue reading…

23 Jul 18:55

Isaac Cordal’s “Cement Eclipses.” Isaac Cordal...

Laszlo Tenki

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Isaac Cordal’s “Cement Eclipses.”

Isaac Cordal places different miniature statues into his local landscape of Chiapas, Mexico to create an entirely new sense of place once the objects inhabit their chosen situation.  Stories develop organically from the objects and, especially with these skeletal versions, take on a metaphorical prowess to the pleasing street art.  See more below!

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

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29 May 13:23

Arent You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper


22 Jul 16:45

Xiaomi Mi 4 features 5-inch 1080p display, stainless steel frame and $320 starting price

Xiaomi Mi 4 official

Android fans, you’ve now got another flagship smartphone at your disposal.

Xiaomi today introduced the Mi 4, its newest Android smartphone that boasts some impressive features. It’s got a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a beefy 8-megapixel shooter on its front. Sandwiched inside of the Mi 4’s stainless steel frame is 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of storage, an LTE radio and a 3080mAh battery.

Just as we’ve seen with other recent Android phones like the Moto X and OnePlus One, consumers that pick up the Xiaomi Mi 4 will be able to customize their device with a replaceable back cover. Xiaomi plans to offer bamboo, wood, leather and stone-textured backs.

Xiaomi Mi 4 replaceable backs

The Xiaomi Mi 4 sounds like a respectable Android flagship so far, but perhaps what’s most impressive about the device is its pricing. Xiaomi will sell the 16GB Mi 4 at a price of CN¥1,999 ($322 USD), while the more capacious 64GB variant will cost CN¥2,499 ($403 USD). Preorders will begin in China on July 29. There’s no word yet on when or if the Mi 4 will make its way into other territories.

Alongside the Mi 4, Xiaomi today took the wraps off of its new Mi Band, a super-affordable fitness tracker. The water resistant Mi Band is priced at CN¥79 ($13 USD) and is capable of tracking movements and sleep patterns. It can also serve as an alarm by vibrating to wake you up in the morning.

Xiaomi Mi Band

Even folks not super interested in fitness or sleep tracking can get use out of the Mi Band. Xiaomi has enabled the Mi Band to unlock your phone when they’re near one another. The Mi Band is expected to last 30 days on a single battery charge.

What do you think of the Xiaomi Mi 4? Would you pick one up if it were offered in your home country?

Via Engadget (1), (2), Xiaomi (Google Translate)

18 Jul 18:00

Eye-Deceiving Murals Turn Streets Of Iran Into An Optical Illusion Gallery

by Justina Bakutyte

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Creative murals by designer and street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo are turning Tehran, Iran’s streets into an outstanding open-air gallery. Executed on two-dimensional blocks of concrete, Ghadyanloo’s artworks deceive the viewer’s eye by skillfully using methods from op art and 3D painting.

Mehdi has established a mural-painting company Blue Sky Painters, which helps him to work with the large-scale street art projects. What is not very frequent in the field, is that Ghadyanloo is fully backed up by the city’s municipality. According to the artist himself, it is one of the government’s goals to promote mural art in Tehran.

“The city is an architectural mishmash with buildings often having only one facade and the other three just left blank and grey. This doesn’t make for a beautiful city but it is a great environment for mural work. I think the municipality really felt the need to bring some cohesion or at least colour to the often confused and smog-smeared architectural face of the city.”

Ghadyanloo graduated from MA in Animation, which brought him closer to storytelling and surrealism. The latter has really influenced his style in urban murals. His scenes often depict unrealistic sights and actions such as cars flying in the air, man bicycling down the wall, people defying gravity and so on. Many of Ghadyanloo’s creations also cleverly interact with their surroundings bringing even more life to the streets of Tehran. (via: My Modern Met)

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