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Design

The Dino Pet: A Living, Bioluminescent Pet

August 21, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Conceptual mock-up of the Dino Pet

Designed by Yonder Biology (“The DNA Art Company”), the Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped habitat for a species of bioluminescent marine algae that photosynthesizes during the day and glows at night. “Dino” is actually a sort of a play on words, as the actual organisms contained inside the toy model are called Dinoflagellata and are known for their ability to glow when physically agitated (ie. shaken). The pet lives for 1-3 months and can potentially live indefinitely if the algae is supplied with the proper food. The Dino Pet is currently funding on Kickstarter, get your own for a pledge of $40. (via PSFK)

 

 



Art

Giant Chrome T-Rex Installed on the Seine River in Paris by Philippe Pasqua

July 8, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Photo by Anthony Gelot

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Photo by Anthony Gelot

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Photo by Anthony Gelot

Artist Philippe Pasqua recently completed installation of an impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that now stands watch over the Seine river in Paris. The structure is made from 350 chrome molded bones and measures a full 21′ x 12′ (3m by 6m). Photographs above courtesy Anthony Gelot. If you liked this, also check out Huang Yong Ping’s stainless steel snake skeleton, Ressort.

 

 



Illustration

Jurassic Park Infographics

August 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

There’s been no shortage of dinosaur related stuff here lately, so why not round it out with this great short clip from Tal Moskovich who uses a Sam Neil voiceover from Jurassic Park to narrate some hilarious animated infographics. I’ve watched this three times and I’m still gigglin’ like piglet.

 

 



Design

Dinosoap

August 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Dinosoap, designed by Taiwan design firm 25togo creates the effect of fossil excavation by slowly revealing embedded dinosaur bones after regular use. Made from apricot kernels, the soap is available in tyrannosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl options for about $13. (via designboom)

 

 



Photography

Light Illustrations by Darren Pearson

August 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I have probably seen hundreds of photographs made using in-camera lighting effects, some with simple shapes to typography, and even television ads. However this series of animal and dinosaur skeletons from San Diego-based photographer Darren Pearson seem to be on a wholly different level. I have no idea how he can make something so complex in a single photograph.

 

 



Art

Dinosaurs in a Bottle

July 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Akinobu makes architectural models for a living in Tokyo, but in his spare time he creates all matter of small objects in bottles. These pinky sized dinosaur skeletons are especially awesome. (via bb)