Music

Robot Romance directed by Charles De Meyer

October 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A new music video/short film by Belgian director Charles De Meyer for Amon Tobin‘s 2007 track Esther’s off Foley Room. I agree with a comment on YouTube, “I’d rather watch this than transformers.” Go for the HD full-screen.

 

 



Photography

The First Ever Seamless Photograph of an Entire Redwood Tree

October 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Nick Nichols and National Geographic built a robotized rig with three cameras to capture this enormous 1,600 year old redwood tree in California. The final composite is stitched together from 84 photos. Here’s a video of how they did it. (via theo)

 

 



Art Design

1,500 Nails + 1,000 Feet of String, and 5 Days of Work

October 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Details are sketchy but this appears to be from a 2006 exhibit in Germany called FashionPunk. More images via Behance.

 

 



Design

Yumaki Toothbrushes are Recyclable and Ergonomic

October 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Yumaki makes some beautiful ergonomic toothbrushes. They’re recyclable and if you send back three you get one free. You can even get a subscription. (via quipsologies)

 

 



Documentary Photography

An Award-Winning Photo by Ian Only-Connect

October 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Ian Only-Connect won the Chicago Art Institute’s Henri Cartier-Bresson Photo Contest with this photo. Is “Only-Connect” his name? Let’s go with it. (via gaper’s block)

 

 



Design Music

The Play Button is a Portable Audio Recording

October 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Play Button is a simple, wearable button for permanently recorded media, rechargeable through the jack. Nice site too. (via coudal)

 

 



Animation History

Pražský Orloj turns 600

October 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Prague astronomical clock turned 600 this week, and why not celebrate one of the world’s most complex clocks with a craaaazy projected animation. I walked past this clock almost every day in 2004, wish I could have seen this first-hand. Projection work by Macula. (via kottke)