You’ll notice a new link in the top navigation of Colossal today. Thanks to some heavy WordPress lifting by Jon Petto of Equal Parts Creative you can now take a visual dive into the site archive using a fancy calendar widget, or check out the random 100 which is pretty fun. Huge thanks to Jon for helping me take this from concept to fully functional in just a few short days.
It’s choreographed music video day here at Colossal. I spotted this video for Australian singer Holly Throsby’s Here Is My Co-Pilot a few days ago and it really stuck with me. After quick verification from the wife, I learned this video is certified “oh my god awesome” and “OH NO THEY DID NOT”. Directed by Heath Davis.
Create your own little paper wonderland with these perfectly cut paper pieces. There are people large and small, dogs, cats, birds, flowers, chairs, sofas, tables, lamps, bikes, grass and more! Made completely with paper (of course!), you simply pop out the pieces and fold them into place. 1/100 is an architectural model set that represents the home and family life. This is the design of Naoki Terada from Terada Design in Japan. Scale is 1-100. Sheet size measures 104mm x 148mm. Here for the first time in Australia!
Lots of neat stuff floating around about iPads and video game controls this week so here’s a quick recap of what I’ve seen.
Fling is a tactile pad that suctions onto your iPad for precision gaming for use with any app utilizing a virtual joystick.
The JOYSTICK-IT is a real virtual joystick that adheres to your iPad and requires no batteries or wires. Supposedly it may work with iPhone as well but success may vary.
Last year Think Geek announced the iCADE concept as one of their annual April Fool’s pranks. However the response was so astounding (and I imagine such a colossal letdown that it didn’t actually exist) that Ion Audio, Think Geek, and Atari have teamed up to officially make this portable arcade cabinet a reality.
I am flabbergasted. Somehow in my ventures around the internet I have never stumbled onto the work of Federico Uribe. Born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1962, Federico Uribe lives and works in Miami. He uses thousands, nay, millions and billions of tiny common objects to create some of the most elaborate sculpture I have ever seen. (via nytimes.com)